It may be tacky, but there’s no better way of spreading light in a time of growing anti-Semitism and fear
Rokhl’s Golden City: A time for arguments over latkes and unrestricted gambling
Ep. 208: Clive Owen on playing a Hasidic Jew in ‘The Song of Names,’ plus the film’s composer, Howard Shore, and the real story of Hanukkah
My first Hanukkah as a single mom looked a little bleak. Since then, I’ve gotten better at showing my kids the joys of the holiday.
In an excerpt from ‘Christmas in Austin,’ the Essinger family sings ‘O Hanukkah’ at their Texas tree-lighting party
This year’s list features culinary espionage, dragons, and a purse shaped like a french-fry takeout box
Jews desperately need a holiday beverage that isn’t heavy and creamy. The choice is clear.
‘Hanukkah, Oy, Hanukkah!’
A miracle of lights in Texas
The Hallmark Channel just announced that they’ll be producing Hanukkah films. We have ideas.
A new exhibit at the Jewish Museum explores Hanukkah lamps through the ages, from gold and silver to acorn shell and pomegranate peel
This holiday, a delicacy from the ‘Jews of the Rock’ and a delicious taste of Gibraltar
A Pittsburgh rabbi calls on Jews to follow in the footsteps of the Maccabees this Hanukkah with a rededication to Jewish practice
Tablet Original Fiction: In New York, no one goes mad with God fever
Whether they’re the hand-bound sheets my mother took when we emigrated from the Soviet Union, or the synagogue sisterhood collection I still use to make latkes, cookbooks contain more than ingredients—they contain whole Jewish lives
Rokhl’s Golden City: Happy Khanike!
How American homes came to embrace mass-produced Hanukkah decorations
From biblical tales to Holocaust stories, these books make perfect Hanukkah gifts—with a dash of magic and a bit of jazz
May she get well soon!
Rokhl’s Golden City: Plans for the ‘day of immense goyish significance,’ and other klezmatic holiday delights
Liver. Latkes. Brisket. Bialy. Magic.
Do you dig characters named Schmendrik and Schmegegge? Big fans of Bruce Vilanch? Like a little bit of Holocaust with your holiday cheer? Don’t miss this gem, playing for one night only.
Bookworm: So what if the festival of lights has some magic?
How Elvis showed me the way to being Jewish and different but also American and the same
Golden City: Support #derkegnshtel and don’t be a seks farbrekher
With some help from friendly porcupines
Gadgets are cool, but your privacy’s cooler
Go beyond latkes to a whole world of fritters for the holiday
My favorite parfumier tried to capture the holiday’s scents. Sufganiot and dreidels and gelt all made the cut, but it’s the family-drama-inspired perfume that most intrigued me.
Let the last-minute Hanukkah shopping commence!