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What Is Chanukah?

Info you need about Chanukah By: www.Chabad.org Chanukah is the Jewish eight-day, wintertime “festival of lights,” celebrated with a nightly menorah lighting, special prayers and fried...

Six Ancient Findings in the Footsteps of the Maccabees

A look at some of what Israeli archeologists have dug up from the Hasmonean dynasty that ruled the land following the Maccabees’ Hanukkah triumph. By:...

In Wake of Anti-Semitic Incidents, Hanukkah Menorah-Lightings Evoke Jewish Pride

The holiday’s message of religious freedom and spiritual light is an antidote to global intolerance, say rabbis. By: Sarah Ogince The North MoPac Expressway runs up...

Six Ancient Findings in the Footsteps of the Maccabees

A look at some of what Israeli archeologists have dug up from the Hasmonean dynasty that ruled the land following the Maccabees’ Hanukkah triumph. By:...

Nutritionists take aim at ultra-Orthodox diet, point to spiritual benefits of healthy food

By World Israel News staff Members of the ultra-orthodox community in Israel are being encouraged to foster healthier eating habits by recognizing the spiritual benefits...

Kollel Lev Echad Creates Talmidei Chochomim, Makes Shidduchim & Focuses on Future of Klall Yisroel

By: Fern Sidman As far back as Biblical times, Judaism has always placed paramount importance on the mitzvah of providing support and succor to those...

How the Chanukah Menorah Made Its Way to the Public Sphere

Through the years and the courts, a small spark in Philadelphia now lights up the world By: Menachem Posner It was a frigid Saturday night during...

Hanukkah Recipes: Latkes, Wings and Doughnuts

Everyone loves potato latkes but no one likes the mess of frying them or the guilt associated with eating them. Try this baked version By:...

11-Year-Old Girl Finds Rare Silver 2000-Year-Old Coin from Jewish Revolt Against the Romans

By: TPS Staff A girl who came with her family to the “archeological experience” in the Emek Tzurim Sifting Project in Jerusalem discovered a rare...

What It’s Like to Warm Jewish Hearts in Siberia

Rabbi Yerachmiel Gorelik leads an active community of 3,000 in Tyumen By: Menachem Posner When most think of the quintessential faraway locale—a place where life is...

American Muslim rapper finds truth, new life in Judaism

By World Israel News Staff In many ways, Nissim Black’s life is typical for an American immigrant to Israel. He lives in Beit Shemesh, a religiously...

Congregation Ohav Sholom of Merrick, LI Celebrates Lively Hachnassas Sefer Torah

Adwar & Breslauer Families Donote Torah Scroll in Memory of Samuel Adwar, zt’l Edited by: TJVNews.com Congregation Ohav Sholom of Merrick, Long Island held an...

Ahi Ezer Yeshiva: “The New, Oldest School Around”

By: Fern Sidman Ask anyone in Brooklyn’s Sephardic Jewish community if they are familiar with Ahi Ezer Yeshiva on Ocean Parkway, and the response will...

Anti-Semitic Attack on Boston Campus Spurs Numerous Acts of Jewish Pride

A mezuzah was torn down, 100 more are being installed By: Aharon Loshak When Elie Codron, a student at Northeastern University in Boston, walked into the...

‘Drawing Strength from Difficulties’ is Theme of 2021 Conference of Chabad Emissaries

Gathering focuses on serving Jewish communities despite all challenges By: www.Chabad.org On a night that most often showcases the profound growth and success of the Chabad-Lubavitch...

The Rhyme and Rhythm of Chassidic Life Through Chassidic Song

Ethnomusicologist talks spirituality and music in Chabad tradition By: Mendel Super Many a participant and observer of Chabad life has been transfixed by the melodies and...

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