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In food blogger Bruce Holberg's quest to eat his way through Chanukah 5775, he stuffed himself silly at two high-end restaurants offering special meals for the holiday.
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In the spirit of the holidays, Miriam answers eight wacky questions about Chanukah.
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For those old enough to remember the most brutal years of the Castro regime, there is deep concern that rapprochement with Washington will extend the life of a dictatorship whose crimes can be neither forgotten nor forgiven.
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The Conservative rabbi’s influence extended well beyond his Los Angeles-area congregation.
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The Calendar

Mon. Dec 22
Melrose B'nai Israel Emanu-El
7:00 PM-9:30 PM
Tue. Dec 23
The Global Phenomenon 8th Day Live in Concert
Lubavitch of Bucks County
7:30 PM
Wed. Dec 24
6:00 PM

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Thinker, innovator, activist. Influential Rabbi Harold Schulweis of LA, died following a struggle with heart disease. http://t.co/32SqQaQRIq
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Want to see something awesome? Check out the Jewish Exponent's Mazel-Tov announcements on Pinterest! http://t.co/kOMffT3bhf
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In the spirit of the holidays, Miriam answers eight wacky questions about Chanukah. http://t.co/5Snl9buOcA
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Bittersweet for Cuban Jews in US. Cheered release of Alan Gross. Wary of reestablishing relations between DC & Havana http://t.co/a64zuik8cj
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Friend posts every detail about her life on FB. Constantly asks for advice or favors. Defriend her or clue her in? http://t.co/kWQhuNRsz9
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Chanukah! We remember the Maccabees. Today, there's focus on the IDF. Is there also focus on Jews in the US military? http://t.co/KxPdudMSxT
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Chanukah Shabbat Shalom! We remember the oil miracle. Heres a story about oil, Israel, the desert & renewable energy. http://t.co/c4Co8MEmDx
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Eric Garner, "I cant breathe." Rabbi Waxman says we have to create just societies. Rabbi Zeff says we have to examine our own actions.
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Philly CEO Naomi Adler is generating buzz as the only female head of a major Jewish federation. Whats her approach? http://t.co/YznYkvfAKD
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This year's Chanukah parties at the White House took on added meaning, coming on the day Alan Gross was released. http://t.co/9NDlvkxvUh
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Will you use a desktop, laptop, tablet or smart phone today? Yes? Then you can read the entire 12/18 Jewish Exponent. http://t.co/kPju4naphX
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Sandy Koufax is out front in painting of Jewish MLB players. Sale of 500 autographed prints is partly for charity. http://t.co/qctxXTa2yx
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Israeli program uses the web to connect lonely seniors when they need it the most. At the end of the day or weekends. http://t.co/bxBxu8kjkO
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Majority of Israelis believe there's a crisis in US-Israel ties & the Netanyahu government harmed the relationship. http://t.co/y83mKURCkE
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#TBT This article appeared a year ago. 5 Swarthmore students met with leaders of Hillel of Greater Philadelphia. http://t.co/3Hh6NPoqZT
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Alan Gross released yesterday. Last week's Editorial centered around calling for the release of Jonathan Pollard. http://t.co/W2Q1CB35P3
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A Giving Culture, Merging Congregations, Rape Education - http://t.co/Himmo5CPBB
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Chanukah goose goes as far back as Xmas one. By early winter, geese have stuffed themselves. Makes for luscious bird. http://t.co/eJSuB5JrcY
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J.K. Rowling confirmed that one of Harry Potter’s classmates in her famed series is Jewish. http://t.co/e2wLQkDoil
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New PBS series shows how pilgrimages are considered essential rites of passage for so many people around the world. http://t.co/II0sDS8Cfp
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Alan Gross imprisoned trying to connect Cubas Jewish community to the world. Deal that got him released may do that! http://t.co/vAkH8boqox
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Released from Cuban prison, Alan Gross thanked his wife & lawyer, the Jewish community & Obama. Freedom secured! http://t.co/XVBqj5CqTb
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Is too much made of a holiday that Judaism ranks as a minor festival? http://t.co/IrlihiQXeA
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European Parliament passed resolution supporting recognition of Palestinian state as part of peace talks with Israel. http://t.co/rqtmoEylC3
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Executive Editor Lisa Hostein just took this picture at the Whitehouse Chanukah party. http://t.co/ECWsI9NAK5
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