{FD} Hanukkah’s real meaning — Don’t just see the spiritual light, share it with the world

Even most Jews are unaware that the key to the observance of Hanukkah isn’t lighting the candles, playing with dreidels (spinning tops), eating latkes (potato pancakes), or giving gifts (in an imitation of Christmas).

{FD} Some successful, and failed, attacks in NYC since 9/11

Terrorists have struck, or tried to strike, New York City several times since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

{FD} Menorah lightings planned around the world for Hanukkah

Public menorah lightings for the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah are planned around the world in locations ranging from ski towns and Caribbean islands to famous landmarks and sports arenas.

{FD} Actress Fran Drescher hosts Hanukkah celebration

Actress Fran Drescher is hosting a major Hanukkah celebration in Boston.

{FD} Sen. Warren to address Reformed Judaism convention

Thousands of delegates attending a reform Judaism convention in Boston will be hearing from Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

{FD} Jerusalem is sacred place for Jews, Muslims, Christians

Jerusalem holds deep religious significance for Jews, Muslims and Christians, heightening the stakes for President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize the city as Israel’s capital.

{FD} The Latest: Arab League says US Embassy move would be ‘blow’

The Latest on President Donald Trump’s decision on recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital (all times local): 8:55 a.m.

{FD} Linda Sarsour blames ‘Jewish media’ for her controversial reputation

Pro-Palestinian activist Linda Sarsour, sitting on an “Anti-Semitism and the Struggle for Justice” panel at New York City’s The New School, blamed the “Jewish media” for her controversial reputation.

{FD} Sentencing set for Florida man in Jewish center bomb plot

A federal judge is set to sentence a Florida man convicted of plotting to bomb a synagogue and Jewish school center during Passover last year.

{FD} New center helping trace roots of Jews in New England

The vibrant and influential history of New England’s Jewish population is being celebrated this week.

{FD} Demonstrators protest outside NYC home of former Nazi guard

A crowd of teens from an Orthodox Jewish school are protesting a former Nazi concentration camp guard who lives in New York City.

{FD} FEMA rethinking ban on disaster aid to church buildings

When disaster strikes, houses of worship are often on the front lines, feeding and sheltering victims.

{FD} Lawsuit: New Jersey town illegally targeted Orthodox Jews

New Jersey has sued a town over two recent ordinances that the state says illegally targeted the Jewish community from nearby New York.

{FD} Rabbi gets prison for stealing disabled preschoolers’ funds

A New York City rabbi has been sentenced to prison for stealing $5 million in funding intended for disabled preschoolers.

{FD} State investigating park rules that some say target Jews

New Jersey is now investigating how a town adopted a rule limiting use of a public park to state residents that opponents say targets Jews from a nearby New York town.

{FD} Alan Dershowitz: Valerie Plame knew exactly what she was tweeting

Valerie Plame had to know what she was doing.

{FD} Justice Ginsburg surprise speaker at Jewish new year service

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a surprise guest speaker Wednesday evening during services for the Jewish new year in Washington, telling worshippers she believes being Jewish helped her empathize with other minority groups.

{FD} Children’s singer-songwriter facing child **** charges

A music teacher and singer-songwriter who performs for children at synagogues, Jewish community centers, camps and conventions nationwide is facing child pornography charges.

{FD} After Irma, Florida Jews seek respite in High Holy Days

During Hurricane Irma, Temple Shalom served as a sanctuary of a different kind.

{FD} Prosecutor blasts court for decision on oldest US synagogue

Rhode Island’s attorney general is criticizing an appeals court decision handing ownership of the nation’s oldest synagogue to a congregation in New York, saying it ignored state law and “overwhelming evidence” presented at trial and strips the Jewish community in Newport of the historic site.