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  • Eight days of Chanukah candle lighting - Day 4: Gino

    By Jay Firestone

    December 7, 2007 | 8:38 am

    For those of you who don’t know, I’m a big Pico Blvd. fan.  The road…the lights…the people—all Jewish, for the most part.  That’s why I decided to light Day 4 of the Chanukah candles there.  But on a street with so much culture, it might be surprising to you that I chose to light... read on

  • Eight days of Chanukah candle lighting - Day 3: Temple Emanuel musical

    By Jay Firestone

    December 6, 2007 | 9:53 am

    JewishJournal.com VideoJew Jay Firestone returns for the third straight night of Chanukah candle lighting…only this time, he’s doing it for the kids.

    Today, Jay takes us to Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills where second through sixth graders will be performing a play, “A Great Miracle... read on

  • Eight days of Chanukah candle lighting—Day 2, The Latke Experiment

    By Jay Firestone

    December 5, 2007 | 9:13 am

    Back for the second night of Chanukah, JewishJournal.com VideoJew Jay Firestone makes a failed attempt at latkes for a few guests.  Join them all afterwards in lighting day two of the Chanukah candles.

    Check the rest of our Chanukah candle lighting videos online, all this week!

    Happy Chanukah!

  • Miriam and Shoshana are back in ‘Hardcore Hannuka Dance’ music video

    By JewishJournal.com

    December 4, 2007 | 8:55 pm

    Those naughty Orthodox ‘schoolgirls’ Miriam and Shoshana are back in this brand new Oren Kaplan video, ‘Hardcore Hannuka Dance.’

    It’s a ‘Tolerance Day’ school assembly somewhere far from the girls’ Pico-Robertson ‘hood and the girls are selected to explain the Festival of Lights to the kids. . . . and then all hell breaks loose!  ;-)

    You go, girls!

  • Eight Days of Chanukah candle lighting - VIDEOS…with VideoJew Jay Firestone

    By Jay Firestone

    December 4, 2007 | 12:49 pm

    Come light the Chanukah candles this year during our VideoJew Chanukah Special, “8 Days of Chanukah Candle Lighting. ”

    Join me as I travel to interesting places and with interesting people.  From latke making to a Jewish Elvis, we do it all this holiday.

    Day 1

    Here’s a... read on

  • Maoz Tzur—Chanukah’s greatest hit

    By JewishJournal.com

    December 3, 2007 | 11:35 pm

    We love The Dreidel song:

    We love Ocho Candelikas:

    But neither one touches the most beautiful Chanukah song: Maoz Tzur (“Rock of Ages”). [CLICK HERE FOR INSTRUMENTAL VERSION]

    The melody is based on a medieval German folk song, they say, and it appears in some Lutheran liturgy... read on

  • Sarah Silverman explains kabbalah [video]

    By Dennis Wilen

    November 30, 2007 | 1:10 pm

    To call Sarah Silverman smart-mouthed is an understatement.  She combines potty-mouthed comedy with a sly observational wit that breaks categories and engages the belly laugh as well as tugging at the heart strings.

    If this is vulgarity. give us more!

    Last night she headlined a... read on

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