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6 Hannukah hymns from Morocco to Poland

מיט די חנוכּה־ און פּסח־לידער איז שטענדיק אינטערעסאַנט צו פֿאַרגלײַכן ווי אַזוי פֿאַרשידענע ייִדישע עטנישע גרופּעס האָבן אײַנגעגלידערט די אוראַלטע לידער און זיי צוגעפּאַסט צו די מוזיקאַלישע סטילן פֿון זייער אַרום. מיר הייבן אָן מיט...

2020 Yiddish Khanike Party / December 13 @ 1:00 PM EST

oin us on Zoom for our Yiddish Khanike Party, with Khanike likhtlekh (candles) and warm greetings from our wonderful teachers and students from all over the world! For this first time ever, this annual event will...

Last Chance to See the Chanukah Spectacular

Last Chance to See the Chanukah Spectacular

The True History of the Dreidel

עס קומט באַלד דער יום־טובֿ חנוכּה און צוזאַמען מיט אים וועט מען ווידער רעדן פֿון דריידלעך. אַזוי ווי מיט אַ סך זאַכן אין דער ייִדישער געשיכטע, איז די מעשׂה וואָס אַלע קענען פֿון זייערע...
JDC Hanukkah candle-lightings and other online programs are geared to connect Jews worldwide as the coronavirus pandemic reaches an especially dark period, December 2020. Credit: Courtesy.

Hanukkah candle-lighting on Facebook, events on Zoom to connect Jews worldwide

As a way to connect Jews of all ages during the height of the global coronavirus pandemic, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) is inviting people to join on Facebook and unite with...
Photo: Edmund Nigel Gall - CC BY-SA 4.0

Our worst year ends in a Hanukkah miracle

The COVID-19 vaccine is on its way. Instead of waiting years and years, as we normally do with vaccines, we waited eight months. Can you believe it? It’s a modern twist on the ancient...
Illustration of a lit menorah on the sixth night of the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah. Photo by Mendy Hechtman/Flash90.

Jews of no religion and the war on Hanukkah

Why should anyone care that a woman who describes herself as “not Jewish” doesn’t think it’s worth the bother to teach her children about Hanukkah? The answer is that to institutions that are inherently...
Hanukkah menorah. Credit: Pixabay.

This Hanukkah amid the darkness, bring on the light

To brighten spirits amid the COVID-19 pandemic this Hanukkah, the World Zionist Organization is spearheading an online project to bring people together virtually during the eight-day “Festival of Lights,” which begins on Thursday evening. Called...
Former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir flanked by his wife, Shulamit, and a hostess lighting Hanukkah candles on their return flight from Washington, on Feb. 12,1983. Credit: GPO.

Hannukah reminds Jewish people of their faith

Hanukkah reminds the Jewish people of their dedication to faith, and of their eternal right and connection to the land of Israel. During 25 years of battles, 2,200 years ago (166 BCE–139 BCE), a tiny...
Canadian stamp marking Hanukkah, 2019. Credit: CNW Group/Canada Post.

Every American special, movie and TV episode worth knowing about

It is a truth universally acknowledged that Hanukkah’s profile has grown over the years due to its proximity to Christmas. It’s also true that because of this nearness, it is the Jewish holiday the...