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  • Governor Palin Celebrates Hanukkah (Photo Gallery)

    12/22/2008 6:30:17 PM PST · by curth · 43 replies · 1,711+ views
    State Of Alaska ^ | 12/22/2008 | Curth
    Governor Sarah Palin celebrates the first day of Hanukkah with members of the Jewish community in downtown Anchorage.
  • Hanukkah For Dhimmis (Excuse Us, Dummies)

    12/22/2008 3:56:16 PM PST · by dbz77 · 4 replies · 407+ views
    IsraPundit ^ | December 22, 2008 | Bill Levinson
    Hanukkah for Dhimmis (excuse us, Dummies) by Bill Levinson (originally posted in December 2006) Hanukkah is often called “the Jewish Christmas” because it takes place at about the same time of year. There is in fact a very strong connection between the two holidays; had it not been for the events that Hanukkah commemorates, there would be no Christmas. Hanukkah is about standing up to those who menace one’s home, family, or way of life as opposed to singing “Kumbaya” with them. We have often pointed out that science fiction and fantasy societies are based on real human societies, and...
  • Polish president, in historic first, visits Warsaw synagogue for Hanukkah celebration (SEE PICTURES)

    12/21/2008 11:50:05 AM PST · by lizol · 14 replies · 658+ views ^ | December 21, 2008 | VANESSA GERA
    Polish president, in historic first, visits Warsaw synagogue for Hanukkah celebration By VANESSA GERA | Associated Press Writer 2:15 PM EST, December 21, 2008 WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's president celebrated the start of Hanukkah in a Warsaw synagogue Sunday in a gesture the city's Jewish community greeted as a historic step in its revival. Lech Kaczynski's visit marked the first time the head of state has attended a religious service at a synagogue in Poland, whose Jewish population was nearly wiped out in the Holocaust and later suffered from communist-era repression. The visit "means we're in a normal country...
  • On Long Island, faith, freedom among Hanukkah themes

    12/21/2008 11:30:52 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 3 replies · 219+ views
    The power of Hanukkah is rooted in miracles, including the legend of one night's oil that burned for eight days after Jewish warriors reconquered a sacred temple. The second century BC rededication of the Temple of Jerusalem is commemorated by Hanukkah, an eight-day festival that begins tonight. Today, more than 2,000 years later, Jewish leaders say that faith and hope continue to resonate as appropriate themes for a celebration taking place in difficult times. They cite the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the economic crisis and, locally, what police describe as the hate-crime death of an Ecuadorean immigrant in Patchogue....
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Presidential 2008 Military Message for Hanukkah ~ Dec 21 2008

    12/20/2008 5:06:29 PM PST · by Brad’s Gramma · 214 replies · 1,898+ views
    The Canteen Crew ^ | December 20, 2008 | Serving the Best Troops and Vets in the WORLD!
    Presidential Message The story of Hanukkah recalls the miraculous victory of a small band of patriots against tyranny, and the oil that burned for eight nights. Through centuries of exile and persecution, Jews have lit the menorah. Each year, they behold its glow with faith in the power of God, and love for His greatest gift -- freedom. This Hanukkah we celebrate another miraculous victory -- the 60th anniversary of the founding of the state of Israel. When President Harry Truman led the world in recognizing Israel in May of 1948, many wondered whether the small nation could possibly...
  • Looking for Jesus? Try GPS (Good one!)

    12/11/2008 9:21:18 AM PST · by llevrok · 8 replies · 567+ views
    The News Tribune (Tacoma WA) ^ | 12/11/08 | Eric Gorski
    Baby Jesus disappeared last year from a Nativity scene on the lawn of the Wellington, Fla., community center, village officials didn’t follow a star to locate him. A GPS device mounted inside the life-size figurine led sheriff’s deputies to a nearby apartment, where it was found face down on the carpet. An 18-year-old woman was arrested in the theft. Giving up on old-fashioned padlocks and trust, some churches, synagogues, governments and ordinary citizens are turning to technology to protect holiday displays from pranks or prejudice. About 70 churches and synagogues eager to avoid the December police blotter jumped at a...
  • The Jewish Case For "Merry Christmas" (Don Feder Says Believe It Or Not, Its Good For Jews Alert)

    12/07/2006 1:01:42 AM PST · by goldstategop · 52 replies · 1,185+ views ^ | 12/07/2006 | Don Feder
    You may find the title confusing. After all, religious Jews don’t celebrate Christmas. So why should a Jew care if a store clerk says “Merry Christmas?” Why should the public disappearance of Christmas matter to the Jewish people? Patience. All will be explained in due course. In the meantime, ‘tis the season to be politically correct – a coast-to-coast harkening-free zone and the tyranny of hyper-sensitivity. The increasingly successful effort to purge Christmas from our culture (correctly called the War on Christmas) proceeds apace – municipal Christmas trees are re-christened (no pun intended) “holiday trees,” schools ban Christmas decorations and...
  • MAF Announcing Honoring Heroes at the Holidays II (FR Members Help Needed!)

    12/10/2008 11:41:17 AM PST · by Syncro · 16 replies · 1,479+ views
    Move America Forward ^ | December 10, 2008 | Staff
    MAF Announcing Honoring Heroes at the Holidays IIMove America Forward is thrilled to announce that we are bringing back Honoring Heroes at the Holidays to honor our troops again this Christmas and holiday season! Last year, MAF introduced Honoring Heroes at the Holidays and traveled to cities all over the country. We were so excited by the results that we had to do it again for 2008! Our troops deserve to know that we love and appreciate them! Starting December 13th, we’ll once again be hitting the road to take our message to the people of America who want to...
  • Spokane (WA) school newsletter omits Christmas from December dates

    11/30/2007 1:41:35 PM PST · by teacherwoes · 27 replies · 312+ views
    SPOKANE, Wash. - They made a list, but they should have checked it twice. In a December newsletter to the families of elementary school students, Spokane Public Schools' list of "important dates" didn't include Christmas. Hanukkah, Human Rights Day, winter break, the Islamic holy day Eid al-Adha, first day of winter and Kwanzaa all made the list. But no Christmas. "It was absolutely an error of omission," district spokeswoman Terren Roloff said. "In our efforts to be inclusive, we missed the obvious." The omission drew complaints from some parents that in an age of political correctness, Christians are being overlooked...
  • 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.