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  • Target recalls 2600 Menorahs for Fire Hazard

    05/17/2016 11:15:55 AM PDT · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 19 replies | 05/17/2016 | Tomi Kilgore
    Target Corp. (TGT) recalled about 2,600 Hanukkah menorahs sold from October 2015 through December 2015 for about $20 , because of a fire hazard, according to the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission . The clear acrylic menorahs, in a pyramid design and 10.5 inches long, can melt when the candles are burning, posing a fire hazard, the CPSC said. Target has received eight reports of melting, including three reports of fire, but no property damage or injuries. Target shares shed 1.9% in afternoon trade, and have edged up 0.8% year to date.

    12/14/2015 3:14:30 PM PST · by GreyFriar · 24 replies ^ | Dec 13, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Every Obama event somehow has to offend Christians and Jews. Could Obama pull it off for Chanukah? Yes, he could. I already wrote about Susan Talve's bizarre pre-Menorah lighting rant at the White House Chanukah party. Then, not satisfied with having made a disgrace of the Chanukah ceremony, Susan Talve declared, "I stand here to light these lights to say no the darkness of Islamophobia and Homophobia and Transphobia." Talve babbled about insuring "justice for Palestinians" and began gleefully chanting, "Ins'Allah, Ins'Allah". Or "Allah Willing".
  • Disgraceful White House Hanukkah celebration

    12/11/2015 4:42:08 AM PST · by markomalley · 64 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/11/15 | Thomas Lifson
    Leave to Barack Obama to turn what should be a celebration of the Jewish people’s survival in the face of adversity into a politicized rant celebrating the cause of the Palestinians, who want to “drive them into the sea,” as has been promised since the birth of the modern State of Israel. Daniel Greenfield reports on what should have been the highlight of this year’s White House ceremony at Front Page Magazine: …the White House chose Susan Talve to light the Menorah. Talve is a member of the anti-Israel group T'ruah which is currently promoting assorted "soft BDS" programs. She's...
  • Greenfield: "Ins'Allah!": Obama Chanukah Party Attacks Islamophobia....

    12/11/2015 12:32:47 PM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 14 replies
    FrontPage ^ | December 10, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    "Ins'Allah!": Obama Chanukah Party Attacks Islamophobia, Calls for "Justice" for Palestinians "I stand here to light these lights to say no the darkness of Islamophobia" December 10, 2015 Daniel Greenfield Obama's Chanukah parties have had issues in the past. But this time it teetered over into full-blown violently offensive territory. Obama's own remarks were boilerplate inoffensive stuff. Israel's President Rivlin, a political hack who desperately sucks up to the media, was equally insipid. But the White House chose Susan Talve to light the Menorah. Talve is a member of the anti-Israel group T'ruah which is currently promoting assorted "soft BDS"...
  • The fascinating contrast between President Obama’s and Sen. Cruz’s Hanukkah (Chanukah) greetings

    12/06/2015 3:32:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Washington Post's The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | December 6, 2015 | Professor David Bernstein
    First part: President Obama: “Tonight, Jews in America, Israel, and around the world come together to light the first candle of the Festival of Lights. At its heart, Hanukkah is about the struggle for justice in the face of overwhelming obstacles.” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.): “Today Heidi and I wish the Jewish Community a very Happy Chanukah. On this holiday, we remember the miracle that enabled a freedom-loving people – led by the heroic Maccabees – to defeat the oppressive dictator Antiochus so that they could once again freely worship the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. For the eight...
  • Jews Shouldn't Light Menorah For Hanukkah Because Of Anti-Semitic Threats, Paris Police Warn

    12/03/2015 4:10:14 AM PST · by SJackson · 53 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 12-2-15 | Cristina Silva 
    Paris police are reportedly discouraging Jews from lighting the menorah to mark Hanukkah this weekend, after a series of terror attacks last month killed and wounded hundreds. The warning comes as some Jewish leaders have expressed concern about anti-Semitic threats, after Islamic State group supporters attacked several locations -- including a theater that held pro-Israel events -- on Nov. 13. Jewish organizations in Paris had vowed to hold public Hanukkah ceremonies, including a live concert, starting at sundown Sunday to honor the Jewish holiday. The Jewish outreach organization Chabad Lubavitch is sponsoring more than 60 celebrations and nightly public menorah...
  • Netanyahu and Putin agree to expand and deepen military coordination

