The Parasha and Current Events: Strength and conquest

The Parasha and Current Events: Strength and conquest

The Esaus of the world are impressed only by strength - with which Ya’akov is endowed when necessary and which the Maccabees evinced..Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 12/9/2020, 3:00 PM
Vizhnitzer Rebbe condemns advanced academic studies

Vizhnitzer Rebbe condemns advanced academic studies

"Their underlying purpose is to implant ideas of heresy into our minds."Ben Shaul, 12/9/2020, 1:21 PM
Live: Global Jewish solidarity event at Tzippori National Park

Live: Global Jewish solidarity event at Tzippori National Park

Diaspora Affairs Ministry and Nature and Park Authority host global Jewish solidarity event with Prime Minister, Defense Minister, and more.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/8/2020, 8:00 PM
Night lockdown will not be imposed on Hanukkah after all

Night lockdown will not be imposed on Hanukkah after all

Due to 'legal difficulties' in imposing nightly lockdown, cabinet meeting postponed; traffic restrictions remain unclear.Mordechai Sones, 12/8/2020, 6:45 PM
Coronavirus Cabinet decides: Hanukkah night lockdown starting Wednesday

Coronavirus Cabinet decides: Hanukkah night lockdown starting Wednesday

Government seeks to prevent greater coronavirus outbreak over 8-day Hanukkah holiday by closing businesses at night.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/7/2020, 9:29 PM
'Be a Light' - a moving song for Hanukkah

'Be a Light' - a moving song for Hanukkah

Capella music ensemble comes out with a new moving single for the upcoming holiday of lights.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/5/2020, 9:45 PM
Health Ministry warns: Third lockdown after Hanukkah

Health Ministry warns: Third lockdown after Hanukkah

Ministry officials say there will be no Hanukkah lockdown, but recommend to be with nuclear family only. Another lockdown is then expected.Mordechai Sones, 12/5/2020, 9:16 PM
Providing a Hanukkah light for European Jewry

Providing a Hanukkah light for European Jewry

Delivery of menorahs organized all over Europe every year to Jewish communities. This year packages sent to COVID orphans.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/2/2020, 5:31 PM
Amid pandemic, Chabad’s largest Hanukkah campaign yet to reach 8 million

Amid pandemic, Chabad’s largest Hanukkah campaign yet to reach 8 million

From Vienna to Birobidzhan, menorah’s glow to shine worldwide in private homes and public squaresDovid Margolin, 12/2/2020, 4:02 PM
Coronavirus Czar: We're still in an emergency situation

Coronavirus Czar: We're still in an emergency situation

"Number of cases is rising, but people think the epidemic is over," says Prof. Ash.Ido Ben Porat, 12/1/2020, 2:08 PM
Education Ministry Director examines opening schools on Hanukkah

Education Ministry Director examines opening schools on Hanukkah

Education Ministry Director says budget required to run schools on Hanukkah, but notes there is good response to move on part of teachers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/26/2020, 8:38 AM
Quebec to allow gatherings during Christmas, but not Hanukkah, frustrating province’s Jews

Quebec to allow gatherings during Christmas, but not Hanukkah, frustrating province’s Jews

'There cannot be favoritism'. Jewish groups rip decision by Quebec government to permit gatherings during Christmas, but not during HanukkahPhilissa Cramer, JTA, 11/22/2020, 9:31 PM
Watch: Mass flooding, snow ahead of Hanukkah

Watch: Mass flooding, snow ahead of Hanukkah

MDA worker Guy Caspi predicts winter storms of 'Biblical proportion' ahead of Hanukkah.ILTV, 11/22/2020, 7:10 PM
Trump White House is throwing an in-person Hanukkah party despite COVID concerns

Trump White House is throwing an in-person Hanukkah party despite COVID concerns

White House planning to hold Hanukkah reception day before holiday begins, despite fears over coronavirus pandemic.Ron Kampeas, JTA, 11/20/2020, 7:38 AM
How to make colorful, sculpted Hanukkah cookies

How to make colorful, sculpted Hanukkah cookies

Amy demonstrates how to make Hanukkah cookies by coloring and sculpting the dough before baking.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/14/2020, 12:58 PM
Cambodian royal family celebrates first bat mitzvah

Cambodian royal family celebrates first bat mitzvah

Great-grand-daughter of former Cambodian king celebrates her bat mitvah in royal palace on Hanukkah, complete with menorah-lighting.Gary Willig, 1/12/2020, 12:49 PM
Lighting a Menorah in an enemy state

Lighting a Menorah in an enemy state

Soldier serving in the army of a country hostile to Israel maintains Jewish traditions in secret - at great personal risk.Yad L'Achim, 1/1/2020, 5:42 PM
Watch: 'Unity menorah lighting' in solidarity with victims of Monsey stabbing attack

Watch: 'Unity menorah lighting' in solidarity with victims of Monsey stabbing attack

Jews of all stripes gather for unifying menorah lighting to show solidarity with victims of Monsey stabbing attack.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/30/2019, 12:58 PM
Watch: IDF soldiers' surprise on a Jerusalem train

Watch: IDF soldiers' surprise on a Jerusalem train

An IDF soldiers started singing a Hanukkah song on a light rail train in Jerusalem. Watch what happened next.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/30/2019, 11:59 AM
The Hanukkah Rebellion: Did the Jews really win?

