A Hanukkah Poem
This Hanukkah, delving into the mystery behind ‘Maoz Tzur’
It’s time to bring back the spirit of Jewish defiance and anti-assimilation
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
This year’s picks include two stories about Sukkot, two about a remarkable scientist, and many more tales to take young readers from the shtetl all the way to Atlantic City
Whether they’re made from lead or wood or plastic, they can bring a family together for one night
This year’s great titles cover everything from Shabbat to Passover (and even Christmas), and take kids on journeys from Iraq and Russia to Colorado and Louisiana, while they learn about everyone from Golda Meir and Queen Esther to a grumpy bird named Kvetch
A comic novel set in the 1980s with a biracial lead. A picture book set in the 1880s based on a real-life Purim Ball in Tucson. A sad-funny graphic memoir about loss. An epistolary novel about baseball and autism. And more!
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.
This year’s list features culinary espionage, dragons, and a purse shaped like a french-fry takeout box
Tablet Original Fiction: In New York, no one goes mad with God fever
From biblical tales to Holocaust stories, these books make perfect Hanukkah gifts—with a dash of magic and a bit of jazz
Let the last-minute Hanukkah shopping commence!
Stories about Noah’s Ark, Jewish weddings, and scientific discovery make perfect Hanukkah gifts
A poet, educator, and master of religious prose, he believed the holiday represented a watershed in Jewish history: the transition to an intellectual rabbinic Judaism
Her parents didn’t want her to have a dog. Or maybe they just didn’t want her to want something they didn’t want themselves.