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Oy vey, holidays! Hanukkah gets a Christmaslike makeover

Oy vey, holidays! Hanukkah gets a Christmaslike makeover

There are an increasing number of Hanukkah-themed products inspired by Christmas traditions and toys.

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Oy vey, holidays! Does Hanukkah wannabe Christmas?

Oy vey, holidays! Does Hanukkah wannabe Christmas?

This 2012 photo provided by Manischewitz. shows the Chanukah House kit from The Manischewitz Company. The kit, sold widely in supermarkets and drugstore chains, was inspired by the Christmas tradition of gingerbread houses. The house is made from cookie dough and comes with blue, yellow and …

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Oy vey, holidays! Does Hanukkah wannabe Christmas?

Oy vey, holidays! Does Hanukkah wannabe Christmas?

This undated image provided by the creators of The Maccabee on the Mantel shows the toy doll and accompanying storybook about Jewish soldiers called Maccabees who fought to save Judaism in ancient times. The Maccabee on the Mantel was inspired by the popular Christmas toy Elf on the Shelf. I…

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Oy vey, holidays! Does Hanukkah wannabe Christmas?

Oy vey, holidays! Does Hanukkah wannabe Christmas?

This undated image provided by Neal Hoffman shows a Hanukkah toy called The Mensch on a Bench. Hoffman is Jewish, his wife is Catholic and he came up with the idea for the toy when his son asked for an Elf on the Shelf toy. Hoffman made a prototype of Mensch on a Bench in 2013 and sold out i…

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Oy vey, holidays! Does Hanukkah wannabe Christmas?

Oy vey, holidays! Does Hanukkah wannabe Christmas?

This undated image provided by Harbor Sweets shows the company’s “Chanukah Box” of chocolates decorated with a menorah. Harbor Sweets, a small New England handcrafted chocolate company, created the box in response to demand among customers who wanted to give chocolates as a holiday gift whil…

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Oy vey, holidays! Does Hanukkah wannabe Christmas?

Oy vey, holidays! Does Hanukkah wannabe Christmas?

This is a three-piece set of glass Hanukkah ornaments from the Kurt Adler company, which is known for Christmas specialty items. It’s one of a number of examples of Hanukkah-themed products inspired by Christmas traditions.

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Temple Emanu-El offering chardonnay Shabbat services

Temple Emanu-El offering chardonnay Shabbat services

Chardonnay Shabbat services happen Fridays at 5 p.m. through Aug. 29. 

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10th PeaceWalk is today, and other faith news

10th PeaceWalk continues tradition of bridging the gap

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Jewish History Museum director receives award

Eileen Warshaw, executive director of the Jewish History Museum, has been named the 2013 Margie Fenton Award recipient by the Jewish Community Relations Council. 

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Congregation rededicates Torah during Hanukkah celebration

Congregation rededicates Torah during Hanukkah celebration

Members of Congregation Or Chadash will rededicate its Torah on Friday as part of the Hanukkah celebration.

November 27, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Temple Emanu-El welcomes female rabbi

Temple Emanu-El welcomes female rabbi

Batsheva Appel drew two things in grade school when she was asked to draw what she wanted to be when she grew up.

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Seder observance Friday at Temple Emanu-El

Temple Emanu-El will celebrate the Tu B’Shevat holiday Friday with a wine-tasting seder and dinner led by Rabbi Samuel M. Cohon.

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After Iran nuke revelation, Israel marks especially solemn Yom Kippur

JERUSALEM — The start of the Jewish Day of Atonement at sundown Sunday marked the beginning of a day like no other in Israel, on which even Israelis with no connection to religion tend to put their normal lives on hold.

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Menorah depiction is among the earliest

Menorah depiction is among the earliest

JERUSALEM — Israeli archaeologists have uncovered one of the earliest depictions of a menorah, the seven-branched candelabrum that has come to symbolize Judaism, the Israel Antiquities Authority said Friday.

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With its 2 founders serving time, church of pot is devastated

With its 2 founders serving time, church of pot is devastated

The two Southeastern Arizona founders of a church that deifies marijuana are both serving time in federal prison for illegal drug possession.

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Variety is the hallmark of classes at Hebrew High

Tucson Hebrew High is gearing up for another dynamic year of Judaic studies, this year with a focus on the environment. Students who take the Judaism and the Environment class will have the opportunity to learn water-harvesting techniques and become better informed about solar energy, water …

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'Taste of Judaism' open to everyone

Temple Emanu-El's outreach motto is "If you're in the northwest, we're bringing Judaism to you," and the temple has followed that motto for the past eight years, bringing Jewish classes, Sabbath and holiday observances and family events to the northwest side.

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Jerusalem dig yields rare inscribed cup

U.S. archaeologists have found an extremely rare 2,000-year-old limestone cup inscribed with 10 lines of Aramaic or Hebrew script near the Zion Gate of the Old City of Jerusalem.

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