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At sundown on December 2, Hanukkah begins. It’s the Jewish winter holiday celebrating the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem. According to tradition, pure olive oil was required for the menorah in the T ...

Category: Holidays and Observances, Religion, Judaism

Moses and his brother, Aaron, are the heroes of the book of Exodus in the Bible. It was Moses who demanded the release of the Israelites from the Pharaoh of Egypt. Aaron was Moses’ spokesperson, because Moses could ...

Category: Biblical Interpretation, Religion, Judaism

In the Book of Numbers in the Old Testament, Moses sends out 12 spies to the land of Canaan. Scripture gives us the name of the men who went, the most notable of whom was Joshua, the man who would lead Israel after the d ...

Category: Religious Items, Science, Judaism

Since 2006, May has been designated Jewish American Heritage Month to recognize and celebrate contributions and achievements of American Jews. Here are some famous people who made a difference in the history of the Unite ...

Category: Holidays and Observances, Religion, Judaism

The United States has so much religious heritage that is preserved in seminaries and museums. If you can’t get to one of these spots, check your local religious university for exhibits within its walls that will he ...

Category: Religion, Christianity, Judaism

In the United States, we celebrate the new year in January with drinking and football. September marks the new school year. If you have a business, your fiscal calendar may begin in October. No one really thinks too mu ...

Category: Holidays and Observances, Judaism

Southeast Florida is estimated to have more than 500,000 Jews living in the Miami area. That's about 10 percent of the overall population. There are almost 190 synagogues and congregations in the area, serving Orthodox, ...

Category: Religion, Judaism

Purim is a Jewish holiday celebrated in the Hebrew month of Adar. Generally, Purim falls in mid-March in the Gregorian calendar. This year, it falls on March 11 and 12. Jewish holidays generally begin at sundown on the n ...

Category: Holidays and Observances, Religion, Judaism

Hanukkah is often compared to Christmas, but there are many differences between the Christian and Jewish celebrations. One key difference is that Christmas is always celebrated on December 25, while the date of Hanukkah ...

Category: Holidays and Observances, Religion, Judaism

It is a commonly known fact that Superman is a symbol of "Truth, Justice, and the American Way", but to many Jewish Americans he represents something much, much more. As discussed in several recent NPR spots (which inspi ...

Category: Religion, Judaism