A heartwarming Hanukkah tale of two teens fighting the same rare cancer, whose friendship transcends nationalist stereotypes.
How about that thing Jews like to spin on Hanukkah (or CHanukkah or Chanukah)?
The canonically approved story of Hanukkah is an exceedingly strange one.
It is legitimate for a democracy like Israel to celebrate Passover and Rosh Hashanah, Sukkot and Hanukkah as national holidays.
On November 30, during the Hanukkah holiday, hundreds of Israelis marched on the ancient site.
Years ago, the question arose: Is it Jewish to decorate the house for Hanukkah?
But while the miracle of Hanukkah was being celebrated downstairs, a modern-day miracle was happening on the second floor.
Especially if the holiday shopping season is front-loaded because Hanukkah falls in November rather than December.
Back in December, and just in time for Hanukkah, J.K. Rowling revealed via Twitter that there were Jewish wizards at Hogwarts.
The story is immortalized in the second name "Feast of Lights," given to the Hanukkah festival.
A festival in Judaism that occurs each December. Hanukkah commemorates the victory of the Jews in the second century b.c. over the Syrians, who had occupied their country, and the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem (hanukkah is Hebrew for “dedication”). Observers of Hanukkah light one candle in a candleholder called a menorah each night for eight nights in memory of a legend that, when the Temple was rededicated, its lamps burned, without enough oil, miraculously for a week.
Note: Hanukkah was formerly one of the less important Jewish festivals, but today it is celebrated by Jews in many parts of the world — especially the United States, where it overlaps with the celebration of Christmas.