Friday, August 22, 2014 Av 26, 5774
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Carin M. Smilk, JE Feature
Chanukah has moved so far into the American vernacular that weeks after the last candle was extinguished, symbols of the holiday still permeate the public sphere. Local rabbis weigh in on the implications.
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The old adage that it’s better to give than to receive rings especially true during the holiday season. Now, along comes the relatively new phenomenon of “Giving Tuesday,” the charitable world’s answer to the shopping-centered Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
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JTA
Some of Chabad's publicly placed menorahs in Utah, Indiana and the Hu ngarian capital of Budapest have been vandalized or stolen.
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Arts/culture editor Greg Salisbury dishes on a recent perk of his job — serving on a panel of judges tasked with choosing the best latke at the Gershman Y's 11th annual potato pancake extravaganza.
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Hundreds gathered at Independence Hall for the 40th anniversary of the first public menorah-lighting ceremony in the world.
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