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News and updates about Hanukkah

Pennsylvania city's menorah vandalized before start of Hanukkah

A menorah in downtown Lancaster, Pennsylvania was vandalized on Friday night, two days before the start of Hanukkah.

Pennsylvania city's menorah vandalized before start of Hanukkah

Bennett at Hannukah lighting: A good spirit is blowing in Israel

PM, president light candles for 2nd night of Hannukah with soldiers in IDF Nativ conversion program.

Bennett at Hannukah lighting: A good spirit is blowing in Israel

Hanukkah candles lit at Western Wall in memory of Eli Kay

Family of man killed in Hamas attack at Western Wall participates in Hanukkah candle-lighting ceremony at holy site.

Hanukkah candles lit at Western Wall in memory of Eli Kay

Minister Kahana: No miracle will help us if we are not united

Religious Affairs Minister Matan Kahana participates in candle lighting ceremony for the 2nd night of Hanukkah at the Western Wall.

Minister Kahana: No miracle will help us if we are not united

Prince Edward Island provincial legislature lights its first menorah

The legislature of Prince Edward Island lit its first ever public menorah on its lawn to celebrate the first night of Hanukkah.

Prince Edward Island legislature lights its first menorah

First known Chinese language dreidels produced for Kaifeng Jews

Shavei Israel produces hundreds of Dreidels with Mandarin text for Chinese Jews.

First known Chinese language dreidels produced for Kaifeng Jews

60-year-old man saved after choking on jelly donut

Young children and the elderly are at higher risk of choking on spongy foods, United Hatzalah chief says.

60-year-old man saved after choking on jelly donut

British PM in Hanukkah message: Let’s drive away the darkness of anti-Semitism

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson decries anti-Semitism in video message released in honor of the first night of Hanukkah.

British PM: Let’s drive away the darkness of anti-Semitismplayer

Hebron Governor: Herzog's visit 'a declaration of war'

PA blasts President Herzog's participation in Hanukkah candle lighting in the Cave of the Patriarchs.

Hebron Governor: Herzog's visit 'a declaration of war'

Israeli Ambassador: It's moving to see Jewish life thriving in Germany

Israeli ambassador to Germany tells Arutz Sheva why he is still excited about lighting Hanukkah candles at Brandenburg Gate in Berlin.

Ambassador: Moving to see Jewish life thriving in Germanyplayer

Bennett: Israel is the modern day Maccabee

Watch: Prime Minister Bennett's Hanukkah message.

Bennett: Israel is the modern day Maccabeeplayer

PM Bennett lights Hanukkah candles at Western Wall

Israeli Premier lights first candle of Hanukkah at the Western Wall.

PM Bennett lights Hanukkah candles at Western Wall

Biden: Hanukkah story is 'undeniably American'

In holiday message, President Biden calls Hanukkah "a story of the human spirit," wishes Jews a happy Hanukkah.

Biden: Hanukkah story is 'undeniably American'

Left-wing activists protest President's candle-lighting in Hebron

Police prevent left-wing activists from approaching Cave of the Patriarchs as Pres. Herzog lights first candle of Hanukkah at holy site.

Left-wing activists protest Pres. candle-lighting in Hebronplayer

No restrictions likely for Hanukkah events

Coronavirus Cabinet to discuss complete closure of Israel's borders to foreigners.

No restrictions likely for Hanukkah events

Eight days, eight languages: National Library presents Hanukkah treasures

Diverse Hanukkah treasures revealed in eight languages in new National Library of Israel series.

Eight days, eight languages: National Library presents treasures

Israelis are increasingly using olive oil on Hanukkah - but is it pure?

As more Israelis choose pure olive oil to light the Hanukkah menorah, counterfeiters see an opportunity.

Israelis increasingly use olive oil on Hanukkah. But is it pure?

White House planning in-person Hanukkah party

The White House Hanukkah party has been a tradition since the days of President George W. Bush.

White House planning in-person Hanukkah party

400ft tall London ferris wheel to become menorah for Hanukkah

London, England’s famous 400-foot tall London Eye ferris wheel is going to be transformed into a giant menorah for Hanukkah next month.

400ft tall London ferris wheel to become menorah for Hanukkah

Bennett and Horowitz decide: Hanukkah events will take place as planned

PM Bennett and Health Minister Horowitz announce outline for Hanukkah performances.

Hanukkah events will take place as planned

Top Health Min. official: We won't enact restrictions over Hanukkah

'Rise in infections is disturbing - but we won't enact restrictions on Hanukkah,' says Health Min. Director General Prof. Nachman Ash.

