Chanukah

Christmas by Any Other Name

Bernie Farber | Posted 02.26.2014 | Canada Living
Bernie Farber

As the cold winter wind blows in from the north there are a few things that are inevitable. Snow has to be shovelled and the predictable war of words ...

How Does One Celebrate Thanksgivukkah Anyway?

CP | Jeff Karoub, The Associated Press | Posted 01.24.2014 | Canada Living

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. - When life gives you Hanukkah on Thanksgiving, make a menurkey. Or a turkel.That's what students at suburban Detroit's Hillel...

Hanukkah 2013 Offers The Option For A Whole New Holiday

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 11.13.2013 | Canada Living

This year Hanukkah is starts in the month of November — sundown on November 27, to be exact — rather than coordinating with Christmastime, as is u...

10 Holiday Items that Are Cheaper at the Dollar Store

Jenna Em | Posted 02.09.2013 | Canada Living
Jenna Em

If you're looking to save some money this holiday season, did you know that there are some great deals to be found at the Dollar Store? Although some items on this list may not be found at your particular Dollar Store, many of them will be! Save dollars at a time when you shop the items from this list!

How Chanukah Became an American Myth

Rabbi Ben Hecht | Posted 02.06.2013 | Canada
Rabbi Ben Hecht

As a Rabbi, I have always found it somewhat curious the way the general North American public looks upon the festival of Chanukah. While actually a relatively minor holiday in the Jewish calendar, it is given much significance in Western society. But what I also find fascinating is the way that North America had to simultaneously transform Chanukah into a festivity that relates to the North American consciousness. If people are going to be celebrating this holiday then it better have a meaning with which these individuals can connect.

Responding to Hatred with Love

Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld | Posted 03.04.2012 | Canada
Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld

Without question the extremist fanatics that are harassing and scaring and even physically attacking the little girls as they walk to school in Beit Shemesh are certainly wrong. They are wrong on so many levels. But the question for the Jewish people is: What are we going to do about it?

Eight Crazy Nights, Dozens Of Different Spellings: Hanukkah's Great Mystery

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 12.20.2011 | Canada Living

Forget the "merry Christmas" vs. "happy holidays" debacle -- now that Hanukkah is officially starting, the new issue is how to transliterate the Hebre...