There is other news besides Madoff around our Jewish world on the this, the first day of Chanukah:

  • Here in Jerusalem, a British tourist volunteering at the dig outside the Dung Gate, discovered 264 gold coins from the Byzantine Period.

And this:

  • Globes is reporting that Israelis will consume 18 million sufganyot (donuts) and 42 million candles this Chanukah – representing a rise of 3% for the donuts and 5% for candles compared with last year.
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