Chanukah

The Maccabees, Heroism and Your Children

This Hanukkah, teach your kids how to identify with true heroism.

Super Healthy Recipes for Hanukkah

Delicious, easy to prepare and rich with olive oil.

Getting Creative with Latkes and Donuts

Get in the festive mood with these creative recipes that put a new spin on traditional latkes and donuts.

Hanukkah and the Secret to Jewish Survival

The Greeks tried to stop us from being Jewish. The battle isn't over yet.

PODCAST: Lots of Latkes with Jamie Geller

So many sweet, savory and surprising ways to prepare latkes!

History and Meaning of Dreidels: 8 Interesting Facts

Dreidels symbolize deep spiritual concepts and have a fascinating history.

It's Time to be a Maccabee

The Hanukkah battle isn't over.

Is Hanukkah a Religiously Significant Holiday?

Hanukkah is far more than the Jewish Christmas. It is the holiday of the spiritual survival of the Jewish people.

The Meaning of the Menorah's Light

Four contemporary insights to illuminate our darkening world.

Hanukkah In Bergen Belsen

The improbable true story of finding a menorah in a sea of dark despair.

Fry It! Yummy Recipes for Hanukkah

Fun, delicious, and crispy crowd pleasers.

My Grandfather, the Walking Miracle

Enduring 18 concentration camps, he was saved by a shovel, a siren, and horse manure.

Hanukkah and the Soul

Indispensable to the Jewish worldview is the idea that humans are unique, that we possess a spiritual component and that our actions are freely chosen.

The Feminine Light: Chanukah’s Internal Power

It’s the radiance emanating from within the home, not the dazzle from without, that ultimately lights up the darkness.

The Dreidel’s Secret Lesson

A profound lesson in spinning the dreidel.

The Holocaust Menorah

A moving photo and the menorah that bears testimony to the eternal Jewish nation.

Hanukkah and Jewish Grit

Spiritual victories are built on consistent, daily efforts that bear witness to our commitment and faith.

Chanukah: It's Greek to Me

What is the essential philosophical difference between the Greeks and the Jews?

The Fascinating Numbers of Hanukkah

Hanukkah: it’s all in the numbers.

Menorahs in Montana

The Schnitzer family had no idea that their children’s Hanukkah pictures would spark an anti-Semitic attack and galvanize a whole community.

Hot & Healthy for Chanukah

Whole wheat recipe ideas which are baked instead of fried.

Why Hanukkah: 4 Insights Everyone Should Know

Including the meaning of the oil and why turning it into the Jewish Christmas as antithetical to the holiday.

Bohemian Chanukah

Kindle the lights, remember the Maccabees, and rock on.

Lighting Your Menorah Safely

This is the peak time of year for home candle fires. Take precaution.

A Response to Recent Tragedies: 8 Questions for 8 Nights

How can we counter the darkness and bring light to the world?

Star Wars and My Search for Spirituality

The Last Jedi, Chanukah and the battle between the forces of light and darkness.

Seeing More with One Eye

Luis Salazar and a new look at the miracle of Hanukkah.

Rise Up: Y-Studs Hanukkah Music Video

Great music and moving message.

At My Grandson’s Bris: Hanukkah, Self-Sacrifice and the Infinite

The mohel instructed me to hold the baby’s legs tight, thrusting me into the reality of what was unfolding.

8 Interesting Facts about Donuts

Israelis consume 24 million donuts a year.

At Great Risk: The Maccabees, Soviet Refuseniks & the Courage to Fight

When we go beyond our natural limitations to do what’s right, God goes beyond the natural limitations and performs miracles.

Hanukkah: Seeing Beyond the Surface

Why is Hanukkah called the holiday of vision?

Hanukkah: Celebrating 8 Differences that Make the Jewish People Unique

Get into the Hanukkah spirit with this fun video!

Why Do We Light the Menorah with Olive Oil?

Looking beyond the mask of darkness, we can perceive light.

Carrying the Torch: The Menorah and the Eternal Jewish People

The Arch of Titus reminds us what is the secret of the Jews' immortality.

What Do We Really Celebrate on Hanukkah?

Is it the miracle of the oil, winning the war, or something deeper?

Telling Our Children the Message of Chanukah

Rabbi Ken Spiro on the Maccabee’s fight for Jewish values.

Hanukkah: God Doesn't Shout, He Whispers

Why do we light candles for 8 days when the miracle only lasted for 7 days?

Tiny Steps. Massive Impact

Why we don't light 8 candles every night of Hanukkah.

Fan the Flames

The Sages instituted several laws regarding the lighting of the menorah. Each of them is filled with meaning.

Hanukkah: The Battle for Beauty

How to rise above society’s impossible standards of beauty and attain real self-esteem.

Hanukkah: The Holiday of Peace

Why that small flask of pure oil is like the heart of every Jew.

Jewish Grit and Hanukkah

The incredible power of adding one consistent light at a time.

Reindeer and Latkes: Aren't The Winter Holidays Suspiciously Similar?

Is Hanukkah just a Jewish version of Christmas? What makes Hanukkah special?

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