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Eight Nights of Hanukkah for the Single Ladies
Founder and bestselling author of Savvy Auntie. Author, Otherhood
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The Real History Of Hanukkah Is More Complicated Than You Thought
What do you really know about the "festival of lights"?
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Hanukkah in Sin City (Looking for the Viva in Las Vegas)
Grammy and Emmy nominated singer-songwriter, author and CEO/Dr...
Keeping Judaism (Chanukah) In College
I am a journalism intern and student president of UF Hillel, a...
Keeping your faith while studying in college is one of the biggest difficulties of being away from home.
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Hanukkah 2015: Dates, Rituals And History Of The Festival Of Lights
By HuffPost Religion Editors, The Huffington Post
The story of Hanukkah is one of revolution and miracles.
Together But Alone
Associate creative director, animal lover, reader, runner and ...
Just like birthdays, each passing year of single status, is a constant reminder of what you have still failed to accomplish. Sure, maybe you got a promotion. Or bought a new house. But if you still show up at the dinner table without a plus one, it always seems to feel much more monumental.
A Shiksa's Guide to Understanding Hanukkah
Voiceover actor and comedy writer at www.vilemoods.com
Maybe Adam Sandler taught you everything you need to know about Hanukkah, but if you're curious beyond the marijuanakkah and gin & tonikkah then read on, my friend.
Thanksgivukkah was Instagrams's Busiest Day in 2013
Rabbi Yonah Bookstein
Co-founder of LA's Pico Shul
The Power of this Moment: Lighting the Menorah
Rabbi Daniel Klein
Director of Admissions for the Rabbinical School of Hebrew Col...
One of the key lessons of the Hanukkah story is that if we are to create an enduring future, we must have the wherewithal to fashion sacred moments here and now that uplift our spirits and have the potential of becoming touchstones.
The Car Menorah
Sara Esther Crispe
Writer, Motivational Speaker, Co-Director: Interinclusion.org
You see, for the past few years during Chanukah we have strapped a large menorah to the top of our van. Depending on where you live, you may have seen this. But for the general public of Philadelphia, this definitely draws attention.
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Biblical Depth vs. Artistic Freedom: A Scary Menorah
I don't know what the artist had in mind when crafting this piece by hand. I don't think that anyone will ever know.
Happy Holidays -- Which Ones?
William B. Bradshaw
It may be politically correct to say "Happy Holidays," but it is historically, culturally, and religiously incorrect!
What's in a Shape?
Concept and exhibition designer
Chanukah, known as the Festival of Lights, uses a hybridized version of the original menorah -- eight cups instead of seven, to hearken back to the original as well as to commemorate the great miracle of the single cruise of oil lasting for eight days.
In Jamaica, Hanukkah Means Freedom
Rabbi Dana Kaplan
Shaare Shalom Synagogue in Kingston, Jamaica
As Jamaican Jews, we have been enormously appreciative of the religious freedom that we have been granted on this glorious tropical island.
Celebrate Thanksgivukkah With A Menurkey
The Miraculous Hanukkah-Seed
Artist, Religion Scholar, and Spiritual Teacher
On Hanukkah we wish one another, Hanukkah same'ah! 'Happy Hanukkah!' Because it's a celebration, a remembrance of something good, a time in our mythic past when our ancestors saw miracles . . . and needed them.
Hanukkah & Earth: The Sacred Green Menorah
Rabbi Arthur Waskow
Founder (1983) and director, The Shalom Center
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
Associate Dean of the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies
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
, and how close it may or may not be to the door, matter at all?
Rabbi Denise Eger
Founding rabbi, Congregation Kol Ami; President of the Central...
Where is the room for a thoughtful, meaningful, joyful Judaism that has respect and honor for our traditions even as they are evolving?
Sports, Hanukkah and Greek Culture
Civil rights activist and writer; Senior Vice President and Ch...
The Miami Heat hosted a Jewish heritage night at the basketball team's Dec. 12 game at American Airlines Arena, with tens of thousands in attendance. How odd, I thought, to celebrate Hanukkah in a sports arena, given that the concept of sports is emblematic of Greek culture.
Menorahs Through the Ages
This Hanukkah, when Jews light their menorahs, we should remember that the item we are lighting holds a large cultural and historical significance. It symbolizes not only the miracle of the lasting oil, but also the miracle of the surviving Jewish people.
Light Up The Night: Hanukkah Wisdom And 8 Organizations That Shine Light In The Darkness
Writer, educator, Jewish spiritual activist
We are living in times of darkness, where change seems impossible. But there are small groups of people who are working to make a difference.
Servant To The Light: The Ninth Candle
Laura Berman Fortgang
Bestselling author, Professional Speaker, TV personality, Corp...
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.
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