Hanukkah http://www.deseretnews.com/home/ Hanukkah en-us Copyright 2015, Deseret News Publishing Company Sat, 24 Jan 2015 00:00:01 MST Sat, 24 Jan 2015 20:51:16 MST Newspapers http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Jews look for ways to keep their heritage alive http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618861/Jews-look-for-ways-to-keep-their-heritage-alive.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618861/Jews-look-for-ways-to-keep-their-heritage-alive.html Adherents of the world's oldest monotheistic religion discuss the future of Judaism. Sat, 03 Jan 2015 00:05:00 MST This is what going to church does to you http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618514/This-is-what-going-to-church-does-to-you.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618514/This-is-what-going-to-church-does-to-you.html Do you attend religious services often? If so, you're more likely to be happy, according to a new study from The Austin... Fri, 26 Dec 2014 16:10:00 MST In our opinion: Un-merry 'PC' Christmas — holiday political correctness getting out of hand http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618301/Un-merry-PC-Christmas-2-holiday-political-correctness-getting-out-of-hand.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618301/Un-merry-PC-Christmas-2-holiday-political-correctness-getting-out-of-hand.html Is the Christmas holiday falling victim to political correctness? More often than not, political correctness calls for... Tue, 23 Dec 2014 00:00:00 MST North Ogden to make Nativity display more inclusive of other faiths http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618257/North-Ogden-to-make-Nativity-display-more-inclusive-of-other-faiths.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618257/North-Ogden-to-make-Nativity-display-more-inclusive-of-other-faiths.html Responding to complaints about a Nativity display in front of City Hall, North Ogden leaders hope to make the display more... Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:25:00 MST Local Jewish leaders share thoughts on Hanukkah http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618132/Local-Jewish-leaders-share-thoughts-on-Hanukkah.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618132/Local-Jewish-leaders-share-thoughts-on-Hanukkah.html Local Jewish leaders share their thoughts about Hanukkah. The holiday runs from Dec. 17 through Dec. 24. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:55:00 MST Happy holidays, everyone! http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617995/Happy-holidays-everyone.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617995/Happy-holidays-everyone.html In December, most of our neighbors drop off cookies and other holiday treats. My gift has always been this homemade applesauce. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:15:44 MST 16 of the coolest religious holiday displays from around the world http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618246/16-of-the-coolest-religious-holiday-displays-from-around-the-world.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865618246/16-of-the-coolest-religious-holiday-displays-from-around-the-world.html Want to see what Christmas and Hanukkah look like across the world? Check out these 16 photos. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:00:00 MST Tired of interruptions, one priest found the best way to silence all cellphones http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617925/Tired-of-interruptions-one-priest-found-the-best-way-to-silence-all-cellphones.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617925/Tired-of-interruptions-one-priest-found-the-best-way-to-silence-all-cellphones.html A Roman Catholic priest in Naples, Italy, is fed up with the sound of cellphones interrupting masses and funerals. His... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:00:00 MST Public menorah displays celebrate 40 years of lighting Hanukkah for all http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617917/Public-menorah-displays-celebrate-40-years-of-lighting-Hanukkah-for-all.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617917/Public-menorah-displays-celebrate-40-years-of-lighting-Hanukkah-for-all.html Four decades of public Menorah displays — showing the eight-branch candelabra to communities around the world —... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:30:00 MST Share light with others, governor says at Hanukkah event http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617879/Share-light-with-others-governor-says-at-Hanukkah-event.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617879/Share-light-with-others-governor-says-at-Hanukkah-event.html Rabbi Benny Zippel, of the Chabad Lubavitch of Utah, joined Gov. Gary Herbert and other dignitaries for a menorah lighting... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 21:30:00 MST Biden marks start of Hanukkah at national menorah http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765664458/Biden-marks-start-of-Hanukkah-at-national-menorah.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765664458/Biden-marks-start-of-Hanukkah-at-national-menorah.html The smell of latkes — fresh potato pancakes — wafted over the National Mall on Tuesday as Vice President Joe... