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Hanukkah

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  • Do the holidays up right

    Seeking to celebrate the season but have no idea where to start? Our annual guide to all things holiday will help guide the way, regardless of where you live, work or play. First up: the food. For those shuddering at the thought of preparing a meal on...
  • Saturday's Calendar

    SATURDAY Christmas Eve Services The Congregational Corona del Mar Community Church, 611 Heliotrope Ave., Corona del Mar, holds a Children's Christmas Eve Service at 4 p.m., as well as a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 7 p.m. For more information,...
  • Community Commentary: Candles link Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa

    Candles have been used for more than 5,000 years. Although the ancient Egyptians may have been among the first to use them as torches, the Romans are credited with developing the wicked candle. In the ancient world, candles were the major source of...
  • Sunday's Calendar

    Sunday's Calendar
    SUNDAY Hanukkah Bash The Chabad Jewish Center in Newport Beach hosts a Hanukkah Community Party. The event starts at 2 p.m. and features entertainment for grown-ups and children, doughnuts, latkes and a community game of Dreidel. For more information,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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: 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...