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FROM THE ARCHIVES: Mark Kiesling on Christmas

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Mark Kiesling on Christmas

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.

December 25, 2013 12:00 am
9-foot menorah taken from Chabad of Northwest Indiana

9-foot menorah taken from Chabad of Northwest Indiana

MUNSTER | When Rabbi Eliezer Zalmanov's children woke up Sunday morning, they immediately noticed the 9-foot menorah was missing from their front lawn. 

December 01, 2013 7:00 pm
Hanukkah, Thanksgiving on same day a 'once-in-a-lifetime occurrence'

Hanukkah, Thanksgiving on same day a 'once-in-a-lifetime occurrence'

It hasn’t happened since 1918 and won’t occur again until 2070.

November 27, 2013 5:00 pm Photos

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Edible gifts show off Hannukah's delicious side

Edible gifts show off Hannukah's delicious side

Treats and other food gifts are particularly popular during the Jewish festival of lights.

December 11, 2012 12:00 am
Another Hanukkah story - the widow and the cheese

Another Hanukkah story - the widow and the cheese

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…

November 28, 2012 12:00 am
Another Hanukkah Story: The widow and the cheese

Another Hanukkah Story: The widow and the cheese

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.

November 19, 2012 9:00 am
MARK KIESLING: It's Christmas. Put this down and do something

MARK KIESLING: It's Christmas. Put this down and do something

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.

December 25, 2011 12:00 am
Celebrating Hanukkah in a Christmas community

Celebrating Hanukkah in a Christmas community

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."

December 20, 2011 8:00 pm Photos

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Hanukkah

Hanukkah

Accord Publishing, $9.99, Ages 3 to 5 "Hanukkah" by Andrews McMeel Publishing

December 29, 2010 12:00 am
Kid Picks with Philip Potempa

Kid Picks with Philip Potempa

Our weekly round-up of new children's media.

December 29, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Hanukkah celebrates miracle of the lights during eight-day festival

Hanukkah celebrates miracle of the lights during eight-day festival

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.

December 01, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Potempa to talk turkey on NBC 5

Potempa to talk turkey on NBC 5

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.

November 27, 2010 12:00 am
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