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
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.
Stories about dogs and cats and even Santa Claus make the perfect Hanukkah gift this year
The X-Men have a Seder. Hogwarts gets a kosher kitchen. And everyone from Ivanhoe to Big Bird to Captain Kirk gets a rewrite.
Holiday celebrations bring together the island’s diverse Jewish community
On Twitter, Harry Potter author reveals a Jewish wizard at Hogwarts
Each year on Hanukkah, I remember a holiday scene from my childhood
One grandfather gave lavish Hanukkah gifts, the other single dollar bills. The reasons stretch back to the Old Country.
Great Hanukkah gifts about subjects ranging from civil rights to jazz, Torah to immigration, goofy frogs to spooky goblins
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