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Chocolatiers Raising the Bar When It Comes to Hanukkah Gelt

Rabbi Deborah R. Prinz | Posted 02.14.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Deborah R. Prinz

Sharing their favorite Jewish chocolate experiences recently, a group of about 60 chocolate lovers didn't even mention Hanukkah gelt. That is, until one woman at the New Jersey get-together shared her thoughts on the subject.

Chicagoan Creates Artisanal Gelt For Grown-Ups

Posted 11.25.2013 | Chicago

Story by Justin Breen, courtesy DNAinfo Chicago: LOGAN SQUARE — Three years ago, Edgewater resident Heather Johnston was a successful pediatricia...

8 Nights of Chanukah Chocolate

Rabbi Deborah R. Prinz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Rabbi Deborah R. Prinz

A friend recently described tasting some chocolate as "more." Each bite makes him want "more" chocolate. That is how I think about Chanukah: it creates more opportunities for chocolate! Here are eight ideas to add "more chocolate" to each night's celebration of Chanukah.

For Hanukkah: A Jewish Mom's Christmas Poem

Amy Sue Nathan | Posted 02.06.2013 | Parents
Amy Sue Nathan

Now, don't get me wrong, I am proud to be Jewish. I love my heritage, I love the rituals, I love the food. But at this time of year, I long to throw out a doormat that says "Welcome Ho-Ho-Home" or to deck my halls with a miniature snowy village.

What Give Gelt On Hanukkah?

Rabbi Shaul Wertheimer | Posted 02.06.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Shaul Wertheimer

Why have Jews traditionally given money to our children on Hanukkah? While it is now commonplace to also give gifts, the original tradition remains to give gelt.

A Creative Way To Give Gelt

The Huffington Post | Amy Marturana | Posted 12.04.2012 | HuffPost Home

Fill these crocheted pouches with chocolate coins.

Add Some Glamour To Your Party

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 11.30.2012 | HuffPost Home

How pretty!

A Modern Centerpiece Filled With Goodies

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 11.29.2012 | HuffPost Home

It's hot on Pinterest!

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.

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.

Mixing Religions during the Holiday Season: A Tale Of Guilt and Gelt

Delia Lloyd | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Delia Lloyd

According to a new poll, Americans are mixing faiths more than ever before. Many attend worship services of more than one denomination, and many also blend Christianity with Eastern or New Age beliefs.