The Hanukkah Rebellion: Did the Jews really win?

Touro College's Henry Abramson takes a critical look at the Maccabean Rebellion - what did it accomplish, and was it really successful?Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/30/2019, 11:29 AM
Chilean President celebrates Hanukkah as riots rage

Chilean President celebrates Hanukkah as riots rage

President Sebastian Pinera lights Hanukkah candles at La Moneda Palace, as anti-government riots continue.Marcus M. Gilban, JTA, 12/29/2019, 10:52 PM
A public school youngster taught me about Hanukkah

A public school youngster taught me about Hanukkah

If there is one thing Hanukkah is about, it is about difference. Hanukkah is about our ability to be different despite larger cultures trying to swallow us upRabbi Elchanan Poupko, 12/29/2019, 8:28 AM
Chabad joins the 'battle for the Russian vote'

Chabad joins the 'battle for the Russian vote'

Instead of political campaigns, Chabad focuses on a 'Hanukkah campaign' for the Russian sector.Nitzan Keidar, 12/29/2019, 12:01 AM
Watch: Temple Institute reenacts the process of producing olive oil for the Temple menorah

Watch: Temple Institute reenacts the process of producing olive oil for the Temple menorah

In a video posted Saturday, viewers can watch the process used by Temple priests to create pure olive oil suitable for use in the menorah.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/28/2019, 9:26 PM
In Amsterdam, the world’s priciest menorah gets a new life

In Amsterdam, the world’s priciest menorah gets a new life

The 'Rintel,' a 266-year-old menorah, is placed back on display at Amsterdam's Jewish Historical Museum.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 12/27/2019, 2:31 PM
Nissim Black's new song for Hanukkah: Eight Flames

Nissim Black's new song for Hanukkah: Eight Flames

Watch Nissim Black's new music clip released in honor of the Festival of LightsArutz Sheva, 12/27/2019, 9:37 AM
Watch: Hanukkah Menorah lighting at IDC Herzliya

Watch: Hanukkah Menorah lighting at IDC Herzliya

Jonathan Davis, Vice President for External Relations at IDC Herzliya, lights candles with students and participants of 'open day.', 12/26/2019, 9:27 PM
Naama Issachar permitted to light Hanukkah candle in Russian prison

Naama Issachar permitted to light Hanukkah candle in Russian prison

Mother of Israeli imprisoned in Russia says daughter fought for right to light Hanukkah candles in prison.Yoni Kempinski, 12/26/2019, 8:06 PM
Rivlin: 'Impossible' does not exist in Mossad dictionary

Rivlin: 'Impossible' does not exist in Mossad dictionary

President lights Hanukkah candles with Mossad members, awards several outstanding members of Israel's intelligence agency.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/26/2019, 7:36 PM
Body image and Hanukkah

Body image and Hanukkah

The Greeks, who idolized the body, did not want to kill the Jews, only to change their way of thinking. OpinionYehoshua Siskin, 12/26/2019, 9:02 AM
The eternal struggle between light and darkness

The eternal struggle between light and darkness

A fascinating discussion of the spiritual underpinnings and dimensions of this special holiday.Rabbi Chaim Richman and Yitschak Reuven, 12/26/2019, 4:06 AM
Celebrating Hanukkah as a family at the Elazraki Children's Home

Celebrating Hanukkah as a family at the Elazraki Children's Home

At this Netanya children's home, children and alumni celebrate as family and friends.Orly Harari, 12/25/2019, 3:20 PM
McDonald’s public menorah is Hanukkah symbol in Brazilian Amazon

McDonald’s public menorah is Hanukkah symbol in Brazilian Amazon

Large menorah at McDonald's has become the only Hanukkah symbol in this Amazon city.Marcus M. Gilban, JTA, 12/25/2019, 8:03 AM
The light of Hanukkah

The light of Hanukkah

A candle is a brief flare of light. A wick dipped in oil burns and then goes out again. The light of Hanukkah appears no different. Briefly there is light and warmth and then darkness again. But no darkness lasts forever. Daniel Greenfield, 12/25/2019, 8:00 AM
Guinness World Records certifies world’s most valuable dreidel

Guinness World Records certifies world’s most valuable dreidel

World's most valuable dreidel certified by Guinness as worth $70,000, with 18K gold, white gold, and 222 diamonds.Marcy Oster, JTA, 12/25/2019, 7:44 AM
'You took the Qassam and turned it into a source of light'

'You took the Qassam and turned it into a source of light'

Knesset Speaker, Chief Rabbi take part in Hanukkah event at Sderot Hesder Yeshiva.Hezki Baruch, 12/25/2019, 4:01 AM
The potato menorah lit in memory of the Holocaust

The potato menorah lit in memory of the Holocaust

New Jersey Hatzalah paramedics of New Jersey come to aid of elderly woman whose family lights an extra Hanukkah candle in a potato.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/24/2019, 3:30 PM
Texas Rep remembers Maccabees 'but Jews not on their own today'