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 17:23:47 MST Beginning of Hanukkah marked with celebrations, light http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617786/Beginning-of-Hanukkah-marked-with-celebrations-light.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617786/Beginning-of-Hanukkah-marked-with-celebrations-light.html Jews throughout the world will kick off eight days of Hanukkah celebrations Tuesday. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 06:12:09 MST ValueSpeak: By heritage and by faith http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617613/ValueSpeak-By-heritage-and-by-faith.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865617613/ValueSpeak-By-heritage-and-by-faith.html The role religion is supposed to play in our lives is that more we live it and the more sincerely we practice it, the more it... Sat, 13 Dec 2014 06:15:00 MST Oy vey, holidays! Does Hanukkah wannabe Christmas? http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765662598/Oy-vey-holidays-Does-Hanukkah-wannabe-Christmas.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765662598/Oy-vey-holidays-Does-Hanukkah-wannabe-Christmas.html Christmas has Elf on the Shelf. Now Hanukkah has Mensch on a Bench — not to mention Maccabee on the Mantel. Tue, 11 Nov 2014 08:35:00 MST Trick or Peeps! Holiday creep extends to Halloween http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765661149/Trick-or-Peeps-Holiday-creep-extends-to-Halloween.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765661149/Trick-or-Peeps-Holiday-creep-extends-to-Halloween.html Holiday creep, it seems, is here to stay, and it's spookier than it used to be. Mon, 13 Oct 2014 13:13:02 MDT Thanksgivukkah shines light on modern Jewish culture http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589166/Thanksgivukkah-shines-light-on-modern-Jewish-culture.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589166/Thanksgivukkah-shines-light-on-modern-Jewish-culture.html American Jews are celebrating Thanksgivukkah — a super holiday created by the overlap of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving... Sun, 27 Oct 2013 04:00:00 MDT U.S. Jews readying for Thanksgivukkah http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865588057/US-Jews-readying-for-Thanksgivukkah.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865588057/US-Jews-readying-for-Thanksgivukkah.html The United States’ Jewish population is readying for a rare superholiday this year — Thanksgivukkah. The Jewish... Wed, 09 Oct 2013 17:30:00 MDT Hobby Lobby apologizes, announces some stores to carry Jewish holiday items http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587867/Hobby-Lobby-apologizes-announces-some-stores-to-carry-Jewish-holiday-items.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587867/Hobby-Lobby-apologizes-announces-some-stores-to-carry-Jewish-holiday-items.html Hobby Lobby will begin carrying Jewish holiday items after receiving criticism last week for not selling such merchandise. Mon, 07 Oct 2013 11:45:00 MDT Hobby Lobby under fire due to absence of Hanukkah products http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587542/Hobby-Lobby-under-fire-due-to-absence-of-Hanukkah-products.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865587542/Hobby-Lobby-under-fire-due-to-absence-of-Hanukkah-products.html Hobby Lobby, a Christian-owned arts and crafts company, has been under fire recently for its absence of Hanukkah and other... Wed, 02 Oct 2013 18:50:00 MDT Holy month: Religious observances of myriad faiths fill December calendar http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865569193/Holy-month-Religious-observances-of-myriad-faiths-fill-December-calendar.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865569193/Holy-month-Religious-observances-of-myriad-faiths-fill-December-calendar.html December is filled with "holy days" — and not just the ones you are probably thinking of. The month includes... Fri, 21 Dec 2012 05:00:00 MST Book review: 'Glitch' is a Christmas story of greed, giving http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865568826/Book-review-Glitch-is-a-Christmas-story-of-greed-giving.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865568826/Book-review-Glitch-is-a-Christmas-story-of-greed-giving.html Aldo Zelnick is a 10-year-old boy with a plan. He has found a way to get everything he wants for Christmas. His plan seems... Sat, 15 Dec 2012 12:00:00 MST Rabbi Julie Schonfeld: What Hanukkah can teach us about preserving sacred space http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765617485/Rabbi-Julie-Schonfeld-What-Hanukkah-can-teach-us-about-preserving-sacred-space.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765617485/Rabbi-Julie-Schonfeld-What-Hanukkah-can-teach-us-about-preserving-sacred-space.html Rabbi Julie Schonfeld writes about the effects of Superstorm Sandy on her family, the importance of preserving natural... Mon, 10 Dec 2012 00:00:00 MST Utah's Jewish community lights up season, lives with menorah http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865568420/Utahs-Jewish-community-lights-up-season-lives-with-menorah.