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Hanukkah Ritual

Hanukkah 101: Understanding The 8 Days Of Light

Posted 11.27.2013 | Religion

Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, is celebrated for eight days beginning at sundown on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013. On the Hebrew calendar, the da...

Servant To The Light: The Ninth Candle

Laura Berman Fortgang | Posted 02.09.2013 | Religion
Laura Berman Fortgang

As the attendant to the light, the Shamash is responsible for lighting all the others. So too, each of us is a light. We have the choice as to whether we live from that lit-up place or ignore our light.

Hanukkah 101: Understanding The 8 Days Of Light

Posted 12.08.2012 | Religion

Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, is celebrated Dec. 8-16, 2012. On the Hebrew calendar, the dates are 25 Kislev to 2 Tevet in the year 5773. ...

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...

WATCH: Making Your Hanukkah Lights Count

Rabbi Ted Falcon | Posted 02.06.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Ted Falcon

Light illuminates worlds. The Hanukkah candles are meant to illuminate that which we would wish to celebrate as real in our world.

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...

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...

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.