Can I use artificial lights in my Hanukkah menorah?
What is the correct way to light the Hanukkah menorah?
A menorah refers to a candelabrum, usually one with seven branches.
Why do we eat latkes on Hanukkah?
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.
Eight Nights, Redefined
For some children, finding out that the tooth fairy isn't real is the final straw.
Green Kislev: A Hanukkah Conservation Challenge
Welcome to December and the Jewish month of Kislev!
There’s No “Right Way” to Celebrate the Holidays
According to Tevye from "Fiddler on the Roof," it's not the Shema that's the watchword of our faith.
Yes, traditions matter, but at what cost?
How Can We Deal with the So-Called "December Dilemma"?
The challenges and contradictions of being a Jew in America are never more obvious than in the month of December. Christmas is unavoidable from before Thanksgiving until well after New Year's. Every year, I wonder how much I should participate in the hoopla.
The Day Our Daughter Killed Santa: A Cautionary Tale
One day after a Girl Scout Brownie meeting, my wife received a call from an irate mom accusing our third-grader of ruining her daughter’s childhood: “Mimi announced in front of all the girls that there is no Santa Claus!” My wife apologized, but in Mimi’s defense, pointed out that sooner or later
My Hanukkiyot: They Light Up My Life
I love collecting hanukkiyot (menorahs). None is terribly expensive, but each one of the nearly 200 in my collection is unique.
This Hanukkah, Commit to Shaping a More Progressive Israel
Soon, Jews around the world will gather in our homes and our synagogues, even in public places – to light the hanukkiyah (menorah) and celebrate the festival of Hanukkah.