Parashat Miketz: At the end of darkness

Miketz opens with Joseph rising from the darkness of prison to great light, while Hanukkah celebrates the end of darkness with the Maccabean rise to power.


Harvard Chabad asked to hide hanukkiah due to fears of vandalism

Harvard President Claudine Gay took part in a lighting of the hanukkiah on campus this week.

Menorahs across the US vandalized during Hanukkah amid spike in antisemitism

As Jewish communities around the US celebrated Hanukkah over the past week, stories of vandalism and destruction circulated as public menorahs were targeted.


Knesset honors emergency services with Hanukkah candle-lighting event

The ceremony was attended by Knesset members and representatives from Israeli security forces.

Jewish schools breaks Guinness record for menorah lighting

In order to break the record all 1,200 menorahs had to be lit within five minutes.

Pro-Palestine protester climbs Chabad menorah, places Palestine flag

One of the protesters climbed a menorah on the New Haven Green and put a Palestinian flag between the candle holders.

Light from the home front: IDF soldiers receive 800 decorated hanukkiot

IDF soldiers in Gaza received boxes of sweets and letters from children from northern and southern Israel for Hanukkah.

Jewish pop star Pink shuts down anti-Hanukkah commenter in viral interaction

The commenter accused Pink of being "tone deaf" for her menorah picture and wishes for global peace.

Keeping the flame alive: families of hostages light special menorah in honor of 138 still captive

"I am excited and happy to stand here tonight on the first candle-lighting night of Hanukkah, here on Israeli soil," 16-year-old Amit Shani said while lighting the first candle.

Zelensky launched Hanukkah in Ukraine by lighting a menorah with local rabbis

"The sacred Hanukkah lights, lit these days, remind us once again that light always prevails over evil," wrote Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on X.

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