My First Hanukkah in Communist Russia

No one saw my pitiful menorah. Little did I know how that small flame would grow into a huge light.

My Yellow Sticky Hanukkah

In the midst of the office Christmas party, I shocked myself by asking, “Are we doing anything for Hanukkah?”

Despair and Hope in Israel

Hanukkah reminds us that we have the power to repel the darkness with light.

A Menorah in Bergen Belsen

Sometimes miracles happen in the darkest places.

A Jewish Child on Christmas

My parents succeeded in creating a wonderful Christmas - yet inside me something was amiss.

My Last Line of Defense

How Chanukah kept me Jewish when all else failed.

Light in the Strangest of Places

At a Grateful Dead concert one Chanukah, I felt like the only Jew in the world. Then an amazing thing happened.

Queen Shlomtzion: In the Spirit of the Maccabees

Another instance in Jewish history when a woman saves the day.

When Christmas and Hanukkah Crashed

For the first time in my life, I was the only Jew in the group.

These Small Lights

Chanukah reminds us that we are not the same as everyone else.

Why Dreidel?

On Hanukkah we recognize the miracle of nature.

Chanukah in Bergen Belsen

The rabbi was desperately looking for a small light in the sea of dark despair.

Chanukah, 1942

Spreading the light in Nazi-occupied France.

The Candles and the Tree

A child who sees no difference between the flames of the menorah and the twinkling lights of the tree.

Spark of Hope

Cancer I could laugh at. It was remission that was so difficult.

The Holiday Card

A small Chanukah miracle for a lonely Jewish soldier in Iraq.

Chanukah Unplugged

Our Chanukah candles shone extra-bright last year. That's because they were the only lights in our house.

Chanukah in Iowa

I was the only Jewish child in the auditorium, and sometimes felt I was the only Jewish girl in the entire world.

A Chanukah Carol

In one moment of silence, my Jewish identity was born.

Hippie Chanukah

Amidst the pre-Xmas frenzy, a group of idealistic college students unexpectedly discover Chanukah's quiet illumination.

The Blazing Mezuzah

In the midst of a fraternity party, my Jewish spark was unexpectedly ignited.

Chanukah Lights Dancing

Chanukah's tiny lights brazenly face the night's bitter challenge, transforming fear into a soft caress of hope.

A Great Miracle Happened

As a Jew, I was always a little different. That would become my greatest asset.

Hope in Hell

We had been helped by God, even in this forsaken little camp at Nieder-Orschel.

Christmas in Brooklyn

My parents had no clue why they lit the electric menorah on Chanukah.

The Night the Rebbe Danced the Kazatsky

Who could do the kazatzky like Mendel? No one, including the Cossacks who guarded the Czar himself.

Chanukah in Baghdad

An American Jewish soldier of Iraqi descent lights the Menorah in Saddam Hussein's palace.

The Way We Were

In my time, Chanukah gifts meant only a dime. It also meant potato latkes and a visit to grandma.

California Dreamin'

God shines Chanukah light into the seemingly darkest place.

The Piercing Shaft of Light

Each of us has a dark spot concealed from ourselves due to overwhelming pain and shame. How do we turn on the lights?

Holocaust Survival

With the help of God, the Jewish people will outlive their cruel foes and emerge triumphant in the end.

Holocaust Miracle

As in the Time of the Maccabees, a great miracle happened.

Holocaust Oil

Elijah's light still shines.

My Holocaust-Spoon Chanukah

A concentration camp survivor recalls the ingenuity behind a memorable Chanukah observance.

Chanukah Eyes

How can our homemade menorahs compete with all the dazzling lights of Christmas?

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