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Gelt Without Guilt

Forget the yellow mesh bag. This Hanukkah, look for ethically produced and distributed chocolate coins.

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A Very Tattler Thanksgiving

Why the most inclusive of celebrations should be every American Jew’s favorite holiday

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How Tisha B’Av Helped Me Heal

Cancer, and a year of chemotherapy, gave me a new perspective on Jewish holidays—starting with Tisha B’Av

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Happy Hanukkah?

Santorum holiday card mixes messages with New Testament quote

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High Noon: Egypt and Israel Nailing It Down

Plus U.S. pledges Iran attack past ‘red lines,’ and more

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Daybreak: Le BHL

Plus Bibi warns he won’t negotiate with Hamas, and more

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The Least-Requested Hanukkah Specials Ever

Jolson, Malamud, Golda, and more!

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Covered

Five Books, holiday edition: Nine hardbacks—including Philip Schultz’s memoir, a history of the orgasm, and Alfred Kazin’s journals—for the readers on your list

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Spirited Holiday

With A Dreamers Christmas, subversive jazz musician John Zorn makes a straightforward holiday album that’s radical in its own way

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Happy Hanukkah!

A reminder of how many days there are

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Standing Tall

It’s the time of year when intermarried Jews are lectured against Christmas trees. Given marriage trends, the lecturers should learn to pipe down.

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Bake Off

From chocolate cake to onion rolls, recent Jewish cookbooks offer a tantalizing range of recipes for Hanukkah treats to complement the latkes

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Shtayim Arba Shesh Efes Echad

Save the date for Tablet’s Hanukkah musical, ‘Eight Days More’

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How to Be Grateful

Children parrot their parents in every way—so if you want your kids to feel and express gratitude more frequently, you have to do that yourself

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Sundown: The Plight of Syrian Palestinians

Plus, Kristen Stewart’s dreidl, the Madoff divorce, and more

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Conclusion to the Name That Cat Saga

Because you demanded it!

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Childish Things

My son’s pyromaniacal tendencies, Bibi, and bedtime stories that go awry

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‘Yishama-O-Rama (Radiata Edit)’

‘Anander Mol, Anander Veig,’ day by day

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Harder Than Your Hanukkah

Today on Tablet

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‘Hava Nagila’

‘Anander Mol, Anander Veig,’ day by day

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Camp Fire

In his memoir, the famous refusenik remembered celebrating Hanukkah in the Soviet Gulag

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Sundown: Turkish Parsing

Plus gross bagel snacks, homo Seinfeld-economicus, and more

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‘Chanukah Chag Yafe’

‘Anander Mol, Anander Veig,’ day by day

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‘Ose Shalom’ and ‘Thermoglyphics’

‘Anander Mol, Anander Veig,’ day by day

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‘Die Goldene Chasene’ and ‘Sivivon Sov Sov Sov’

‘Anander Mol, Anander Veig,’ day by day

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Yo La Tengo’s Eternal Hanukkah

Hoboken’s own rock out with The Feelies and other friends

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Gelt and Innocence

A feverish love of collecting masked a family’s shameful truth: There was no money.

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‘Rock of Ages’

‘Anander Mol, Anander Veig,’ day by day

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Celebrating the Oil Without the Grease

Today on Tablet

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The Unbearable Dumbness of Dreidel

How does this game possibly make any sense?

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