Chanukah Stories Other

When Christmas and Hanukkah Crashed

For the first time in my life, I was the only Jew in the group.

These Small Lights

Chanukah reminds us that we are not the same as everyone else.

Spark of Hope

Cancer I could laugh at. It was remission that was so difficult.

The Holiday Card

A small Chanukah miracle for a lonely Jewish soldier in Iraq.

Chanukah in the Soviet Gulag

When the enemy answered "amen."

Chanukah Unplugged

Our Chanukah candles shone extra-bright last year. That's because they were the only lights in our house.

Chanukah in Iowa

I was the only Jewish child in the auditorium, and sometimes felt I was the only Jewish girl in the entire world.

A Chanukah Carol

In one moment of silence, my Jewish identity was born.

The Candles and the Tree

A child who sees no difference between the flames of the menorah and the twinkling lights of the tree.

A Jewish Child on Christmas

My parents succeeded in creating a wonderful Christmas - yet inside me something was amiss.

Light in the Strangest of Places

At a Grateful Dead concert one Chanukah, I felt like the only Jew in the world. Then an amazing thing happened.

My Last Line of Defense

How Chanukah kept me Jewish when all else failed.

Hippie Chanukah

Amidst the pre-Xmas frenzy, a group of idealistic college students unexpectedly discover Chanukah's quiet illumination.

The Blazing Mezuzah

In the midst of a fraternity party, my Jewish spark was unexpectedly ignited.

Chanukah Lights Dancing

Chanukah's tiny lights brazenly face the night's bitter challenge, transforming fear into a soft caress of hope.

A Great Miracle Happened

As a Jew, I was always a little different. That would become my greatest asset.

Chanukah in Baghdad

An American Jewish soldier of Iraqi descent lights the Menorah in Saddam Hussein's palace.

California Dreamin'

God shines Chanukah light into the seemingly darkest place.

Christmas in Brooklyn

My parents had no clue why they lit the electric menorah on Chanukah.

The Way We Were

In my time, Chanukah gifts meant only a dime. It also meant potato latkes and a visit to grandma.

The Piercing Shaft of Light

Each of us has a dark spot concealed from ourselves due to overwhelming pain and shame. How do we turn on the lights?

The Night the Rebbe Danced the Kazatsky

Who could do the kazatzky like Mendel? No one, including the Cossacks who guarded the Czar himself.

Chanukah Eyes

How can our homemade menorahs compete with all the dazzling lights of Christmas?

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