Hanukkah at the Arch of Titus

Professor Steven Fine Reflects on Jewish View of Menorah Depicted on the Arch of Titus Through the Ages It is hard for me to look up at the menorah of the Arch of Titus in Rome without feeling deep emotions. This is especially true at Hanukkah—and especially this Hanukkah, when stabbings in Jerusalem, the murder […]

Ninth-Grader Daniella Bitton Chosen to Light New York City’s Menorah in Recognition of Her Community Service

For this year’s Hanukkah celebrations, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s office wanted a Jewish high school student who embodied the values of community service to help with the lighting of the menorah near City Hall in downtown Manhattan. The mayor’s staff found her in Daniella Bitton, a ninth-grader at Samuel H. Wang Yeshiva University High School for Girls.