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Vzos Hatorah Chanukah 5774 Tampa FL


Bais Menachem Chabad Minyan shachsris Chanukah 5774

2nd night Chanukah 5774


Bais David Chabad Mincha Ma’ariv Menorah lighting

National Menorah in Washington DC gets lit

The American Friends of Lubavitch sponsor the lighting of the National Menorah in Washington DC with U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman doing the honors and participants listening to a Hanukkah greeting from US President Barack Obama.

Fighting over oil


A short thought for Chanukah

Chanuka huge Chanukia with Candles – Schouwburgplein in Rot

The 2nd day of the Chanuka celebration with a huge Chanukia and big candles. This was hold on the Schouwburgplein in Rotterdam Centraal, the Netherlands.
Chanuka is a Jewish & Hebrew celebration. It’s about the last bit of oil in the history somewhere in Israel.
This was the BIGGEST Chanukia I’ve ever seen in my life!

Jewish Rapper Etan G Kicks Off Hanukkah In San Diego, CA

Hanukkah 2013 Dates, Rituals, History And How Tos For Celebrating The Festival Of Lights

Hanukkah 2013 Dates, Rituals, History And How Tos For Celebrating The Festival Of Lights

Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, is celebrated for eight days beginning at sundown on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013. On the Hebrew calendar, the dates are 25 Kislev to 2 Tevet in the year 5774.

This year, some are celebrating “Thanksgivukkah,” as Thanksgiving is celebrated the day after the first Hanukkah calendars are lit on Wednesday night. The convergence of these two holidays won’t happen again for another 77,798 years, according to some calculations.

An eight-day celebration, Hanukkah commemorates the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem in the second century B.C.E. during the Maccabean revolt against oppressive Greek rulers. It is one of the most widely observed Jewish holidays and is celebrated by lighting a nine-branch candelabrum, commonly called a menorah. (Technically, the candelabrum for Hanukkah is called a hanukkiah to distinguish itself from the seven-branch menorah used in the Temple and described in Exodus 25.)

The story of Hanukkah is one of revolution and miracles: Greek influence over the Jews in the Land of Israel had become an affront to Jewish culture and ritual. Antiochus, the Greek ruler, forbade Jewish religious practice, so a small group of Jews, the Maccabees, revolted. These Jews eventually prevailed and, as a first order of business, restored the Holy Temple, which had been desecrated. The menorah in the Temple needed to be re-lit because, according to tradition, it should burn continuously. The Temple liberators found one vial of olive oil, enough for one day of light. Miraculously, the oil lasted for eight days.

Today, Jews everywhere light menorahs on each night of Hanukkah. Traditionally, one candle or flame is lit for each night until the eighth night, when all eight lights shine together. The menorah has a ninth “helper” flame — known as the shamash — used to light the other candles. This is necessary because in Jewish law the Hanukkah lights’ only purpose is to visually proclaim the miracle of the holiday. Jews place the lit menorah in a prominent window in order to fulfill this commandment.

Gift giving is now a common practice on Hanukkah, and it is therefore a beloved time for Jewish children. Fried potato pancakes (latkes) and doughnuts (sufganiyot) are traditional fare, and a spinning top (dreidel) with four Hebrew letters has become synonymous with the holiday. The letters — nun, gimel, hei, shin — form an acronym for the message of Hanukkah: A great miracle happened there.

