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AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 60 - December 12, 2012

A Jewish cultural and religious center will be opened in the city of Trancoso the first of its kind in Portugal in more than 500 years. The Isaac Cardoso Center for Jewish Interpretation will include an exhibition about the Jewish history of Portugal and the renewal of Jewish life in the region in recent years. […]

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Olim light up Israel in time for Hanukkah

Seventy-six new immigrants from North America infused Israel with the light of Zionism by celebrating the first night of Hanukkah has new Israeli citizens. The newcomers arrived Tuesday morning at Ben-Gurion Airport on a Nefesh B’Nefesh aliyah flight organized in conjunction with the Ministry of Immigrant Absorption and the Jewish Agency. Andrew Marx, 41, from […]

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Hanukkah Mad Libs

This Hanukkah enjoy the holiday with more than just latkes and dreidels. MyJewishLearning is hooking you up with a Hanukkah mad libs that you can play with your family. As with all mad libs, these work best when you go with the craziest words you can think of. Enjoy! The Miracle of Hanukkah Place _________ […]

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The Maccabees: A Story of Faith and Courage

For thousands of years now, we have been celebrating Hanukkah. We decorate our house with Jewish symbols like dreidel, the menorah and the Star of David. We make our Hanukkah shopping list, wrap our gifts and give tzedakah. We greet people a “Happy Hanukkah,” light our menorah, say blessings and enjoy the festive Hanukkah dinner […]

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Make Hanukkah Decorations With Tissue Paper!

Tonight is the last night of Hanukkah, so why not make some more Hanukkah decorations to keep things festive after seven days of partying? And infact, the 8th day of Hanukkah which is called zot chanukah happens to be a very important day spiritually— a day in which one may pray specifically for refuah shelaima […]

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Let’s Ham It Up On Hanukkah (Again!)

Let's Ham It Up On Hanukkah (Again!)

Just like the return of the clothing fashion styles of yesteryear, many things on the Web tend to make a comeback too. It seems like every few years the same hoaxes, urban legends, videos, jokes and funny photos get recycled around Cyberspace. I noticed that this is the case with a photo of ham — […]

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Hanukkah is family time!

Hanukkah is one of the widely celebrated Jewish holidays in the world. Hanukkah is a time to spend time with the family. This Jewish holiday is also a time to share your blessings and to show generosity. Hanukkah is a great time to show people you love the most how important they are to you.  […]

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High Shticking: Florida Panthers Give Out Kippahs to Fans for Hanukkah

It’s become expected that there will be some sort of a giveaway at sports events. Fans leave the stadium or arena with everything from posters of the star player to bobble-heads and t-shirts. Every once in a while, a team gets a little more creative. And that’s exactly what happened in Florida. According to Greg […]

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Feliz Hanukkah! Celebrating Hanukkah in Argentina

Hanukkah is celebrated by all Jews around the world. In North America and Europe, Hanukkah is usually celebrated during winter time. In Argentina, however, Hanukkah is celebrated during summer. Here’s how you can celebrate Hanukkah in Argentina: There are a number of kosher restaurants in Argentina so you can celebrate a sumptuous Hanukkah meal with […]

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Have a Happy Hanukkah and Merry Christmas!

Hanukkah is celebrated by Jews. Christmas is celebrated by Christians. But what about interfaith families? Combining holiday traditions is a fun way to celebrate Hanukkah and Christmas. This is a good way to unite family members of different religious traditions. Decorate both for Christmas and Hanukkah. Prepare the Hanukkah menorah and light it during the […]

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Fill Your Home With Light: Simple Hanukkah Candle Holder Jars!

I really don’t think these could be any sweeter, or simpler! In just a few minutes you can whip up some festive Hanukkah candle holders to light up your home  after the flames of the Chanukiah have waned. Hanukkah is a wonderful time to spend with family and friends, and I just love creating a […]

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Hanukkah Gifts for Mom and Dad

Hanukkah is a popular gift-giving holiday. It is during this time when parents prepare special gifts for their children. As we celebrate Hanukkah this year, why not return the favor and give a memorable gift to your parents that are sure to paint smile on their faces. Here are some tips in choosing a good […]

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Greet Your Loved Ones by Sending Hanukkah Cards

Aside from giving gifts, sending greeting cards during Hanukkah is also a thoughtful way to show your loved ones how much you care. Hanukkah for this year starts from December 1 to 9, 2010. Make sure that you send out your Hanukkah card in time so that it will arrive to the recipient within the […]

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How to Observe the First Night of Hanukkah

For many Jewish families, the first night of Hanukkah is the most important one. The first night of Hanukkah opens the entire eight-day celebration. Celebrate the first night of Hanukkah by preparing Jewish traditional foods, lighting the Hanukkah menorah, saying special prayers, and exchanging gifts. Jewish games like the dreidel and the Hanukkah gelt hunt […]

