Wednesday, November 26, 2014 Kislev 4, 5775
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A techno hora remixed with "Jingle Bells," and sampled with the refrain, "I can't dance, I'm too Jewish," blared over a mass of revelers at Public House in Center City -- an aptly cheeky sound byte for an annual Jewish party on Christmas Eve.
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A 10-year-old local girl won a national essay contest, "What Chanukah Means to Me," earning her the right to read her piece at the Chabad-sponsored menorah lighting ceremony at the White House on Dec. 20. The essay of Dahbra Erlbaum, the daughter of Marc and Leiba Erlbaum, is below: When something in your life goes wrong, how do you feel...
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All together now: "I'm dreaming of a white ..." Chanukah? Not going to happen. Environmentally, sure, it's a possibility. But expecting a Jewish composer like Irving Berlin of "White Christmas" fame to wax lyrical over Judah Maccabee's miracle? That would be a miracle in and of itself. But why do some Jewish composers find Christmas more musical than Chanukah? Adam...
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Rivka Tal, JE Feature
Chanukah doesn't always have to mean brisket with latkes -- or fried foods only.
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Reporter Deborah Hirsch battles crowds at the Gershman Y's Latkepalooza in a mission to load up on starchy Chanukah goodness.
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