Shpil zhe mir a lidele in yidish – Misha Aleksandrovich

Shpil zhe mir a lidele in yiddish
dervekn zol es freyd un nit keyn khidesh
az ale groys un kleyn zoln kenen dos farshteyn
fun moyl tzu moyl dos lidele zol geyn
: : :
Shpil shpil klezmer shpil
veyst dokh vos ikh meyn un vos ikh vil
shpil shpil shpil a nigdl far mir
shpil mit hartz un mit gefil
: : :
A lidele on ziftzen un on trern
shpil azoy az ale zoln hern
az ale zoln zen ikh leb un zingen ken
sheyner nokh un beser vi geven
: : :
Shpil shpil klezmer shpil
veyst dokh vos ikh meyn un vos ikh vil
shpil shpil shpil a nigdl far mir
shpil mit hartz un mit gefil
: : :
Lomir zingen s`lidele tzuzamen
vi gute fraynd vi kinder fun eyn mamen
mayn eyntziker farlang s`zol klingen fray un frank
in alemens gezang oykh mayn gezang Play me a song in the jewish spirit
it should awake pleasure instead of grief
that all old and young could understand it
from mouth to mouth it should be sung
: : :
Play play musician play
about my thoughts and desires
play play play a tune for me
play with heart and soul
: : :
A song without sighes and tears
play so that all should hear it
that all should see me still alive and singing
more beautifully and even better than was
: : :
Play play musician play
about my thoughts and desires
play play play a tune for me
play with heart and soul
: : :
Let’s sing this song together
as good friends as children of one mother
my only wish is
this song should sound freely in all songs

Born in Berspils,Latvia in 1914, by the age of 7, Misha Alexendrovich was known throughout Europe as “The Wonderkind” and was invited by the great Benjamino Gigli to Milan to become one of this last disciples.
Alexandrovich become of the most popular artists in the Soviet Union, having sold more than 20,000,000 records while pursuing his career as Cantor. From 1945 to1971, he was prohibited from practicing his profession as Cantor since religious activity was prohibited in the Soviet Union. In this period, however, he was “permitted” to give private concerts for Stalin and Krushchev. In the early 1970s, he was permitted to leave the Soviet Union, and became Chief Cantor of the Great Synagogue of Ramat Gan in Israel and performed to sold out audiences in concerts throughout the world.…

Happy ‘Thanksgivukkah’! Immigrants Celebrate in Tel AvivArutz Sheva

The event in Israel, held at Tel Aviv’s Goren Synagogue, was organized by Nefesh B’Nefesh (NBN), a group aiding immigration to Israel by Jews from North 
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Lubavitch plans Hanukkah eventsIowa City Press Citizen

 City will sponsor a Celebration of Religious Freedom in honor of theJewish holiday of  The event is open to the public with a suggested donation of $10 for 
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Holiday events galore in Edmonds Saturday, SundayMy Edmonds News

The event will feature speeches by the Rabbi of the Chabad Jewish Center and Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling, lighting of the nine-foot Menorah, and holiday 
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Benny Friedman – Light One Candle [Free single + video]Jewish Music Reporter

More light and then even more – that’s the theme of Chanukah. Never stop growing, never stop brightening, don’t let the light go out. The flame of Judaism is in 
Jewish Music Report
Misha Alexandrovich International Festival of Jewish Music will be The Baltic Course

In late November – early December 2013 the second festival of Jewish music – the Misha Alexandrovich International Festival will be held in Riga, with the 
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Somers Menorah Lighting Kicks Off Early Hanukkah HolidayHudson Valley Reporter

Before the Somers menorah lighting event was created, only a small menorah in one of the windows of the Elephant Hotel denoted the Jewish holiday. It was a 
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Scribe repairs Roanoke synagogue’s nearly 100-year-old Torah scrollThe Republic

Only here, in the social hall of Beth Israel Synagogue, the patient stretched out across a table was aTorah scroll. Druin was called in to restore the nearly 
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In the spirit of Hanukka: Shas calls Yesh Atid a Hellenist partyJerusalem Post

Ze’ev said he feels he must defend the Torah world from those who want to harm it, much like the Maccabees did more than 2,000 years ago. He said the 
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Rabbis condemn Golders Green Synagogue after women hold Jewish Chronicle

A United Synagogue congregation which allows women to hold a Sefer Torah has defended itself following an attack from the Orthodox right. Rabbi Ephraim 
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In plain language: Points of lightJerusalem Post