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865568420/Utahs-Jewish-community-lights-up-season-lives-with-menorah.html Members of the Utah's Jewish community gathered Sunday night for a Hanukkah celebration and the lighting of a large menorah... Sun, 09 Dec 2012 21:28:50 MST First candles lit in beginning of Hanukkah festival http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765617381/First-candles-lit-in-beginning-of-Hanukkah-festival.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765617381/First-candles-lit-in-beginning-of-Hanukkah-festival.html Jews around the world ushered in the eight-day Hanukkah festival Saturday evening, lighting the first candles of ceremonial... Sat, 08 Dec 2012 23:52:06 MST Edible gifts show off Hanukkah's delicious side http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765616516/Edible-gifts-show-off-Hanukkahs-delicious-side.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765616516/Edible-gifts-show-off-Hanukkahs-delicious-side.html For probably no reason beyond proximity on the calendar, Hanukkah and Christmas tend to get lumped together. Traditionally,... Tue, 27 Nov 2012 16:51:57 MST Jewish Shavuot celebrates gift of the Torah http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765578616/Jewish-Shavuot-celebrates-gift-of-the-Torah.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765578616/Jewish-Shavuot-celebrates-gift-of-the-Torah.html For observant Jews, nothing is more definitive of their life and faith than the Torah. So it stands to reason that Shavuot,... Sun, 27 May 2012 05:00:00 MDT Israel warms up to New Year's, Soviet-style http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700211148/Israel-warms-up-to-New-Years-Soviet-style.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700211148/Israel-warms-up-to-New-Years-Soviet-style.html For years, many Israelis got a little jittery as New Year's Eve approached. Fri, 30 Dec 2011 02:05:45 MST Cuban Jewish leaders meet with jailed American http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700210900/Cuban-Jewish-leaders-meet-with-jailed-American.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700210900/Cuban-Jewish-leaders-meet-with-jailed-American.html An American government contractor jailed in Cuba is in good spirits and fine health, but anxious to get home to his family... Thu, 29 Dec 2011 09:50:23 MST Cuban Jewish leaders meet with jailed American http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700210743/Cuban-Jewish-leaders-meet-with-jailed-American.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700210743/Cuban-Jewish-leaders-meet-with-jailed-American.html An American government contractor jailed in Cuba is in good spirits and fine health, but anxious to get home to his family... Wed, 28 Dec 2011 18:50:21 MST Menorah lawsuit is resolved in time for Hanukkah, but bad feelings linger http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700209656/Menorah-lawsuit-is-resolved-in-time-for-Hanukkah-but-bad-feelings-linger.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700209656/Menorah-lawsuit-is-resolved-in-time-for-Hanukkah-but-bad-feelings-linger.html LEESBURG, Fla. — The menorah inside the social hall of a Forida retirement community costs more than a flat-screen TV... Mon, 26 Dec 2011 05:00:00 MST In Israel, a higher profile for Christmas http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700208908/In-Israel-a-higher-profile-for-Christmas.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700208908/In-Israel-a-higher-profile-for-Christmas.html The founders of Neve Shaanan, a neighborhood in southern Tel Aviv, planned their streets in the shape of a seven-branched... Wed, 21 Dec 2011 01:00:21 MST New Harmony: Pressing on and keeping our promises http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700208728/Pressing-on-and-keeping-our-promises.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700208728/Pressing-on-and-keeping-our-promises.html Over the centuries, Dec. 21 has taken on a full load of baggage. Thu, 22 Dec 2011 05:00:00 MST Utah Jews to mark Hanukkah with ceremony at Governor's Mansion http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700208557/Utah-Jews-to-mark-Hanukkah-with-ceremony-at-Governors-Mansion.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700208557/Utah-Jews-to-mark-Hanukkah-with-ceremony-at-Governors-Mansion.html For millions of Jews all around the world, the message of Hanukkah is a message of light, both literally and figuratively. Tue, 20 Dec 2011 00:07:39 MST Today in the Bloggernacle: Christmas FHE ideas http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705395667/Christmas-FHE-ideas.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705395667/Christmas-FHE-ideas.html Looking for a Christmas family home evening idea for tonight? The blogs have many creative and Jesus Christ-centered ones to... Mon, 12 Dec 2011 06:28:32 MST Pennsylvania town won't include atheist banner in holiday display http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700205615/Pennsylvania-town-wont-include-atheist-banner-in-holiday-display.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700205615/Pennsylvania-town-wont-include-atheist-banner-in-holiday-display.html A western Pennsylvania mayor refused to include a banner from an atheist group that says "there are no gods" as part of a... Sat, 10 Dec 2011 05:00:00 MST Obama celebrates Hanukkah at White House http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700205582/Obama-celebrates-Hanukkah-at-White-House.