Thursday, December 18, 2014 Kislev 26, 5775
View our photo montage of Chanukah candlelightings throughout Philadelphia and even the nation's capital.
Top Stories
Several leaders in the Philadelphia Jewish community linked candlelightings to the continuing outcry over black men being killed in police altercations.
This year's Chanukah parties at the White House took on added meaning, coming on the day that Alan Gross was released from Cuba.
The six episodes of Bruce Feiler's latest project explore not only what compels so many people to go on spiritual pilgrimages each year, but what has happened to make each destination into a religious locus.
“Anthony Goldstein, Ravenclaw, Jewish wizard,” the novelist said Tuesday on Twitter, responding to a query as to whether there were Jews at Hogwarts, the wizard school.

The Calendar

Thu. Dec 18
4:30 PM-8:00 PM
Fri. Dec 19
Klein Jewish Community Center
8:30 AM
Fri. Dec 19
Festival of Lights
Myer and Rosaline Feinstein Center for American Jewish History
5:00 PM-7:30 PM



Alan Gross released yesterday. Last week's Editorial centered around calling for the release of Jonathan Pollard.
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A Giving Culture, Merging Congregations, Rape Education -
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Chanukah goose goes as far back as Xmas one. By early winter, geese have stuffed themselves. Makes for luscious bird.
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J.K. Rowling confirmed that one of Harry Potter’s classmates in her famed series is Jewish.
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New PBS series shows how pilgrimages are considered essential rites of passage for so many people around the world.
7 hours 31 min ago
Alan Gross imprisoned trying to connect Cubas Jewish community to the world. Deal that got him released may do that!
9 hours 13 min ago
Released from Cuban prison, Alan Gross thanked his wife & lawyer, the Jewish community & Obama. Freedom secured!
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Is too much made of a holiday that Judaism ranks as a minor festival?
22 hours 46 min ago
European Parliament passed resolution supporting recognition of Palestinian state as part of peace talks with Israel.
1 day 46 min ago
Executive Editor Lisa Hostein just took this picture at the Whitehouse Chanukah party.
1 day 2 hours ago
A European Union court annulled Hamas’ listing as a terrorist group.
1 day 2 hours ago
The dreidel spinners of @TECherryHill came up short in their effort to set a new world record.
1 day 4 hours ago
May be another capital opposing Israeli settlement expansion: Jerusalem. What happens then to US pro-Israel advocacy?
1 day 6 hours ago
US secured release of Alan Gross as part of a prisoner swap & wider effort to improve bilateral relations with Cuba.
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Take a look at the latest crop of music videos and parodies honoring the Festival of Lights.
1 day 11 hours ago
Female spiritual leaders are breaking congregational molds and discussing ways they can support each other.
1 day 22 hours ago
Dozens of writers & editors departed The New Republic. How will this impact its engagement with Jewish life?
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Happy Chanukah: Special Exponent Newsletter Edition -
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JTA, MyJewishLearning & Kveller imagined novelties for each of the 8 nights of Hanukkah. ‘Motel at the Kotel’?
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After a drop in visitors to Israel this summer, Uzi Landau turned to Philly's Jewish community in search of a lift.
2 days 4 hours ago
How to enjoy Xmas decorations & celebrations with young Jewish kids without making them feel like theyre missing out.
2 days 6 hours ago
US bars sending weapons/combat equipment to foreign armies. IDF not a charity. Sending US Jewish aid to IDF is tricky
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An octet of salad dressing & sauce recipes, one for each night of Chanukah, that can be jarred & given as gifts.
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Coverage surrounding sexual assault on college campuses reminded me about teaching my sons not to violate women.
2 days 23 hours ago
Zuhdi Jasser, Muslim who staunchly supports democracy, spoke at a StandWithUs luncheon about combatting radical Islam
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