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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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Bahrain holds its first major vote since unrest

Bahrain holds its first major vote since unrest

Bahrainis vote at a polling station in a pro-government area in Riffa, Bahrain, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014. Voters in Bahrain cast ballots Saturday in the island kingdom's first full parliamentary election since Arab Spring-inspired protests erupted four years ago, but a boycott called by the c…

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Bahrain holds its first major vote since unrest

Bahrain holds its first major vote since unrest

MANAMA, Bahrain — Voters in Bahrain cast ballots Saturday in the island kingdom’s first full parliamentary election since Arab Spring-inspired protests nearly four years ago, but a boycott by the country’s opposition overshadowed the vote and highlighted the sectarian-charged divisions gripp…

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Bahrain holds its first major vote since unrest

Bahrain holds its first major vote since unrest

A Bahraini woman votes in a pro-government area in Riffa, Bahrain. Voters cast ballots in the island kingdom’s first full parliamentary election since Arab Spring-inspired protests.

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Israeli mayor's ban on Arab workers ignites uproar

Israeli mayor's ban on Arab workers ignites uproar

Israeli mayor of the costal city of Ashkelon Itamar Shimoni joins a rally in his support in Ashkelon, Israel, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Shimoni has suspended Israeli Arab laborers from work, renovating bomb shelters at local day-care centers. The move drew widespread criticism on Thursday, in…

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Israeli mayor's ban on Arab workers ignites uproar

Israeli mayor's ban on Arab workers ignites uproar

FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014, file photo, Palestinians inspect the demolished apartment of Abdel Rahman al-Shaludi in east Jerusalem, as a punitive measure after al-Shaludi's deadly attack with his car on a Jerusalem train station in October, which left five people dead. Israeli p…

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Israeli mayor's ban on Arab workers ignites uproar

Israeli mayor's ban on Arab workers ignites uproar

A Palestinian works on a building at the costal city of Ashkelon, Israel, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Itamar Shimoni, Israeli mayor of the costal city of Ashkelon has suspended Israeli Arab laborers from work, renovating bomb shelters at local day-care centers. The move drew widespread criticis…

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Israeli mayor's ban on Arab workers ignites uproar

Israeli mayor's ban on Arab workers ignites uproar

Itamar Shimoni, Israeli mayor of Ashkelon, visits a kindergarten in his town on Thursday. He has barred Israeli Arab laborers from work renovating bomb shelters in local kindergartens on the heels of an attack at a synagogue in Jerusalem.

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Israeli mayor's ban on Arab workers ignites uproar

Israeli mayor's ban on Arab workers ignites uproar

JERUSALEM — The mayor of a southern Israeli city sparked a national uproar Thursday by barring Israeli Arab construction workers from jobs in local preschools, citing security concerns after a rash of attacks by Palestinian assailants elsewhere in the country.

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Egypt president considering pardon of journalists

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said on Thursday that a presidential pardon is "being examined" for the three Al-Jazeera journalists who were handed heavy prison terms in a court ruling that raised international outrage.

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Nacimiento

Nacimiento

The opening of El Nacimiento — elaborate 800-piece Nativity installation at the Tucson Museum of Art’s the historic Casa Cordova — is a fall tradition that you will find only in Tucson.  

November 20, 2014 7:00 am

Russia gets religion

Until last year, Sverdlov was a parish priest in Pavlovskoe, a Moscow suburb.

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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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Thrown by gay marriage, caller invokes heavenly wrath

Thrown by gay marriage, caller invokes heavenly wrath

Bad weather shows God is against same-sex nuptials, he says.

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My Favorite Place: El Tiradito

My Favorite Place: El Tiradito

A magical space in one of Tucson's oldest neighborhoods.

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Advice from Carolyn Hax: Take control of relationship

Advice from Carolyn Hax: Take control of relationship

How do you draw the line between abuser and the victim? 

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