Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Tammuz 25, 5774
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A light, freezing rain had driven nearly everyone underneath the protective awning attached to the Independence Mall Visitors Center. Awaiting the kindling of the 37-foot-tall menorah - which sat next to a scene of the three Magi put up by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia - folks began dancing the hora to Chanukah melodies supplied by a nearby keyboardist. Lois Yampolsky,...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
A group at Temple Emanuel in Cherry Hill, N.J., has reportedly made history. With participants sprawled out across the synagogue's floor - and some bending over tables - 541 people were able to simultaneously spin their dreidels for 10 seconds, tentatively setting a new world record. The old one, as certified by the Guinness Book of Records, stood at 535...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Even though artist David Danek worked for six months to build his version of the perfect dreidel, no lucky child will get a chance to give it a spin; this particular toy happens to be 8 feet tall. Standing smack-dab in the center of Doylestown, at the corner of State and Main streets, the blue, red and gold "Doylestown Dreidel"...
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Make Mom happy and have fun making this Chanukah project (the drip tray will save her tablecloth from wax drippings). You Will Need: tin foil; a pizza round or piece of cardboard/tag board cut into the desired shape; colored construction paper; stickers; Chanukah glitter; clear contact paper; scissors; and a glue stick. First, cover the cardboard or pizza round with...
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This year's Chanukah menorah contest at Har Zion Temple in Penn Valley, which was open to the Conservative synagogue's elementary- and middle-school students, netted 15 entries. The designs ran the gamut, from the traditional linear version - albeit with balloons for the lights - to the more abstract, with one interpretation essentially a mountain made out of boxes of candles...
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