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Hanukkah Traditions

Menorahs Light Up Around The World For Hanukkah 2014

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 12.19.2014 | Religion

Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, began at sundown on Dec. 16, 2014 and runs for eight days with menorah lightings and celebrations around the ...

Hanukkah 2014: Understanding The Festival Of Lights

The Huffington Post | HuffPost Religion Editors | Posted 12.16.2014 | Religion

Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, is celebrated for eight days beginning at sundown on Dec. 16, 2014. On the Hebrew calendar, the dates are 25 ...

Hanukkah 101: Understanding The 8 Days Of Light

Posted 11.27.2013 | Religion

Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, is celebrated for eight days beginning at sundown on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013. On the Hebrew calendar, the da...

The Menorah Tree: Dangerous Religious Syncretism or Amazing Religious Creativity?

Brad Hirschfield | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Brad Hirschfield

With Hanukkah fast approaching, consider this image. What do you think? Dangerous religious syncretism, you say? Pandering to a perverse need to ...

WATCH: Vodka And Latkes: How L.A. Chef Manouschka Guerrier's Celebrating Hanukkah

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 06.14.2013 | Black Voices

We're in the home stretch of Hanukkah -- the eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem circa 2nd century...

Latke Love and a Christian Hanukkah for Jewish kids

Darryle Pollack | Posted 02.10.2013 | Parents
Darryle Pollack

What do you do when your kids are Jewish but attend Christian schools? You won't find the answers in the Old Testament or the Talmud. But you might find answers in a cookbook, metaphorically speaking.

Hanukkah 101: Understanding The 8 Days Of Light

Posted 12.08.2012 | Religion

Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, is celebrated Dec. 8-16, 2012. On the Hebrew calendar, the dates are 25 Kislev to 2 Tevet in the year 5773. ...

All She'll Want for Hanukkah Is Christmas

Karin Kasdin | Posted 02.21.2012 | Fifty
Karin Kasdin

More important than either Christmas or Hanukkah however, is the question of who my granddaughter will be. Why does there even exist a competition?

Hanukkah, Hold The Oil

Rabbi Mary Zamore | Posted 02.18.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Mary Zamore

I do not care for most Hanukkah foods. In memory of the miracle of oil that lasted eight days, not one, we eat oil-laden foods.Wwhile I love Hanukkah and its lessons, hold the oil for me.

DIY Menorah Guide For Hanukkah

Posted 12.17.2011 | Green

From Networx: The Jewish festival of Chanuka will take place this year the evenings of December 20th through the afternoon of the 28th. It is both ...

Making Hanukkah Latkes Under Sarah's Tent

Ann Brenoff | Posted 02.13.2012 | Fifty
Ann Brenoff

I just made my annual visit to Sarah's Tent. Oh, nobody actually calls it that but for the women who gather once a year to cook latkes in the kitchen of Malibu Jewish Center & Synagogue for the Hebrew school's Hanukkah party, we know what it's really about, why we are really there, why -- in my case -- I run the risk of my boss' displeasure just to stand in a small kitchen with 15 other women and a dozen or so potato latke fryers.

Hanukkah Matters

Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie

On Wednesday morning, as the Jews of America prepared for the beginning of the holiday that evening, the New York Times published a rant against Hanukkah. Jews reacted with puzzlement, dismay and not a little anger.

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...

Caviar Latkes

Gerald Sindell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Gerald Sindell

We had found it was getting increasingly difficult to get too worked up over Chanukah. We still wanted to do something for Chanukah but we also wanted it to be something that adults would enjoy.

Hanukkah 2009: Jewish Holiday Goes Geek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

While all of the gentiles (or goyim) are celebrating a holiday where all the gifts are opened at once -- after being delivered through the chimney by ...