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    • ChanukahJTAWolfMenuPancakes

    A Chanukah menu with a healthy flair - and latkes

    Dec 08, 2016 Go comment!
    Chanukah is a celebration, a joyful holiday with delicious food and family memories. I remember lighting our menorah as a little girl with my bubbe. Now, raising my daughter, I hope to create special memories with her.
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    • JTAChanukahVeganLatkes

    Egg free, dairy free latkes for Chanukah

    Dec 08, 2016 Go comment!
    Ask and ye shall receive, or so the old saying goes. We’ve had several requests on our Facebook page for vegan latkes. And we are glad to discover that our dear friends Vicky and Ruth of “May I Have That Recipe” had already tackled this holiday dish.
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    • JTAChanukah5oilstotry

    Five oils to try this Chanukah

    Dec 08, 2016 Go comment!
    It’s the week of frying while we celebrate the miracle of the oil lasting for eight nights, instead of just one. That’s how the story goes, right?
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    • Latkes

    Alan’s latkes have set a very high benchmark

    Dec 08, 2016 Go comment!
    Chanukah without latkes... Unthinkable! But then there are latkes and latkes. And for the connoisseur, there’s Alan Bender’s latkes.
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    Time-traveling candles

    Dec 08, 2016 Go comment!
    I am seven or eight years old. I am an ordinary girl with blonde hair and an unordinary last name. And I have a big secret, too.
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    • ChanukahAishRecipesLatkes2

    Three delicious latkes that freeze well for Chanukah

    Dec 08, 2016 Go comment!
    There are few things that people enjoy eating day after day, but I think no one tires of eating latkes for eight days in a row. But as the latke maker, I tire of the mess and effort. So, last year, I tested numerous freezing latke methods to come up with the best latke freezing tips so that I could make latkes on a few of the nights and freeze some for the others.
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    Eight fascinating facts about Chanukah

    Dec 08, 2016 Go comment!
    In the 2nd century BCE, the brave Maccabees recaptured the Holy Temple in Jerusalem from the Greeks. The first thing they did was light the golden menorah. The found only one jar of oil, but it burned miraculously for eight days.
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    Message of Chanukah should carry on in new year

    Dec 07, 2016 Go comment!
    Chanukah is a festival that celebrates the survival of the Jewish people in the face of total adversity - a theme which is commensurate with many historical highs and lows throughout the three-and-a-half millennia of our existence.
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    • ChanukaJTAWiener9thingsaboutChanuka

    Nine things you didn’t know about Chanukah

    Dec 07, 2016 Go comment!
    Chanukah, which starts at sundown on December 24, is among the most widely celebrated Jewish holidays in the United States. But that doesn’t mean there is nothing new to learn about this eight-day festival.
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    • ParsahNosselToldot

    Jacob’s noble in-tents

    Nov 30, 2016 Go comment!
    The Torah introduces us to our forefather Jacob as a “yoshaiv ohalim” - one who sits in tents. What on earth is a tents-sitter? And why is this specific quality singled out in the Torah to introduce us to and perhaps even epitomise Jacob?
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    • Kol Isha HOME

    Kol Isha dispute is settled in Johannesburg

    Nov 30, 2016 6 Comments
    The threat by some Orthodox and other South African Jews and interfaith groups to take the SA Jewish Board of Deputies’ Gauteng Council to the Equality Court over kol isha, the halachic ban on women singing in front of men, has been amicably resolved for Yom Hashoah in Johannesburg, as was the case earlier this year in Cape Town.
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    • Rabbi Mendel Alperowitz Conference of Emissaries

    R. Hazdan keynote speaker at Chabad-Lubavitch event

    Nov 30, 2016 Go comment!
    Some 5 600 emissaries (shluchim) from Chabad-Lubavitch from all over the world gathered at the Pier 8 warehouse in Brooklyn, New York this week for the opening of their four-day annual international conference and banquet, 75 years after the arrival of the Lubavitcher Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson, from Europe.
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    Why Jews are better off without Xmas trees

    Nov 29, 2016 1 Comment
    This has to be one of the funniest stand-up pieces ever – and it was done in aid of Stand with Us! Even the Chief Rabbi will laugh himself silly at this take by Elon Gold called “Why The Jews Are Better Off Without Xmas Trees” – Gold takes a look at what the halacha of Christmas Trees may look like if they were part of our culture. This is a seriously funny little clip which has been doing the rounds since Monday. Watch it or you will wish you had!
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    • Rabbi Mendel Alperowitz HOME

    South Dakota to get a permanent rabbi

    Nov 28, 2016 2 Comments
    South Dakota, with its minuscule Jewish community scattered throughout an expansive area, has had the dubious distinction of being the only state in the US with no rabbi
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    • 8-Parshat Chaya Sarah

    Taking time out

    Nov 23, 2016 Go comment!
    In this week’s Torah portion of Chayei Sara, we read about the mission Avraham gave his servant, Eliezer, to find a wife for Yitzchak (Isaac).
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    • Rabbi Berland Holland Home

    No trial for Berland who'll serve little time

    Nov 23, 2016 1 Comment
    Rabbi Eliezer Berland (79), who spent time in South Africa on the run from Israeli authorities during two stints, before finally being arrested by the Hawks and extradited to Israel, was finally sentenced for three sexual assault offences in a plea bargain deal in an Israeli court on Monday. He will probably only serve five more months of his 18 month sentence - Read why... See the video
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    • Carvajal HOME

    Earliest known Jewish text in New World

    Nov 20, 2016 Go comment!
    This tiny book is on display for the first time at a fascinating new exhibition on the Jews who fled Europe after the Inquisition. It was penned by Spanish-born Jew, Luis de Carvajal the Younger. He fled Spain in the 1500s but the Inquisition followed him to the colonies. It was this memoir that led to his conviction - and that of another 120 Jews he was pressured to denounce - that led to their all being burned at the stake.
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    • Prof David Bilchitz

    Rabbinical apology advances inclusivity

    Nov 16, 2016 1 Comment
    Just before Yom Kippur, seven senior modern Orthodox religious leaders apologised to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) persons. This act of repentance sought to address and counter the abusive and insulting attitudes that many rabbis in the Orthodox community have actively promoted against LGBTI persons.
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    Pretoria celebrates its ‘best-ever’ Shabbos Project

    Nov 16, 2016 1 Comment
    This year’s Shabbos Project in Pretoria was the best yet; a view widely uttered at shul on the Shabbat morning following the Friday night Shabbos Project dinner, and not by the hosts, but by those who were hosted.
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