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Hanukkah Menorah

Baby Jesus: Not Welcome Here

Cheryl Moch | Posted 02.16.2014 | Religion
Cheryl Moch

I can admire your trees and your lights in this dark season and your Santa with his merry laugh. But it all gets too serious when I see that manger with its empty cradle waiting for the birth of a baby whose horrible death will be blamed on me.

Happy Holidays -- Which Ones?

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 01.31.2014 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

It may be politically correct to say "Happy Holidays," but it is historically, culturally, and religiously incorrect!

Hanukkah & Earth: The Sacred Green Menorah

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

On Shabbat Hanukkah (this year, Nov. 29-30), we read an extraordinary passage from the Prophet Zechariah. Speaking during the Babylonian Captivity, he envisions the future Great Menorah, taking its sacred place in a rebuilt Holy Temple.

Hannukah and the Search for Miracles

Rabbi Aaron Alexander | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Aaron Alexander

At first glance, this Talmudic debate smacks of petty irrelevance. Is this what a religious life really demands? Why should which side I place the hannukiah, and how close it may or may not be to the door, matter at all?

PHOTOS: 18 Awesome Menorahs, But Are They Kosher?

Posted 12.08.2012 | Religion

When our friends at BuzzFeed published this collection of awesome and unexpected menorahs for Hanukkah, we kvelled (reacted with joy for the non-Yiddi...

Public Hanukkah Lightings Planned In Many Cities

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 02.02.2013 | Religion

NEW YORK -- Menorah lightings to mark the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah are planned near the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, the E...

Rededication Of Hanukkah: The Importance Of Doing Things More Than Once

Rabbi David Wolpe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi David Wolpe

The world is rife with worthy causes we have taken up with enthusiasm and then abandoned. Rededicate yourself to repairing God's anguished world. If we manage that, the oil will burn for countless nights to come.