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(Baltimore Jewish Life) Jerusalem, Israel - Dec. 19, 2017 - The last night of Hanukkah 5778, saw tens of thousands of people arriving to the Old City streets of Yerushalayim. By Jaffa Gate, musical performers and artists with live fire torches entertained. The nearby walls were colorfully lit up. Entering the narrow...
BUDAPEST (JTA) — The outdoor ice skating rink — the largest in Central Europe — in Budapest’s city center has been part and parcel of Hungary’s Christmas tradition for nearly 150 years. Stretching across 3.5 acres between Heroes’ Square and Vajdahunyad Castle, the Budapest City Park Ice Rink draws hundreds...
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(The Nosher) The 2017 Hanukkah season began in Israel weeks ago, and by the holiday’s end food establishments will have sold millions of sufganiyot, donuts, ranging from the classic to the unexpected. While the tradition of eating sufganiyot is growing in popularity in the United States, fried potato or other root vegetable pancakes (aka latkes)...
President Donald Trump said he was “proud to stand with the Jewish people” on Hanukkah. “Melania and I wish all of our Jewish brothers and sisters celebrating this meaningful holiday a happy and healthy eight nights in the company of those they love,” Trump said in a message Tuesday evening,...
An inside view of the synagogue in Casale Monferrato, Italy, which dates to the 16th century. (Wikimedia Commons) CASALE MONFERRATO, Italy (JTA) – It’s always Hanukkah in this picturesque town in northern Italy’s Piedmont region. Jews have lived in Casale Monferrato for more than 500 years, with the community reaching its peak of...
Paper Flowers are PERFECT for part of your Shavuos decor. First, take your paper and fold it in half, width-wise, and cut. I have made the template so that the large petal will fit into this half-sheet, and that the smallest petal will fit into a quarter-sheet. you will use 6...
Selfie fans in Tel aviv can now enjoy a 6-meter-tall interactive LED Hanukkah Menorah (Hanukkiah), which presents live selfie photos taken by visitors of the port. Posted by Israel In New York
Public menorah lightings are planned around the world in locations ranging from ski towns and Caribbean islands to famous landmarks and sports arenas. The following is unedited via the AP: If you’re traveling or vacationing during the holiday, there may be a menorah lighting near you. The Jewish outreach organization Chabad-Lubavitch...
ITEMS YOU’LL NEED Large fresh strawberries Lollipop sticks or plastic rose stems Small sharp paring knife HOW TO Wash and completely dry your strawberries. Insert the lollipop stick or rose stem in the bottom of each strawberry. (If you do it after they’re cut it squishes the petals). ...
(The Nosher) What do you prefer on your latkes — dwenjang sour cream or yuzu pear sauce? That will be the question come the fifth night of Hanukkah at one very unique, very drool-inducing Korean-Hanukkah pop-up extravaganza in Brooklyn. The brains behind this delicious Hanukkah mash-up is Irene Yoo, a 31-year-old photo manager at Food Network who...
On this past weekend's episode of Saturday Night Live, they brought back an old favorite at the Weekend Update desk, Jacob the Bar-Mitzvah boy, played by Vanessa Bayer. In the sketch Jacob tells the story of Passover while reading from a prepared speech, unable to stray from the written...
We have collected some of our favorite vases for Shavuos this year. Nothing like a beautiful vase to hold beautiful flowers! Click the images for details.              
Now that you’ve gathered all the ingredients you’re ready to craft! Start by putting a dot of glue onto your ring and using it to attach the end of the ribbon. Wrap the ribbon around until the ring is fully covered and use another dot of hot glue to seal...
(JTA) — When Hanukkah comes, it hangs around for more than a week. That means plenty of gifts to give, as well as ample time for procrastinators. For your favorite Person of the Book, you can’t go too wrong with giving, uh, a book. We have eight of them here,...


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