    11/30/2015 4:42:10 PM PST · by Mariner · 46 replies
    i24 News ^ | November 30th, 2015 | Tal Shalev
    Putin also extended his good wishes ahead of the "very bright" Jewish holiday of Hanukkah Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the Paris climate summit on Monday. The two leaders, who last met in Moscow in September have reportedly agreed to deepen military coordination in order to avoid unwanted clashes in Syria, an Israeli official told i24news diplomatic correspondent Tal Shalev. During the meeting, Netanyahu told Putin that the "events of recent days prove the importance of our coordination, our de-confliction mechanisms, our attempts to cooperate with each other to prevent...
  • Greenfield: he Light of Chanukah

    12/22/2014 1:33:41 PM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 6 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Monday, December 22, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Monday, December 22, 2014 The Light of Chanukah Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog A candle is a brief flare of light. A wick dipped in oil burns and then goes out again. The light of Chanukah appears to follow the same narrative. Briefly there is light and warmth and then darkness again. Out of the exile of Babylon, the handful that returned to resettle and rebuild the land faced the might of new empires. The Jews who returned from the exile of one evil empire some twenty-six hundred years ago were forced to decide whether they...
  • 1,500 Jews Find Vandalism at Josephs Tomb for Hanukkah (Nablus, Israel)

    12/21/2014 10:31:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    INN ^ | 12/22/2014, 8:23 AM | Shimon Cohen, Ari Yashar
    After more than a month with no Jewish visitors allowed, over 1,500 Jews on Sunday night went to Kever Yosef (Josephs Tomb) in Shechem (Nablus) located in Samaria to pray at the grave of the Jewish patriarch from the Torahonly to find it vandalized. The Jewish visitors discovered that the electric system of the tomb compound was destroyed, with light bulbs and fluorescent light fixtures smashed, leaving the Tomb in utter darkness. In an almost symbolic act hearkening to the Hanukkah story in which the Maccabees rededicated the Second Temple with light after the Greek occupiers desecrated it, the visitors...
  • How the Catholic Church Saved Hanukkah

    12/20/2014 11:25:30 AM PST · by millegan · 184 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | 2014 | Joe Heschmeyer
    "And so we encounter another oddity of Hanukkah: Jews know the fuller history of the holiday because Christians preserved the books that the Jews themselves lost. In a further twist, Jews in the Middle Ages encountered the story of the martyred mother and her seven sons anew in Christian literature and once again placed it in the time of the Maccabees."
  • Im Too Spooky for My Soul; Too Sexy, In My Jewish Soul

    12/19/2014 7:21:44 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 7 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-19-2014 | MOTUS
    BO is the reason for the season - regardless of which season youre celebrating:Cat Walkin our way through the Holiday Season: Im too sexy for my houseFor Hanukkah, Big Guy, widely described by pro-Israel groups as the U.S. president least friendly to the Jewish state since its founding, believes that he is Jewish in his soul. I am, in my soul.Which might explain the Hanukkah colors OFA chose for their annual cultish Holiday Greetings card, featuring our first Jewish President:Butt getting back to Boo-Rocks claim that he has a Jewish soul - Im sure that could be true, were there...
  • Greenfield: A Dangerous Holiday

    12/16/2014 6:29:53 PM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 19 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Tuesday, December 16, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Tuesday, December 16, 2014 A Dangerous Holiday Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog Holidays are a calendar. They mark points in emotional and physical time. They remind of us who we are. Many of those celebrating Chanukah celebrate a holiday that does nothing more than celebrate 'celebration', the rituals and rites of entertainment, a special food, a symbol whose meaning they don't remember and a little family fun. Chanukah is many things but it is not a safe holiday. It is a victory celebration in a guerrilla war. It is a reminder that Obama's war on Jerusalem...
  • MORON: Teachers Union President Falls For Obvious Walmart Hanukkah Ham Hoax

