Tagged White House Hanukkah party

What a liberal rabbi learned at the Trump Hanukkah party

Rabbi David Kaufman and his wife Julie, attend the White House Hanukkah party in Washington, D.C., Dec. 7, 2017. (Courtesy of Kaufman)

DES MOINES, Iowa (JTA) — A Jewish woman walks into the post office to buy Hanukkah stamps for her holiday cards. The person behind the counter asks, “What denominations?” The Jewish woman responds, “Oy! Are we so polarized? Some Orthodox, some Conservative and some Reform.” Yes, we are so… Read more »

A tale of two Hanukkah parties: Obama’s last and Trump (International’s) first

Ambassadors of countries that aided Israel during its recent forest fires pose with officials of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations at a Hanukkah party at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., Dec. 14, 2016. (Conference of Presidents)

  WASHINGTON (JTA) — Weird paradoxes have been packed into Hanukkah observance forever. It’s the holiday about killing infidels that is now celebrated as a victory of religious pluralism. It’s the unofficial little Jewish holiday that a U.S. congressman once tried to turn into a major American holiday. It’s… Read more »