Health Min. official: We won't enact restrictions over Hanukkah

Former Amb. Friedman gifted holy oil from Golan Heightsahead of Hanukkah

Yeshivat Hagolan gifts former US Ambassador to Israel a jug of Truma oil which can only be used by a Cohen to use for Hanukkah.

Fmr. Amb. Friedman gifted holy oil from Golan ahead of Hanukkah

Canada Post releases 2021 Hanukkah stamp

Canada's post office, with design input from B'nai Brith, has released a new postage stamp for Hanukkah.

Canada Post releases 2021 Hanukkah stamp

Rosh Hodesh Kislev Torah essay

Hanukkah is coming, the story reminding us that in the past, we have become enamoured with our own power and too secure in our position.

Rosh Hodesh Kislev Torah essay

‘Tis the season of Hanukkah misfires — and chastened retailers

Retailers respond to complaints of inappropriate or misinformed Hanukkah-themed products.

‘Tis the season of Hanukkah misfires — and chastened retailers

American Girl releases Hanukkah outfit and gift set for dolls

American Girl doll company releases new Hanukkah line as part of ‘Cultural Celebration Collection’.

American Girl releases Hanukkah outfit and gift set for dolls

Maccabeats - The Office Hanukkah

Watch: The Maccabeats sing 'The Office Hanukkah' adapted from The Office theme composed by Jay Ferguson (intro by Rainn Wilson)

Maccabeats - The Office Hanukkahplayer

'Joy & light & happiness' - Kamala Harris explains Hanukkah

Ben Shapiro provides a deep analysis of Kamala Harris and her 'Hellenized' husband explaining Hanukkah.

'Joy & light & happiness' - Kamala Harris explains Hanukkahplayer

'Outwardly, we live Muslim lives - but at home we love Judaism'

Anti-assimilation group helps Jews in Kurdistan, Russia, France and Iraq light Chanukah candles and reconnect with their Jewish roots.

'Outwardly, we live Muslim lives - but at home we love Judaism'

Zot Hanukkah: What was the real conflict with the Greeks?

Before the holiday ends, a short Video Dvar Torah given at the Sderot Hesder Yeshiva makes the real conflict with the Greeks clear.

Zot Hanukkah: What was the real conflict with the Greeks?player

Menorah at Dartmouth shot with pellets in latest Hanukkah attack

Public menorah at Dartmouth College shot with pellet gun, destroying seven of its nine lights in latest Hanukkah attack.

Menorah at Dartmouth shot with pellets in latest Hanukkah attack

Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff lights Hanukkah candles in Israel

General Mark Milley, who is visiting Israel, lights eighth candle of Hanukkah with IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi.

Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff in Israel: Happy Hanukkahplayer

German ministers send Hanukkah greetings in Hebrew

Senior German government ministers participate in special clip initiated by the Chief Rabbi of Berlin and Chabad emissary.

German ministers send Hanukkah greetings in Hebrewplayer

Watch: Honoring the Jewish people on the final night of Hanukkah

Israel’s Ambassador to the US honors the Jewish people who kept the flame alive throughout generations and across the world.

Watch: Honoring the Jewish people on the final night of Hanukkahplayer

Netanyahu lights Hanukkah candles while in isolation

PM lights Hanukkah candles with the family. "There are things I can only do from a distance at the moment."

Netanyahu lights Hanukkah candles while in isolation

Soldier critically wounded in attack celebrates Hanukkah with battalion commander

Nathaniel Felber was critically wounded in attack near Givat Assaf 2 years ago, but miraculously survived and is in rehabilitation.

Soldier critically wounded in attack celebrates with commander

Watch: Israel Philharmonic plays Hanukkah songs

In honor of Hanukkah, Israel Philharmonic has released a new arrangement of a traditional Hanukkah tune for every night of the holiday.

Watch: Israel Philharmonic plays Hanukkah songs

Watch: Pfizer CEO lights Hanukkah candles with Ambassador Dermer

Pfizer CEO Dr. Albert Bourla virtually joins Israel’s US Ambassador in lighting the seventh candle of Hanukkah.

Watch: Pfizer CEO lights Hanukkah candles with Amb. Dermer

Israeli, Moroccan UN ambassadors will light candles together on the 8th night of Hanukkah

Morocco’s Ambassador to UN will join Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Gilad Erdan in-person on Thursday night to light final Hanukkah candle.

Israeli, Moroccan UN ambassadors will light candles together

Kamala on Hanukkah

Harris trivialized one of the most courageous episodes in western civilization, by speaking inanely about “light, joy and tikkun olam”Op-ed

Kamala on Hanukkah