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Once Upon a ‘Nail’

By Beverly Levitt

November 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

The joyous holiday of Chanukah is replete with miracles and storytelling. Judy Aronson, Jewish educator in New England, loves telling stories at Chanukah. "The best are handed down from... read full article

  • Eight Crazy Delights

    By Michael Aushenker

    November 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    1. No Nostalgia for Waxing

    This Chanukah, there is no more scraping, boiling water, melting with a hair dryer or freezing to remove wax drippings from your menorah because Wax-Off prevents wax from sticking to any candle-holder surface. Visit www.wax-off.net...

  • Buy for Chanukah, Donate to Israel

    By Mica Rosenberg

    November 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    The idea of a rabbi doll came to Gary Barris while he was shopping during the holiday season two years ago.

    Overwhelmed by stores filled with Christmas decorations and gifts, the young Detroit entrepreneur said he "felt there was a void for sending greetings in the Jewish community."...

  • Relying on Miracles

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    December 13, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Before the last Chanukah candle is lit, I'd like to say a word about miracles.

    As one who lives daily with the diagnosis of cancer, I find that the lighting of the menorah has a special resonance this year. I know more than I care to about dark, unpredictable fortune. I have a...

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  • Chanukah Specials

    By Tom Tugend

    December 14, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Amidst a blizzard of Christmas specials, the commercial networks are giving short shrift to Chanukah, so it's up to public television and radio stations to pick up the slack. KCET (PBS, Channel 28) is putting the emphasis on the culinary delights of Chanukah with the following...

  • Grown-Up Chanukah

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    December 14, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    I bought my first menorah when I was a graduate student. My roommate, Pat, was the first non-Jew with whom I'd ever shared a kitchen, and my celebration was predictably tentative. The chanukiyah was disposable, made of a cheap paper-like tin, and unstable, needing to sit on a glass...

  • Got Gelt?

    By Rabbi Daniel Brenner

    December 14, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Chanukah gelt seems like a simple tradition. A grandparent, parent, aunt, uncle, or family friend hands the children a few coins as they watch the Chanukah lights flicker. Money goes from one generation to the next, expressing love and delight that speaks to the child in endless...

  • A Modest Proposal

    By Ellen Jaffe-Gill

    December 14, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    It's that happy, happy time of year when store windows call out "Happy Chanukah" in a blizzard of white, blue, silver, and gold right next to the "Merry Christmas" and "Season's Greetings" banners, when menorahs are strung across boulevards after every third Santa-in-his-sleigh. And...

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