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    Menorah: Light Dispelling Darkness
    The hexagramic Star of David (Magen David) is now the predominant Jewish symbol. But it was not always thus. Until recent centuries, the menorah, representing the Temple's seven-branched candelabrum, had been its most enduring symbol. That...
  • Making the Festival of Lights meaningful and spiritual
    Chanukah candles shouldn't leave you in the dark
    The observance of Chanukah revolves around the lighting of candles in the menorah, or chanukiah, often Jews find themselves in the dark when it comes to making this holiday meaningful and spiritual. Much like Christmas, Chanukah has become a...
  • Theatre Nova
    Five gift-giving ideas that give you 'theatre-angel' status
    About this time of year our email starts getting barraged with “last minute” gift ideas from online retailers promising to fulfill our beloveds’ every holiday whim. But here are a few personal, generous gifts you can quite...
  • Holiday music to brighten the season
    Holiday music to brighten the season
    Holiday season is a time for happiness, peace, joy, music and hope! Whether you celebrate Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, Pancha Ganapati or your special holiday keep it filled with music to brighten your spirits and plan for hope for the New Year...
  • Portraits Make Great Chanukah Gifts
    Photography by Avital now offering Chanukah gift cards
    A popular Denver-Boulder area professional portrait service, Photography by Avital, is now offering Chanukah gift cards just in time for the eight-day Jewish Festival of Lights, which begins this year at sundown on Tuesday, December 16th....
  • Chanukah
    Free printable Hanukkah crafts and Jewish activities
    Hanukkah (spelled Chanukah in Yiddish) is the Jewish Festival of Light. It begins at sundown December 16, 2014. This eight-day feast fluctuates on the western Gregorian calendar. It always lands between late November to early December on the...
  • What is "Thanksgivuhah"
    'Thanksgivuhah' is celebrated when Thanksgiving and Hanukkah fall on same day
    What is "Thanksgivuhah"?According to WTNH news on Nov. 27, members of the Jewish community have two holidays to celebrate on Nov. 28."Thanksgivuhah" is a word coined for just one day. That's because Thanksgiving Day and the...
  • US Thanksgiving dates: 2013 to 2020
    US Thanksgiving dates: 2013 to 2020
    Even the youngest schoolchildren seem to understand the origins of Thanksgiving, recalling the Pilgrims’ journey on the Mayflower to the New World and their Plymouth feast to celebrate God’s provision in their first year in the rugged...
  • Thanksgivukah: Chanukah and Thanksgiving combined!
    Dual Chanukah/Thanksgiving holiday good time for miracle gratitude prayers
    What happens when Chanukah and Thanksgiving fall on the same day? You get to experience the miracle of gratitude.You see, Thanksgiving is a day of gratitude, and Chanukah is a day of miracles. And that presents a unique opportunity.Gratitude: The...
  • Chanukah
    Chanukah: the secret of immortality
    They won the battle, lost the war, but are still around today to light the candles. It is Jewish custom once a year to light an eight branched candelabra called a menorah, lighting one candle for each night until all eight are lit. This custom is...
  • Left up to the viewer
    What “shul” means to me ...
    Author's Notes: 1) My very best wishes for the "new" orthodox synagogue in "the neighborhood", Kehilat Chovevei Tzion. Led by Rabbi Shaanan Gelman, the congregation has recently opened its doors to an amazingly lovely,...
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    Get ready for Chanukah
    Chanukah arrives sooner than usual on the secular calendar, as it overlaps Thanksgiving this year. The particular correlation has sparked some creativity in terms of recipe planning, including this recipe for cranberry filled sufganiyot.If you'...
  •  Thanksgiving buffet at Joe Squared Station North in 2013
    Thanks-Givukah Bash in the heart of Station North
    Hanukkah known to many as Chanukah or the Festival of Lights, is an eight-day Jewish holiday observing the re-dedication for the revolution against suppression of Jewish religion.What: You’re invited to experience a Thanks-Givukah Bash...
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    Chanukah arrives rather early on the secular calendar this year. Many have either bemoaned or applauded the fact that
  • Stuffed Donut Holes
    Recipe for Thanksgivukah: Stuffed Donut Holes
    This Thanksgiving poses a culinary predicament for American Jews. Hanukkah begins the evening before Turkey Day, which means back-to-back laborious meals. Since few hosts would want to simultaneously prep (or eat) latkes, brisket, turkey and...