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  • Greens, Atheists Attack Chanukah Candles cause global warming, Maccabees compared to Osama.

    12/14/2007 7:12:57 PM PST · by Forgiven_Sinner · 32 replies · 537+ views
    The Jewish Week ^ | 12/12/2007 | by Jonathan Mark
    Christopher Hitchens’ attack on Chanukah has received no major push-back to date in major media outlets. Several weeks ago, the Jewish world shook its collective fist at Ann Coulter’s audacity in admitting on CNBC (Oct. 8) that she, a Christian, believed in Christianity: “We just want Jews to be perfected,” said Coulter. “That’s what Christianity is.” The Anti-Defamation called her “anti-Semitic.” They lectured her about the power of words “to injure others and fuel hatred.” On the Web, the popular blog Wonkette, blared, how will Coulter “finally complete Hitler’s Dream? She’s going to convert all the poor lost Jews to...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush (photos): 12-10-07

    12/10/2007 5:38:01 PM PST · by snugs · 73 replies · 1,943+ views
    The President and First Lady spent the weekend in Washington attending church in the morning and the taping of "Christmas in Washington" later in the day. Today the President met with Jewish leader in the Roosevelt Room and also attended a Hanukkah reception at the White House. Today The First Lady makes opening remarks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House during a video teleconference regarding the situation in Myanmar, also known as Burma, in recognition of International Human Rights Day. Today Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice spokes at the Women's Foreign Policy Group's annual Luncheon in Washington. Pray...
  • President Bush Hosts Hanukkah Reception (Plus, Daniel Pearl's Parents Light Menorah)

    12/10/2007 5:07:05 PM PST · by Cinnamon Girl · 21 replies · 84+ views
    White House ^ | December 10, 2007
    Please click on the link and then on the "play video" to hear President Bush's speech at the annual White House Chanukah Party. Afterward, Daniel Pearl's parents, Ruth and Judea light the chanukiah. (No offense to anyone, but I'd turn it off after "Maoz Tzur".) Text of speech: 5:27 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. Good evening. Laura and I welcome you to the White House. Mr. Attorney General, thank you for being here. Secretary Chertoff, and family. Hanukkah is a time of joy and festivity in the Jewish religion. We're honored to gather with members of the Jewish community...
  • Holiday Shopping: Putting Our Money Where Our Mouth Is (vanity)

    11/23/2007 3:44:32 PM PST · by Lexinom · 104 replies · 368+ views
    <self> | 11/23/2007 | <self>
    Holiday Shopping: Putting Our Money Where Our Mouth Is Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah FRiends! This is the time of year that is special because is engenders the spirit of giving and selflessness of its sacred origins. Each of us, in his or her own way, has a special place in our heart for this joyful time. As we put others' needs and desires first, as we look forward to the expression of surprise and delight on our loved ones' faces as they receive our gifts, as we peruse the ailes, let us consider the economic import of our duty. Some...
  • Christmas & Hanukkah Gift Ideas For Your The Muslim Jihadists You Love

    11/25/2007 5:47:29 AM PST · by roguejew1965 · 5 replies · 175+ views
    MensNewsDaily ^ | 11/25/2007 | Ze'ev Haas
    Are you having trouble trying to figure out what to buy your favorite Jihadist for Christmas this year? Look no further, The Rogue Jew is here to help you out so that you don’t LOSE YOUR HEAD this holiday season, we wouldn’t want to disappoint that favorite IslamoNazi in your life. Is there a Muslim that you know that likes to go camping in Iraq or Iran? Perhaps he or she enjoys those nice long weekend getaway at their favorite cave in the mountain regions of Afghanistan? For that special Islamofacist/Outdoor enthusiast, the Koran now comes in two ply. No...
  • New York store red faced over 'Hanukkah hams'

    12/06/2007 11:05:38 AM PST · by Gamecock · 163 replies · 760+ views
    Breitbart ^ | Dec 6 2007
    A posh food store in New York's Greenwich Village has found itself red faced after offering hams for sale with the slogan "Delicious for Hanukkah," the current Jewish religious holiday. The non-kosher labelling was spotted at the weekend by Manhattan novelist Nancy Kay Shapiro, 46, who decided instead of alerting management to take a picture of the unorthodox sign and post it on the Internet. "I just thought it was funny," Shapiro, who described herself as an unobservant Jew, told the New York Post. "I wasn't offended in any way. I just thought, here's somebody who knows nothing about what...
  • Bah, Hanukkah--the holiday celebrates the triumph of tribal Jewish backwardness.

