Campus Notebook

By Marcus Dysch, December 6, 2012

● Chanucah packs have been distributed to Liberal Jewish students on 36 campuses in time for the festival.

Liberal Judaism sent out 250 packs, each containing a menorah, candles, dreidel, Chanucah gelt, and messages from chaplain Rabbi Ariel Friedlander and student rabbi Benji Stanley.


Technion University's Chanucah machine

By Anna Sheinman, December 5, 2012

Four Technion students built a Rube Goldberg machine, which is a machine that performs a simple function in a highly complex manner, to light a Chanucah menorah. Watch and see how they pull off this Chanucah miracle.


Chanucah mashup: StandFour - Eight Nights

By Jennifer Lipman, November 30, 2012

Everyone's favourite Jewish music video stars are back - well, some of them. Featuring some of the Maccabeats, a Chanucah parody of "Some Nights" by Fun, "Die Young" by Ke$ha, "Live While We're Young" by One Direction.


How to Make Latkes

By Jennifer Lipman, October 26, 2012

With the shocking news that Rakusen's is no longer making latkes, there's never been a better time to try and make your own. Here is a video to help you try.


Lament for the lost latkes

By Marcus Dysch, October 25, 2012

Latke lovers are in crisis after food company Rakusen’s shelved Britain’s most popular kosher frozen potato products.

Fans of the treat have said that Chanucah will never be the same after Rakusen’s ended production of its Mister Rak’s range.


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.


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.


Chanucah in the community

By Jennifer Lipman, December 22, 2011
chanukah Naima JPS.jpg
manchester mesivta choir chanukah 2011 005.jpg
Chanukah party.jpg
PML Gants Hill5.JPG
Julie at menorah lighting.JPG
Aleh Hanukah celebration in Jerusalem - Dec 2011.JPG


'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.


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.