Jewish Journal

Chanukah, mom and me

Ellen Alperstein, Contributing Writer

November 27, 2013 | 11:08 am

Ellen Alperstein with her mother

Many years ago, when my mother downsized from her roomy suburban condo to a smaller, high-rise version in downtown Denver, she... read full article

  • Openness, acceptance spreads the light

    Rabbi Michael Gotlieb

    November 27, 2013 | 11:02 am

    The Jewish holiday of Chanukah, which this year, uncharacteristically begins the night before Thanksgiving, is popularized by a rabbinic myth. The myth...

  • Keeping the peace versus publicizing the miracle

    Shraga Bar-On

    November 27, 2013 | 10:58 am

    Our lives are full of value judgments. We learn to make decisions on these issues when dilemmas relating to our society, our religion, our culture or...

  • What if the Maccabees lost?

    by Jared Sichel

    November 27, 2013 | 10:39 am

    What if Chanukah wasn’t Chanukah? 

    What if, instead of recalling the Maccabean victory over the Seleucid rulers of Judea in the second century B.C.E.,...

  • Finding LGBT pride in Chanukah

    by Ryan Torok

    November 26, 2013 | 4:10 pm

    Fifteen years ago, Stephen Sass and his husband, Steven Hochstadt, consecrated their commitment to each other during a religious marriage ceremony that...

  • Chocolate freedoms of Chanukah and Thanksgiving

    Deborah R. Prinz

    November 26, 2013 | 3:22 pm

    The freedom food of chocolate should star in desserts for Chanukah and Thanksgiving. Puritans seeking asylum in North America and Jews hiding from the...

  • Calendar November 30-December 6

    by Laura Donney

    November 26, 2013 | 12:05 pm

    SUN | DEC 1


    A Chanukah miracle couldn’t hurt as the Clippers face off against the top-ranked Indiana Pacers. Stephen...

  • Modeh Ani, connecting thanksgiving and light

    by Rabbi Jocee Hudson

    November 25, 2013 | 4:59 pm

    When people ask me to describe the God I believe in, I often start by using the image of a flame. We are taught that each of us has a divine spark...

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