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November 28th, 2017 - 11:25 am § in Misc.

Hannukah, the history

Americans who know anything about the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah may have heard that it celebrates the victory of good over evil — the triumph of light over darkness. But the real history of Hanukkah’s origins is more complicated. It is as much the tale of a Jewish civil war as it is about s[...]

December 17th, 2015 - 12:02 pm § in Buchenwald, Misc.

Sharing A Meme

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December 14th, 2015 - 12:11 am § in Misc.

Hannukah, the day after!

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December 12th, 2015 - 6:55 am § in Jews, Misc.

Hanukkah .. time to make traditional fried Incan pancakes

So this afternoon my wife is making that traditional Hanukkah Jewish delicacy .. latkes. The problem is how can we celebrate Hanukkah with a pancake made with the new world tuber not known in Israel until 2000 years after the Maccabees?  And what did the Maccabees fry their latkes in?  Olive oil w[...]

December 12th, 2015 - 1:45 am § in Misc.

Hannukah: In Kurdish Iraq

Jewish Kurds hold groundbreaking Iraq commemoration . A picture taken on November 30, 2015, shows a menorah, Judaism’s seven-branched candelabrum, during a ceremony marking the deportation of Jews from Iraq seven decades ago, in Arbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern I[...]

December 11th, 2015 - 1:42 am § in Jews, Misc.

When Chanukah fell on Shabbat, across the street from Nazi Headquarters

It was the eighth night of Chanukah in Kiel, Germany, a small town with a Jewish population of 500. That year, 1931, the last night Chanukah fell on Friday evening, and Rabbi Akiva Boruch Posner, spiritual leader of the town was hurrying to light the Menorah before the Shabbat set in.Directly across[...]

December 10th, 2015 - 1:04 am § in Misc.

Happy Hannukah . IN SIGN!

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December 9th, 2015 - 8:22 pm § in Misc.

Hannukia Challah

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December 7th, 2015 - 4:16 am § in Jews, Misc.

Happy CHannukah

Let’s all eat trafe for Chanukah! NancyKay Shapiro A holiday scene: The Place: Balducci’s, Dec. 2nd, 2007 | 10:53 am. Personae: Me, shopping for low-carb food. Action: I’m sort of staring at the meat display, lots of salamis and sausages, and then various hams. And the hams’ [...]