Texas Rep remembers Maccabees 'but Jews not on their own today'

Rep Crenshaw: 'Together we are united against evil of anti-Semitism. We must stand united because scourge of anti-Semitism has not ended."Mordechai Sones, 12/23/2019, 10:44 PM
Hanukkah candles lit at site of Jersey City shooting

Hanukkah candles lit at site of Jersey City shooting

Family of the 3 who were killed in the shooting at the Jersey City kosher supermarket gather to light first candles of Hanukkah there.Marcy Oster/JTA, 12/23/2019, 7:54 PM
Astronaut Jessica Meir tweets Hanukkah message from space

Astronaut Jessica Meir tweets Hanukkah message from space

Jessica Meir wishes all Jews on Earth a happy Hanukkah from the International Space Station.Marcy Oster/JTA, 12/23/2019, 6:52 PM
What is Hanukkah all about?

What is Hanukkah all about?

Interview with Machon Shilo head Rabbi David Bar-Hayim.Mordechai Sones, 12/23/2019, 3:28 PM
The Electric-Hanukkah-Tetris challenge

The Electric-Hanukkah-Tetris challenge

Watch: The staff at 'Israel Electric Company' decided to create a 'Hannukah Menorah' - made out of the employees and their heavy equipment.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/23/2019, 1:12 PM
Watch: Y-Studs' latest release Shehecheyanu - Hanukkah

Watch: Y-Studs' latest release Shehecheyanu - Hanukkah

Just in time for Hanukkah, Jewish A Capella group Y-Studs release their latest single, Shehecheyanu - Hanukkah.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/23/2019, 8:58 AM
Watch: Saudi blogger's special Hanukkah message

Watch: Saudi blogger's special Hanukkah message

Hebrew-speaking Saudi blogger Mohammed Saud who endorsed Netanyahu sings 'Al Hanissim' in honor of Hanukkah.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/23/2019, 7:31 AM
Ukrainian parliament hosts Hanukkah candle lighting

Ukrainian parliament hosts Hanukkah candle lighting

Chief Rabbi of Ukraine: I am proud to stand here today on behalf of the Ukrainian Jewish community.Orli Harari, 12/23/2019, 6:06 AM
'This is how we light the world'

'This is how we light the world'

MK Pnina Tamano-Shata in London: Hanukkah symbolizes the triumph of hope and belief over despair.Hezki Baruch, 12/23/2019, 4:03 AM
Cruz: We are grateful for our close ally Israel

Cruz: We are grateful for our close ally Israel

Texas Senator wishes the Jewish people a Happy Hanukkah.Elad Benari, 12/23/2019, 3:35 AM
Giant menorah lit in Munich: The light defeated darkness

Giant menorah lit in Munich: The light defeated darkness

Chabad emissary to Munich: It is important to light a menorah in the heart of the city because Judaism is not something you hide.Yehonatan Gottlieb, Munich, 12/23/2019, 3:12 AM
'Holding the candle and banishing the darkness'

'Holding the candle and banishing the darkness'

Public Security Minister, Chief Rabbi and Jerusalem Mayor participate in candle lighting ceremony at the Western Wall.Hezki Baruch, 12/23/2019, 2:10 AM
Trudeau on Hanukkah: We'll always condemn anti-Semitism

Trudeau on Hanukkah: We'll always condemn anti-Semitism

Canadian Prime Minister publishes statement in honor of the start of the holiday of Hanukkah.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/23/2019, 12:07 AM
"International Criminal Court probe is pure anti-Semitism"

"International Criminal Court probe is pure anti-Semitism"

Netanyahu compares International Criminal Court to Greeks fighting the Maccabees during candle-lighting ceremony with Ambassador Friedman.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/22/2019, 6:16 PM
Watch: First Hanukkah candle-lighting around the globe

Watch: First Hanukkah candle-lighting around the globe

First night of Hanukkah begins in New Zealand, marking the start of the 8-day festival of lights., 12/22/2019, 2:37 PM
Opinion: The miracle of disability

Opinion: The miracle of disability

With Hanukkah approaching Jews are discussing the miracles of the past. But we offen fail to recognize the miracles we experience every day,Elie Klein, 12/22/2019, 10:53 AM
Watch: Kippalive presents... the "Kippafamilies"

Watch: Kippalive presents... the "Kippafamilies"

'Kippalive' band members celebrate Hanukkah with a new musical clip featuring their own families.Arutz Sheva, 12/18/2019, 10:18 PM
'Jews are both a people and a faith'

'Jews are both a people and a faith'

Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer thanks Trump administration for its support for Israel this past year.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/18/2019, 4:58 AM
Watch: A Star Wars Hanukkah

Watch: A Star Wars Hanukkah

Six13 celebrates the miracle of Hanukkah and the release of the latest Star Wars movie with presents, dreidels, latkes, and music., 12/17/2019, 3:41 PM
'As President I will always stand with our ally Israel'

'As President I will always stand with our ally Israel'

Watch: President Trump hosts White House Hanukkah reception, signs Executive Order Combating anti-Semitism.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/11/2019, 11:51 PM