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  • The season for oily, oilier and oiliest

    By Revital Belz

    December 8, 2015 | 3:31 am

    Shiputzim. One word, sooo much stress!

    Shiputzim is Hebrew for renovations, and that’s what we Israelis do best!

    But our shiputzim are unlike anything you know or have seen. We build ‘out’- so that within a few years of a building being built, it has put on ‘lots of weight’ –...

  • How do we kindle the lights within ourselves?

    December 3, 2015 | 12:56 pm

    There is nothing cuter than my 5-year-old daughter coming home from kindergarten with an overly decorated menorah in hand, singing, “Ner li Ner li, ner li dakik,” the Israeli version of “This Little Light of Mine.” The song speaks about the little candle, so thin and all hers to...

  • A Whole Lotta Latkes Going On

    By Andrea Gappell

    December 11, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Chanukah has always been celebrated with gusto in my family. Even back in the day, when my brother and I fought over who would light the candles on each of the eight nights, food always took center stage. We nibbled on homemade dreidel cookies with sugar sprinkles, devoured bags of...