Chanucah

Doughnuts are greek to me

By Jessica Elgot, December 29, 2011

Chanucah is all about the gallant Jewish revolt against the "wicked Greek kingdom". But Israel Ambassador Daniel Taub hosted a discussion on the interaction between the two cultures with his Greek counterpart, Ambassador Aristidis Sandis. He highlighted one positive influence – doughnuts are based on a Greek recipe.

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Manchester police get to grips with Chanucah

December 23, 2011

Seventy Jews, Hindus, Sikhs, Muslims and police joined a new kind of Chanucah party in Manchester on Tuesday.

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Chanucah in the community

By Jennifer Lipman, December 22, 2011
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'Maccabee' Havel remembered at Prague Chanucah ceremony

By Jennifer Lipman, December 22, 2011

The Jewish community of Prague paid tribute to the former leader of the Czech Republic at a Chanucah candlelighting ceremony.

Vaclav Havel, who died on Sunday at the age of 75, was praised during his presidency for his efforts to tackle antisemitism, further Holocaust education and encourage a revival in Jewish life after the Communist era.

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Pile on the pounds for Chanucah

By Danny Caro, December 22, 2011

Most Jewish footballers up and down the land are taking a well-deserved break over the festive period.

No doubt, their managers hope that they do not over-indulge on doughnuts, latkes and Chanukah gelt or go binge-drinking during end-of-year club celebrations. After all, no-one wants to go into 2012 struggling to squeeze into their kits or under armour.

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Giant menorah wrecked and rebuilt - just in time

By Marcus Dysch, December 22, 2011

Volunteers rebuilt a 15ft menorah in less than six hours after vandals destroyed Scotland's biggest public chanuciah in an antisemitic attack.

Edinburgh Chabad constructed and installed the new menorah in time for Tuesday night's first candle-lighting - describing the feat as a modern-day Chanucah miracle.

The original menorah - erected in the city's St Andrew's Square - was found destroyed

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Time to discover the benefits of oil

By Denise Phillips, December 22, 2011

The amount of fried food circulating at Chanucah means that for thosekeeping an eye on their health, the festival of not-so lite a bit of an ordeal.

The jury is out on whether or not a low-fat latke is worth grating a potato for, and no one wants to be a party pooper, so here is the low-down on oil and ways of enjoying it without harming your health.

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West Bank rabbi's passionate appeal to price tag attackers

By Jennifer Lipman, December 22, 2011

A rabbi of a West Bank settlement has written to "the new Hasomeans" in a bid to tackle the rise in extremism.

In the wake of the rash of "price tag" attacks by Jewish settlers on Palestinian mosques, cars and property, Efrat’s Rabbi Shlomo Riskin called on Jews in the West Bank to cease their behaviour before it was too late.

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A modern day Maccabee: a Chanucah rap

By Jennifer Lipman, December 22, 2011

A festive rap made by participants on the FZY and Young Judea yearcourse programme.

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A Chanucah carol: The eight nights of Chanucah

By Jennifer Lipman, December 22, 2011

On the first day of Chanucah, my true love gave to me...

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