Saturday, August 23, 2014 Av 27, 5774
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Carin M. Smilk, JE Feature
Amy Orlov remembers sitting in music class back in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., singing Christmas carols and humming the words to certain parts -- the ones that made her uncomfortable. Emma Dall (left) and classmate Alexa Burrows display their homemade -- and edible -- Chanukah menorah, which they made in first grade "But I don't think they do that anymore, and the...
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Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer, JE Feature
Move over, Nutcracker; make way, Tiny Tim: there is a new theatrical tradition in town this year just in time for the holidays, and this one features hot latkes, chocolate gelt, live klezmer music and Chanukah candle lighting. Gas and Electric Arts, a Philadelphia-based theater company founded by Lower Merion native Lisa Jo Epstein and partner David Brown in 2005,...
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Rivka Tal, Jewish Exponent Feature
The festive holiday of Chanukah lasts eight days -- even here in Israel, where some of the holidays are short a day. And it's a good thing, too, for we have eight days in which to light candles every night and show thanks for the Jews' miraculous victory over the Greeks.
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And cheese, too, since it played a significant part in the lore of Chanukah
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Sybil Kaplan, JTA
Latkes and sufganiyot, the jelly-filled doughnuts especially popular in Israel, are well-known Chanukah fare made with oil to signify the holiday tale.
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Rabbi Elisa Goldberg, JE Feature
As the days shorten and the nights grow long, we seek out sources of light and warmth to sustain us.
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