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One favorite dish of the Ashkenazim that survived the move from the shtetl to North America was the hearty mushroom-potato-barley soup called krupnick.
So you think you know why we eat latkes for Hanukkah? The miracle of the oil lasting for eight days instead of one, right? Maybe. Did that really happen or did we need it to happen?
One of the most delightful aspects of Hanukkah is observing its central mitzvah: lighting Hanukkah candles and saying the accompanying blessings. The commandment was sparked by an event that took in the 2nd century BCE.
Families donate gifts or money to charitable organizations instead of exchanging gifts on the sixth night of Chanukah.
Raised awareness to the plight of the three Israeli soldiers captured in the 2006 Lebanon War.
The Temple partnered with two churches in the South Bronx in order to foster connections between the communities.
Celebrate Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, with hanging and tabletop lanterns. Here are two fun and easy activities to do by yourself or with your family. Perhaps you'll create a new Hanukkah tradition!