A Hanukkah message from Theodor Herzl, 125 years ago
How I got the name, and why I’m struggling to find my magic this year
Hanukkah is the only Jewish holiday without preparation. Here’s why.
As the humble dreidel proves, the story we know isn’t even half the story of Hanukkah
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A Jewish populist movement that rejected Greece in favor of Iran, only to be conquered by Rome
Israel’s forgotten secular nationalist Hanukkah holiday was all about welcoming immigrants
Whether they’re made from lead or wood or plastic, they can bring a family together for one night
Hanukkah’s increasing popularity in the 20th century coincided with a new look for the holiday’s menorahs
How creating a new Hanukkah tradition helped me rediscover a connection to Judaism
A mysterious czarist soldier tries to persuade his community he’s Jewish
This year, I decided to decorate our house for the holiday. Why should the gentiles have all the fun?
Politicians and legacy newspapers are trying to turn Jews into soldiers in the war against religion. Don’t let them.
In the Southern Hemisphere—from Australia to South Africa to Latin America—Jews celebrate the Festival of Lights in the middle of summer, so it can look a little different than it does up north. Fewer icicles, more sand between your toes.
The popular video game lacks most items you’d want to create a Jewish space. But with some creative repurposing, you can get your virtual home ready for the holiday.
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
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.