Due to the funky mathematics of the Hebrew and secular calendars, this holiday blend has never happened before, and won't happen again for some 77,000 years. Like true love, it appears Thanksgivukkah only comes around once in a lifetime.
I'm not sure what my father and grandfather would make of Thanksgivukkah, this once in a century, possibly once in a millennium holiday. They may have thought the whole idea was kitsch. Certainly the name is as cumbersome as their Judaism was to them.
With Hanukkah fast approaching, consider this image. What do you think? Dangerous religious syncretism, you say? Pandering to a perverse need to ...
Imagine waking up Christmas morning to a view of a medieval European village—its spires and 12th-century bridge dusted with snow—or instead, spend...
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.
On Shabbat Hanukkah (this year, Nov. 29-30), we read an extraordinary passage from the Prophet Zechariah. Speaking during the Babylonian Captivity, he envisions the future Great Menorah, taking its sacred place in a rebuilt Holy Temple.
What do you need to know to make latkes? The basics here will work with almost any latke recipe.
What better gift for a food-lover than a cookbook? What matters in a cookbook is that it is uncomplicated, personal and as delightful to read as enjoyable to cook or bake from.
Here are my top three tips for incorporating just a touch of three upcoming winter holidays -- Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas -- into your celebration.
A fire Sept. 24 at the Gabila's plant in Copiague, Long Island, damaged the machinery that makes the company's biggest seller -- "The Original Coney Island Square Knish." Knish lovers from Maine to Florida and points west are suffering the loss. Oy.
Turkey themed menorahs and pumpkin kugels are all wonderful -- but diluting both festivals and forcing a shared message of "gratitude" or "spirit" is irresponsible.
A once in a century holiday is upon us. The menurkey will soon sit at the table with the pumpkin pie and the latkes. Let us not underestimate this moment for the American Jewish community. Thanksgivukkah is here.
At first glance, this Talmudic debate smacks of petty irrelevance. Is this what a religious life really demands? Why should which side I place the hannukiah, and how close it may or may not be to the door, matter at all?
Where is the room for a thoughtful, meaningful, joyful Judaism that has respect and honor for our traditions even as they are evolving?
Merry Happy Greetings Tis the season to be jolly Lest you make a Yuletide folly If you and I were to cross paths Greet me right or incur my wrath P...
The traditional meal is one of the best parts of any holiday. But I've got to admit, being able to alter the beloved Thanksgiving menu, and combine it with the delicious Hanukkah menu, no less, brings a certain excitement.