Thursday, December 18, 2014 Kislev 26, 5775
Take a look at the latest crop of music videos and parodies honoring the Festival of Lights.
Top Stories
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.
Ron Kampeas, JTA
The island nation’s Jewish organizations can be much more in the open with the historic deal that freed Alan Gross and reopened U.S. ties to Cuba.
Ron Kampeas, JTA
What happens to U.S. pro-Israel advocacy if the Labor Party leader, the man who blames Benjamin Netanyahu for degrading relations with the United States, is elected?
“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
Myer and Rosaline Feinstein Center for American Jewish History
5:00 PM-7:30 PM


New PBS series shows how pilgrimages are considered essential rites of passage for so many people around the world.
46 min 45 sec ago
Alan Gross imprisoned trying to connect Cubas Jewish community to the world. Deal that got him released may do that!
2 hours 28 min ago
Released from Cuban prison, Alan Gross thanked his wife & lawyer, the Jewish community & Obama. Freedom secured!
3 hours 35 min ago
Is too much made of a holiday that Judaism ranks as a minor festival?
16 hours 1 min ago
European Parliament passed resolution supporting recognition of Palestinian state as part of peace talks with Israel.
18 hours 1 min ago
Executive Editor Lisa Hostein just took this picture at the Whitehouse Chanukah party.
20 hours 1 min ago
A European Union court annulled Hamas’ listing as a terrorist group.
20 hours 1 min ago
The dreidel spinners of @TECherryHill came up short in their effort to set a new world record.
21 hours 31 min ago
May be another capital opposing Israeli settlement expansion: Jerusalem. What happens then to US pro-Israel advocacy?
23 hours 22 min ago
US secured release of Alan Gross as part of a prisoner swap & wider effort to improve bilateral relations with Cuba.
1 day 1 hour ago
Take a look at the latest crop of music videos and parodies honoring the Festival of Lights.
1 day 4 hours ago
Female spiritual leaders are breaking congregational molds and discussing ways they can support each other.
1 day 16 hours ago
Dozens of writers & editors departed The New Republic. How will this impact its engagement with Jewish life?
1 day 18 hours ago
Happy Chanukah: Special Exponent Newsletter Edition -
1 day 19 hours ago
JTA, MyJewishLearning & Kveller imagined novelties for each of the 8 nights of Hanukkah. ‘Motel at the Kotel’?
1 day 20 hours ago
After a drop in visitors to Israel this summer, Uzi Landau turned to Philly's Jewish community in search of a lift.
1 day 21 hours ago
How to enjoy Xmas decorations & celebrations with young Jewish kids without making them feel like theyre missing out.
1 day 23 hours ago
US bars sending weapons/combat equipment to foreign armies. IDF not a charity. Sending US Jewish aid to IDF is tricky
2 days 59 min ago
An octet of salad dressing & sauce recipes, one for each night of Chanukah, that can be jarred & given as gifts.
2 days 3 hours ago
Coverage surrounding sexual assault on college campuses reminded me about teaching my sons not to violate women.
2 days 16 hours ago
Zuhdi Jasser, Muslim who staunchly supports democracy, spoke at a StandWithUs luncheon about combatting radical Islam
2 days 18 hours ago
Chanukah is the prototype holiday for the “They tried to destroy us; we won; let’s eat” gag — and fress we will.
2 days 19 hours ago
Recently deposed justice minister Livni, joining 4th political party in 9 years by aligning with the Israeli left.
2 days 21 hours ago
Congregation Beth Ahavah, an LGBT synagogue, is expected to merge with Congregation Rodeph Shalom sometime in spring.
2 days 23 hours ago
Miracle of Hanukkah updated!
3 days 56 min ago