Daily Archives: December 4, 2018


Getting Hanukkah to go

By Ben Coleman Portland Mercury Hanukkah can be a lonely holiday in Portland, especially when it gets cold and dark and you don’t see candles lighting many windows. We’re far, far away from the traditional bastions of cultural Judaism, and perhaps more importantly, their wide selection of delis. In Portland, I’ve mainly experienced Jewish tradition…


Students Share Essays on Freedom

PHOTOS: Above, Eric Kimmel reads his famous book Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins to children prior to the Public Menorah lighting in Director Square in downtown Portland. At right, Reuben Lev receives his prize from Eric Kimmel and MJDS Principal Rabbi Shneur Wilhelm. Photos by RobPro Photo Two students shared their award-winning essays on What Freedom…

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