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Rachel Bloom, 26, and Dan Gregor and Jack Dolgen, both 31, have just released their first Chanukah album, "Suck it, Christmas"--an adult-themed comedic ode to the standard holiday music released en masse this time of year. The Jewish Journal was able to interview the trio of...
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Some 76 new immigrants from North America arrived in Israel on the eve of Chanukah.
The new immigrants arrived Tuesday morning on a Nefesh B’Nefesh group Aliyah flight organized in conjunction with the Ministry of Immigrant Absorption and
the Jewish Agency. They will kindle the...
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A message from Matisyahu from matisyahuworld.com:
There’s so many Christmas songs out there, I wanted to give the Jewish kids something to be proud of. We’ve got Adam Sandler’s song which is hilarious but I wanted to try to get across some of the depth and spirituality inherent in the holiday—in a fun, celebratory song. My boy Kojak was in town so at the last minute we went into the studio in the spirit of miracles and underdogs and this is what we came up with. Happy Hannukah!!
Do you like the song?
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A Chanukah video collaboration and I wasn’t involved? Shame on me.
If I had been on my game, I would’ve submitted a dynamite candle lighting clip (maybe even with real dynamite). I’d bring all the VideoJew friends together (Jelvis, Gino, Aaron Kemp, the guys from the kosher Subway, mah-jongg lady Elaine Sandberg)...the list could go on forever. But I suppose the VideoJew holiday special will have to wait until next year.
For the full effect, visit http://passthecandle.com/
December 8, 2007 | 11:23 am
What’s Chanukah without a little dreidel? Better than mario kart or guitar hero, dreidel is not only fun, but its a game about equality…because it requires absolutely no skill at all - everyone’s on the same level. I learned, however that the classic game can be pretty boring. That’s why I sat down with Jewish Joural Senior Editor Adam Wills, a dreidel expert. Together we learned basic play along with a new game…upside-down dreidel.
After the game, as always come light the Chanukah candles with us.
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!
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