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News and updates about Hanukkah

Live: Hanukkah Candle Lighting at IDC

Hanukkah candle lighting with Mr. Jonathan Davis, Head of the International School at IDC Herzliya

Live: Hanukkah Candle Lighting at IDCplayer

Dozens of families arrive to settle Maalot Halhul

Prayers in the rain amid rejoicing at the "privilege of settling the Land of Israel."

Dozens of families arrive to settle Maalot Halhulplayer

Take in the great light of Hanukkah & share it with the world

Zot Hanukkah - Lighting up the night.

Take in the great light of Hanukkah & share it with the worldplayer

Growing accustomed to miracles

We don't say the Hallel prayer on Purim at all, but we do say it on Hanukkah. In our time, the reason for this difference is clearer.

Growing accustomed to miracles

Shabbat Jews and Hanukkah Jews

Light as a symbol: Hanukkah candles and Shabbat candles - Liturgical reflections on Hanukkah - The Menorah on the Arch of Titus.

Shabbat Jews and Hanukkah Jews

Watch: Rabbi Sacks' daughter lights Hanukkah candles in his memory

Gila Sacks, daughter of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, joins Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer virtually for Hanukkah candle lighting.

Watch: Rabbi Sacks' daughter lights candles in his memoryplayer

Hanukkah light: Making sense of history

A more enlightened approach to the holiday of light.

Hanukkah light: Making sense of history

Watch: Arabs from Gulf states light Hanukkah candles at Western Wall

Western Wall rabbi to healthcare workers and doctors: You teach us every day what heroism is.

Watch: Arabs from Gulf states light Hanukkah candles at Kotelplayer

Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as our capital - a wakeup call

Trump aroused in many Jewish souls the spirit of Hanukkah, an uphill military effort that ended with rededicating the Bet Mikdash.

Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as our capital - a wakeup call

FIDF announces Hanukkah giving campaign

FIDF announces new Hanukkah giving campaign and virtual lighting series featuring lone soldiers.

FIDF announces Hanukkah giving campaign

Warsaw mayor lights Hanukkah candles

Mayor of Poland's capital that once housed largest Nazi ghetto in Europe lit Hanukkah candles during Chabad-organized ceremony.

Warsaw mayor lights Hanukkah candles

President Rivlin speaks to Pope

Israeli President speaks to the Pope as Jews celebrate Hanukkah and Christians prepare for Christmas in the shadow of COVID-19.

President Rivlin speaks to Pope

Man run over during anti-Semitic attack on Chabad menorah lighting in Kentucky

1 injured in attack on Chabad menorah lightning ceremony in Lexington, Kentucky.

Man run over during anti-Semitic attack on KY menorah lighting

'Peace is made between peoples, not between leaders'

President Rivlin and Foreign Minister Ashkenazi light Hanukkah candles with heads of Israeli missions abroad who participated via Zoom.

'Peace is made between peoples, not between leaders'

Jerusalem Mayor lights candles at 'Little Western Wall'

Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lion lights Hanukkah candles at the “Little Western Wall”, located in the revitalized Jewish Quarter of the Old City.

Jerusalem Mayor lights candles at 'Little Western Wall'

Watch: Ambassador Friedman lights Hanukkah candles

US Ambassador to Israel joins Israel’s Ambassador to the US, Ron Dermer, for a virtual Hanukkah candle lighting.

Watch: Ambassador Friedman lights Hanukkah candlesplayer

Watch: Israeli NBA phenom creates all-Hebrew Twitter account

Former Maccabi TLV star drafted 9th overall by Washington creates Hebrew Twitter page, lights first Hanukkah candle.

Watch: Israeli NBA phenom creates all-Hebrew Twitter accountplayer

How the Maccabees crushed one of the strongest armies in history

A riveting tour of the places where the Maccabean Revolt took place in what was perhaps the greatest military triumph in Jewish history.

How the Maccabees crushed one of the strongest armies in historyplayer

Defense Minister Benny Gantz presents medals to WW2 veterans

Gantz & Defense Ministry staff lit candles with three veterans and paid tribute to their heroism.

Defense Minister Gantz presents medals to WW2 veterans

President Rivlin lights Hanukkah candles with neighbors at Beit HaNasi

"This year, we are hoping also for miracles in the field of health," noted Rivlin, on his final Hanukkah as president.

President Rivlin lights Hanukkah candles with neighbors

Watch: UAE ambassador lights Hanukkah candles

Bahrain and UAE ambassadors to the US participate in the Israeli Embassy's online Hanukkah ceremony.