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Hanukkah Scrapbook Making

Hanukkah is a time for family gatherings and endless parties. It is during this time of the year that Jewish traditions are celebrated with family and friends. Hanukkah is a once-a-year affair but the memory will last a lifetime. Keep the memories of your Hanukkah celebration by making your very own Hanukkah-inspired scrapbook. For this […]

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The Hanukkah Bush and Jewish Traditions

Modern Jewish families have included Hanukkah bush in their holiday decorations. A Hanukkah bush is basically a tree adorned and displayed in some Jewish homes during Hanukkah.  Often identified as a variation of the Christmas tree, the significance of displaying the Hanukkah bush has often been the subject of debates. Displaying Hanukkah bushes are generally […]

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How to Light the Hanukkah Menorah Safely

The menorah is a significant part of Hanukkah celebration. Hanukkah will never be complete without lighting the menorah. It is, however, important to ensure the safety of your family and avoid fire hazards when you light your menorah. Choose a menorah that’s sturdy and made of fire-safe materials. Clear the table from all flammable materials […]

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Game Ideas for Hanukkah

Hanukkah is a time for countless parties. Family and friends gather together to celebrate the season. Hanukkah party often involves playing traditional games to honor Jewish heritage. There are also modern games that have been embraced by Jewish families and have ever since been a part of Hanukkah celebration. Hanukkah is not complete without playing […]

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Create a Jewish Centerpiece for Your Hanukkah Dinner Table

Celebrating Hanukkah usually involves lots of festive family dinners. A beautiful Hanukkah centerpiece can make your Hanukkah dinner table more attractive. Learn how to make a Hanukkah table centerpiece with these simple steps: For this project, you will need small dreidels made of plastic or wooden material, a glass or ceramic bowl, glitters in different […]

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Hanukkah and the City: Celebrating Hanukkah in New York

New York has one of the largest Jewish populations in America so Hanukkah celebrations are always grand. New Yorkers have different ways of celebrating Hanukkah. Some people follow the traditional way of observing Hanukkah while some spend the night in a modern way. From Hanukkah parties to public lighting of Hanukkah menorahs, New York has […]

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Hanukkah Traditional Foods

Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights is a special holiday to many Jews around the world. It is a festive holiday celebrated with a sumptuous family dinner. Foods prepared during Hanukkah are usually fried to commemorate the miracle of the oil lamp that burned for eight days in the Temple when it had […]

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Quick and Easy to Make Hanukkah Dough Balls

Celebrate Hanukkah with these special dough balls that your family is sure to enjoy. Serve it together with other traditional foods of the season like latkes, sufganiyot, blintzes and fritters. Here’s an easy to make Hanukkah dough ball recipe: Prepare the following for this dough ball recipe: a cup of apple juice, four ounces of […]

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Hanukkah: Remembering the Past

The annual festival of the Jewish people Hanukkah, also known as the festival of lights, is one of the most awaited and popular events in the Jewish culture. The festival is celebrated for eight straight days in December or late November as per the Gregorian calendar which begins on 25th of the month of Kislev, […]

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Jewish heroine of Hanukkah

Aside from the story of Judah Maccabees, the rededication of the temple and the miracle of the oil, a lesser known story tell of charming and beautiful widow, Judith. She was the daughter of Yochanan the High Priest, father of the Hasmonean family who saved her village town of Bethulia, in the land of Judea […]

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Hanukkah Party Favors

Hanukkah is a great time to host a party for your family and friends. A Hanukkah party won’t be complete without party favors. Party favors make great gifts for Hanukkah. No matter how simple or grand your Hanukkah party is, your guests will surely remember this event with your unique and memorable party token. Different […]

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Hanukkah Traditions

Hanukkah is a great Jewish religious event and it gets a lot of attention, especially because of its timing around Christmas season. Hard to believe, even with its popularity, Hanukkah is one of the less important holidays in the Jewish calendar, but nonetheless, it’s still a significant time of year, where it is associated with […]

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Cheese Blintzes for Hanukkah

The feast of Hanukkah commemorates the miracle of the oil menorah which lasted for 8 days when there was only enough fuel to last for a day. As part of this commemoration, fried foods are served during Hanukkah. Popular fried dishes served during the holiday include latkes, doughnuts and blintzes. Cheese blintzes are favorite treats […]

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Hanukkah Party Invitations

Hanukkah is a good time to host a party for your family and friends. The first thing that you will have to do is to make Hanukkah invitations. You can buy customized invitation cards in print shops but if you are working on a budget, you can create your own invitation cards. The process of […]

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Make Your Own Candles for Hanukkah

During Hanukkah or the Festival of Lights, people light candles in a menorah to commemorate the miraculous burning of the oil lamp for eight days. Make this holiday more special by creating your own Hanukkah candles with your family. For this project, you will be needing paraffin wax, thick cotton wicks, a meat thermometer, spoon, […]

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Hanukkah: A Family Celebration

Hanukkah is not just a great time to remember God and appreciate all the blessings he has given us but is also a perfect opportunity to spend quality time with our family. There are many activities that the family can do during Hanukkah. Even the basic Hanukkah traditions like lighting the candles and saying the […]

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