Hanukkah

News for Hanukkah

Watch live: Lighting the Hanukkah candles at the Western Wall

Watch live: Lighting the Hanukkah candles at the Western Wall

During the Hanukkah holiday a national candle-lighting ceremony is held each night at the Western Wall, attended by rabbis & public figures.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/11/2021 17:11
Woman in critical condition after choking on donut

Woman in critical condition after choking on donut

Second incident of its kind this Hanukkah.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/11/2021 11:36
Man stabbed in Kiryat Gat, terror not ruled out

Man stabbed in Kiryat Gat, terror not ruled out

70-year-old man was lightly injured; attacker in custody.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/11/2021 09:41
Ambassador Herzog: Israel strives to bring hope to our entire region

Ambassador Herzog: Israel strives to bring hope to our entire region

Ambassador Michael Herzog hosts Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senator Ben Cardin for Hanukkah celebration.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/11/2021 05:51
Watch: Netanyahu surprises security forces with doughnuts

Watch: Netanyahu surprises security forces with doughnuts

Opposition leader arrives at Ofer crossing, surprises fighters by handing them doughnuts and taking a photo with them.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/11/2021 01:56
Watch: Convoys of menorahs on the streets of Berlin

Watch: Convoys of menorahs on the streets of Berlin

A convoy of about thirty vehicles with menorahs, led by Chabad, travels on street of Berlin after Hanukkah candle lighting.Nitsan Keidar, Berlin, 29/11/2021 23:33
Pennsylvania city's menorah vandalized before start of Hanukkah

Pennsylvania city's menorah vandalized before start of Hanukkah

A menorah in downtown Lancaster, Pennsylvania was vandalized on Friday night, two days before the start of Hanukkah.Dan Verbin, 29/11/2021 22:56
Bennett at Hannukah lighting: A good spirit is blowing in Israel

Bennett at Hannukah lighting: A good spirit is blowing in Israel

PM, president light candles for 2nd night of Hannukah with soldiers in IDF Nativ conversion program.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/11/2021 22:07
Hanukkah candles lit at Western Wall in memory of Eli Kay

Hanukkah candles lit at Western Wall in memory of Eli Kay

Family of man killed in Hamas attack at Western Wall participates in Hanukkah candle-lighting ceremony at holy site.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/11/2021 20:07
Minister Kahana: No miracle will help us if we are not united

Minister Kahana: No miracle will help us if we are not united

Religious Affairs Minister Matan Kahana participates in candle lighting ceremony for the 2nd night of Hanukkah at the Western Wall.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/11/2021 18:11
Prince Edward Island provincial legislature lights its first menorah

Prince Edward Island provincial legislature lights its first menorah

The legislature of Prince Edward Island lit its first ever public menorah on its lawn to celebrate the first night of Hanukkah.Dan Verbin, 29/11/2021 17:15
First known Chinese language dreidels produced for Kaifeng Jews

First known Chinese language dreidels produced for Kaifeng Jews

Shavei Israel produces hundreds of Dreidels with Mandarin text for Chinese Jews.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/11/2021 15:42
60-year-old man saved after choking on jelly donut

60-year-old man saved after choking on jelly donut

Young children and the elderly are at higher risk of choking on spongy foods, United Hatzalah chief says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/11/2021 15:00
British PM in Hanukkah message: Let’s drive away the darkness of anti-Semitism

British PM in Hanukkah message: Let’s drive away the darkness of anti-Semitism

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson decries anti-Semitism in video message released in honor of the first night of Hanukkah.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/11/2021 06:41
Hebron Governor: Herzog's visit 'a declaration of war'

Hebron Governor: Herzog's visit 'a declaration of war'

PA blasts President Herzog's participation in Hanukkah candle lighting in the Cave of the Patriarchs.Dalit Halevi, 29/11/2021 05:12
Israeli Ambassador: It's moving to see Jewish life thriving in Germany

Israeli Ambassador: It's moving to see Jewish life thriving in Germany

Israeli ambassador to Germany tells Arutz Sheva why he is still excited about lighting Hanukkah candles at Brandenburg Gate in Berlin.Nitsan Keidar, Berlin, 29/11/2021 04:07
Bennett: Israel is the modern day Maccabee

Bennett: Israel is the modern day Maccabee

Watch: Prime Minister Bennett's Hanukkah message.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/11/2021 23:08
PM Bennett lights Hanukkah candles at Western Wall

PM Bennett lights Hanukkah candles at Western Wall

Israeli Premier lights first candle of Hanukkah at the Western Wall.Yoni Kempinski, 28/11/2021 21:01
Biden: Hanukkah story is 'undeniably American'

Biden: Hanukkah story is 'undeniably American'

In holiday message, President Biden calls Hanukkah "a story of the human spirit," wishes Jews a happy Hanukkah.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/11/2021 19:41
Left-wing activists protest President's candle-lighting in Hebron

Left-wing activists protest President's candle-lighting in Hebron

Police prevent left-wing activists from approaching Cave of the Patriarchs as Pres. Herzog lights first candle of Hanukkah at holy site.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/11/2021 18:06
No restrictions likely for Hanukkah events

No restrictions likely for Hanukkah events

Coronavirus Cabinet to discuss complete closure of Israel's borders to foreigners.Arutz Sheva Staff, 27/11/2021 18:27
Eight days, eight languages: National Library presents Hanukkah treasures

Eight days, eight languages: National Library presents Hanukkah treasures

Diverse Hanukkah treasures revealed in eight languages in new National Library of Israel series.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/11/2021 15:08
Israelis are increasingly using olive oil on Hanukkah - but is it pure?

