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Purim and the Oscars

Purim and the Oscars

Yesterday was another fun Purim holiday celebration, but I didn’t post a Purim satire this year (last year’s edition). I also usually post a list of my favorite Purim YouTube videos before the holiday, but there really weren’t ten quality videos I could find to make my Top Ten Purim Videos list. A few standouts […]

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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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Hanukkah Message Prompts Speculations of ‘Obamannukah’

President Barack Obama released his yearly message Friday, wishing Jewish people around the world a happy Hanukkah. “Michelle and I send our warmest wishes to all those celebrating Hanukkah around the world,” the president says in his 2012 statement. “This Hanukkah season we remember the powerful story of the Maccabees who rose up to liberate […]

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Obama Wishes Jewish Community Happy Hanukkah

The Obama family wished the global Jewish community a “chag sameach” for the start of Hanukkah, which begins Saturday night. In addition to his Hebrew happy holiday wishes, US President Barack Obama also spoke of Hanukkah’s historic and religious significance in a statement sent out Friday evening. “This Hanukkah season we remember the powerful story […]

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Jewish Women Inspire during Women’s History Month

Last Hanukkah, the we celebrated the women who light up our lives (video). Now, during Women’s History Month, we have continued the project by creating a place where you can tell us about a woman who lights up YOUR life. Jewish Women Inspire, an ultra-sharable blog hosted on Tumblr, is a place where we can […]

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Kick Out the Holiday Jams

Hanukkah started last night, and one candle lighting, one family Hanukkah party, and one early-morning Hallel later, I’m channeling the spirit strong. And actually enjoying the Hanukkah music, which is weird. Didn’t Jewish music used to be incredibly cheesy? Instead of looking at Jewish music videos as a competition — which one will score more […]

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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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How Do You Spell Hanukkah?

The #1 question during Hanukkah is: What is the correct way to spell the name of this holiday? Since it’s a Hebrew word that is transliterated into English, there are several acceptable spellings. But people still want to know if there is a consensus. A non-profit theater company in California, the North Coast Repertory Theatre, even performed […]

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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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Major League Dreidel Gives News Spin to Old Hanukkah Game

b When it comes to Hanukkah there’s really only been one traditional way to play Dreidel. The four sided spinning top has four Hebrew letters on it. Each letter tells you what to do if it lands on that letter — you win, you get half, etc. It might be fun the first time you […]

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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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Purchasing Your Menorah for Hanukkah

The menorah is the basic religious symbol of Hanukkah. There are many speculations as to how the use of menorah started. Some people believe that the menorah is a symbol taken from the idea of the burning bush that Moses witnessed on the mountain of Sinai. Others say that the menorah symbolizes the seven planetary […]

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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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