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Dazzling, Old Lamps

A historical look at three special menorahs and hanukkiahs from Jewish history—17th century Italy, and 19th century Germany and Iraq

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Light Source

Tracing where Hanukkah’s most famous metaphor begins, and why it’s relevant today

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Have Yourself an Unorthodox Little Christmas

This week on Unorthodox, how Chinese food and movies became a Jewish Yuletide classic, the Jews behind your favorite Christmas songs, and why Soviet Jews have ‘Christmas’ trees

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12 Yuletide-Themed Cocktails for Hanukkah

It’s been a long year. Drink up.

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How to Make Vegan Sufganiyot

A recipe for ‘superfun’ vegan jelly doughnuts, because no stomach should be left out this Hanukkah

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The Dreidel-Straddling Schlep Sisters Are a Hanukkah Miracle

Burlesque duo Darlinda Just Darlinda and Minnie Tonka are performing on Christmas Eve in New York City

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Denmark’s Jewish Christmas Cookie

This holiday season, make ‘Jødekager,’ a Snickerdoodle-esque cookie made by Jewish bakeries in Copenhagen since the 17th Century

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Savory Sufganiyot Offer a Different Taste of Hanukkah

Forget the strawberry filling or the sugary toppings. These savory pastries are stuffed with meat, or fish, or cheese. And they make everything else taste like kids’ stuff.

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How ‘The O.C.’ Taught a Catholic School Girl About Chrismukkah

‘There was one lesson that Sister Maxie and Father Gus didn’t cover, for it was a lesson that could only be taught by the half-Jewish, half-Christian boy of my TV dreams’

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Merry Christmas, Donald Trump

TO: America  FROM: The Jews

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Fry Up Something New for Hanukkah

Made with lamb and leeks, savory ‘kiftes’ bring a taste of Macedonia to your holiday table

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Throwback: Happy Hanukkah From NBA Stars Past and Present

Best wishes from Shaq, Kobe, Dwayne Wade and… Paris Hilton? Yep.

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The Best Jewish Children’s Books of 2016

Stories about Noah’s Ark, Jewish weddings, and scientific discovery make perfect Hanukkah gifts

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Jewish on Christmas? Sing Along to ‘Yingl Belz.’

The ‘YidLife Crisis’ boys have you covered for all your Christmukkah caroling

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Season’s Greetings

For the Hanukkah edition of our print magazine, the power of miracles

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The ‘SufganiKing’ Is Burger King’s Meaty, Sugary, Deep-Fried Monstrosity

Burger King Israel gets festive with its hamburger-donut sandwich, for adventurous folks who enjoy a bit of sweetness with their pain and suffering. And we’re kinda diggin’ it.

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This Holiday Season, Why Not Wear a ‘Yamaclaus’?

Wait, what? No, don’t, thanks.

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This Christmas, Whoopi Goldberg Invites You to Spend $139 on a Hanukkah Sweater

Because who needs bubbe when you’ve got Whoopi?

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Stay in Your Lane, Elf

‘Shmelf the Hanukkah Elf,’ a new picture book about one of Santa’s helpers who learns about the traditions of Hanukkah, takes the wrong approach to educating children about the holidays

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Jewish Humor, According to Cards Against Humanity

What’s so important that you can’t call your mother right now?

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Cornell Discourages Menorahs as Holiday Displays but Permits Christmas Trees

The university’s guidelines claim that the restrictions reflect the school’s ‘commitment to diversity and inclusiveness’

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’Twas the Night Before Holiday

Don’t pretend Christmas isn’t Christmas. It’s an opportunity to shore up who we are as Jews.

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The End of an Era in Hanukkah Sweaters

Competition has forced GeltFiend, a purveyor of high-quality, savvy Hanukkah sweaters and gear, to shut down. It’s a metaphor for American Jewish life.

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Lipa Schmeltzer Steals the Hanukkah Show at the White House

President Obama and the ‘Jewish Lady Gaga’ have a moment

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‘This Is How We Jew It’

Because celebrating the holidays doesn’t have to be a drag

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Tablet’s Hanukkah Crossword

Wind down with our printable holiday puzzle

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Someone Asked the Internet If Jews Have Trash Cans

This is how crazy myths about Jews get started in the digital age

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Hanukkah’s Unsung Hero

My father always believed the lessons of Hanukkah exist beyond the miracles of war and long-lasting oil

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