Israelis are increasingly using olive oil on Hanukkah - but is it pure?

As more Israelis choose pure olive oil to light the Hanukkah menorah, counterfeiters see an opportunity.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 25/11/2021 09:38
White House planning in-person Hanukkah party

White House planning in-person Hanukkah party

The White House Hanukkah party has been a tradition since the days of President George W. Bush.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/11/2021 05:42
400ft tall London ferris wheel to become menorah for Hanukkah

400ft tall London ferris wheel to become menorah for Hanukkah

London, England’s famous 400-foot tall London Eye ferris wheel is going to be transformed into a giant menorah for Hanukkah next month.Dan Verbin, 23/11/2021 20:57
Bennett and Horowitz decide: Hanukkah events will take place as planned

Bennett and Horowitz decide: Hanukkah events will take place as planned

PM Bennett and Health Minister Horowitz announce outline for Hanukkah performances.Ido Ben Porat, 22/11/2021 00:03
Top Health Min. official: We won't enact restrictions over Hanukkah

Top Health Min. official: We won't enact restrictions over Hanukkah

'Rise in infections is disturbing - but we won't enact restrictions on Hanukkah,' says Health Min. Director General Prof. Nachman Ash.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/11/2021 23:05
Former Amb. Friedman gifted holy oil from Golan Heightsahead of Hanukkah

Former Amb. Friedman gifted holy oil from Golan Heightsahead of Hanukkah

Yeshivat Hagolan gifts former US Ambassador to Israel a jug of Truma oil which can only be used by a Cohen to use for Hanukkah.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/11/2021 17:00
Canada Post releases 2021 Hanukkah stamp

Canada Post releases 2021 Hanukkah stamp

Canada's post office, with design input from B'nai Brith, has released a new postage stamp for Hanukkah.Dan Verbin, 09/11/2021 17:52
Rosh Hodesh Kislev Torah essay

Rosh Hodesh Kislev Torah essay

Hanukkah is coming, the story reminding us that in the past, we have become enamoured with our own power and too secure in our position.Matan Women's Torah Study Ins., 05/11/2021 11:08
‘Tis the season of Hanukkah misfires — and chastened retailers

‘Tis the season of Hanukkah misfires — and chastened retailers

Retailers respond to complaints of inappropriate or misinformed Hanukkah-themed products.Shira Hanau, JTA, 02/11/2021 14:54
American Girl releases Hanukkah outfit and gift set for dolls

American Girl releases Hanukkah outfit and gift set for dolls

American Girl doll company releases new Hanukkah line as part of ‘Cultural Celebration Collection’.Shira Hanau, JTA, 08/10/2021 12:24
Maccabeats - The Office Hanukkah

Maccabeats - The Office Hanukkah

Watch: The Maccabeats sing 'The Office Hanukkah' adapted from The Office theme composed by Jay Ferguson (intro by Rainn Wilson)Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/12/2020 20:35
'Joy & light & happiness' - Kamala Harris explains Hanukkah

'Joy & light & happiness' - Kamala Harris explains Hanukkah

Ben Shapiro provides a deep analysis of Kamala Harris and her 'Hellenized' husband explaining Hanukkah.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/12/2020 21:13
'Outwardly, we live Muslim lives - but at home we love Judaism'

'Outwardly, we live Muslim lives - but at home we love Judaism'

Anti-assimilation group helps Jews in Kurdistan, Russia, France and Iraq light Chanukah candles and reconnect with their Jewish roots.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/12/2020 12:48
Zot Hanukkah: What was the real conflict with the Greeks?

Zot Hanukkah: What was the real conflict with the Greeks?

Before the holiday ends, a short Video Dvar Torah given at the Sderot Hesder Yeshiva makes the real conflict with the Greeks clear.Rabbi Yonatan Kirsch, 18/12/2020 11:57
Menorah at Dartmouth shot with pellets in latest Hanukkah attack

Menorah at Dartmouth shot with pellets in latest Hanukkah attack

Public menorah at Dartmouth College shot with pellet gun, destroying seven of its nine lights in latest Hanukkah attack.Ben Sales, JTA, 18/12/2020 07:18
Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff lights Hanukkah candles in Israel

Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff lights Hanukkah candles in Israel

General Mark Milley, who is visiting Israel, lights eighth candle of Hanukkah with IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi.Ido Ben Porat, 18/12/2020 06:00
German ministers send Hanukkah greetings in Hebrew

