The Prowler

TKI Presents Hanukkah Around the World 

December 14, 2015

By: Natalie Gordon and Dalia Vered TKI (Tefilah Kehilah Institute) is a leadership program through Jewish experiential prayer.  In the past few weeks, the TKI students learned about the celebration of Hanukkah throughout Jewish communities worldwide and over time. Our goal is to demonstrate that each Jewish community has its own Chanukah heritage--a distinct emphasis of part of the Hanukkah story, food, traditions, et al--yet Jewish life coheres through the celebration of the same holiday.    Throughout this process, TKI has split into different groups focusing on Jewish regions around the world and their unique cultural adaptations and celebrations of Hanukkah. For example, one group focused on the Middle East, Morocco in particular. By the means of careful examination of Jewish texts and ample research they were able to discover a popular Northern African tradition celebrated in Algeria, Libya, Tunisia, and Morocco. This tradition celebrates the seventh night of Hanukkah as ...


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By: Lauren Ofman Scorching heat , parched mouths and aching feet didn't stop a community from uniting on October 11, 2015 as thousands of people congregated in West Hollywood to raise money and awareness for HIV and ...

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