    12/06/2014 7:42:21 AM PST · by rktman · 64 replies ^ | 12/6/2014 | Eric Owens
    Earlier this week, American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten took time out of her busy workday for each of which she receives a princely $1,380 or so to warn America that Walmart is selling delicious ham for Hanukkah (at the low, low price of $6.29 per pound). Really Walmart? Ham for Hanukah? Weingarten wrote in a Dec. 2 Facebook post.
  • Temple Mount Closes After Jewish Visitors Sing Hanukkah Songs

    12/01/2013 1:10:48 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    INN ^ | 12/1/2013, 12:10 PM | Tova Dvorin
    Israeli police closed the Temple Mount Sunday after Jewish visitors to the Mountwhich is Judaisms holiest site and the exact spot of the events of the Hanukkah holidaybroke out into Hanukkah songs, enraging Muslim worshipers. Following the song, a scuffle broke out between Jews and Muslims. Four people were arrested. Police have decided to close the Mount to all visitors until further notice.
  • Nefesh B'Nefesh Hanukkah Flash Mob

    11/30/2013 9:19:44 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/23/2009 | Nefesh B'Nefesh
    Nefesh B'Nefesh brought over 150 participants together on Ben Yehuda Street for the first ever Jerusalem flash mob in honor of Hanukkah. Sound provided by David Shenkin. "Hanukkah Hey Ya!" by Eric Schwartz aka Smooth-E
  • Netanyahu vows to banish darkness of Iran nuclear program

    11/28/2013 11:59:56 AM PST · by Mean Daddy · 25 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | November 28, 2013 | JOSHUA DAVIDOVICH
    Melding the Hanukkah holiday and foreign affairs, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu solemnly vowed to act as a light unto the nations and act against Irans nuclear program should diplomacy fail Thursday night. Speaking at the Western Wall for a Hanukkah candle-lighting ceremony, Netanyahu compared Irans nuclear program to a darkness that would be forced out by Israel, referencing a popular childrens song for the holiday.
  • God Delivered the Pilgrimsand My People

    11/28/2013 8:05:43 AM PST · by SJackson · 16 replies
    Wall St. Journal ^ | Nov. 21, 2013 | Meir Soloveichik
    Thanksgiving always had particular resonance for one group of religious freedom-seekers. The once-in-a-lifetime convergence of Thanksgiving Day with the first day of Hanukkah has inspired culinary fusions like deep-fried turkey, song parodies and clever T-shirts. One enterprising lad has even invented the "Menurkey": a menorah (candelabrum) in the shape of a turkey. Humor aside, one group of American Jewsthe members of New York's Congregation Shearith Israel have reason to find in this year's calendrical happenstance a source both of institutional memory and of profound pride. Of all American synagogues, Shearith Israel has been celebrating both Hanukkah and Thanksgiving from the...
  • Hanukkah, Coney Island, Knockout and Iran

    11/27/2013 5:33:56 AM PST · by SJackson · 49 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | November 25th, 2013 | Rabbi Reuven Kahane
    Years ago, on a perfect Hanukkah day, my brother and I were getting off the Coney Island bumper cars on the way to kosher country, when we heard "Dirty Jews!" Before having a chance to react in anger or fear, two boys were running full speed away from us. Knowing they were not running from a 7-year-old in a plaid shirt or his slow moving 11-year-old brother, I imagined that the hand of God had descended from the cyclone. But, spotting a speeding Judah Maccabee chasing down those thugs, to my amazement and some chagrin, the Maccabee was none other...

    11/27/2013 9:31:56 PM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 24 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 28 November 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Because Thanksgiving andHanukkahfall on the same day for 2013 -as they last did in 1888- this year's calendar has produced a rare concurrence that won't be repeated for another 79,043 years... FoxNews h/t Speedunque
  • Video rewind: WKRPs Turkey Drop

    11/27/2013 5:21:10 PM PST · by lowbridge · 44 replies ^ | november 27, 2013
    The greatest Thanksgiving episode of any TV sitcom ever. With God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Happy Thanksgiving & Happy Hanukkah ~ 28 November 2013

    11/27/2013 6:00:05 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 139 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Happy Thanksgiving 2013!! ~ GOD BLESS AND WATCH OVER THEM, WHEREVER THEY SERVE Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. Abraham Lincoln's Thanksgiving Proclamation Washington, D.C. October 3, 1863 By the President of the United States of America. The year that is drawing towards its close, has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source...
  • It's Hanukah at the Technion! (Israel Institute of Technology)

