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Hanukkah 2011

The Truth(s) About Hanukkah

Shawna Dolansky | Posted 02.22.2012 | Religion
Shawna Dolansky

The truth about the Maccabees is a slippery one. National liberators or religious fanatics? Freedom fighters or terrorists? The truth depends on who's telling their story, and for what purpose.

Tim Tebow And The Lessons Of Hanukkah

Arnold M. Eisen | Posted 02.22.2012 | Religion
Arnold M. Eisen

Men and women who are grateful to God for daily miracles as well as extraordinary acts of salvation may subscribe to either of the stories of Hanukkah.

Is The Menorah A Jewish Or Human Brand?

Chava Tombosky | Posted 02.21.2012 | Religion
Chava Tombosky

The menorah is a brand that stands for faith in the everlasting, for transcendental transformation and the power to reshape our fragmented world. And its light cannot be hoarded.

How I Learned To Love The Latke

Dan Zevin | Posted 02.20.2012 | Religion
Dan Zevin

It became very clear, very early on, that my friends had a way better gig going, holiday-wise, than the Zevin boys did. But now that I've evolved into a mature adult, I am pleased to report that December is no longer the cruelest month.

How Do You Celebrate Hanukkah? Send Us Your Photos

Posted 12.21.2011 | Religion

Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, is celebrated Dec. 20-28. Send your photos of menorah lighting, latke frying and dreidel spinning to religion...

A Love Letter To Hanukkah

Joe Winkler | Posted 02.19.2012 | Religion
Joe Winkler

Dear Hanukkah, I love you, but I hate your cultural representation. I don't blame you. I know that your calendar slot dooms your loveliness.

Hanukkah And How War Should Be Celebrated

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 02.19.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

For Jews, practicing our religion has never been as straightforward. Throughout history we have had to fight and die simply to observe our faith. Hanukkah represents a triumphant moment.

Hanukkah, Hold The Oil

Rabbi Mary Zamore | Posted 02.18.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Mary Zamore

I do not care for most Hanukkah foods. In memory of the miracle of oil that lasted eight days, not one, we eat oil-laden foods.Wwhile I love Hanukkah and its lessons, hold the oil for me.

Lights Of Hanukkah 2011

Posted 01.06.2012 | Religion

Hanukkah celebrations around the world: Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, is celebrated Dec. 20-28, 2011. On the Jewish calendar, the Heb...

I'm a Jew Who Loves Christmas

Wendy Litner | Posted 02.15.2012 | Home
Wendy Litner

I figure that a family with a Christmas tree must be a happy family. I picture my family as it used to be, before my parents divorced and my mother died, and I wonder, if we had spent one day dancing around the living room in our pajamas and sitting by a fir tree strung with lights, maybe my parents wouldn't have separated.

8 Great Hanukkah Events

Posted 12.13.2011 | New York

Hanukkah Lamps Selected By Maurice Sendak When: December 2-January 29 Where: The Jewish Museum, 1109 5th Avenue; (212) 423-3200 Price: Adults $12, ...