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Parshat Vayechi concludes the Book of Genesis and marks the end of the era of the Patriarchs. Jacob’s final tasks were to “bless” his children…

Workshop offers taste of Mussar

Workshop offers taste of Mussar

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An interactive workshop leading participants on a Jewish path of character development and spiritual growth will be presented Jan. 22 at Temple Chai.

Hanukkah happenings throughout the Valley

Hanukkah happenings throughout the Valley

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Eight days of a holiday allows for a variety of celebration options, from building a menorah to lighting one, as well as opportunities for mit…

Yom Kippur in January

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Vayigash, Genesis 44:18-47:27

Optimal living, optimal Judaism

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The mitzvah of lighting the Hanukkah menorah – one of the most universally observed mitzvot - features an unusual aspect that, when compared t…

Hanukkah Calendar 12-30-16

Hanukkah Calendar 12-30-16

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Hanukkah calendar

Jewish community formed in Madagascar

Jewish community formed in Madagascar

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Though there is no synagogue, mikvah or Jewish school in Madagascar, visitors to the African island nation can enjoy a strictly kosher meal, S…

The danger of inaction

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Vayeshev, Genesis 37:1-40:23

Hanukkah art contest

Hanukkah art contest

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Jewish News received hundreds of submissions for this year’s Hanukkah art contest. Thank you to all the synagogues and schools who spread the …

How I learned to give up Christmas

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When people find out I’m a Jew by Choice (otherwise known as a convert), one of the first questions I get is, “Was it hard to give up Christmas?”

Hanukkah candles with a mission

Hanukkah candles with a mission

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The Menorah Candle Company, a manufacturer and exporter of millions of Hanukkah candles worldwide, is one of the oldest businesses in the indu…

My favorite thing about Hanukkah is...

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Jewish News asked children what their favorite thing about Hanukkah is. In addition to the most popular answers of presents, chocolate gelt an…

8 ways to celebrate Hanukkah that aren’t about the presents

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We love Hanukkah. The message that the Rabbis in the Talmud give about the holiday is that we light candles each night in order to increase th…

Hanukkah sweaters are now a thing — and I love them

Hanukkah sweaters are now a thing — and I love them

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NEW YORK   — Ever since I moved here from Israel, every late November felt like the beginning of a month-long assault. Every store, business a…

Conservative group ousts rabbi for performing intermarriages

Conservative group ousts rabbi for performing intermarriages

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NEW YORK – Conservative Rabbi Seymour Rosenbloom has been expelled from the Rabbinical Assembly, the movement’s rabbis’ association, for perfo…

Wrestling: The devil didn’t make me do it

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Vayishlach, Genesis 32:4-36:43

Hanukkiot more than ceremonial

Hanukkiot more than ceremonial

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New York’s Jewish Museum is shining a bright light on the many forms and enduring ritual uses of Hanukkah lamps from around the world in a new…

Hanukkah Calendar 2016

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Sunday, Dec. 18

A significant place to sleep

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Vayeitzei, Genesis 28:9-32-3

2016 Hanukkah Calendar

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2016 Hanukkah Calendar