Editor's note: In tribute to Times columnist Mark Kiesling, who passed away just over a year ago, we are sharing his Christmas Day 2011 column with our readers.
MUNSTER | When Rabbi Eliezer Zalmanov's children woke up Sunday morning, they immediately noticed the 9-foot menorah was missing from their front lawn.
It hasn’t happened since 1918 and won’t occur again until 2070.
Treats and other food gifts are particularly popular during the Jewish festival of lights.
Everyone knows — or at least every Jewish person knows — the story of Hanukkah's origins, the story of how just a tiny amount of oil miraculously burned for eight days. And they know that, in the spirit of that story, Hanukkah is celebrated in part by eating foods fried in oil, such as latke…
Everyone knows (or at least every Jew knows) the story of Hanukkah's origins, the story of how just a tiny amount of oil miraculously burned for eight days.
It's Christmas Day, in case you hadn't noticed, so I wanted to go through a few random musings in the spirit of the holiday.
In a culture dominated this time of year with Christmas decorations, music and Santa sightings, local Jewish families celebrating Hanukkah say creativity and adaptation help them survive what some call the "December dilemma."
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Re-creating the miracle of light entering a dark world begins at sundown Wednesday when Jews around the world celebrate Hanukkah, a holiday that honors a 2,174-year-old event in Jewish history.
Times Columnist Philip Potempa will talk turkey and other Thanksgiving leftovers during the 9 a.m. NBC 5 Chicago television newscast for a cooking segment with anchor Rob Elgas and weather personality Ginger Zee, who like Potempa, is a Valparaiso University graduate.
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