Monday, May 4, 2015 Iyyar 15, 5775
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Carin M. Smilk, JE Feature
Amy Orlov remembers sitting in music class back in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., singing Christmas carols and humming the words to certain parts -- the ones that made her uncomfortable. "But I don't think they do that anymore, and the decorations, they're more winter-ish," she says. Orlov, 45, notes that she was probably the only Jewish child in her elementary school, but...
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It's one thing to argue against the existence of God, but to insult Judah Maccabee, perhaps the greatest warrior in Jewish history -- well, that's just a shandah.
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Rabbi Elisa Goldberg, JE Feature
As the days shorten and the nights grow long, we seek out sources of light and warmth to sustain us.
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And cheese, too, since it played a significant part in the lore of Chanukah
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Sybil Kaplan, JTA
Latkes and sufganiyot, the jelly-filled doughnuts especially popular in Israel, are well-known Chanukah fare made with oil to signify the holiday tale.
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Rivka Tal, Jewish Exponent Feature
The festive holiday of Chanukah lasts eight days -- even here in Israel, where some of the holidays are short a day. And it's a good thing, too, for we have eight days in which to light candles every night and show thanks for the Jews' miraculous victory over the Greeks.
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