Chanukah has moved so far into the American vernacular that weeks after the last candle was extinguished, symbols of the holiday still permeate the public sphere. Local rabbis weigh in on the implications.
In a meeting with regional Hillel leaders, five students agreed to continue the dialogue but didn't back down from their goal of having an "open Hillel" in which anti-Zionists and BDS supporters could be invited to speak.
After six years of denying inmates access to kosher meals due to the high cost, the Florida prisons service will now be required to provide them to those with a "sincere religious basis," under a federal court ruling.
Should legislation to spur Holocaust education in Pennsylvania include a mandate requiring schools to teach the subject, or would that doom any potential boost? Debate over this question intensified last week.