Hanukkah

And American Jews needn’t be hypocrites.

Jonathan Tobin
Dec. 6 2018 12:01AM

Two competing responses to blood in the sanctuary.

Danny Schiff
Dec. 5 2018 12:01AM

It sounds less mercenary—which is probably also why real coins eventually gave way to chocolate ones.

Dec. 5 2018 12:01AM

Originally, the kindling of lights was not part of the holiday.

Dec. 3 2018 12:01AM

For Herzl, Zionism was not merely about providing an escape from anti-Semitism.

Nov. 29 2018 12:01AM

Liturgical tributes to the Hasmoneans in 7th-century Palestine.

Ophir Münz-Manor
Dec. 18 2017 12:01AM

With help from a porcupine.

Daniel Eisenbud
Dec. 14 2017 12:01AM

The Maccabean revolt wasn’t just about independence. It was a culture war between those who embraced “Greek wisdom” and those who believed in transcendent, divine knowledge.

Dec. 14 2017 12:01AM

He marched into Jerusalem on the holiday.

Dec. 13 2017 12:01AM

A modest suggestion for a new way of thinking about the original meaning of the word “Maccabee.”

Dec. 6 2017 12:01AM

The brothers who wrote two of the best-known Jewish melodies early in the last century.

Albert Stern
Dec. 30 2016 12:01AM

What are we to make of the fiery images, stories, and rituals that inform Jewish liturgy and Jewish self-understanding?

Dec. 29 2016 12:01AM

Ma’oz Tsur’s last verse was repressed for centuries.

Yitzhak Melamed
Dec. 26 2016 12:01AM

Just in time for Hanukkah.

Yori Yalon
Dec. 20 2016 12:01AM