Hannukah memories of menorahs and latkes are still with us, so we are happy to share with you this special Hanukkah recap edition of The Philadelphia Jewish Voice. It features debates over our cultural and religious traditions, exclusive coverage from the White House, and the latest news from our area and the Middle East.
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The President drew lessons from the story of the Maccabees for more than 500 guests at the White House, including our writers Bill Leopold and Steve Sheffey.

Obama related pidyon shvuyim to Hanukkah's message of freedom.


The director of the Interreligious Coordinating Council in Israel spoke at length about the Israeli-Arab conflict, but did not mention Islam, Hamas or the Muslim Brotherhood even once.
Alleged violations related to U.N. agreements, not the Joint Plan of Action.


Should we celebrate tasty cultural imports, or complain about embracing Christian customs?

May women recognize their role in the miracle of Hanukkah by lighting their own menorah at the Western Wall?


Encouraging talk by Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser at Har Zion Temple.
Rimon is changing the learning experience at Temple Sholom.


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