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Hanukkah Traditions

Hanukkah Traditions Hanukkah traditions revolve around lighting a nine-branched menorah, known in Hebrew as the hanukiah. On each of the holiday’s eight nights, another candle is added to the menorah after sundown; the ninth candle, called the shamash (“helper”), is used to light the others. Jews recite blessings and display the menorah prominently in a window […]

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Hanukkah Chanukah

Hanukkah Chanukah Hanukkah or Chanukah commemorates the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem during the second century B.C.E. According to legend,  Jews had risen up against their Greek-Syrian oppressors in the Maccabean Revolt. It’s not really about gift giving, although as I was growing up, my parents gave me 7 small gifts, one each […]

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Net Neutrality

Net Neutrality “Net neutrality is the principle that Internet providers like Comcast & Verizon should not control what we see and do online. In 2015, startups, Internet freedom groups, and 3.7 million commenters won strong net neutrality rules from the US Federal Communication Commission (FCC). The rules prohibit Internet providers from blocking, throttling, and paid […]