A pair of Jews want Hanukkah to just be Hanukkah, because when Hanukkah tries to fight Christmas, Hanukkah loses. Hanukkah is a great holiday. It celebrates two improbable victories: the military victory of the Jews over their oppressors, and the spiritual victory of some oil that wouldn't stop burning

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Stop trying to be Christmas, Hanukkah

Jews are celebrating the eight-day festival of Hanukkah with traditions that commemorate ancient miracles and symbolize triumph over oppression.

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Eight-day Jewish festival of Hanukkah begins with candle lighting

JERUSALEM (AP) — Jews are celebrating the eight-day festival of Hanukkah with traditions that commemorate ancient miracles and symbolize triumph over oppression.

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Eight-day Jewish festival of Hanukkah begins

Pope Paul created the ghetto in 1555 to keep the Jews separate from Christians; it was to exist for over 300 years.

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New attraction at Jewish Museum of Rome: Virtual tour of Middle Ages ghetto

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Jews throughout the world will kick off eight days of Hanukkah celebrations Tuesday.

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Beginning of Hanukkah marked with celebrations, light

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Jews grapple with how to celebrate Hanukkah while everyone else is going gaga over Christmas.

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Jews grapple with how to celebrate Hanukkah during Christmas

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On Tuesday evening, Jews will light their menorahs for the first night of Hanukkah.

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Hanukkah 2014: When Does The Jewish Holiday Start, 5 Things You Need To Know

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Despite not celebrating Christmas, Jews have historically been hugely influential on holiday music.

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'A Goyishe Christmas To You!'

In an unheated synagogue with no running water, a dozen Jews are trying to keep warm as temperatures here veer toward the single digits.

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For Jews of Lugansk, Empty Schools and Frigid Synagogues as Winter Arrives

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Let's just get this out of the way: Moses was not a badass, at least not in the traditional sense of badassery. In the Bible, he spoke with a stammer, constantly doubted himself, and had a penchant for petulance. It is absurd for Christian Bale, with his perfect pectorals and haughty swagger and gentile face, to play the lead in Ridley Scott's new feature film, Exodus: God and Kings, a retelling …

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