Chanucah

'Insensitive' Christmas vodka ad removed

By Jennifer Lipman, November 23, 2011

A Christmas shopping advert has been removed from the upper west side of Manhattan after allegations that it was antisemitic.

The billboard, for a vodka company, read: "Christmas quality, Hannukah pricing".

The image showed two dogs, one wearing a Santa hat and the other with a kippah on.

The Anti-Defamation League, a US hate monitor, said the advert was "crude and offensive".

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Lights go out in downing st

By Simon Rocker, November 10, 2011

The Prime Minister's Chanucah party has become an annual fixture in the Anglo-Jewish calendar and the great and good eagerly await their invitations.

But Chanucah's late arrival this year - it doesn't begin until the evening of December 20 - has posed a problem.

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It's time to start saving... for Chanucah

By Martin Lewis, October 6, 2011

Chanucah is coming. Now I hate the early creep of festivities as much as the next person, but if you want to have more and pay less there are some things you need to do soonish.

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Mel Gibson to film story of Jewish hero Judah Maccabee

By Jennifer Lipman, September 9, 2011

Mel Gibson has already taken on Christmas, and is now set to turn his attention to the Chanucah story.

The actor, who was famously arrested for drink driving and launched into a tirade about Jews, is to bring the story of Judah Maccabee to the big screen.

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Twilight star Kristen Stewart's Jewish good luck charm

By Jennifer Lipman, August 16, 2011

Twilight actress Kristen Stewart has revealed the Jewish song that helped launch her career.

The non-Jewish star, 21, took part in a Chanucah concert when she was at school and her performance was so impressive that she was signed up by an agent.

She told W magazine that she was asked to sing a song about a dreidel.

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The Maccabeats - Candlelight live in London

By Jennifer Lipman, July 11, 2011
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Fans mob the stage as the Maccabeats perform their original YouTube hit in London.

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Chanucah on campus

By Jennifer Lipman, December 8, 2010

Chanucah celebrations at universities around the UK

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Menorah madness

By Jennifer Lipman, December 6, 2010

New Jersey couple Sid and Shuey Horowitz host an annual Chanucah party to show off their large collection of colourful and unusual menorahs.

Photos: Jason Perlow/Offthebroiler.com

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Candlelight - The Maccabeats

By Jennifer Lipman, December 5, 2010
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Guaranteed to get you singing this Chanucah, this is a version of Taio Cruz's "Dynamite" to mark the festival of lights.

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