Latkes, Latkes Good to Eat by Naomi Howland, is a children's Chanukah story about a magical frying p...
The latkes are cooking and the candles are being lit. It's time for Hanukkah and this year, Jewish singles have many options to fill their date cards while looking for love online.
There is something sacred in the act of lighting a flame. This time of year brings many such rituals -- the Yule log, the Christmas candle and the Chanukah menorah, among others. Each, in its own way, reminds us that our lives need never be engulfed by darkness so long as we remember to kindle a light.
I developed eight ponderables to answer with my community over the eight nights of Chanukah. I post the queries on social media, and I enjoy my friends' responses.
To me, celebrating both holidays meant I was special. None of my friends were Jewish or knew anyone else who was, so I educated them on spinning the dreidel and eating gelt.
Jews and Latinos are often discussed as different categories, but of course there are many Jewish communities across Latin America and some have made their way to the United States.
It's so easy to mindlessly spend money. It's so easy to feel disconnected from the spirit of the holiday and the essence of the people you're buying for when you're shopping (especially online and with credit cards).
They say nobody walks in LA, unless it's on the treadmill. I do. But then, I'm a New Yorker. New Yorkers would walk to Mars if we could. Walking f...
Chanukah is one of the most relevant holidays to what I do. It is all about spreading light and what better way than by showing films to the public. But beyond the literal illumination that films provide, there is of course the simple symbolic concept of spreading stories that enlighten.
While December 7 marks the first of 8 days of Chanukah, every day marks the first of 365 days of worrying! What better way to celebrate than by watching a half-Jewish drag a cappella quartet sing a hilarious anthem to anxiety, "Don't Be Happy, Worry?"
What makes cookies so irresistible? Everyone has an opinion on what the finished product should be -- crispy, crumbly, or chewy -- which is why we couldn't settle on just one recipe to test. Lucky for you!
As someone who hates shopping, I boldly decided to initially tackle my holiday list at Bed, Bath & Beyond. In search of an aisle I could actually hav...
I didn't care that Hanukkah was eight days long, since I only got one present. People never talked about Hanukkah. Everything out there in the world was Christmas, Christmas, Christmas.
Love is about connection, and a strong connection requires three things: emotional honesty, a lack of judgment and an open heart. Here are six ways you can put love back into your holidays.
The true spirit of the holidays does not lie in maintaining the precious feelings of the over-privileged, or trying to put ourselves at the center of everyone else's world, but rather in spreading happiness to places it's seldom found.
The good news is that there are many people in both of these religions who are capable of reclaiming the hopeful and loving and justice-oriented instincts that were there at the beginning and to create beautiful rituals to embody that energy.