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Holidays

Tu B’Shevat, MLK Day Has Weekend of Events

Tu B’Shevat and Martin Luther King Jr. Day both fall on Jan. 21 this year, resulting in a three-day weekend full of volunteer opportunities. Both...

Why We Read What We Do on Chanukah

By Rabbi Jon Cutler Parshat Miketz Ever notice that Parshat Miketz is always read on the intermediate Shabbat of Chanukah? Why? There’s a bigger issue — Chanukah...

How the 2018 Chanukah Stamp Came to Be

By Lisa Traiger This year’s Chanukah stamp from the U.S. Postal Service is a papercut image of a nine-branched chanukiah placed in the subtle outline...

Chanukah with a Southern Accent

I have written in the past about my husband’s heritage as a Southern Jew raised in Arkansas. This menu reflects his family background and...

Top 10 Things To Do in Philadelphia in December

December is dark. And cold. And nine months away from High Holidays season. But if you look closely there’s plenty to celebrate (ahem, Chanukah!)...

Chanukah: Eight Things You Might Not Know

By Samantha Cooper If you haven’t learned a thing about Chanukah since Hebrew school, it’s time to delve a little deeper into the holiday, which...

Indie Band’s Album Includes Chanukah Song

It was a little chaotic getting all three members of the band Distant Cousins on the phone the day before Thanksgiving, but they made...

Chanukah Events Galore are Upcoming

It’s Chanukah time again, and there’s a full slate of events all over Philadelphia. Whether you’re looking to bring the whole family or to...

Chanukah: A Festival of Many Faces

By Rabbi Howard Alpert Parshat Vayeshev American Jews love Chanukah. Only the Passover seder is more widely celebrated, and no other observance captures the popular Jewish...

Chanukah Gift Ideas: A Sampling

Chanukah comes early this year (Dec. 2), so if you haven’t wrapped up — or even started — your holiday shopping yet, you might...