    12/04/2007 1:01:29 PM PST · by Zionist Conspirator · 45 replies · 287+ views
    Slate ^ | 12/03/'07 | Christopher Hitchens
    And so we have a semiofficial celebration of Hanukkah, complete with menorah, to celebrate not the ignition of a light but the imposition of theocratic darkness. Jewish orthodoxy possesses the interesting feature of naming and combating the idea of the apikoros or "Epicurean"—the intellectual renegade who prefers Athens to Jerusalem and the schools of philosophy to the grim old routines of the Torah. About a century and a half before the alleged birth of the supposed Jesus of Nazareth (another event that receives semiofficial recognition at this time of the year), the Greek or Epicurean style had begun to gain...
  • 'Green Hanukkia' campaign sparks ire [one less candle lit on the Menorah reduces global warming?!?]

    12/04/2007 12:50:14 PM PST · by Alex Murphy · 7 replies · 188+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | Dec 4, 2007 | GIL HOFFMAN
    In a campaign that has spread like wildfire across the Internet, a group of Israeli environmentalists is encouraging Jews around the world to light at least one less candle this Hanukka to help the environment. The founders of the Green Hanukkia campaign found that every candle that burns completely produces 15 grams of carbon dioxide. If an estimated one million Israeli households light for eight days, they said, it would do significant damage to the atmosphere. "The campaign calls for Jews around the world to save the last candle and save the planet, so we won't need another miracle," said...
  • Happy HANUKKAH!! (Pictures from Moscow & Israel)

    12/04/2007 2:55:50 PM PST · by Alouette · 48 replies · 99+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | Dec. 4, 2007
    Jewish men celebrate Hanukkah at Manezhnaya square in the centre of Moscow December 4, 2007. The Hanukkah holiday, or the Festival of Lights, is one of the most important Jewish holidays and is celebrated by Jews worldwide. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin (RUSSIA) ALOUETTE'S SON Jewish men celebrate Hanukkah at Manezhnaya square in the centre of Moscow December 4, 2007. The Hanukkah holiday, or the Festival of Lights, is one of the most important Jewish holidays and is celebrated by Jews worldwide. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin (RUSSIA) Ultra Orthodox Jewish men light candles on the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah in a Jewish neighborhood of...
  • The Real Hanukah: A Celebration of the Religious Right

    12/04/2007 1:29:33 PM PST · by Alouette · 9 replies · 250+ views ^ | Dec. 13, 2006 | Michael Medved
    Who are the bad guys in the Hanukah story? And who are the good guys? These are serious questions with serious consequences. Most Jews (and certainly most Christians) dismiss the winter holiday as a trivial, feel-good festival about candles, potato pancakes, spinning tops (dreidls),and eight nights of gifts, without coming to terms with its serious, relevant and distinctly uncomfortable messages. While frequently (and fatuously) described as a “celebration of tolerance,” Hanukah is more properly designated as an annual re-dedication to the values of the Religious Right. No wonder that so many American Jews (with their reflexive, often ignorant liberal instincts)...
  • Build a Snowman

    07/12/2007 4:14:02 PM PDT · by Greg F · 18 replies · 538+ views
    PBS ^ | PBS Kids
    Link through to build a snowman on PBS' childrens website. Step 2 is to pick your favorite winter holiday. Pick your favorite winter holiday: Now is it: Chinese New Year? Groundhog Day? Valentines Day? Kwaanza? If not . . . that's not a choice the PBS kids site offers the children.
  • Christmas / Hanukkah Flag with Greetings from Silly

    12/20/2006 8:05:12 PM PST · by Silly · 85 replies · 1,108+ views
    Silly's heart, soul, mind and strength ^ | December 20, 2006 | Paul Klenk
  • NY Times Columnist Celebrates Hanukkah for the Hellenized

    12/18/2006 6:06:33 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 41 replies · 859+ views
    New York Times/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    "Put down the candles and step slowly away from the menorah." That's what I felt like shouting at Jennifer Michael Hecht. In her pay-per-view New York Times column of today, she managed to turn the Festival of Light into a celebration of multi-culturalism and the rejection of traditional Judaism. Hanukkah celebrates "a revolution against assimilation and the suppression of Jewish religion." Syrian-Greeks had colonialized Israel, overturned the Temple, and turned Jews away from their religion. A small band of faithful Jews defeated the Greek army, drove them from the Israel, reclaimed the Holy Temple in Jerusalem and rededicated it...
  • In Warsaw, hundreds gather to celebrate Hanukkah and light menorah (see pictures)

    12/17/2006 11:00:38 AM PST · by lizol · 5 replies · 517+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | December 17, 2006
    In Warsaw, hundreds gather to celebrate Hanukkah and light menorah The Associated Press Published: December 17, 2006 WARSAW, Poland: Jewish leaders and Poland's first lady lit candles of a large menorah in central Warsaw on Sunday as they celebrated the third day of Hanukkah, or the Jewish Festival of Lights. The country's Chief Orthodox Rabbi Michael Schudrich chanted prayers in Hebrew before Maria Kaczynski, the wife of President Lech Kaczynski, lit a candle and wished happy Hanukkah to the hundreds who gathered on Grzybowski Square, which lies in the heart of the capital's once-thriving prewar Jewish community. Israeli Ambassador David...
  • My Real Holiday (Hanukkah reason, tradition and fact)

