As the Festival of Lights gains exposure in schools, stores, and public displays, even non-Jews want to take part
Tablet friends and family help us puzzle out Hanukkah’s origin story—and explain why we don’t celebrate a ninth day of oil
From chicken fritters to honey-drizzled fried dough, a Moroccan menu gives the holiday a unique flavor
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.
Our favorite Hanukkah recipes from Tablet’s archives
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 a Jewish kid surrounded by Christmas cheer, an Afterschool Special inadvertently showed me that I didn’t have to try to fit in
One grandfather gave lavish Hanukkah gifts, the other single dollar bills. The reasons stretch back to the Old Country.
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 Lithuania or openly in Canada
A feverish love of collecting masked a family’s shameful truth: There was no money.
Washington-area Sephardic Jews share traditional foods and converse in the disappearing language of their ancestors