Thursday Dec 5
Grapevine: Honors tarnished by omission
Begin Heritage Center CEO Makov invoked the format of the Passover Seder night and asked why this night was different from any other such ceremony.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
The Daily News Leader
Family welcomes warm Hanukkah spirit
As Bonnie Brown sang the Hanukkah blessing Tuesday night, her voice traveled softly through the notes until, peacefully, it reached the end.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Celebrating the first Jewish migration to the Holy Land
"This is a national museum; it's not a museum of Zichron Ya'akov. It's a national museum dedicated to the era of First Aliyah."
Thu Nov 28, 2013
Shedding light on Hanukkah
Beet Fennel and Pear Soup by Karen Barnaby is the perfect Hanukkah food. It can be prepared up to three days in advance.
In plain language: Points of light
Here are eight "points of light" that you may use to "spark" a discussion each night, in the glow of your hanukkia.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
On Thanksgivukkah, ita s two celebrations in one
Thanksgivukkah or Hannukahgiving - either way you slice it, it's a once in a lifetime occurrence that Hannukah and Thanksgiving converge on the same day.
Arutz Sheva Israel News
Rav E. MelamedThe Light of Hanukkah and Torah
The writer is Head of Yeshivat Har Bracha and a prolific author on Jewish Law, whose works include the series on Jewish law "Pininei Halacha" and a popular weekly column "Revivim" in the Besheva newspaper.
The Columbus Dispatch
With the next such overlap of the holidays not for at least 75,000 years, I appreciate all the fuss.
New Jersey Jewish News
This Hanukka, raise a glass to the heroines
Hanukka, like many Jewish holy days, is a great opportunity to invoke and inculcate particular family memories along with those of our collective consciousness.
A Thanksgiving/Hanukka message
Four years ago at an Anti-Defamation League dinner honoring Steven Spielberg, he chose the occasion to deliver his own commentary on the meaning of the holiday of Hanukka which was set to begin this year on Wednesday night.
Confronting Our Country's Bitter Past of Slavery - and Our Role as Jews
This instruction from the Talmud may not seem timely at the moment, as American Jews prepare to celebrate the conjoined holidays of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving rather than Passover.
The Jewish Journal
On Emil Jacoby's 90th birthday, a tribute to a life well lived
Emil Jacoby, a leader in Los Angeles Jewish education, turns 90 on Nov. 30. He is seen here recently with his wife, Erika.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
The Jewish Journal
On Chanukah, four questions on Iran, Syria, the EU and peace
The nuclear threat by lran, the continuing unrest and tragedy in Syria and the troublesome ongoing peace talks between lsrael and the Palestinians, as well as new pressures from the European Union , which was a great shock to lsrael, are the center of the political debate in lsrael.
Kessler: Thanksgivukkah, Now and Forever
Good news -- or, well, bad news if you're Slate's holiday-hybrid-hating Allison Benedikt: Thanksgivukkah, the heaping holiday platter that combines Thanksgiving and Hanukkah this year, can come again.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
The Times of Israel
'Manchester Garage Haggadah' sells for A 210,000
A forgotten 18th-century Passover seder liturgical book discovered in an Osem soup carton in a small town near Manchester sold at auction for A 210,000 Friday morning.
Sun Nov 24, 2013
The Huffington Post
Alice's Restaurant: Classic Rock's Thanksgiving Tradition
Thanksgiving is a brilliant holiday, dedicated as it is to the singular and secular interest of gorging.
Rare 18th century illuminated Haggadah sold at auction
Rare 1726 Haggadah by artist and scribe Aaron Wolff Herlingen sold for $340,000 USD in auction, Nov. 22, 2013; the manuscript was discovered in a box in a Manchester, Great Britain home garage.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
Hanukkah | Take best of both holidays to create a meaningful celebration
Some folks are taking the confluence of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah to heart, redesigning their menus and refashioning ritual objects and table centerpieces.
15 Food Things Only A Jewish Kid Would Understand
Growing up Jewish can get a little strange, food-wise. From explaining to your first grade contemporaries what matzoh is to the potential stares of your gentile significant other when you wolf down gefilte fish on Passover, there always seems to be a lot of explaining to do.
Wed Nov 20, 2013
New Jersey Jewish News
A festival of lights and thanks
It's a topsy turvy Thanksgivukka. By now you've heard the hype, you've pondered the menu, and you've figured out whether to light the menurkey before or after the Thanksgiving nap - I mean the evening prayers.