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  • How to Make Personalized Soap for Mother’s Day Gifts

    By Jonathan Fong

    April 30, 2015 | 1:49 am

    Mother’s Day is May 10, just around the corner, which probably means that right about now you’re panicking about what gift to give to the mother figure in your life. The problem is, moms never need anything.

    Your mom doesn’t need another journal. Or a candle. Or perfume. What she...

  • Kaczynski leaves legacy of Polish-Jewish reconciliation

    April 12, 2010 | 4:24 pm

    For Jews, Poland’s late president, Lech Kaczynski, was a man of many firsts.

    He was the first Polish president to attend a service at a Polish synagogue, the first to celebrate Chanukah at the presidential palace, the first Polish leader to provide support for a Jewish history...

  • Be aware of the danger of fire with Chanukah candles

    December 18, 2008 | 3:00 am

    Candles burning, latkes frying, lights glowing. The holiday of Chanukah is wrapped in warm and comforting images, unless you're a firefighter. Then you recognize these seemingly innocent traditions as hazardous warnings for a December you may never want to remember.

    The combination...

  • 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...

  • 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!

  • Questions, Prayers and Shabbat Lights

    By Amy Klein

    April 27, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Interfaith Questions

    Why do bad things happen to good people? Or why do bad things happen to me? Dr. Aryeh Dean Cohen paraphrased these questions at an April 5 interfaith dialogue on theodicy or how to reconcile a benevolent God with evil.

    The roundtable dialogue, "Jewish and...

  • Light One Candle

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    December 6, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    By rights, this should be a one-candle Chanukah.

    Tradition tells us, of course, that we light two candles on the first night, three the next, and so on for eight days. In all, Jews would ordinarily light 44 candles over next week.

    But after the World Trade Center attacks and the Ben...