Posts Tagged ‘Hanukkah’

Good intentions – wrong outcome for Catholic News Service Comments 0

Thursday, December 6th, 2018

The Catholic News Service’s well-intentioned Tweet celebrating the Jewish festival of Hanukkah fell flat when the wrong image was chosen to go with it. Wishing a “Happy Hanukkah to those who celebrate!” the Tweet’s accompanying image shows Roman soldiers carrying the spoils of the war, from the destroyed Temple of Jerusalem. Hanukkah celebrates the rededication Read more

Greeting to the Jewish community for the coming festival of Hanukkah Comments 0

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

NZ Catholic Bishops Committee for Interfaith Relations have sent the following letter to Jewish community in New Zealand: Dear brothers and sisters in the Jewish community in Aotearoa New Zealand, On behalf of the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Committee for Interfaith Relations, I send you warm greetings as you celebrate Hanukkah from 7 to 14 Read more

Hanukkah: A story of revolution and miracles Comments 0

Friday, November 29th, 2013

This year, some people are celebrating “Thanksgivukkah,” as Thanksgiving is celebrated the day after the first Hanukkah calendars are lit on Wednesday night. The convergence of these two holidays won’t happen again for another 77,798 years, according to some calculations. Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, is celebrated for eight days beginning at sundown on Read more