Thus, on Shavuot we stay up late into the night studying the Torah that we are about to receive anew; on Passover, we constrict our diet to identify with the 
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Are there limits to human solidarity?Intermountain Jewish News

IN this week’s Torah portion, a natural disaster — a seven-year famine — struck Egypt and the surrounding areas, such as Canaan, just as Joseph had predicted 
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Breakthrough Jew – Harley MorensteinShalom Life

Hot, hip, and heady, the next wave of Jewish artists and influencers has already arrived. This is Breakthrough Jew, your weekly showcase of those on the verge 
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From forgotten stepchild to national celebrationJerusalem Post

In her newest book, ‘Hanukkah in America: A History,’ historian Dianne Ashton examines the holiday’s transformation over the years of Jewish life in America.
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The 2014 Jewish Quarterly – Wingate Prize

At first it only affects Jews – then everyone. Living quietly in the suburbs, Sam and Claire’s lives are threatened when their daughter, Esther, is infected with the 
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The 8 Jews of Rap:

And since his release in 2009, he’s faithfully studied with rabbis, spent much time in Israel, and taken life as a Jewish man extremely seriously. But the last three 
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What is Hanukkah?Newnan Times-Herald

Hanukkah, which means “dedication” in Hebrew, is an eight-day Jewish holiday observing the rededication of the Second Temple. The Temple was seized and 
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Jewish center in Glenview has two reasons to celebrateGlenview Announcements

Thursday’s Thanksgiving observance was the first full day of Hanukkah, the eight-day Jewish holiday remembering the 165 B.C. rededication of the Temple of 
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Rethinking Jewish life: Who can retell? The problem of the ‘other’ in Jerusalem Post

Whether it is the religious other, the stranger, the immigrant, the differently colored or sexually oriented from whatever “norm,” these struggles ultimately define its 
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‘What Does Your Mom Say?’: A Thanksgivukkah Parody of Ylvis’Shalom Life

Just in time for Thanksgivukkah, Blueye Productions has released a Jewish parody …. discuss and inspire our readers with stories about Jewish culture and life.
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CHANUKA @ CHEDER presents: MALOX – 29/11/2013

Festiwal Kultury Żydowskiej w Krakowie zaprasza na koncert

Chanuka w Chederze


Eyal Talmudi / Roy Chen

piątek, 29 listopada 2013, godz. 20.00
Cheder Cafe, ul. Józefa 36 (wejście od ul. Jakuba)
bilet za 30 PLN do nabycia przy wejściu

Malox to duet, ale to, co dzieje się na scenie to istne szaleństwo.

Eyal Talmudi (Balkan Beat Box / Oy Division) i Roy Chen to dwóch wirtuozów,

którzy roznoszą wszystkie gatunki muzyczne, tworząc energiczną,

mocno taneczną wersję hardcore / punk / prog / folku, wyrywajacą publiczność z butów!

Na ten koncert czekaliśmy długo!

Inne wydarzenia chanukowe w Chederze >>>

Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow invites you to a concert

Hanukkah @ Cheder


Eyal Talmudi / Roy Chen

Friday, November 29th, 2013, 8:00 p.m.
Cheder Cafe, 36 Józefa Street (entrance at Jakuba Street)
tickets (30 PLN) available at the entrance

MALOX are Eyal Talmudi and Roy Chen, a crazy energetic Saxophone-Drums duo, based in Israel. The duo formed in 2008, and has already completed two studio albums, has performed at festivals and has toured all over the world.

Their music can be labeled under Jazz, Polka, and even Alternative Rock, and includes raw danceable yet complex compositions, playful improvisations and catchy tunes. The virtuoso musicianship that just these two people can create onstage, is remarkable.

MALOX will convince even the most conformist listener that all the rest is redundant, and that combination of Saxophone and Drums will make your body move like it’s never moved before.

All Hanukkah events @ Cheder Cafe >>>

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