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The actress's desire for a Christmas tree isn't trivial. It represents the contemporary Jew's struggle to hold onto her Jewish identity.

Holy Jewish Chutzpah

When it comes to spirituality, never take no for an answer.

Three Lights: Hanukkah, Shabbat and Havdallah

Understanding Judaism’s requirement to generate light on three different occasions.

Hanukkah: The Holiday of Peace

Why that small flask of pure oil is like the heart of every Jew.

A Timeless Gift for Hanukkah

For eight days, the glow of our menorah will be augmented by the darkness of my smartphone.

8 Ways to Turn Darkness into Light

This Hanukkah choose to create your own miracles.

Never Give Up Hope

Why relight the menorah when reason dictated that a day later it would go dark once again?

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