Chanukah

JCC Community event slated for Dec. 17

The Jewish Community Center is pulling out all the stops and all of its Chanukiah in order to celebrate the sixth night of Chanukah as part of its annual community-wide event. The festivities will get underway at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 17,  in the Mintz Auditorium of the Uptown...
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A holiday for Jews without religion

By JONATHAN S. TOBIN

(JNS.org) — To the generation of European Jewish immigrants who came to the U.S. in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Chanukah was only a minor festival in a Jewish calendar with no shortage of holidays. But for their descendants who make up the overwhelming...
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Blue Crinkle Cookies Recipe for Chanukah

By RACHEL KOR 

(The Nosher via JTA) — In many homes, there is a tradition to bake Chanukah cookies this time of year. Whether it’s the sugar and butter mixing in the mixer, the blue and white sprinkles, or the festive menorah cookie cutters, there is something about cookie baking...
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Humble Moroccan doughnut is Israel’s Chanukah staple

By ANDREW TOBIN

TEL AVIV (JTA) – The sufganiyah is the plump, shining star of Chanukah in Israel.

During the holiday season, the famed jelly doughnut poses in the windows of cafés and bakeries across the country. It sparkles with oil and sugar, and shows just enough filling to keep...
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Eight books for Chanukah — or anytime

By VICTOR WISHNA

(JTA) — When Chanukah comes, it hangs around for more than a week. That means plenty of gifts to give, as well as ample time for procrastinators.

For your favorite Person of the Book, you can’t go too wrong with giving, uh, a book. We have eight...
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Cartoon: Chanukah Oil

Chanukah and Christmas: A Study in Ecumenicism

By TED ROBERTS, the SCRIBBLER ON THE ROOF 

Chanukah and Christmas have many similarities: They both fall in December. They both delight the merchant classes. They’re both lighthearted holidays that don’t sufficiently emphasize their religious and historical origins. And both festivals love light.  

Jews light candles. Christians...
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Chanukah at Riverwalk event slated for Tuesday evening, Dec. 12

Although there were some concerns about ongoing construction at the Riverwalk, the Chabad-Lubavitch of Louisiana organization is moving ahead with plans to hold its annual Chanukah at the Riverwalk. Instead of its usual spot situated along Spanish Plaza, the event will be held this year on the terrace of Riverwalk...
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Person in the Parsha: MIKETZ (Shabbat Chunukah)

By RABBI TZVI HERSH WEINREB

JOSEPH, CHANUKAH AND WISDOM

Wisdom is the rarest of all important human qualities. Observers of the contemporary state of affairs often remark that wisdom, which is especially necessary in this day and age, is now particularly lacking.

Yet, at...
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Chabad’s Chanukah at Riverwalk a warm, bright affair

By ALAN SMASON

Blame it on the lateness of the holiday this season or perhaps it was just the luck of the draw, but the annual Chanukah at the Riverwalk event put on by Chabad Lubavitch of Louisiana was not only bright, but downright balmy for the first time in...
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