Friday Dec 13
A secular Jew's journey through 'My Promised Land'
The Jewish holiday of Purim is celebrated during a festival in the town of Bnei Brak, Israel, Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013.
The Huffington Post
Dov Hikind: Hasidic Jews Attacking A Black, Gay Man 'Sounds So Out Of Character'
Dov Hikind, center, is a New York State Assemblyman. In this photo from February 2013, he is seen wearing blackface at a Purim party in Brooklyn.
Logos Bible Software Blog
Now Available: Evangelical Exegetical Commentary on Esther
The story is a familiar one, made popular by Sunday school teachers, novels, and movies: her people threatened with extinction, Queen Esther must summon the courage to approach the Persian king Xerxes in order to save the Jews.
Kansas City Jewish Chronicle
Bonnie and Matt Siegel to receive Mordechai Award at March 9 Purim Gala
"We are thrilled to invite the community to Purim Gala 2014 on Sunday, March 9, as we recognize longtime Israel activists, community leaders and businesspeople Bonnie and Matt Siegel with the Mordechai Award," said Gala Co-chairman Howard Rosenthal.
Jew vs. Jew
Hanukkah, the festival of lights, is typically celebrated with menorahs, dreidels, and fried food, but its history is often overlooked.
New Jersey Jewish News
This Hanukka, raise a glass to the heroines
Hanukka, like many Jewish holy days, is a great opportunity to invoke and inculcate particular family memories along with those of our collective consciousness.
A Thanksgiving/Hanukka message
Four years ago at an Anti-Defamation League dinner honoring Steven Spielberg, he chose the occasion to deliver his own commentary on the meaning of the holiday of Hanukka which was set to begin this year on Wednesday night.