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Hanukkah shopping underway at Midwood’s Judaica Place
Hanukkah shopping underway at Midwood’s Judaica PlaceWith the holiday season underway, shoppers looking for Hanukkah gifts have been heading to a Midwood shop for some hot items. Employees at Judaica Place say this is the busiest time of year. They also say menorahs are their No. 1 seller. “All the ...read more
Source: News12 Brooklyn
Published on Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:54:00 GMT
Judaica Dealer’s Menorah Pays it Forward for Local Holocaust Center
Judaica Dealer’s Menorah Pays it Forward for Local Holocaust CenterThe Jewish Gift Place, an online Judaica dealer, is spreading Chanukah spirit by donating to The Holocaust Resource Center of Temple Judea in Manhasset proceeds from a menorah inspired by Janusz Korczak. Korczak was a famous Jewish pediatrician, educator ...read more
Source: Long Island Press
Published on Tue, 12 Dec 2017 04:55:00 GMT
Baskets of Judaica brighten Hanukkah for fire-affected families
Baskets of Judaica brighten Hanukkah for fire-affected familiesCaroline Poland remembers walking along the streets of San Francisco, seeing the red sky and breathing in the nearly week-old smoke from the fires that had ravaged Sonoma County. Then the phone rang. “She was overwhelmed,” recalled the program officer ...read more
Source: jweekly
Published on Wed, 06 Dec 2017 10:04:00 GMT
Jewish-y Events In NYC, December 15-24
Jewish-y Events In NYC, December 15-2423rd St., (212) 367-9000, gothamcomedyclub.com. $25. Sotheby’s annual sale of Important Judaica features one of the finest decorated Hebrew Bibles from Spain to come to auction. Produced in Castile in the early 1300s, this illuminated manuscript is a ...read more
Source: Jewish Week
Published on Tue, 12 Dec 2017 13:13:00 GMT
Hanukkah Menorahs — Through the Ages
Hanukkah Menorahs — Through the AgesLike any other form of Judaica, the older, larger and more ornate examples fetch bigger numbers at auction. The term menorah and the term Hanukkah lamp are often used interchangeably. A menorah, for the most part, is a free-standing candelabra with eight ...read more
Source: The Algemeiner
Published on Wed, 13 Dec 2017 09:38:00 GMT
How To Teach Your Toddler About Hanukkah — When Their Teacher Is Talking About Christmas
How To Teach Your Toddler About Hanukkah — When Their Teacher Is Talking About ChristmasYou know, the Jewish kind. I asked myself this as I stood in a packed Judaica store on the Upper West Side, one of the dozens of New Yorkers who just realized that it was about to be Hanukkah and hadn’t prepared much of anything. As a new-ish mom – my ...read more
Source: The Jewish Daily Forward
Published on Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT
Hanukah – A Major Battleground for the Heart and Soul of the Jewish People
Hanukah – A Major Battleground for the Heart and Soul of the Jewish PeopleIt is part of the Judith and Bernard Briskin Fine Judaica Collection at Temple Israel of Hollywood, Los Angeles. Without the success of the Maccabean Revolt in 165 BCE, there would be no Judaism, no Christianity, and no Islam today. That being said ...read more
Source: Jewish Journal
Published on Wed, 13 Dec 2017 14:58:00 GMT
In This Picture-Perfect Italian Town, Chanukah Is Celebrated Year-Round
In This Picture-Perfect Italian Town, Chanukah Is Celebrated Year-RoundThe former women’s section has been transformed into a Judaica and Jewish history museum. And the synagogue’s basement, formerly a matzah bakery, is now home to the Museum of Lights. Chanukah here is commemorated nonstop with a year-round exhibit ...read more
Source: Baltimore Jewish Times
Published on Fri, 08 Dec 2017 05:06:00 GMT
Ladies night out features painting
Ladies night out features paintingBris Avrohom of Fair Lawn held a night out for women; 85 came to the the paint-and-wine event. Led by Alina Kontorovsky, women painted their own Judaica-themed work and enjoyed an assortment of wines and desserts. Funds raised support Bris Avrohom programs.read more
Source: The Jewish Standard
Published on Thu, 14 Dec 2017 07:30:00 GMT
Rare Early Hebrew Bible from Spain to be Offered at Sotheby’s New York
Rare Early Hebrew Bible from Spain to be Offered at Sotheby’s New York“With its harmonious blend of artistic traditions, the manuscript is a remarkable testament to the cross-cultural influences that flourished during the Golden Age of medieval Spain,” says Sharon Mintz, a Judaica consultant at Sotheby’s. “But what ...read more
Source: Robb Report
Published on Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:02:00 GMT