Thursday, April 17, 2014 Nisan 17, 5774
Chanukah Gift Guide 2012
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Rachel Vigoda, Special Sections Feature
Rosh Hashanah ushers in the New Year. Yom Kippur is time to atone. We celebrate the harvest during Sukkot and commemorate receiving the Torah at Shavuot. And Chanukah is for — presents.
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Chanukah Gift Guide 2012
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Lauren Kramer, Special Sections Feature
As Chanukah appears on the horizon, our thoughts inevitably turn to two things: gifts — and fatty foods. If you’ve distributed all the socks, dreidels and menorahs in years past and are all out of ideas, rest assured, there’s more out there.
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Chanukah may be over, but the dreidel counting continues. An official at the Guinness Book of World Records said it will take weeks to verfy whether a massive group of Conservative movement teens succeeded in their attempt to set a new dreidel-spinning record. Last week, the buzz of more than 800 students at the annual United Synagogue Youth international convention...
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A techno hora remixed with "Jingle Bells," and sampled with the refrain, "I can't dance, I'm too Jewish," blared over a mass of revelers at Public House in Center City -- an aptly cheeky sound byte for an annual Jewish party on Christmas Eve.
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A 10-year-old local girl won a national essay contest, "What Chanukah Means to Me," earning her the right to read her piece at the Chabad-sponsored menorah lighting ceremony at the White House on Dec. 20. The essay of Dahbra Erlbaum, the daughter of Marc and Leiba Erlbaum, is below: When something in your life goes wrong, how do you feel...
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