New York-area a cappella group Shir Soul released its newest video - a cover of OneRepublic's Counting Stars -- that pays homage to Hanukkah themes. Happy Hanukkah!
Chanukah is different, and we like it that way. Our kids just don't miss that old man in his sleigh. We won't sing the carols and we don't have a tree, our holiday tales are of brave Maccabees.
This Thanksgivukah let's recognize that we all have an incredible light within that only grows when we shine it outwards, and not only shine it but share it, so that it illuminates both our lives and the lives of those around us.
Retailers would rather we open our wallets before our hearts. One motivating factor is the fact that there are less shopping days between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year, as well as retailers being nervous about consumer spending and overall concern about the economy.
One year, my parents did something unheard of in my family: They invited a guest to dinner. It was Thanksgiving after all, time to be generous right? Our next door neighbor, an elderly man we kids called Mr. T came to supper.
My mash-up recipe of choice is subtle and fun: a turkey-shaped pumpkin challah, or, as I like to call it, Turkallah.
The Family tells the true story of how Laskin's family of Torah scribes and humble shopkeepers split into three branches at the turn of the last century.
Differences in how we acknowledge special occasions aren't just for families to wrestle over during the holidays. It shows up at work, too.
As Jamaican Jews, we have been enormously appreciative of the religious freedom that we have been granted on this glorious tropical island.
This year, as we give thanks on Thanksgiving, American Jews can keep in mind these eight special reasons for American Jews to give thanks.
I for one will not be participating in this mashed potato latke mashup. For me, it's Chanukah or nothing. Go latke or go home
For many Jews, love is conveyed (and perceived) through food. Instead of a hug, have a hamentaschen. Instead of a kiss, have a knish. Instead of a smile, have a pickle. Instead of a snuggle, have some farfel. Or, of course, it can be a both/and proposition.
Can I make this "once in a lifetime event" a time to share the fun and warmth of the holidays and still maintain a healthy diet?
This month, Hanukkah and Thanksgiving will overlap for a joint celebration that will never happen again. Here's why.
Thanksgivukkah is one of the rarest events we'll ever experience. So get creative, dig deep and turn your celebration into eight days of gratitude and compassion. Honor the future -- of all peoples, animals and our Mother Earth -- by making your holiday food and activities vegan-inspired.
Maybe you can add the priestly blessing that parents say to children on Friday night, or the prayer for Creation on neohasid.org. But remember, we who will ultimately pass this world on to our children will only get to wish this blessing once.