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The National Menorah lighting in Washington, D.C. in 2017. Source: Screenshot.

In wake of anti-Semitic incidents, Hanukkah menorah-lightings evoke Jewish pride

The North MoPac Expressway runs up Austin’s west side, a busy, eight-lane artery that speaks to the city’s expanding suburbs and the extravagant consumption of space that is uniquely Texan. It’s not a place...
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Far-right livestreamer charged for vandalizing menorah in Arizona

A white supremacist and livestreamer is facing criminal charges for allegedly defacing a Hanukkah menorah in Arizona last year, The Daily Beast reported. Anthime Joseph “Tim” Gionet, 34, who calls himself “Baked Alaska,” was arrested earlier this year...

Eight delicious days: Israel welcomes back tourists for Hanukkah

Wait a minute, is that a … tour bus? Why, yes it is. Because, after 18 months (but who’s counting?) of a tourism draught, Israelis are noticing the return of international visitors (some actually do...
Watford, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom, Nov. 26, 2018. Credit: Peter Fleming/Shutterstock.

British soccer team to host Premier League’s first Hanukkah event

Watford FC will be the first-ever Premier League club to host a Hanukkah celebration, the team has announced. The sold-out gathering on Dec. 2 is also the first event organized by the club’s newly established Jewish...
Candles from a Hanukkah menorah. Credit: tomertu/Shutterstock.

South Florida mayor’s proposal to add menorah to holiday display sparks outrage, debate

A proposal by the mayor of the South Florida community of Miami Shores to place a menorah in the village town hall during the holiday season has led to a major pushback from the...
The world-famous Eiffel Tower menorah-lighting took place this year amid the coronavirus pandemic thanks to a last-minute request by Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo, Dec. 14, 2020. Photo by Thierry Guez via Chabad.org/News.

Paris mayor’s request keeps Eiffel Tower menorah tradition alive

In most years, the Eiffel Tower menorah-lighting in Paris is an awe-inspiring event that draws crowds in the thousands and is seen by millions on international broadcasts. But with the city in the midst...
The first-ever public Hanukkah menorah-lighting in the United Arab Emirates, led by Chabad-Lubavitch Rabbi Levi Duchman. (Credit: Yehuda Lavi/JCC of the UAE on Chabad.org.News)

For first time, Hanukkah lights brighten Arabian nights in UAE

For the first time in history, a giant public menorah has been raised in the United Arab Emirates. The 12-foot metal menorah was designed and constructed locally and stands at the foot of the Burj Khalifa,...
A damaged sign, along with a menorah, at Chabad at the University of Kentucky Jewish Student Center, Nov. 8, 2020. Credit: Courtesy.

Campus Chabad in Kentucky again discovers vandalism to its sign, menorah

Police in Lexington, Ky., are investigating the vandalism of a menorah and sign at Chabad at the University of Kentucky Jewish Student Center. This is the fourth time that the sign has been vandalized...

US interior secretary to help light National Menorah on White House lawn

U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt will help light the National Menorah on the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, D.C., at 4 p.m. on Sunday—the first night of Hanukkah. The holiday begins on the evening of...
The Hanukkah menorah. Credit: Pixabay.

Kids in the kitchen light up Hanukkah

Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, is one of those holidays that takes over everything. The pantry overflows with bottles of oil and baking ingredients at the ready, kids decorate the house with dreidels and...