A common explanation is that we eat latkes (potato pancakes) because they are cooked in oil and this remind us of the miracle that a single cruse of oil found in the Temple lasted for eight nights.
For some children, finding out that the tooth fairy isn't real is the final straw.
Peel potatoes. Grate potatoes and zucchini and set in colander to drain while you grate the onion.
Try this delicious recipe from the Women of Reform Judaism (WRJ) Centennial Cookbook Collection, submitted by the Temple Sholom Sisterhood, Vancouver, British Columbia.
8 Blogs for 8 Nights of Hanukkah Blog #1: Oil and the Secret of the Jew
It is life we want, no more and no less than that, our own life feeding on our own vital sources, in the fields and under the skies of our homeland, a life based on our own physical and mental labors; we want vital energy and spiritual richness from this living source.
Beyond the rusty orange leaves, the sky hugging the orchard flourished in pastel blue – a hue that surprisingly didn’t define my mood while stretched out upon the grass, head nestled in interlocked palms that sweet October day.