German ministers send Hanukkah greetings in Hebrew

Senior German government ministers participate in special clip initiated by the Chief Rabbi of Berlin and Chabad emissary.Nitsan Keidar, 18/12/2020 04:04
Watch: Honoring the Jewish people on the final night of Hanukkah

Watch: Honoring the Jewish people on the final night of Hanukkah

Israel’s Ambassador to the US honors the Jewish people who kept the flame alive throughout generations and across the world.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/12/2020 03:14
Netanyahu lights Hanukkah candles while in isolation

Netanyahu lights Hanukkah candles while in isolation

PM lights Hanukkah candles with the family. "There are things I can only do from a distance at the moment."Hezki Baruch, 18/12/2020 01:56
Soldier critically wounded in attack celebrates Hanukkah with battalion commander

Soldier critically wounded in attack celebrates Hanukkah with battalion commander

Nathaniel Felber was critically wounded in attack near Givat Assaf 2 years ago, but miraculously survived and is in rehabilitation.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/12/2020 13:59
Watch: Israel Philharmonic plays Hanukkah songs

Watch: Israel Philharmonic plays Hanukkah songs

In honor of Hanukkah, Israel Philharmonic has released a new arrangement of a traditional Hanukkah tune for every night of the holiday.Ariel Feiglin, 17/12/2020 11:04
Watch: Pfizer CEO lights Hanukkah candles with Ambassador Dermer

Watch: Pfizer CEO lights Hanukkah candles with Ambassador Dermer

Pfizer CEO Dr. Albert Bourla virtually joins Israel’s US Ambassador in lighting the seventh candle of Hanukkah.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/12/2020 03:06
Israeli, Moroccan UN ambassadors will light candles together on the 8th night of Hanukkah

Israeli, Moroccan UN ambassadors will light candles together on the 8th night of Hanukkah

Morocco’s Ambassador to UN will join Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Gilad Erdan in-person on Thursday night to light final Hanukkah candle.Arutz Sheva Staff, 16/12/2020 21:59
Kamala on Hanukkah

Kamala on Hanukkah

Harris trivialized one of the most courageous episodes in western civilization, by speaking inanely about “light, joy and tikkun olam”Op-edDr. Saul Goldman, 16/12/2020 21:00
Live: Hanukkah Candle Lighting at IDC

Live: Hanukkah Candle Lighting at IDC

Hanukkah candle lighting with Mr. Jonathan Davis, Head of the International School at IDC HerzliyaArutz Sheva Staff, 16/12/2020 17:01
Dozens of families arrive to settle Maalot Halhul

Dozens of families arrive to settle Maalot Halhul

Prayers in the rain amid rejoicing at the "privilege of settling the Land of Israel."Yehonatan Gottlieb, 16/12/2020 14:38
Take in the great light of Hanukkah & share it with the world

Take in the great light of Hanukkah & share it with the world

Zot Hanukkah - Lighting up the night.Yitzchak Reuven, 16/12/2020 05:29
Growing accustomed to miracles

Growing accustomed to miracles

We don't say the Hallel prayer on Purim at all, but we do say it on Hanukkah. In our time, the reason for this difference is clearer.Rabbi Berel Wein, 15/12/2020 23:11
Shabbat Jews and Hanukkah Jews

Shabbat Jews and Hanukkah Jews

Light as a symbol: Hanukkah candles and Shabbat candles - Liturgical reflections on Hanukkah - The Menorah on the Arch of Titus.Rabbi Dr. Raymond Apple, 15/12/2020 20:53
Watch: Rabbi Sacks' daughter lights Hanukkah candles in his memory

Watch: Rabbi Sacks' daughter lights Hanukkah candles in his memory

Gila Sacks, daughter of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, joins Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer virtually for Hanukkah candle lighting.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/12/2020 05:11
Hanukkah light: Making sense of history

Hanukkah light: Making sense of history

A more enlightened approach to the holiday of light.Rabbi Pinchas Winston, 15/12/2020 04:15
Watch: Arabs from Gulf states light Hanukkah candles at Western Wall

Watch: Arabs from Gulf states light Hanukkah candles at Western Wall

Western Wall rabbi to healthcare workers and doctors: You teach us every day what heroism is.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/12/2020 23:53
Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as our capital - a wakeup call

Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as our capital - a wakeup call

Trump aroused in many Jewish souls the spirit of Hanukkah, an uphill military effort that ended with rededicating the Bet Mikdash.Rabbi Nachman Kahana, 14/12/2020 20:36
FIDF announces Hanukkah giving campaign

FIDF announces Hanukkah giving campaign

FIDF announces new Hanukkah giving campaign and virtual lighting series featuring lone soldiers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/12/2020 18:03
Warsaw mayor lights Hanukkah candles

Warsaw mayor lights Hanukkah candles

Mayor of Poland's capital that once housed largest Nazi ghetto in Europe lit Hanukkah candles during Chabad-organized ceremony.Arutz Sheva Staff, 14/12/2020 17:26