    11/27/2013 5:33:12 PM PST · by EinNYC · 11 replies ^ | Nov 25, 2012 | Technion
    Watch the students of the Technion compete for the best Rube Goldberg device to....LIGHT THE MENORAH! Technion students Eyal Cohen and Tomer Wassermann from the Mechanical Engineering faculty and Matan Orian and Dvir Dukhan of Industrial Engineering and Management take on the challenge to build a Rube Goldberg machine that lights the Chanukah menorah. Hanukkah is the holiday of miracles and here is another one.
  • The Messiah in Hanukkah

    11/27/2013 1:47:30 PM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 11 replies
    The Heart of Wisdom ^ | 11/28/13 | Robin Sampson
    The law did not require Jews to be at the Temple in Jerusalem, as this was not one of the pilgrimage festivals. Every one observed it in his own place, not as a holy time. Jesus was there that He might improve those eight days of holiday for good purposes. Jesus walked in the temple in Solomons porch when the Sadduciens asked him How long dost thou make us to doubt? If thou be the Christ tell us. They pretended to want to know the truth, as if they were ready to embrace it; but it was not their intention....
  • Gobble tov! American Jews ready for Thanksgivukkah [Won'y happen again for 79,000 years!]

    10/07/2013 1:45:11 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 39 replies ^ | Updated: Oct 07, 2013 12:14 PM CST | By LEANNE ITALIE
    <p>An extremely rare convergence this year of Thanksgiving and the start of Hanukkah has created a frenzy of Talmudic proportions.</p> <p>There's the number crunching: The last time it happened was 1888, or at least the last time since Thanksgiving was declared a federal holiday by President Lincoln, and the next time may have Jews lighting their candles from spaceships 79,043 years from now, by one calculation.</p>
  • New Pope celebrated Hanukkah as well as Christmas

    03/13/2013 2:39:42 PM PDT · by Gillibrand · 26 replies
    Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 13/3/2013 | Chris Gillibrand
    Video of the then Cardinal Bergoglio celebrating Hanukkah....
  • The Darkness and the Light

    12/13/2012 6:10:18 AM PST · by expat1000 · 5 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Dec 13, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    A candle is a brief flare of light. A wick dipped in oil burns and then goes out again. The light of Chanukah appears to follow the same narrative. Briefly there is light and warmth and then darkness again. Out of the exile of Babylon, the handful that returned to resettle and rebuild the land faced the might of new empires. The Jews who returned from the exile of one evil empire some twenty-six hundred years ago were forced to decide whether they would be a people with their own faith and history, or the colony of another empire, with...
  • Obama Hijacks Hanukkah: Makes It All About Obama!

    12/14/2012 7:39:09 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-14-2012 | MOTUS
    I know some of you are still wondering how Big Guy won his reelection. Well, I have a small insight for you: first, there is nothing no matter how large or small, sacred or profane that cannot be used for your political purposes. Take Hanukkah for example: First, you invite 600 of your best Jewish friends and benefactors, then you follow the White House tradition of selecting a menorah with some kind of meaningful history. Meaningful history used to mean having something to do with the survival of the Jewish people following the Diaspora or the Holocaust. Since...
  • Governor Palin: Happy Hanukkah

    12/08/2012 8:12:52 PM PST · by KC_Lion · 20 replies
    Motivation Truth via Sarah's Facebook ^ | December 8th, 2012 | Sarah Palin
    Todd and I and our family wish a very Happy Hanukkah to all throughout the world who gather this week to celebrate the Festival of Lights. Our thoughts and prayers are especially with our friends in Israel who in a special way embody the Hanukkah message by being a light of freedom in a region too often darkened by chaos and oppression. May that light shine ever brightly. - Sarah Palin
  • Hanukkah Question (vanity)

    12/08/2012 11:27:41 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 23 replies
    Former Fetus
    The following picture has been posted by the office of PM Netanyahu in his Facebook page. My question is: why is he lighting the shamash after the first Hanukkah candle is already lighted? I am not criticizing, I am a Christian who is trying to learn.
  • Seniors decry ban on Christmas tree in their complex in Newhall

