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  • Honoring Pilgrims and Maccabees

    Honoring Pilgrims and Maccabees
    On Sunday, the fifth night of Hanukkah, U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) joined a local rabbi in lighting a nearly 7-foot Jerusalem stone menorah at Fashion Island.
  • Giant menorah lit on temple lawn

    Giant menorah lit on temple lawn
    On Friday, the third night of Hanukkah, the grass was wet, but at least it wasn't raining anymore. And that was a good thing for Temple Bat Yahm, which held its menorah-lighting ceremony outside on its grassy lawn in Newport Beach for all to see....

    The God Squad: Happy Hanukkah for Jews and non-Jews

    In the spirit of my life work with Fr. Tom Hartman (who sends his love to all even as he enters the deepest fog of Parkinson's disease), I offer my annual Hanukkah greeting for people who don't celebrate Hanukkah. Next week, I'll send along my Christmas...

    On Faith: From left to right, the rules of Hanukkah

    Hanukkah, meaning "dedication" in Hebrew, refers to the joyous eight-day celebration during which Jews commemorate the victory of the Maccabees over the armies of Syria in 165 B.C.E. and the subsequent liberation and "rededication" of the Temple in...

    Community & Clubs: A busy time for service clubs

    This is a busy time of the year for service clubs in Costa Mesa and Newport Beach. Some club members are ringing the Salvation Army bells and staffing the donation kettles at local shopping centers. Others, such as the Exchange Clubs of Corona del Mar and...