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Hanukkah: Jewish holiday
Hanukkah is a Jewish festival commemorating the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt against the Seleucid Empire. It is also known as the Festival of Lights.


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New York Hanukkah machete attack suspect could face potential death penalty trial

The man accused of stabbing at least five people in a machete rampage at the home of a Hasidic rabbi during a Hanukkah celebration could face a death penalty trial if one of his alleged victims, still..
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New York Hanukkah machete attack suspect pleads not guilty to federal charges

The man accused of stabbing at least five people in a machete rampage at the home of a Hasidic rabbi during a Hanukkah celebration pleaded not guilty to federal hate crime charges on Monday.
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Thousands march in New York City against anti-Semitism in wake of attacks

Thousands marched over the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City on Sunday in a show of solidarity with the area's Jewish community following a spate of anti-Semitic violence in recent weeks, including the..
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Hanukkah machete suspect indicted in New York on six counts of attempted murder

The man accused of going on a machete rampage at the New York-area home of a Hasidic rabbi during a Hanukkah celebration was indicted on Friday on six counts of attempted murder, up from five counts..
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Suspect indicted on 6 attempted murder charges in Hanukkah machete slashing at rabbi's house

A Rockland County grand jury indicted Grafton Thomas on multiple attempted murder charges in connection with the machete rampage at a Hanukkah party.
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Rabbi's son slashed in head as victims fought to fend off machete at Hanukkah party

Rabbi Shmuel Gancz has one word for what he saw when he visited the victims of an attack on a Hanukkah party in Monsey: Miracle.
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Vigil in New York for stabbing victims

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer attended a vigil in West Nyack, New York for the victims of the Hannukah stabbing attack in nearby Monsey. (Dec. 31)  
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U.S. prosecutors charge suspect in Hanukkah stabbing rampage with hate crime

Federal prosecutors filed hate-crime charges on Monday against the man accused of a stabbing rampage at the New York-area home of a Hasidic rabbi during a Hanukkah celebration, saying he kept journals..
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Texas church murders and NY Hanukkah stabbings: Hate, yes, but are they acts of domestic terrorism?

Two attacks on communities of faith raise a familiar question: When are incidents of hate domestic terrorism? The answer is complicated.
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Suspect in stabbing attack at rabbi's home charged with federal hate crimes

Federal prosecutors on Monday filed hate crime charges against a man accused of going on a stabbing rampage during a Hanukkah celebration at a rabbi's home north of New York City, saying the suspect..
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'Rise in anti-Semitism'? What we know about the Hanukkah party machete attack injuring five

A suspect, Grafton Thomas, pleaded not guilty to 5 counts of second-degree attempted intentional murder. Two victims remain hospitalized as of Sunday.
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Hannukah stabbing suspect pleads not guilty

A man accused of attacking a Hannukah celebration in New York state pleaded not guilty to five counts of attempted murder and one count of burglary. Grafton E. Thomas was arrested within two hours of..
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5 stabbed in 'act of domestic terrorism' at Hanukkah party; suspect in custody

One person remained in critical condition Sunday after a knife-wielding attacker stabbed five people during a Hanukkah party.  
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Knife-wielding attacker stabs five during Hanukkah party

A suspect was taken into custody in the Harlem section of New York City a short time after the attack, the NYPD said.  
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5 stabbed at Hanukkah celebration in suburban NYC

Authorities say that five people were stabbed north of New York City during a Hanukkah celebration late Saturday night and a possible suspect has been located.
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Menorah lighting in Jersey City

A menorah was lit in Jersey City, New Jersey on Sunday evening to celebrate the first night of Hannukah.  
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Hanukkah 2019: When is it, and what to know (No, it's not the 'Jewish Christmas')

If Hanukkah isn't all that religious, what's all the fuss about? The annual celebration begins Sunday and runs through Dec. 30.
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James Corden drops Hanukkah song with 'Boyz II Menorah' group featuring Charlie Puth, Zach Braff

There's a new Hanukkah song this year, according to James Corden, host of the "Late Late Show with James Corden."
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Hanukkah, winter solstice, Eddie Murphy returns to 'SNL': 5 things to know this weekend

Hanukkah gets underway, holiday travel picks up steam, Eddie Murphy hosts "Saturday Night Live" and more things to start your weekend right.
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World's largest menorah assembled in New York

The world's largest menorah was assembled in New York on Wednesday. The 36-foot, 4,000-pound menorah was certified by the Guinness World Records as the largest in the world. It's used to hold candles..
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Trump signs Anti-Semitism order at Hanukkah event

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday targeting what his administration describes as a rising problem of anti-Semitic harassment on college campuses. (Dec. 11)  
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The rise of anti-Semitism

As the faithful celebrate the festival of Hanukkah, hate incidents targeting Jews - involving vandalism, incitements to violence, mass shootings and online attacks - have increased dramatically...
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