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The Holiday Party Scene: How to Dazzle Your Friends With 8 Lesser-Known Hanukkah Facts

Rabbi Laura Baum | Posted 02.15.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Laura Baum

'Tis the season! If you're like me, you have cocktail parties ahead. This means you need some fun facts up your sleeve so you can be the life of the party. At the very least, it's better than trying to win the ugly Christmas sweater contest!

The Ugly Christmas Sweater Party and the Jew

Beth Rosen | Posted 02.16.2014 | Religion
Beth Rosen

Not only did I not have an ugly Christmas sweater for my first ugly Christmas sweater party, I didn't have a nice Christmas sweater, or even a red or green sweater, to fake it. But this glitch in the plan was not going to stop this crafty Jew from enjoying her first Christmas party. To the craft room!

The Miraculous Hanukkah-Seed

Netanel Miles-Yepez | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion
Netanel Miles-Yepez

On Hanukkah we wish one another, Hanukkah same'ah! 'Happy Hanukkah!' Because it's a celebration, a remembrance of something good, a time in our mythic past when our ancestors saw miracles . . . and needed them.

WATCH: You Won't Believe Hanukkah's Dark Side

Posted 02.16.2013 | Comedy

Dreidel may seem like a fun holiday game to play with your loved ones this time of year, but that's just because its underbelly is well-hidden. Tha...

Why I'm Not Telling My Daughters The Story Of Hanukkah

Carla Naumburg | Posted 02.04.2013 | Religion
Carla Naumburg

We will be celebrating Hanukkah once again this year, lighting candles, eating latkes, opening presents and spinning dreidels. We'll sing Hanukkah songs. We'll talk about the holiday a lot, but I'm not going to tell my girls the story of Judah the Maccabee. Not yet.

The Greeks' Grudge

S.R. Hewitt | Posted 02.21.2012 | Religion
S.R. Hewitt

The Torah teaches humankind to strive to be God-like. In contrast, the Greeks created gods who acted with less dignity than many humans. Thus, Torah in-and-of-itself was a threat to Greek culture and philosophy.

Interfaith Gingerbread Cookies

Miranda Levenstein | Posted 02.12.2012 | Home
Miranda Levenstein

2011-12-13-Screenshot20111213at2.28.38PM.jpg You can take the Jewish girl out of Christmas but you can't take the Christmas out of the Jewish girl.

Major League Dreidel: It's 'The Spintuation' Vs. 'Jewbacca'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Lisa Rose Religion News Service HIGHLAND PARK, N.J. -- He jokingly calls himself "the Spintuation" and he's pumped to dominate the dreidel in an e...

Dreidelpalooza! Yeshiva University Students Attempt To Break World Record [UPDATE]

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Oh, dreidel dreidel! More than 500 Yeshiva University students will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the most dreidels spun simultaneous...

Dreidels Anonymous

One For The Table | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
One For The Table

I was recently roped I...I mean asked to participate in Canter's Chanters Chanukah Extravaganza at my Temple. When it was first presented to me, I th...

Dreidel Mania

Melanie Chartoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Melanie Chartoff

Santa is lugging Sony Playstations. Traditions are toppling and mutating to the point where we can scarcely remember their original intent. Oy! Even the dreidel has gone millennial.