    12/06/2012 7:27:42 AM PST · by massmike · 26 replies ^ | 12/06/2012 | Mariecar Mendoza
    Residents in a Newhall senior apartment complex are protesting an order from management to remove their beloved Christmas tree from the community room because, they were told, it's a religious symbol. On Tuesday, Tarzana-based JB Partners Group Inc. sent a memo to staff demanding they take down Christmas trees and menorahs in communal areas. The company has owned The Willows for four years, but this is the first time it's given such a directive to staff. On Wednesday, two dozen residents in the 75-resident complex gathered in the lobby to place a neon green sign that read: "Please Save Our...
  • 'Hanukkah Miracle' Nixes Likely Terror Attack

    12/27/2011 4:37:10 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/12/11 | David Lev
    An observant IDF soldier may have prevented a major terrorist attack in a large Israeli city, in what soldiers and commanders called a Hanukkah miracle. An Arab terrorist who may have been on his way to the town of Har Bracha in central Samaria, was nabbed Tuesday morning when an IDF soldier arrested him, finding two large pipe bombs on his person. What attracted the attention of the soldier was the unusually large bag the Arab was carrying. The soldier stopped the Arab, who was climbing up a hill that leads to Har Bracha, located near Shechem. The soldier grabbed...
  • Jews like Christmas, too [Like Hanukkah, both holidays celebrate miracles and the golden rule]

    12/23/2011 9:09:50 PM PST · by Clive · 10 replies · 8+ views
    Toronto Sun and Sun Media ^ | 2011-12-23 | Lorrie Goldstein
    Being Jewish never interfered with my enjoyment of Christmas or my love for this time of year. As a child, my parents would seat me outside my dads store Als Mens Wear on Yonge Street to watch the Santa Claus Parade and it never failed to enchant. Then it would be off with mom to see the Christmas windows at Eatons and Simpsons, with their animatronic displays of Santas workshop and other winter scenes. Visits to jolly department-store Santas were also part of our annual routine and did not make me feel internally conflicted about being Jewish, or...
  • Spinning nothing into gold

    12/22/2011 6:46:24 PM PST · by ancientart
    Aberdeen American News ^ | December 21, 2011 | Art Marmorstein
    This week, Jewish children all over the world will gamble for nuts or coins using a specially marked four-sided top, a dreidel. In Yiddish, the four dreidel letters stand for words nearly identical to those used in a similar game once played by German-speaking children. Nun: nichts. Nothing happens. Pass the top to the next player. Shin: shtel. Put one extra token into the pot. Hey: halb. Take half the pot. Gimmel: ganz. All! Win the whole pot. In Hebrew, though, the four dreidel letters aren't just game instructions but an abbreviation particularly appropriate to the Hanukkah celebration. Nes gadol...
  • Jerry Brown touts solar power as today's Hanukkah 'miracle'

    12/19/2011 6:01:03 PM PST · by SmithL · 33 replies · 1+ views
    SacBee: Capitol Alert ^ | 12/19/11 | Torey Van Oot
    Gov. Jerry Brown sees a modern day message for proponents of solar power in the story of Hanukkah. Speaking at the Capitol Menorah Lighting this morning, the Democratic governor cast the eight-day Jewish holiday, which begins tomorrow, as a good time to reflect on "the whole idea that we're running out of oil so we need a miracle."
  • Happy Hanukkah from Sarah Palin

    12/19/2011 3:47:14 PM PST · by KC_Lion · 26 replies
    SarahPAC ^ | December 19, 2011 | Sarah Palin
    As Jewish families gather this week to celebrate the Festival of Lights, Todd and I would like to wish them a very Happy Hanukkah. This beautiful holiday commemorates the story of the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem, following years of struggle by the Maccabees, when one-days worth of consecrated oil miraculously lasted for eight. This story never ceases to inspire because it reminds us of the power of faith, hope, and perseverance. The modern State of Israel is the living embodiment of the Hanukkah miracle a country that was not expected to survive the onslaught of its enemies,...
  • Hanukkah - In Those Days, at This Time

