Natalie Portman's Christmas Tree

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.

Three Ways to Give Thanks this Hanukkah

Hanukkah is a special time for us to say thank You for all the little and big miracles in our lives.

Thanksgivukkah

The similarities – and essential differences – between Thanksgiving and Hanukkah.

Flames of Rebellion

Lighting Hanukkah candles is a brave act in the Maccabean tradition.

Jews and War

The Maccabees realized that there is a time to fight.

I Wanna Be a Maccabee

Who are the heroes of Chanukah?

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