Shabbat, as well as many Jewish holidays, begins with the lighting of candles. The candles are traditionally lit in the home at least 18 minutes before sunset. The lighting marks the beginning of a day of rest and refreshment.
From Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake it Off’ to ‘All About That Bass,’ it has been a good year for Hanukkah parody videos. We’ve got a round up of the 8 best, plus a bonus for good luck.
A rabbi at Ben Gurion University said that women should not recite the blessing over the Hanukkah candles. Female students fought back.
An August shooting at a Wisconsin Sikh temple claimed six lives, but it also has created new bridges between the Sikh and Jewish communities in Washington DC. Rabbis joined with Sikh community leaders for a joint candlelight vigil earlier this month, and Jewish organizations have held vigils and forged new bonds with local Sikh communities. What’s more, Jewish political leaders are now collaborating with their Sikh counterparts to dispel prejudices and to educate the public about two minority religions in the US that have a shared history of oppression but also perseverance.
Hanukkah is coming and you know what that means: a month of videos by Jewish boy bands like the Maccabeats. Amy Klein is hoping they don’t ruin her holiday.
Apparently the world of Jewish a capella is more competitive than you think.