    12/19/2011 7:56:56 AM PST · by Tzfat · 18 replies
    The Land of Israel (YouTube) ^ | 12/18/2011 | Ari Abramowitz andJeremy Gimpel
    What is the miracle of Hanukkah really about? One days' worth of olive oil lasting for 8 days, was indeed, miraculous.... but there is so much more to this holiday than meets the eye. Hanukkah is the miraculous story of the Jewish People, and as you will see -the story never ended. It lives today in our times, through the miracle of the State of Israel, and the modern day Maccabees who stand alongside her. Watch this short and powerful video from Jerusalem, for illuminating insights and fascinating perspectives into the holiday of Hanukkah. Watch the video: Hanukkah - In...
  • Brisket with those latkes? The secret is the right cut, slow cooked

    12/14/2011 1:58:04 PM PST · by DemforBush · 73 replies · 1+ views
    LA Daily News ^ | 12/14/11 | Elizabeth Karmel
    Brisket, a staple of the Hanukkah meal, too often ends up tough, tasteless and gray. But turning this culinary catastrophe into a winner is quite simple. When guests at my restaurant try my version of brisket, they are amazed that it is the same cut of meat that they grew up "not eating!" To make this recipe, it helps to have a smoker, but it isn't necessary. All you need is patience (it takes a long time to cook) and to buy the right cut of meat...
  • Obama celebrates Hanukkah at White House

    12/09/2011 12:08:09 AM PST · by Evergolightly · 8 replies
    AP ^ | 8Dec11 | Unknown
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is marking Hanukkah as a story of "faith over doubt." Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden convened a Hanukkah celebration at the White House Thursday in an early celebration of the Jewish Festival of Lights. Obama said the Hanukkah story was about "right over might, faith over doubt." In the Hanukkah story, a small band of Jews rededicating a Jerusalem temple found that a one-day supply of oil kindled a flame instead for eight. The president noted "our unshakeable support and commitment to the security of the nation of Israel."...
  • Barack Obama, a modern day Antiochus?

    12/11/2011 10:42:12 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 14 replies
    coach is Right ^ | 12/11/2011 | Debbie Leininger
    During his first week in office President Barrack Obama declared America was no longer a Christian nation. During his 2011 Thanksgiving address to the American people he reflected how truly lucky we truly are. Instead of offering thanksgiving to the provision and guidance of the Lord God Almighty, President Obama declared the true meaning of Thanksgiving as Americans drew strength from each other. Recently the White House held a two-week early celebration of the Jewish Festival of Lights to cement Americas support and commitment to the security of Israel. However, did the President actually use this occasion to once again...
  • Did Obama Confuse Hanukkah and Kwanzaa?

    12/09/2011 2:37:27 PM PST · by Kaslin · 51 replies ^ | December 9, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Yesterday Obama celebrated Hanukkah. That means tomorrow is Christmas Eve, and next Wednesday is New Year's Eve in Obamaville. Hanukkah is not for two weeks, and he lit every candle in the menorah! You're supposed to do it over an eight-day period. He did it all at once just to be done with it. As he says: This is to show my devotion to Israel. BREAK TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Snerdley, what do you think the odds are that Obama confused Hanukkah and Kwanzaa? When was Kwanzaa invented? (interruption) No, '66. I looked it up. Kwanzaa was invented 1966....
  • Obama celebrates Hanukkah at White House

    12/08/2011 5:22:45 PM PST · by ColdOne · 45 replies
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  • Imprisoned Iranian Ayatollah Offers Hanukkah Greetings to Jews

    12/11/2010 7:00:37 PM PST · by nuconvert · 35 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Dec. 11, 2010 | Stephen Schwartz
    The name of Iranian ayatollah Seyyed Hossein Kazemeyni Boroujerdi is little known outside his own country, which is unfortunate. Ayatollah Boroujerdi has been held in Tehrans notorious Evin prison since 2006. Boroujerdi, aged 50, is an heir to a distinguished Shia clerical family. He was born in Tehran and educated in the Shia religious center of Qom. Like his father, Grand Ayatollah Seyyed Mohammad Ali Kazemeyni Boroujerdi (1924-2002), Boroujerdi preaches the pre-Khomeini interpretation of Iranian Shiism, which calls for religion to be kept apart from politics. His health has been badly affected by the conditions of his imprisonment, yet he...
  • Caption the Obamas at Hanukkah reception at White House

