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My menorah and my Christmas tree

by Marilyn McLaughlin

6 days ago

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For me as a youngster, Christmas was always something others did.  But I married a non Jew and in our early years together, experienced a great deal of conflict over his desire for a... read full article

  • Why Chanukah matters

    By Jared Sichel

    1 week ago

    There’s a certain narrative about Chanukah that has become near conventional wisdom among American Jews, and it goes like this:

    Chanukah is a fun holiday that is big in America, thanks to its proximity to Christmas. But really, it’s a “minor” holiday that is more impactful...

  • Chanukah shopping: Let there be gifts!

    By Julie Bien

    1 week ago

    From gingerbread menorahs for the kids to dreidels with a decidedly adult twist, here are eight Chanukah gifts that everyone on your list will love.


     If you’re looking for a new twist on holiday traditions, try building your own edible decor with the GINGERBREAD MENORAH KIT...

  • Grilled cheese latkes

    by Nina Safar, Kosher in the Kitch

    1 week ago

    This recipe originally appeared on Kosher in the Kitch.

    Ingredients:

    • 16 oz. shredded potatoes (about 3 1/2 cups)
    • 2 eggs
    • 2 T flour
    • 2 scallions chopped up
    • Salt
    • Pepper
    • Sliced muenster cheese
    • Spicy Mayo for serving
    • Chopped Scallions for serving
    ...
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  • Poutine Latkes

    by Nina Safar, Kosher in the Kitch

    1 week ago

    This recipe originally appeared on Kosher in the Kitch.

    Ingredients:

    Potato Latkes

    • 1 lb shredded potatoes (4 cups) -> Frozen works great! Just defrost the bag first
    • 1 small onion, shredded
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 t salt
    • 1/4 t black pepper
    • 2 T flour
    • Optional: 3 T...
  • Teaching the value of giving in the season of getting

    By Ryan Torok

    1 week ago

    The gift-giving tradition that these days is so strongly connected with Chanukah can be a mixed blessing. Often, preceding the joy of hitting the right note with a gift are days fraught with the pressure to find it. There’s also the question of how much to spend, and what kinds of...
  • Getting gelt was good as gold

    by Edmon J. Rodman, JTA

    1 week ago

    What can a buck get you on Chanukah? Maybe a gold mesh bag of chocolate coins or a lighter for your menorah. But Jewish continuity?
     
    At a time, when we get so wrapped up in gift giving, I propose that it’s a single dollar of gelt (Yiddish for money) that has the power to keep...
  • Should Chanukah in Israel be more commercialized?

    By Orit Arfa

    1 week ago

    I have a confession to make. (Well, maybe “confession” isn’t exactly the best word to use.) Forgive me, Jewish mother, for I have sinned. When I was 8, I hid a plant in my closet. No one knew about it — not my sisters, not my parents. It was my makeshift Christmas tree. 
     
    Yes,...

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