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Hanukkah Lights 2021

Hanukkah commemorates the Maccabees' victory over the Greeks and rededication of the Second Temple. The centerpiece of the Hanukkah celebration is the menorah, and it is a time of year to celebrate love, family and tradition. For the 31st anniversary of Hanukkah Lights, Susan Stamberg and Murray Horwitz revisit old...
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From Daveed Diggs to Andy Cohen to HAIM, here’s how celebrities are celebrating Hanukkah in 2021

(JTA) — Celebrities are just like the rest of us — flooding their social media feeds with candlelight and sizzling latkes on the first night of Hanukkah. On Sunday night, Jewish stars of the stage, screen and statehouse shared videos of themselves celebrating the beginning of the eight-day holiday. Even some non-Jewish celebrities got in on the action. Here’s what you might have missed.
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Yo La Tengo began 2021 Hanukkah run w/ Amy Rigby, David Sedaris, Steve Gunn & more (pics, setlist, review)

Yo La Tengo began their set of their 2021 Hanukkah run with a cover of Russ Ballard/Ace Frehley single "Back in the New York Groove," reworked as "Back in the New York Jews." They've done it before, but it felt extra appropriate this year as we all try to settle back into normalcy after two years of Covid. "We're thrilled to be back," Ira Kaplan told the crowd. "Well, a little terrified but mostly thrilled."
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Hanukkah 2021: Fighting anti-Semitism – here are 8 rays of hope

Jews around the world celebrating Hanukkah will light a candle in the menorah each night for eight days. This tradition symbolizes the eight days a one-day supply of oil lasted the Maccabees following the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem. Also known as the Festival of Lights, Hanukkah is...
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Hanukkah 2021: The best movies and TV episodes to watch this year

Jewish people around the world Sunday will mark the first of eight nights of Hanukkah – lighting menorahs, spinning the dreidel, exchanging gifts and, of course, watching TV. It seems that for every holiday that people celebrate, regardless of religion or culture, there are a handful of movies and TV...
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Hanukkah 2021: Celebrities celebrate the holiday with their followers

Sunday marks the first night of Hanukkah and celebrities far and wide are taking to social media to share the beginnings of their celebration. The eight-day Jewish holiday is known as "the festival of lights" and usually kicks off in late November or mid-December, meaning Jewish people around the world are celebrating earlier than usual. This year, it falls on the same weekend as the Thanksgiving holiday for Americans.
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‘Chanukah Sameach’ : Biden recognizes Hanukkah 2021 with well wishes

WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden recognized the start of Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, in a statement from the White House Sunday. "Over these eight nights, Jews in the United States, Israel, and around the globe will proudly celebrate Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights," he said in a statement. "They will light the menorah, spin the dreidel, eat latkes, and tell of how the Maccabees, guided by an abiding belief in their Creator and an inextinguishable commitment to their faith, prevailed against all odds."
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Hanukkah 2021 events in Chicago

The first night of Hanukkah featured lighting ceremonies around the Chicago area Sunday evening, but there are plenty more Hanukkah activities to enjoy over the next seven nights. Chanukah Wonderland at Northbrook Court: Menorah making and donut decorating through Tuesday. Herschel and the Hanukkah Goblins: Children's play at the Strawdog...
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Photos: 'World's largest menorah' lit for Hanukkah 2021

Photos: 'World's largest menorah' lit for Hanukkah 2021 People gather around to celebrate the "world's largest Hanukkah menorah" lighting on the first night of Hannukah at Grand Army Plaza on November 28, 2021, in New York City. Like last year, the menorah honors New Yorkers who have died due to COVID-19. (Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images)
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A Guide to Hanukkah 2021 in Los Angeles

Hanukkah falls early this year, beginning on November 28 and ending on December 6 — a fortuitous calendar development that makes it less likely for holiday enthusiasts to contrast or conflate the eight-day festival with Christmas in December. While not the most religiously significant holiday within Jewish culture, Hanukkah is often one of the most fun: marked by festive games, oil-fried foods, and gift-giving. It will no doubt feel different in Los Angeles in 2021 by virtue of families being able to gather again safely indoors or outdoors together, provided that everyone is vaccinated.
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19 Festive Ways to Celebrate Hanukkah in Greater Philadelphia in 2021

Local festivities include menorah lightings, community gatherings and delicious latkes…. Travel Responsibly: As the region recovers from COVID-19, safety guidelines have evolved at attractions, restaurants, shops and hotels. Philadelphia requires masks or proof of vaccination at all indoor public spaces. Advance tickets or reservations remain recommended or necessary at many spots. Your best bet: Check online or call ahead.
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Hanukkah's story of resilience provides comfort in uncertain times

This past year people have lost so much they once took for granted, whether health or family. Rabbis and others say that Hanukkah, with its story of resilience, can provide some comfort. KELSEY SNELL, HOST:. Hanukkah starts tonight, part of the overall holiday season, though historically a minor holiday for...
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Happy Chanukah, 2021!

The Jewish holiday of Chanukah, the Festival of Lights, starts this year at sundown on Sunday, Novemer 28,. The Lubavitcher Rebbe wrote regarding Chanukah and religious freedom in our United States of America:. “The Chanukah Lights remind us in a most obvious way that illumination begins at home, within oneself...
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50 Best Hanukkah Gifts For The Ones You Love A Latke

With the changing of seasons comes a well-loved Jewish celebration—Hanukkah! And unlike Christmas, Hanukkah begins on a different date each year (this year Hanukkah begins Monday, November 29th) and lasts eight nights. With the first night just around the corner, you’ll want to get your shopping done ASAP. To help, we’ve scouted out the best Hanukkah gifts for men, women and kids.
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