    12/08/2010 8:03:00 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 21 replies
    U.S. President Barack Obama (R) and first lady Michelle Obama watch as Dina Retik lights the Menorah as her mother Susan watches on at a Hanukkah reception in the East Room of the White House in Washington, December 2, 2010.
  • Move It Sandler -- New Hanukkah Song Released

    12/07/2010 8:19:57 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Associated Press via 10News ^ | December 7, 2010 | DEEPTI HAJELA
    <p>A singing group from Yeshiva University has a Hanukkah hit on their hands. The Maccabeats' "Candlelight" is sung to the tune of the pop song "Dynamite" by Taio Cruz, and features latkes, candles and a telling of the Hanukkah story. The video for the song has gotten well over 2 million views since its release about a week and a half ago.</p>
  • LIVE 9PM EST The Bibi Report show on Israel Carmel fire and Hanukkah

    12/06/2010 6:00:54 PM PST · by jacobny · 1 replies
    The Bibi Report Radio ^ | 12/06/10 | jacobNY
    As The Jewish nation celebrates Hanukkah, Israel went through its biggest national disaster in history, with Unity, courage and help from the international community, we will discuss the meaning of the incident in these days, Netanyahu's test of leadership, and explain the story of Hanukkah in our days. Our Special guest on the discussion board is: Joshua S. Trevio - a media-savvy communication strategist, president of Trevio Strategies and Media, now Rogue Strategic Services, Joshua is on advisory board on Act For Israel online, He has proved to be a staunch digital advocate of Israel supporting the Jewish State online,...
  • White House hosts Hanukkah party

    12/03/2010 9:10:13 AM PST · by ColdOne · 14 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 12/03/10 | POLITICO STAFF
    President Obama, first lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden hosted a party Thursday marking the second day of the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah. Obama offered condolences to those who have died in a forest fire in northern Israel before recounting the story of the Maccabees fighting in the Temple in Jersualem watching a day's worth of oil burn for eight.
  • Sarah Palin: "Happy Hanukkah"

    12/02/2010 9:58:22 PM PST · by onyx · 43 replies · 1+ views
    SARAH PALIN FACEBOOK ^ | Thursday, December 2, 2010 at 11:34pm | SARAH PALIN
    As Jewish families all over the country and the world come together to celebrate the festival of lights the miracle of one days worth of oil lasting for eight we are reminded that this holiday is also about the miracle of taking a stand against impossible odds, surviving existential threats, and staying true to ones values and beliefs through it all. More than two thousand years after the Maccabees rebelled against their oppressors and reconsecrated their Holy Temple, the Jewish people continue to face threats to their existence, and they continue to persevere and overcome great odds....
  • Obama celebrates Hanukkah at White House

    12/02/2010 5:25:51 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 45 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 2, 2010
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama have convened a Hanukkah celebration at the White House on the second night of the Jewish festival of lights. The celebration occurred in the East Room Thursday, where guests recited traditional prayers while lighting candles in a menorah lent by a congregation in New Orleans that was devastated by Hurricane Katrina.
  • Miracle - Matisyahu Hanukkah Song Music Video

    12/02/2010 11:19:03 AM PST · by Nachum · 1 replies
    youtube ^ | matisyahuTV
    An uplifting pop gem arriving just in time for the holiday, "Miracle," produced by Dr. Luke protg Kool Kojak (Flo Rida, Katy Perry, Ke$ha), is drenched in a joyful spirit and features chiming synths, bouncing beats and an irresistible chorus. Matisyahu says, "There are so many Christmas songs out there. I wanted to give the Jewish kids something to be proud of. We've got Adam Sandler's song, which is hilarious, but I wanted to try to get across some of the depth and spirituality inherent in the holiday in a fun, celebratory song. My boy Kojak was in town so...
  • Hanukkah Is Not Supposed to Be a Politically Correct Holiday

    12/01/2010 6:01:47 PM PST · by Nachum · 49 replies · 1+ views
    Big Government ^ | 12/1/10 | Jeff Dunetz
    Today is the first day of Hanukkah, Chanukah and/or חנוכה the Jewish holiday that is spelled a hundred ways in English. Along with the joy of the holiday is the sadness that this minor holiday is continually hijacked by the ACLU and other liberal groups who have no idea what the holiday means.