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Hanukkah

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  • A bite of Thanksgiving dinner year-round in Orlando

    The Thanksgiving tables have been cleared. The leftovers are packed in the refrigerator. And party planners have turned their thoughts to the remaining days of Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Year's celebrations. But for many it's hard to give up...
  • The four questions of Thanksgivukkah [Commentary]

    The four questions of Thanksgivukkah [Commentary]
    Jewish events and holidays are often fraught with the angst of 5774 years of collective peoplehood. The cycle begins with the bris (ouch!), proceeds through Bar or Bat Mitzvah panic on the pulpit, and climaxes during the union of two Jews under the...
  • SHA adds weapons to battle winter weather

    SHA adds weapons to battle winter weather
    As the region prepares for possible inclement weather during the Thanksgiving and Hanukkah holidays, the State Highway Administration unveiled a beefed-up arsenal Tuesday for tracking and battling winter storms. SHA spokeswoman Valerie Burnette Edgar...
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  • Annapolis mall hosts Hanukkah celebration

    Annapolis mall hosts Hanukkah celebration
    The Westfield Annapolis mall hosts its annual "Chanukah Wonderland" on Wednesday night. At 5 p.m., a giant menorah will be lit at the mall by H&M near the Green Garage. Participants can help build a giant Lego menorah, decorate Hanukkah keepsakes,...
  • For Christmas, all I wanted was a new dreidel

     For Christmas, all I wanted was a new dreidel
    The New York I lived in as a kid was a village of four or five blocks. I could wander anywhere my curiosity took me, safe and secure and knowing I'd still find my way home. I could go around the corner to the barber shop and get a trim for a quarter. I...
  • Hanukkah, the Torah and 'Unscrolled'

    I love Hanukkah. Along with Passover, it’s my favorite holiday -- because it comes steeped in narrative and because it is, essentially, do-it-yourself. Tonight at my house, we will have latkes; we will light the menorah and sing. No intercession...
  • Chabad hosts menorah lighting

    Hanukkah, the eight-day Jewish holiday, began on Wednesday night. Chabad of Pasadena hosts a menorah lighting on Sunday, Dec. 1 at Pasadena City Hall. The event runs from 3 to 5 p.m. and includes latkes, live music and entertainment for children. City...
  • The season of excess begins

    The season of excess begins
    Some celebrate Christmas, some Hanukkah and some Kwanzaa, but to me the coming holiday time is potlatch season, and it's starting earlier every year. A potlatch was a festival of the indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest during which the host...
  • Critic's Pick: The Pacific Symphony and Chorale's production of Handel's 'Judas Maccabaeus'

    "Judas Maccabaeus" is the Hanukkah "Messiah." Or it would be if choral groups had an equal-oratorio policy with Handel. Such a policy, in addition, would give us regular airings of another 23 Handel oratorios, all late works (the composer turned to...
  • Following record day, Instagram app not working

    Following record day, Instagram app not working
    Credit "Thanksgivukkah" for Instagram's busiest day ever.  The combination of Thanksgiving and the first day of Hanukkah helped make Thursday the busiest day ever for Instagram. The Facebook-owned photo-sharing social network didn't give any...