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Archive for December, 2016

How to Celebrate Hanukkah Posted by on Dec 22, 2016

Hanukkah (חֲנֻכָּה) is one of my favorite holidays: it includes lighting candles and chorusing with your family, and it requires eating fried food. What more can one ask from a holiday? 😉 חֲנֻכָּה is an eight day festival of light that commemorates the rededication of the great temple in Jerusalem. It celebrates the triumph of…

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Israel’s First Nobel Prize Winner: Shmuel Yosef Agnon Posted by on Dec 8, 2016

Fifty years ago Israel won its first Nobel Prize. It was the literature prize and it was given to Shmuel Yosef Agnon (1887-1970). In December 1966, Agnon and his wife travelled from Jerusalem to Sweden, to receive international recognition of his life devotion: writing. His first works were published while he was still a teenager…

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