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  • Car Runs People over at Chanukah Party

    Fourteen people, including six children, were injured Thursday when a car crashed into a storefront in Woodmere, N.Y., where a Chanukah celebration was taking place. Nassau County police say that a driver lost control of his car, crashing through the building’s windows and knocking people over inside, according to The Associated Press. Police have not… More ▸

  • Peres Kindles Chanukah Lights in Sderot

    Israel’s president lit the fourth Chanukah candle in Sderot in a show of solidarity with the beleaguered southern community. Shimon Peres held a candlelighting ceremony with hundreds of children and other residents of Sderot. “In Gaza they light rockets, and in Sderot we light candles,” Peres said. “We are a persevering people; we are a… More ▸

  • Neo-nazis Disrupt Budapest Chanukah Celebration

    Neo-Nazi protesters disrupted a Chanukah celebration in Budapest. Members of the Hungarian Guard shouted anti-Semitic epithets in the middle of Heroes Square, not far from where several hundred mostly young people lit torches to celebrate the holiday. The Chanukah program was organized by the Balint-Haz Jewish Community Center, the Jewish Agency for Israel and Hungarian… More ▸

  • Bnei Menashe Get Chanukah Books

    A book about Chanukah laws and customs was released in the native language of the Bnei Menashe of northeastern India. Some 1,000 copies in their native languages of Mizo and Kuki already have been distributed throughout the Indian states of Mizoram and Manipur, where the bulk of the Bnei Menashe live. The Bnei Menashe, who… More ▸