Tag Archive for Hanukkah

Fact Check: Biden lied to invited Jewish guests at White House Menorah Lighting

Speaking to invited Jewish Americans during a Menorah lighting ceremony, President Biden falsely claimed he went to Israel during the Six Day War to act as a “liaison”… not the way to celebrate Hanukkah!

By Grant Atkinson


President Joe Biden held a menorah-lighting ceremony at the White House on Wednesday night to celebrate Hanukkah. But instead of honoring Jewish Americans, Biden used the moment to repeat a lie about his past.

According to the National Review, Biden told a story about his supposed trip to Israel during the Six-Day War.

“I was saying to a couple of younger members of my staff, before I came over, about the many times I’ve been to Israel,” Biden said. Continue Reading »

Israeli journalist exposes Rep. Tlaib’s disingenuous Hanukkah message

Watch as an Israeli i24 journalist breaks down Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s ironic, even anti-Semitic, Hanukkah message by explaining what Hanukkah is historically about.

By Israel Today Staff


She’s a true Palestinian politician.

US Representative Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) has mastered the art of speaking out of both sides of her mouth, a trait shared by the Palestinian leadership in Ramallah.

For years she has railed against the so-called Israeli “occupation” of so-called “Palestine,” from which her parents emigrated many decades ago.

But this week, Tlaib made sure to wish a “Happy Hanukkah” to all her potential Jewish voters.

At least one Israeli TV anchor tore Tlaib to shreds over that disingenuous holiday greeting. Continue Reading »

Canada Post to issue 2017 HANUKKAH Stamp

The Canada Post Hanukkah stamp features a geometric design of a Jewish Menorah, that symbolizes the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem, following the victory of the Maccabean Revolt over the Greeks in the 2nd century BCE.



Alongside the usual candles, donuts and dreidels that traditionally mark the holiday of Hanukkah, Canada Post is adding a stamp recognizing the Jewish “festival of lights” to this year’s celebrations.

The stamp features a geometric design representing different types of menorahs and a strong contrast between light and dark, creating the appearance of flickering candles.

Hanukkah is also written “Hanoukka” on the stamp, reflecting Canada’s second official language, French. Continue Reading »

First time since 1948: King of Bahrain invites Rabbi to light Hanukkah candles in Manama synagogue


view videoWATCH: King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa invites French Rabbi and French Imam to royal palace for interfaith meeting before lighting Hanukkah candles for the first time since the founding of the Jewish State.


Hannukah candles were lit Monday night in the Jewish synagogue in Bahrain’s capital for the first time since the founding of the state of Israel in 1948, Israel’sArutz 7 reported.

Rabbi Levin and Imam Hassan Chalghoumi light Hanukkah candles at the Manama synagogue in Bahrain – Screenshot

French Rabbi Moshe Levin of the Conference of European Rabbis (CER) along with French Imam Hassan Chalghoumi traveled to Bahrain under invitation from King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa to join a special interfaith conference hosted at the the palace in Manama. Continue Reading »

Watch: Arnold Schwarzenegger lights  Hanukkiah in Paris


view videoWATCH: After getting call from Chief Rabbi of France, the Hollywood megastar who’s in Paris for the climate change conference,  says at lighting, ‘the menorah means light. Light prevails darkness, good prevails evil.’

By Arutz Sheva Staff


Hollywood superstar and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on Sunday night took part in a public Hanukkah candle lighting ceremony at the feet of the Eiffel Tower, for the first night of the holiday.

Schwarzenegger, who is in Paris to take part in the international Climate Change Conference and advocate for renewable energy, said he was invited to the annual lighting of the 30-foot-tall menorah, which is organized by Chabad-Lubavitch. Continue Reading »

Beneath a once paved parking lot archaeologists uncover Greek King Antiochus’ fortress in Jerusalem


After a century of searching, archaeologists in Israel say they have found the remnants of the ancient Greek fortress used to fight the rebellion led by Judah Maccabee, that’s celebrated in the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah.

BY Reuters & Israel Hayom Staff


Researchers have long debated the location of the Acra, built more than 2,000 years ago by Greek king Antiochus Epiphanes. Many asserted it stood in what is now the walled Old City, at spots like the Church of the Holy Sepulchre or by the hilltop where the two Jewish temples once towered.

The site in Jerusalem where the remnants of Acra have been found – Photo: AFP

After a century of searching, archaeologists say they have found the remnants of an ancient Greek fortress once a center of power in Jerusalem and a stronghold used to fight the rebellion celebrated in the Jewish holiday Hanukkah. Continue Reading »