Put a Menorah on It

Last week, Linda K. Wertheimer wrote for the Huffington Post about how a local grocery chain warmed her heart with a grocery bag featuring a menorah and a Hanukkah greeting.  It’s a lovely, warm piece about sharing the holiday spirit.  And I had two responses – first, an impulsive disappointment, as I remembered how I […]

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Make a Menorah to Light Up Hanukkah

Children enjoy helping their parents prepare for special occasions, and Hanukkah is no exception.

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Hanukkah Books for Kids

Great books to read with your kids as you get ready for the holiday of Hanukkah, learn more about its story.

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Remarkable Grandparents and The Screaming Latke

Review of three children’s books: Papa Jethro, Always an Olivia: A Remarkable Family Story and The Latke Who Couldn’t Stop Screaming: A Christmas Story.

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The Christmas Compromise

Personal narrative from an intermarried Jewish woman who struggled to compromise over Christmas with her Christian husband.

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What is Hanukkah?

Hanukkah is a holiday that commemorates the Jewish recapture and rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem in 164 BCE.

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Eight Crazy Nights An Adam Sandler Film about Hanukkah

A review of Adam Sandler’s animated film, Eight Crazy Nights, about the silly antics of a Jewish reveler during the Hannukah season.

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Lighting the Hanukkah Menorah

Resource for learning how to light the Hanukkah menorah.

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Anti-Fir Protest

Personal narrative from a Jewish woman married to a non-Jewish man about her own unease over Christmas and her family’s participation in Hanukkah.

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Doing Hanukkah Big

Personal narrative from a woman with a Jewish mother who reengages with her roots as an adult, partially by making a big deal out of Hanukkah.

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