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Hanukkah

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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. With Thanksgiving and the Festival of Lights falling on the same long weekend,...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Apodaca: Our children, first and foremost

    I am not a particularly brave or noble person. But like every other parent I know, I possess an unwavering certainty that I would lay down my life for my children. Yet we parents also know that we can't always protect our kids from danger, a fact that...
  • In memory of Newtown victims, a poem

    RACHEL Rachel is mourning again for her children, not in far Bethlehem where carnage came to innocents, but in Newtown, where first-graders were gunned down. Yes, gunned down, because we kill so many children year by blood-soaked year with weapons...
  • 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...
  • The God Squad: Parents shouldn't deny 'old-fashioned' moral code

    Question: Despite the conservative Catholic stance on morality and church issues we've taken all our married life, our older unmarried son and daughter have no problem with sleeping over at a lover's home, in the same bed, with the full knowledge of the...
  • Comments & Curiosities: Giving back with a passion

    Are people really nicer at Christmas? I think so. I know I am. Most of the year, I just know that if I see another story about the Kardashian sisters, I'm moving to the smallest village I can find in Moldavia. But this time of year I tell myself,...
  • City Life: Wishes from Newport-Mesans

    2010 is a good year to be a Saturday columnist. So is 2011. This year, Christmas Day falls on a Saturday, as does New Year's Day. Over the past couple of weeks, I have been asking family, friends and colleagues what they want for the holidays, whether it'...
  • The God Squad: Rabbi meditates on his love for Christmas

    I love Christmas and I'm a rabbi, so my love for Christmas is the love of a happy and respectful stranger. However, because of all that my dearest friend, Fr. Tom Hartman, taught me, I may, in fact, be a perfect stranger for Christmas. In full...
  • Friends Of The Library: The then and now of Costa Mesa's libraries

    A pair of great holiday programs is scheduled at our Costa Mesa libraries in the next two weeks, in addition to the regular children's programming. At the Mesa Verde Library branch, Preschool and Pajama Storytimes are scheduled from 11 to 11:30 a.m....