After a visit to Israel during the festival several years ago, I began to view Hanukkah in a new light.
From a new audio version of "Hanukkah Bear" — a holiday favorite by National Jewish Book Award winner Eric A. Kimmel — to a novel for young teens set during the Festival of Lights, there is a fresh crop of Hanukkah books that are sure to delight young readers of all stripes.
A Hanukkah bazaar is a great fundraiser and gets your congregants thinking about their Hanukkah shopping and can give an early boost to your Judaica shop. It’s a wonderful opportunity to involve your temple family!
In search of a unique gift for the social justice junkie in your life? Look no further than our Social Justice Hanukkah Gift Guide, with eight suggestions full of tzedek – one for each night!
Eminent Jewish cookbook author Joan Nathan shares her recipe forwine-braised brisket with roasted vegetables, “a riff” on her mother’s brisket, which Nathan describes as “savory, not sweet.”
My sisters and I grew up in Central Maine, where my family was one of a small handful of Jewish families scattered in this remote, wooded corner of the diaspora.
I consider myself a dedicated yet anxious Jewish mom. I’m dedicated because I would like my children to have a Jewish upbringing that connects them to our collective stories, history, and values – and I’m anxious because I’m never quite sure whether I’m accomplishing that goal.
Our days are filled with work and carpools and groceries and laundry, homework and meals and bills. But during Hanukkah, the light is different.
This song of the spiritual traveler carries an echo of Hanukkah, a time we yearn to be a source of light and hope for the world.