Hanukkah

Rabbi Jeffrey Myers, right, of Tree of Life/Or L'Simcha Congregation hugs Rabbi Cheryl Klein, left, of Dor Hadash Congregation and Rabbi Jonathan Perlman during a community gathering held in the aftermath of a deadly shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue
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AP News
January 01, 2020 - 8:04 am
When a machete-wielding attacker walked into a rabbi's home in Monsey, New York, during Hanukkah and a gunman fired on worshippers at a Texas church 14 hours later, the two congregations in different regions of the country joined a growing list of faith communities that have come under attack in...
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Grafton Thomas
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AP News
December 30, 2019 - 10:44 am
Handwritten journals containing anti-Semitic references were found in the home of the man charged with federal hate crimes Monday in the stabbing and slashing of five people celebrating Hanukkah at a rabbi's house north of New York City, authorities said. Read more here.
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A passerby walks in front of the American Jewish History Museum.
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Justin Udo
December 29, 2019 - 3:50 pm
The stabbing of five people at a Hanukkah party in New York is being called an act of domestic terrorism. Local people of Jewish faith say this recent rash of anti-Semitic attacks is making them feel uneasy. Read more here.
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Police gather outside a residence in Monsey, N.Y., early Sunday, following a stabbing Saturday during a Hanukkah celebration.
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AP News
December 29, 2019 - 8:15 am
A knife-wielding man stormed into a rabbi's home and stabbed five people as they celebrated Hanukkah in an Orthodox Jewish community north of New York City, an ambush the governor said Sunday was an act of domestic terrorism fueled by intolerance and a “cancer” of growing hatred in America. Read...
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Orthodox Jewish men at a Brooklyn synagogue
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AP News
December 27, 2019 - 4:53 pm
New York City is increasing its police presence in some Brooklyn neighborhoods with large Jewish populations after possibly anti-Semitic attacks during the Hanukkah holiday. Read more here.
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Hanukkah lights at Boathouse Row
City of Philadelphia
Rachel Kurland
December 27, 2019 - 4:00 am
Christmas has come and gone, but the holiday season is far from over. Use The KYW To-Do List — your guide for all things to do this weekend in Philly — to help plan your outings with the family.
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House Of Kosher co-owner Rivky Isaacson.
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Hadas Kuznits
December 20, 2019 - 11:08 am
The opening display at House of Kosher on Bustleton Avenue contains chocolate dreidels, menorahs, Hanukkah-themed headbands and more gifts ahead of the holiday, which starts Sunday night. Listen to the What’s Cooking podcast here.
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Menorah in Old City.
Courtesy of Historic Philadelphia
Holli Stephens
December 20, 2019 - 4:00 am
It’s officially time for the Festival of Lights — and a few other light shows across town. For all the holiday festivities — and aggressively non-holiday festivities — check out The KYW To-Do List, your guide for all things to do in Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs this weekend.
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Hanukkah menorah
Dreamstime
Hadas Kuznits
December 02, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The Jewish festival of lights known as Hanukkah began at sundown Sunday. While Hanukkah is usually a December holiday, it is not a Christmas equivalent. "Hannukah is a minor holiday on the Jewish calendar," said Rabbi Eli Freedman of Congregation Rodeph Shalom. "It...
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