| Nov 15, 2013
Hanukkah coincides with Thanksgiving this year — a phenomenon that hasn't occurred in 125 years. The two holidays have common roots in religious freedom: Hanukkah commemorates the rededication of the Temple after the Jews vanquished their Syrian...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 10:00 AM
It was I who allowed menurkey* in a front-page headline in today's Baltimore Sun. I am terribly sorry, and it shan't happen again.
At least for 77,000 years.
But once Thanksgivukkah is mercifully past, and Christmas and New Year's, along with their...
| Nov 22, 2013
Hannukah is the most celebrated Jewish holiday in America today — but for many, the deeper significance is lost under piles of dreidels, gifts and latkes. To help rediscover the meaning of this ancient tradition, Harford Chabad will host a Pre-...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 12:20 PM
Hannukah, the Festival of Lights takes place Nov. 27 - Dec. 5 and in honor of the observance in Harford County Home Depot will partner with Harford Chabad to offer a Pre- Hannukah Menorah Workshop at its Bel Air location, 655 Marketplace Dr., on Sunday,...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 7:22 PM
Maryland's largest menorah was all lit up in Baltimore's McKeldin Square for the final night of Hanukkah on Wednesday.
A parade of cars with smaller menorahs on their roofs made its way from Park Heights to downtown, for the celebration of the Jewish...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 4:30 AM
Retail sales will be up slightly this holiday season compared to last year, according to ShopperTrak.
The firm that measures store traffic is calling for a 2.4 percent increase in sales in November and December. That's a slower pace than last year, when...
| Nov 19, 2013
Your teen just declared himself atheist. You want him to celebrate the holidays. Help!
From our panel of staff contributors
There's nothing to prevent a non-Christian from celebrating the Christmas holidays. I have Jewish friends...
| Nov 24, 2013
If you have Thanksgivukkah fever:
Hanukkah and Thanksgiving won’t coincide again for another 79,000 years or so. Celebrate the occasion with a Menurkey (a turkey-shaped menorah, $50) from menurkey.com. One-day express shipping is available if you&...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 8:00 PM
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This week's TV Movies
Comet of the Century PBS launches an...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 6:31 AM
Religion News Service blogger Mark Silk tells the holiday story of the "Miracle of the Turkey:"
Every 70,000 years or so, Hanukkah and Thanksgiving overlap, permitting those of us who celebrate both to recall the Miracle of the Turkey. It goes something...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 11:41 AM
Hey there, Upper Eastsiders (and Orange County denizens): Leighton Meester and Adam Brody are reportedly engaged!
And even though it's not yet Hanukkah, in honor of "The OC's" holiday-mashing Seth Cohen, we're going to call it an engagemukkah anyway! ...