President Barack Obama holds up Kylie Schmitter as she and her sister Lainey Schmitter, lights the menorah during the first of two Hanukkah receptions in the Grand Foyer of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama celebrates end of Hanukkah at White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is marking the end of Hanukkah with two receptions at the White House. He noted the rare quirk in the calendar that overlapped Thanksgiving with the start of eight-day […]


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US trade rep to help light National Menorah

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman will help light the National Menorah near the White House to mark the start of Hanukkah, the eight-day Jewish holiday. The ceremony will be held Wednesday at […]


Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

City Hall Hanukkah Menorah lighting set for today

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Mayor Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles’ first elected Jewish mayor, will participate in today’s 28th annual City Hall menorah lighting ceremony, celebrating the Jewish Festival of Hanukkah’s message of freedom, hope and […]


Second-grader Rozie Aronov, 7, holds up a menurkey, a paper-and-paint mashup of a menorah and turkey she created at Hillel Day School in Farmington Hills, Mich. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Thanksgiving-Hanukkah overlap spurs thanks, angst

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (AP) — When life gives you Hanukkah on Thanksgiving, make a menurkey. Or a turkel. That’s what students at suburban Detroit’s Hillel Day School are doing — creating paper-and-paint mashups of menorahs […]


Gabila Food Products' original Coney Island square knishs. (AP Photo/Gabila Food Products, Inc.)

NY knish factory fire leads to nationwide shortage

COPIAGUE, N.Y. (AP) — A fire at a factory billed as the world’s biggest maker of knishes has created nationwide shock and oy for those who can’t seem to find the Jewish treats anywhere. Kvetching […]


This image released by ModernTribe.com shows an American Gothic Thanksgivukkah Poster celebrating Thanksgiving and Hanukkah.  (AP Photo/ModernTribe.com)

Gobble tov! American Jews ready for Thanksgivukkah

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s a turkey. It’s a menorah. It’s Thanksgivukkah! An extremely rare convergence this year of Thanksgiving and the start of Hanukkah has created a frenzy of Talmudic proportions. There’s the number […]


21st century fortune cookie

Longtime television critic and entertainment journalist-turned-novelty entrepreneur Ray Richmond has been inspired to reinvent both himself and the iconic fortune cookie into a more modern version. Richmond tells KFWB’s Maggie McKay how he decided to […]



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