Charlotte has the largest Jewish population in the Carolinas. This week, many Jewish families here are celebrating Hanukkah. A beloved local Rabbi from Temple Israel, Rabbi Noam Raucher invited us to his home for the celebration. We joined Rabbi Raucher, his wife and two young boys. What an education it was! Hanukkah is a tradition rooted in ancient history - 164 BCE in Jerusalem - after the Maccabees' victory over the Greeks.
A storm bearing strong winds, heavy snow, torrential rain, thunderstorms and fog will converge on the Northeast and Midwest on Christmas Eve and will likely create ground and flight delays.
With many winter storms lined up, snow will create a wintry setting for Christmas in some areas.
The first substantial snowstorm of the season, which totaled nearly 5 inches of snow in some areas, was responsible for widespread slide-offs and accidents in Kansas City during the commuting hours.
As storms continue to rip through Australia during turbulent summer weather, a Queensland, Australia, storm spawned a large gustnado just off a local roadway on Thursday.Read Story >