Growing up in Australia, I loved almost all traditional Ashkenazi dishes. But Hanukkah’s greasy potato pancakes have always left me cold.
Tablet friends and family help us puzzle out Hanukkah’s origin story—and explain why we don’t celebrate a ninth day of oil
Made with lamb and leeks, savory ‘kiftes’ bring a taste of Macedonia to your holiday table
Make a moist brisket, then shred it and add it to your potato pancakes. It’s not what my grandmother used to make. It’s better.
Hold the applesauce and skip the sour cream. Grab some pico de gallo and wrap your Hanukkah treats in a breakfast taco instead.
Video: Make your own miracle of oil by frying up a batch of sugar-coated treats stuffed with apricot jam
Video: How to fry up a batch of perfect potato pancakes this Hanukkah—and don’t forget the applesauce
Forget the yellow mesh bag. This Hanukkah, look for ethically produced and distributed chocolate coins.
The best of this year’s chanukiahs, the menorahs used for Hanukkah, are beautiful, sometimes clever, and occasionally poignant
Another Time, Another Way: Tablet Magazine’s Hanukkah album, remixed versions of holiday and Jewish classics
A visit to a Hong Kong dreidel manufacturer
As the Festival of Lights gains exposure in schools, stores, and public displays, even non-Jews want to take part
Her parents didn’t want her to have a dog. Or maybe they just didn’t want her to want something they didn’t want themselves.
A poet, educator, and master of religious prose, he believed the holiday represented a watershed in Jewish history: the transition to an intellectual rabbinic Judaism
I didn’t know about the holidays until my son came home from preschool wearing a cardboard Hanukkah candle on his head
Celebrating Hanukkah—and my grandfather’s birthday—whether behind drawn curtains in Latvia or openly in Canada
Washington-area Sephardic Jews share traditional foods and converse in the disappearing language of their ancestors