    12/16/2006 7:01:39 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 5 replies · 605+ views
    New York Times ^ | 16 December 2006 | Jennifer Hecht
    Hanukkah has an identity problem — and not just because it’s overshadowed by Christmas. It is often disowned by the very people who celebrate it. Must my fellow Jews forever explain to Christians how Hanukkah is not a real holiday, even though it is the only Jewish holiday represented at the local drug store? Maybe if they knew more about Hanukkah, they’d understand that it is celebrated precisely because it is a Jewish alternative to Christmas. The story of Hanukkah is old; only its celebration is new. In the 19th century, many Jews lived secular lives, practicing few of the...
  • The***OFFICIAL***Weekend Singles' Thread-(December 15-17, 2006)Christmas Countdown: One Week to Go!

    12/15/2006 12:47:06 PM PST · by DollyCali · 862 replies · 4,411+ views
    DollyCali / Snugs & All the Singles at FRee Republic | 15 December 2006 | DollyCali and Snugs
    Countdown: One week left for Christmas… and Hanukkah begins today at sunset. Many have been ready for months. Many haven’t started preps. Many will have NO preps but just go out elsewhere. For those last minute gifts….last minute food prep… last minute decorating… Let’s share our ideas. Gifts Gift cards, gift certificates are ALWAYS great. For gasoline, Malls, specialty shops, book stores, food stores etc. People really like to pick out their own stuff. They really do. Budget tight? Homemade is so nice..or make your own “gift certificates”.. Good for one(or more)..back-rubs, foot-rubs, car washes, window cleaning, car cleaning,...
  • 8 candles, 9 children, and a grandmother who survived the Holocaust

    12/15/2006 4:42:57 AM PST · by Alouette · 6 replies · 229+ views
    YNet ^ | Dec. 15, 2006 | Mali Green
    After nine kids, the annual nursery school Hanukkah parties lose some of their luster. To be perfectly honest – they even become something of a pain. That is until Grandma, an Auschwitz survivor, reminded the Green family of what the holiday spirit is all about Mali Green Published: 12.14.06, 23:39 The invitation sent home for the upcoming Hanukkah party assumed its traditional place of honor on the refrigerator door, where three other invites immediately joined it. One shaped like a menorah, the second a dreidel and a third the spitting image of a sufganiya (traditional Hanukkah pastry). The only common...
  • Sharply Divided Court Upholds City's Anti-Christian Ban of Nativity

    02/06/2006 12:02:36 PM PST · by SonofLiberty1 · 14 replies · 519+ views
    Thomas More Law Center | Fri, February 3, 2006
    Sharply Divided Court Upholds City's Anti-Christian Ban of Nativity in New York City Public Schools ANN ARBOR, MI — A sharply divided panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled that it is constitutionally permissible for New York City public schools to ban the display of the Christian nativity during Christmas, while permitting the display of the Jewish menorah and the Islamic star and crescent during Hanukkah and Ramadan. The legal challenge to this policy was brought by the Thomas More Law Center on behalf of Ms. Andrea Skoros and her two children, who attend...
  • The Chanukah Candle that Inspired George Washington

    01/03/2006 3:36:54 AM PST · by hlmencken3 · 17 replies · 605+ views ^ | Jamuary 1, 2006 | Rabbi Yehuda Mandelcorn
    The Chanukah Candle that Inspired George Washington Given by Reb Given to Rebbetzen Sternberg to type five years ago by Rabbi Yehuda Mandelcorn zt"l . May this be a blessing and inspirtation for you, in his Memory Chanukah (1775) 5537. A difficult winter. Terrible cold. We are sitting in Valley Forge and waiting. Why? I don’t know. Perhaps for better days than these. I am the only Jew here. Perhaps there are other Jews among us, but I haven’t seen any. We hunger for bread. We have no warm clothing or shoes to protect our feet. Most of the soldiers...
  • Black Jews have unique perspective on holiday season

    01/01/2006 7:39:01 AM PST · by SJackson · 5 replies · 411+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 1-1-05 | Robin Washington
    Originally published December 30, 2005 DULUTH, MINN. // For Hanukkah, the eight-day Jewish holiday celebrated this week, the black Jewish community in Duluth is having - Let me rephrase that. There isn't a black Jewish community in Duluth, except me. It used to be my daughter and me about 20 years ago. But we moved from Minnesota to Massachusetts, and now that she's grown and established in her career, she has no immediate need to move back. I did return, and here I am. Duluth aside, there actually are a lot of black Jews. Ethiopian Jews are well known, and...