Friday, July 25, 2014 Tammuz 27, 5774

By:
Rabbi Howard A. Addison
Chanukah is among the most widely celebrated of Jewish festivals. For eight nights, we light the menorah and praise God for the victories of our Maccabean ancestors over the forces of Antiochus centuries ago. We spin dreidels, eat latkes, and sing songs of heroism and thanks. The prime mitzvah of Chanukah is Pirsum Ha Nes -- publicizing the miracle of...
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In the four months since Rabbi Daniel Grodnitzky moved to the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood, the young father said he's met more than 100 aspiring Jewish artists. By his estimates, there could be up to 1,000 Jews enrolled at the six art and music schools downtown -- and he wants to draw as many of them as he can into the...
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Chanukah delicacies from other shores
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Ethel Hofman, JE Feature
When Shani Feinstein cooks, her Philadelphia kitchen is filled with the aromatic spices of her native Iran. Ordinary dishes like rice are transformed into a colorful mosaic of tantalizing flavors. In fact, the scents bring her back, so to speak. Memories of life in Tehran, she says, are as vivid as when she left as a young student, right after...
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The flickering lights of the menorah inspire a variety of emotions among Jews -- from pride and a warm sense of belonging to sheer delight in their beauty. But for Jewish parents, they also bring a touch of worry -- as little eyes and hands are drawn to them. Small children should always be watched while the menorah is burning...
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It's the electric menorah of the Facebook generation -- more than two-dozen applications that smartphone users can download to do just about anything Chanukah related short of eating latkes. Itching to play dreidel? There's an app for that. Can't remember whether mom likes milk- or dark-chocolate gelt? There's an app for that. Ran out of Chanukah candles? Yes, there's even...
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