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A Very Unorthodox Hanukkah

Just the holiday-themed adorableness you need right now

Liel Leibovitz
December 15, 2017

We’re halfway in to everyone’s favorite festival of lights, which, if you happen to be one of the hosts of a certain unorthodox podcast, means having the pleasure of people sharing Hanukkah photos on your Facebook group page that are, well, unorthodox. Here, then, because it’s Friday, and it’s cold outside, and we could all use a touch of holiday spirit, are some of the most adorable, creative, and otherwise delightful photos we’ve received of listeners celebrating an unorthodox holiday:

Nes Gadol Haya Paw

Allison Friedman’s Yorkiepoo, Seymour, contemplating the miracles of yore in his snazzy blue kippah:

I’ll Be Your Menorah

Finding herself in her new house without a menorah, Facebook user Wye Ar Ess and her husband Isaac crafted a tribute to their favorite Velvet Underground record:

Some Like It Hot

Leah Coplon went the spicy route with a menorah that’s made out of hot sauce bottles and is on fire in all sorts of ways:

All Good Things to Those Who Wait

You have to hand it to Elise Polkinghorne’s dog Finnegan: He’s showing remarkable restraint. And I don’t mean just for a dog: These latkes look delicious, and I would’ve probably done more than just stare at them politely.

Surf’s Up

Adam Polakoff snapped this in Laguna Beach, California:

Chag Sameach!

Liel Leibovitz is editor-at-large for Tablet Magazine and a host of its weekly culture podcast Unorthodox and daily Talmud podcast Take One. He is the editor of Zionism: The Tablet Guide.