Jewish Journal

Collectors Light Up Over Chanukah Lamps

by Leslie Berliant

December 8, 2009 | 4:26 pm

Annette Shapiro’s family chanukiyah, which her grandfather brought from Russia in 1915. Photo by Dan Kacvinski

Mark and Peachy Levy have collected antique Chanukah lamps for more than 30 years. Although neither grew up with a strong Jewish... read full article

  • Light the Wick

    by Rabbi Debra Orenstein

    December 8, 2009 | 4:21 pm

    Chanukah raises many questions: from, “What did you get me?” to, “How do we relate to the dominant culture — in ancient times and today?” Among...

  • Jewish Imagery Drives Design for Artist Ruth Merritt

    by Leslie Berliant

    December 8, 2009 | 4:11 pm

    For Ruth Merritt, a lifelong relationship with art and Judaism began with a misunderstanding about a Hebrew school assignment: to copy the first paragraph...

  • The Ner Tamid: An Appreciation

    by Rabbi Mark Diamond

    December 8, 2009 | 4:07 pm

    I have a special affinity for the ner tamid (eternal light) suspended above the aron kodesh (holy ark) in synagogues throughout the world. My ner tamid...

  • Embrace the Dark, Then Light a Candle

    by Rabbi Anne Brener

    December 8, 2009 | 4:00 pm

    Kislev, the month when we begin to light the candles of Chanukah, is the month that contains the year’s longest nights and shortest days. In Kislev we...