Monday, September 15, 2014 Elul 20, 5774
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
A group at Temple Emanuel in Cherry Hill, N.J., has reportedly made history. With participants sprawled out across the synagogue's floor - and some bending over tables - 541 people were able to simultaneously spin their dreidels for 10 seconds, tentatively setting a new world record. The old one, as certified by the Guinness Book of Records, stood at 535...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
Even though artist David Danek worked for six months to build his version of the perfect dreidel, no lucky child will get a chance to give it a spin; this particular toy happens to be 8 feet tall. Standing smack-dab in the center of Doylestown, at the corner of State and Main streets, the blue, red and gold "Doylestown Dreidel"...
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Make Mom happy and have fun making this Chanukah project (the drip tray will save her tablecloth from wax drippings). You Will Need: tin foil; a pizza round or piece of cardboard/tag board cut into the desired shape; colored construction paper; stickers; Chanukah glitter; clear contact paper; scissors; and a glue stick. First, cover the cardboard or pizza round with...
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This year's Chanukah menorah contest at Har Zion Temple in Penn Valley, which was open to the Conservative synagogue's elementary- and middle-school students, netted 15 entries. The designs ran the gamut, from the traditional linear version - albeit with balloons for the lights - to the more abstract, with one interpretation essentially a mountain made out of boxes of candles...
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About six years ago, Eve Berger's then-toddler daughter wanted to have colored lights on the outside of her house for the December holiday season, just like her neighbors. To indulge her daughter's request, Berger decided that she would string blue and white Christmas lights in the shape of a Magen David, and hang the symbol next to her front door...
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