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  • Day 85 - Why I’m Reading the Whole Talmud… Again

    By Salvador Litvak

    November 8, 2012 | 8:01 am

    I have been struggling to write a post since I came down from the Mt. Sinai-like high of the Siyum HaShas at MetLife Stadium, when we completed the seven and a half year cycle of reading the Talmud (click here for my Jewish Journal cover story about that experience).

    I have kept...

  • The Hanukkah Song: A 2011 update

    By JewishJournal.com

    December 16, 2011 | 4:15 pm

    Bill Funt parodies Adam Sandler’s holiday gem, “The Hanukkah Song.”

  • Chanukah in Israel: Sufganiyot on the streets, burning lights and family fun

    December 12, 2011 | 3:09 pm

    They’re making sufganiyot on the streets of Israel; Chanukah must be near.

    Actually it started feeling like Chanukah here about two days after Sukkot, when the first vendors started frying the delicious and caloric doughnuts in vats of oil in front of bakeries and on the street in...

  • Giving the gift of tikkun olam

    December 12, 2011 | 3:05 pm

    If the thought of spending too much Chanukah gelt on lavish gifts for friends and loved ones seems a little dim this year, adding a little tikkun olam to the presents can give your Festival of Lights a memorable glow.

    The Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism has assembled a...

  • Frying high: Keeping known, lesser-known culinary traditions

    December 12, 2011 | 2:57 pm

    Latkes and sufganiyot, the jelly-filled doughnuts especially popular in Israel, are well-known Chanukah fare made with oil to signify the holiday tale.

    Lesser known is the tradition of cheese and the story of Judith.

    Like the Chanukah story, which is part of the Apocrypha—books not...

  • In tough times, relying on the Jewish community for help

    December 12, 2011 | 2:52 pm

    In August, in the heat of the summer, a Boston-area mother of three began to worry about how she would pay for Chanukah gifts. Across the country in San Francisco, a 33-year-old Russian-born mother of six said that thinking about this Chanukah made her cry.

    Both women—Lauren of...

  • Obama lights White House menorah at reception [VIDEO]

    December 9, 2011 | 11:55 am

    President Obama hosted 550 people at the White House Chanukah reception.

    The annual event, held Thursday in Washington, was attended by the president and vice-president and their wives and attracted a mix of Jewish dignitaries from the political, community and cultural worlds. The...

  • Hanukkah at the White House

    By Shmuel Rosner

    December 9, 2011 | 6:02 am