Watch: UAE ambassador lights Hanukkah candlesplayer

Watch: UAE, Bahrain ambassadors join Israeli ambassador for Hanukkah candle lighting

Ambassador Ron Dermer holds virtual Hanukkah candle lighting with the Ambassadors of Bahrain and the UAE to the US.

UAE, Bahrain ambassadors join Hanukkah candle lighting

The secret of Hanukkah's popularity

Hanukkah is definitely one of the most widely observed holidays.

The secret of Hanukkah's popularityplayer

Watch: Maccabeats usher in Hanukkah - 'You will never be alone'

Famous Jewish band performs new Hanukkah hit, calls for unity, end to political infighting.

Watch: Maccabeats usher in Hanukkah - 'You will never be alone'player

Fully illuminated

Our main work here is spiritual. This energetic battle can be won Hanukkah-style; by adding one light at a time. Opinion

Fully illuminated

Israeli NBA star Deni Avdija lights Hanukkah candles

Israel's Deni Avdija, picked by the Washington Wizards, lights Hanukkah candles in team uniform as part of Israeli embassy online ceremony

Israeli NBA star lights Hanukkah candlesplayer

The untold Hanukkah tale of a deal with the devil

A tale that needs to be told: EU funded NGOs take heed. By making a deal with the Greeks, Hellenists led to their own destruction. Op-ed

The untold Hanukkah tale of a deal with the devil

The moment of truth - Mattityahu's cry

Mattityahu cried “He who is for the Lord, follow me” - who has the spiritual stamina to fight, who feels the pull of God in his soul? Do we?

The moment of truth - Mattathias' cry

View the Safran dreidel collection - a feast for Hanukkah eyes

From the US, Israel, Spain, Hungary, India, Russia, Scotland - all over the world! Made of glass, wood, metal and, yes, from clay.

View the Safran dreidel collection - a feast for Hanukkah eyes

The New York Times grinch that stole Hanukkah

The NYT went from Hanukkah in the eyes of a clueless assimilated Jew two years ago to the holiday in the eyes of a non-Jew this year.Op-ed.

The New York Times grinch that stole Hanukkah

Siberian synagogue has a 10-foot menorah made of ice

Russian synagogue in Tomsk, Siberia unveils 10-foot ice menorah for Hanukkah.

Siberian synagogue has a 10-foot menorah made of ice

Watch: Canadian PM's message to mark the start of Hanukkah

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: The Government of Canada will always stand with the Jewish community.

Watch: Canadian PM's Hanukkah messageplayer

Non-Jews, Hanukkah lights and the courage to stand with Israel

The light of Hanukkah and the soul of Mashiach.

Non-Jews, Hanukkah lights and the courage to stand with Israelplayer

Netanyahu: We are bringing hope and blessing to the people of Israel

Netanyahu lights first Hanukkah candle via Zoom with WZO and representatives of Diaspora Jewish communities.

'We are bringing hope and blessing to the people of Israel'

Biden, Harris wish Jewish community a 'Chag Sameach'

President-elect and Vice President-elect issue greetings ahead of Hanukkah, which starts Thursday at sundown.

Biden, Harris wish Jewish community a 'Chag Sameach'player

Watch live: National Hanukkah Menorah lighting

National Hanukkah Menorah illuminated during a special ceremony on The Ellipse.

Watch live: National Hanukkah Menorah lightingplayer

Watch: Hanukkah candle lighting below world's tallest building

Photographer Shuki Lehrer, currently in Dubai, decided to light Hanukkah candles in the shadow of the Burj Khalifa.

Watch: Hanukkah candle lighting below world's tallest building player

From Israel's First Chief Rabbi: 'Hanukkah's richness of spirit'

The Menorah is a material vessel, but the olive oil in it is a metaphor for the Jewish nation’s inner spirit, which merited the miracle.

From Israel's 1st Chief Rabbi: 'Hanukkah's spiritual riches'

Netanyahu: The light of peace has never shone brighter than today

PM Netanyahu, Ambassador Friedman attend lighting of Hanukkah candles at Western Wall. 'We bring the light of vaccines and peace.'

Netanyahu: The light of peace has never shone brighterplayer

Trump wishes Jewish people a happy Hanukkah

US President delivers special message to the Jewish people ahead of Hanukkah holiday.

Trump wishes Jewish people a happy Hanukkah