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Classic Hanukkah sufganiyot filled with strawberry jelly and powdered sugar above (Noam Furer)

Why Do We Eat Jelly Donuts on Chanukah?

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Why Do We Eat Jelly Donuts on Chanukah? The answer has everything to do with agriculture, food politics, and — of course — tastebuds Jelly donuts...
Mark Dennis

Baltimore City Hall Menorah Lighting Ceremony Honors Jewish Leaders

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More than 50 people gathered in a tightly packed, round Baltimore City Hall Dec. 23 to light the Baltimore City Hall menorah and honor...

Colombia’s Day of the Little Candles Looks an Awful Lot like Chanukah

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Jews in Colombia preparing for Hanukkah saw something earlier this month that no doubt looked very familiar. On the night of Dec. 7, streets, plazas,...
h: A contemporary Candelabrum (Menorah, Hebrew: מנורה) in the style of a traditional Menorah. Seen here with eight candles lit (the ninth candle is the service, Shamash, Hebrew: שמש), used during the Jewish Hanukkah holiday, 2014, United Kingdom. Photo by Gil Deke

8 Fun Ways to Incorporate Core Jewish Values Into Your Chanukah

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For Jewish children, the excitement of Chanukah is often connected to the promise of receiving gifts — usually one for each of the eight...

Celebrating Chanukah Early in Annapolis

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On Dec. 15, Governor Larry Hogan and First Lady Yumi Hogan (pictured top right lighting a chanukiah) presided over the annual Chanukah brunch arranged...

Chanukah Gift Guide 2019

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12/10/19 9a.m. This article has been updated to reflect a correction. Shop Local This Chanukah Let the spirit of rising up against Greco-Syrian oppressors inspire us...

Festival Harvests the Joy of Sukkot

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Imagine an energetic band blasting tunes, beautiful neon colors swirling in a tent and an awkwardly large bird dancing in crisp air. Behold: an...

Why Sukkot is Like the Love that Glows

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On the Shabbat during Sukkot we read of Moshe’s second trip up Mount Sinai. When he returns, something startling happens: Moshe’s face radiates. As...

The Science of Repentance

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How well does the Jewish concept of repentance hold up next to modern psychology on personal change?

What Working as a Prosecutor has Taught Me About Yom Kippur

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"The criminal justice system, and the modern shift toward rehabilitative justice focused on reforming an offender, has a lot to teach us."