Thursday, July 24, 2014 Tammuz 26, 5774
By:
Binyamin Kagedan, JNS.org
From its first mention in the book of Exodus, the menorah has pervaded the literary and visual culture of the Jewish people, predating the Star of David by at least a millennium. Here's the history behind the insignia.
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myJewishlearning.com and JTA
The quick history behind the Festival of Lights and how the holiday is commonly celebrated today.
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A national Holocaust association honored 28-year-old Sara Greenberg for a film she made about her family's ties to the Shoah.
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By:
Teddy Weinberger, JE Feature
According to tradition, for each holy day of a festival, Jews living outside of Israel celebrate two. So what happens then with the two holy days at the end of Sukkot — Shemini Atzeret and Simchat Torah — which seem to be separate holidays rather than duplicates of the same event.
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Photo gallery
From city parks to university campuses, Jews gathered under the sukkah to celebrate the harvest holiday. Click here to see our photo gallery.
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