jewish holidays

The woke truth about the Maccabees - opinion

Jews in Palestine, fighting Greeks. What nonsense! As is well known, at that period of time, the Jews were in Poland, Lithuania and Ukraine, busily inventing communism and capitalism.

By GARY EPSTEIN
26/12/2022

Are tarot cards a secret tool for Jewish education?

Stav Appel is convinced that the artists of the Jean Noblet Tarot de Marseille were crypto-Jews who created a tool to preserve Jewish traditions in a manner that would elude detection.

By LIANE GRUNBERG WAKABAYASHI
23/12/2022

Not donuts, but victory - opinion

It is important to remember that Hanukkah's roots focus on Jewish resilience.

By ALEX SELSKY
22/12/2022

The Festival of Lights has a special feel to it in Israel - editorial

There is a special feeling when seeing homes in all kinds of Jewish neighborhoods with hanukkiot shedding light from windows or outside front doors.

Hanukkah: The rules, history of the Jewish Festival of Lights - explainer

Dating back to ancient times, Hanukkah is not one of Judaism's most important or holiest holidays, but it is one of its most well-known.

18/12/2022

Hanukkah: World's largest menorah set up in New York City by Chabad

The world's largest Hanukkah menorah has been set up by Chabad in New York City and will be lit by Mayor Eric Adams and Israeli Ambassador to the UN Gilad Erdan.

Reflections on Hanukkah: Light and darkness from an educational perspective - comment

It seems that the preservation of the memory of Hanukkah, according to the Mishnaic and Talmudic sages, contains several fundamental elements.

By ZEHAVIT GROSS
18/12/2022

The shifting December dilemma between Christmas and Hanukkah - opinion

With many thousands of non-Jewish immigrants from the former Soviet Union now residing throughout Israel, it is impossible to ignore the fact that there is more public awareness of Christmas here.

By BARRY NEWMAN
18/12/2022

Hanukkah – What does it mean?

The holiday of Hanukkah commemorates the victory of the Maccabees against the Syrian-Greeks and the recapturing, cleaning and rededicating of the Holy (Second) Temple in Jerusalem

By RABBI ROBERT B. RUBIN
17/12/2022

Hanukkah, Christmas in Jerusalem: Fun family activities for the holidays

This year, Hanukkah and Christmas overlap, so we are looking forward to welcoming visitors of all faiths to celebrate the two holidays.

By Ronit Ansbacher , JOANNA SHEBSON
17/12/2022
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