How To Be a Modern Maccabee Without Getting Arrested

What would a modern Maccabee do? He’d burst into Jews’ houses and smash their TVs. Seriously, here’s how we can take inspiration from our ancient zealots.

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Enough With the Menorah Selfies Already!

As Jay Michaelson’s Facebook feed fills up with uninteresting pictures of menorahs, sufganiyot and latkes, he asks: Why are we obsessed with documenting our Hanukkah observance?

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How David Grossman Grieves

In a conversation with Gal Beckerman, David Grossman opens up about his most recent novel, his sustained grieving process and a very tumultuous year for Israelis.

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How To Survive One of the Longest Nights Ever

If ever there was a good time to light Hanukkah candles, it’s on this year’s winter solstice — one of the longest nights in all of human history.

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