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Police are investigating a possible hate crime after someone smashed a menorah in Plainview. (Credit: CBS2)

CBS2 Exclusive: Police Investigate Apparent Holiday Hate Crime On Long Island

Police said the Plainview widower was on his way to synagogue when he spotted the vandalized homemade treasure toppled and trashed on his front lawn.

12/22/2014

Students at the Schechter School Of Long Island celebrate the release of Alan Phillip Gross, the prisoner who had been held in Cuba. The students had written back and forth with Gross while he was imprisoned. (Credit: CBS2)

CBS2 Exclusive: L.I. Students Overjoyed At Release Of Prisoner They Wrote To In Cuba

JERICHO, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Some Long Island schoolchildren have a special bond with Alan Phillip Gross, the American prisoner who has been freed in Cuba. As CBS2’s Jennifer McLogan reported exclusively Wednesday, Gross is a […]

12/17/2014

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Six Best ‘Only-In-New-York’ Gifts For Him

These six only-in-New York experiences would make perfect gifts for brothers, fathers, husbands, uncles, and anyone else with a Y chromosome.

12/17/2014

Celebration held at Beth El Synagogue in New Rochelle ahead of the first night of Chanukah (Credit: CBS2)

Tri-State Area Families Mark Beginning Of Chanukah Festivities

Chanukah began at sundown and celebrations continue through Dec. 24.

12/16/2014

Six13 performs on hit Chanukah song on CBS2. (credit: CBS2)

WATCH: A Cappella Group, Six13, Performs ‘Chanukah (Shake It Off)’ Live On CBS2

The Jewish celebration of Chanukah begins at sundown Tuesday, but the a cappella group Six13 joined CBS2 this morning for a special performance of their viral hit, “Chanukah (Shake It Off).”

12/16/2014

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The Best Chanukah Celebrations In NYC

Here’s our picks for the best ways to celebrate Chanukah in NYC.

12/16/2014

(Credit: Bernard Bernstein (b. 1928), Hanukkah lamp, 1999. Sterling silver. The New-York Historical Society.)

Chanukah Celebrations Highlight Silversmith Bernard Bernstein’s Craft

At the 92nd Street Y, Bernard Bernstein crafts and teaches Judaica — Jewish ceremonial objects.

12/15/2014

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NYC’s 5 Best Restaurants For Latkes

With Chanukah around the corner, it’s a great time to begin your latke taste test.

12/11/2014

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Best International Destinations For The Holidays

Here’s a look at five of the best international destinations for the holidays.

11/28/2014

Are the holiday decorations outside of your home sending a welcoming message to burglars? (Credit CBS 2)

Seen At 11: ‘Tis The Season For Brazen Break-Ins

It is the season for break-ins. Every year, hundreds of thousands of burglaries take place during the months of November and December.

12/05/2013

Menorah-lighting ceremony in Brooklyn. (Credit: CBS 2)

New York Jews Embrace Thanksgivukkah

A Hanukkah celebration was held outside the site of Brooklyn’s largest menorah, which stands at 32 feet tall.

11/27/2013

Star Of David Pumpkin Pie (credit: WLNY)

When 2 Become 1: Thanksgiving, Chanukah Come Together For Epic Holiday

Jews around the world begin the 8-day celebration of Chanukah Wednesday night on the eve of Thanksgiving.

11/27/2013

The Maccabeats (credit: Facebook/Maccabeats)

NY’s Maccabeats Out With New Acapella Thanksgivukkah Cover Song

The Maccabeats, who formed at Yeshiva University in 2007, cover Ellie Goulding’s “Burn” this year.

11/21/2013

Shoppers in a shopping mall (file/credit: CBS 2)

Deals Already Hitting Stores To Make Up For Shortened Holiday Shopping Season

This year, there are six fewer days to shop between Thanksgiving and Christmas. There are four full shopping weekends between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year, compared with five last year.

11/01/2013

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Hobby Lobby Apologizes After Reported N.J. Employee Remarks On Judaism

A central New Jersey blogger has succeeded in getting the national chain craft store Hobby Lobby to begin selling some Jewish holiday items, following an uproar that made national headlines.

10/05/2013

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