Hanukkah News 2014

Hanukkah, an eight-day Jewish observance, begins at sundown tonight with special blessings and the lighting of the menorah. It reminds the Jews of their struggle for religious freedom. Hanukkah is not complete without the festive foods fried in olive oil. A four-sided top called a dreidel is used for holiday games. Here are some interesting websites: Collection of short Hanukkah how-to videos 2014 news …

Unreached Peoples in USA – 2014 – Part 2

“Of the estimated hundreds of unreached peoples, here is a small glimpse of the reality that few know… St. Louis is home to the largest number of Bosnians, with estimates ranging between 35,000-60,000. Detroit has the largest concentration of Arab Muslims (e.g., Yemeni, Iraqi, Lebanese, Palestinians) numbering in the tens-of-thousands. Outside of Israel, New York is home to the largest number of …

Celebrate Israel Parade ~ 50th Annual ~ Today!

Today, June 1, marks the 50th annual parade in NYC to “Celebrate Israel!”  Before 2011, it was known as the “Salute to Israel Parade” and has always claimed to be  “the single largest gathering in the world in support of Israel.”  The participants come from throughout the US: Jewish schools, synagogues, youth groups etc. Well known Politicians join in the celebration also. A …