Holiday preparations are in full swing. The shopping malls are packed like a can of sardines and if you're like me, you're probably a little overwhelmed and stressed about getting the perfect gift for your loved ones.
Sometimes it's not easy being a Jew during Christmastime. There, I said it. But a kid I know came up with a brilliant idea to start to level the playing field. It's all about Hanukkah Eve, baby.
Judah's heroism was rooted in the purest of all sources, a zealous love of his religion. He fought not for his own selfish end, nor from a passion for victory on the battlefield.
Yeah, fried potato; can't mess that up, right?
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.
Hanukkah is here, and it's just a few days left before Christmas --- you're running out of time to get this perfect gift, everybody! But there are still plenty of options to find that perfect item.
Offer a book and then cook together.
Ready to shake up your annual Hanukkah fry fest, or start a new tradition?
The very next day, I knew, in my bones, something had to be done. Something had to be done to prevent my Jewish kids from taking the Polar Express straight to Christmastown this year -- or any other, for that matter.
Bring your holiday party's onion dip to the next level by adding in new flavors.
People who are exceptionally intelligent in one or more areas can be particularly difficult to choose gifts for, either because their interests are so esoteric (e.g., physics) or so focused that you are inclined to expand their horizons (e.g., no more puzzles, no more comics!).
We love all the traditions -- but we also love mixing the old with the new. With that in mind, here's a quick guide to this season's best decorating trends. After all, the last thing a celebration should be is boring.
I'm not advocating for a holiday season filled with negative thoughts. Rather, I am suggesting that we all adjust our expectations, even if ever so slightly, so that we do not place undue stress on ourselves when the seemingly big things (that are actually not so big) do not go as planned.
This holiday season, amidst all the hustle and bustle, the lists, the things to buy and wrap, the people to contact and visit... before you get lost in the overwhelm... take that moment to be in your shoes. Here are five easy ways to make your holiday season a more memorable and joyous occasion:
The holidays are coming and that means trying to one up your family members over vacation. In my family, it's a lexiconian dance off -- the loser(s) buy the wine.
Mercifully, my social network can measure my value as a human being and a woman on criteria far more worthwhile than how I look in my underwear. Like, say, my ability to hand-stitch a reindeer costume for a pinecone.