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Why Eat Latkes and Doughnuts on Chanukah?

The earliest mention of this custom seems to have been made by Rabbi Maimon ben Joseph, father of Maimonides.
What to Expect at a Chanukah Party

Of all Jewish events, a Chanukah holiday celebration is probably one of the most flexible, with the most room for creative improvisation, so there are very few hard, fast rules of what to do when. Here are some common elements that you may find:
How to Light the Menorah
Breeze through the Chanukah Menorah lighting with a step by step guide on everything from which menorah is kosher to how to arrange and light your own menorah.
What the Chanukah Lights Tell Us

Imagine a world where the reason you created light was for everyone else?
Chanukah Stories
How the Gulag Judge Lit the Menorah

As the Siberian winter deepened, Chanukah came, and a group of young Jewish prisoners convened for a short meeting.
My Chanukah Miracle: The Beating of a New Heart

I don’t know what happened. I opened up my eyes and stared straight up at the dark, starry sky. Why was I flat on my back on the sidewalk? Where was I?
G‑d and the Butler

Why did the butler forget all about Joseph? And what would have happened if he hadn’t?
Art: Public Menorah Lighting

Jewish News
Chabad Confronts Opioid Epidemic: Wilderness Programs in Utah

Salt Lake City rabbi also helps addicts’ families and those at risk.
In Midst of Catastrophic Fires, a ‘Sacred Responsibility to Reach Out’

Southern California rabbis provide food, clothing and essentials to evacuees.
Mindelle Feller, 75, Pioneering Educator and Chabad Emissary in Minnesota

She fostered Jewish growth in the Upper Midwest for 56 years with a special sense of caring.
Freedom of choice has been granted to every man: if he desires to turn toward a good path and be righteous, the ability to do so is in his hands; and if he desires to turn toward an evil path and be wicked, the ability to do so is in his hands...
This is a fundamental principle and a pillar of the Torah and its commandments. For if G-d were to decree that a person be righteous or wicked; of if there were to exist something in the very essence of a person's nature which would compel him toward a specific path, a specific conviction, a specific character trait or a specific deed... how could G-d command us through the prophets 'do this' and 'do not do that'...? What place would the entire Torah have? And by what measure of justice would G-d punish the wicked and reward the righteous?

— Mishneh Torah, Laws of Repentance 5:1-3
Print Magazine

There are dark jewels in this world that can be salvaged, purified and taken as precious bounty for the good.

And there is darkness itself, the absence of light, that must only wait its time to expire.

How can we tell between them?

If the darkness fights back, there is hope.

It means there is something there worth...