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700205582/Obama-celebrates-Hanukkah-at-White-House.html WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is marking Hanukkah as a story of "faith over doubt." Fri, 09 Dec 2011 11:07:00 MST http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700201221/Classic-Hanukkah--a-slowly-braised-brisket.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700201221/Classic-Hanukkah--a-slowly-braised-brisket.html A beef brisket supper is associated with many of the Jewish holidays, but perhaps none more regularly than Hanukkah. And... Fri, 25 Nov 2011 07:15:17 MST Want a great brisket? You need to take your time http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700200573/Want-a-great-brisket-You-need-to-take-your-time.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700200573/Want-a-great-brisket-You-need-to-take-your-time.html has become an unfortunate joke. Too often this staple of Hanukkah meals is tough, tasteless and gray. Wed, 23 Nov 2011 07:50:46 MST Bill aims to memorialize chaplains http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700139445/Bill-aims-to-memorialize-chaplains.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700139445/Bill-aims-to-memorialize-chaplains.html Fri, 27 May 2011 17:14:52 MDT Bill aims to honor Jewish chaplains at Arlington http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700128669/Bill-aims-to-honor-Jewish-chaplains-at-Arlington.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700128669/Bill-aims-to-honor-Jewish-chaplains-at-Arlington.html Vera Silberberg was almost 4 when her father, a military chaplain, was killed in a plane crash in Vietnam while flying to... Wed, 20 Apr 2011 03:55:18 MDT Hobbies: Picture-perfect candles http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700090771/Hobbies-Picture-perfect-candles.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700090771/Hobbies-Picture-perfect-candles.html Celebrations like Christmas and Hanukkah combine family events like holiday decorating and gift giving, and both can become... Sat, 11 Dec 2010 13:34:13 MST Vandalism mars Hanukkah in Ind. college town http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700090040/Vandalism-mars-Hanukkah-in-Ind-college-town.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700090040/Vandalism-mars-Hanukkah-in-Ind-college-town.html When Indiana University student Carl Corenblum found a rock and shattered window at the Chabad House Jewish Center near... Thu, 09 Dec 2010 04:58:29 MST Surviving baby's first holiday: How to make sure everyone gets equal face time with baby this holiday season http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700089669/Surviving-babys-first-holiday-How-to-make-sure-everyone-gets-equal-face-time-with-baby-this.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700089669/Surviving-babys-first-holiday-How-to-make-sure-everyone-gets-equal-face-time-with-baby-this.html What are holidays like with a new baby? Let us break it down for you: Grandma A invites you over for the whole week of... Wed, 08 Dec 2010 12:25:11 MST Photo: Hanukkah candles lit http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700088744/Photo-Hanukkah-candles-lit.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700088744/Photo-Hanukkah-candles-lit.html A crowd gathers to enjoy a menorah lighting hosted by Chabad Lubavitch of Utah Sunday at the Gallivan Center. Sun, 05 Dec 2010 23:02:08 MST Raul Castro celebrates Hanukkah with Cuban Jews http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700088708/Raul-Castro-celebrates-Hanukkah-with-Cuban-Jews.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700088708/Raul-Castro-celebrates-Hanukkah-with-Cuban-Jews.html President Raul Castro celebrated Hanukkah on Sunday with Cuba's tiny Jewish community, a heavily symbolic act at a time when... Sun, 05 Dec 2010 20:54:53 MST Kids' Krafts: Hanukkah craft honors Maccabees' triumph http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700088321/Kids-Krafts-Hanukkah-craft-honors-Maccabees-triumph.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700088321/Kids-Krafts-Hanukkah-craft-honors-Maccabees-triumph.html Hanukkah, a Jewish holiday also known as the Festival of the Lights, begins at sundown Wednesday and ends Dec. 9. The... Sat, 04 Dec 2010 11:02:40 MST Local Jewish groups are holding Hanukkah events http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700088163/Local-Jewish-groups-are-holding-Hanukkah-events.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700088163/Local-Jewish-groups-are-holding-Hanukkah-events.html Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, is now under way through much of next week. Fri, 03 Dec 2010 19:03:12 MST Israel fire kills 41 as international help arrives http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700087893/Israel-fire-kills-41-as-international-help-arrives.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700087893/Israel-fire-kills-41-as-international-help-arrives.html The death toll from Israel's worst fire ever reached 41 on Friday as firefighting crews and equipment from around the world... Fri, 03 Dec 2010 00:36:16 MST