Chanukah

Classic Hanukkah sufganiyot filled with strawberry jelly and powdered sugar above (Noam Furer)

Why Do We Eat Jelly Donuts on Chanukah?

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Why Do We Eat Jelly Donuts on Chanukah? The answer has everything to do with agriculture, food politics, and — of course — tastebuds Jelly donuts...
Mark Dennis

Baltimore City Hall Menorah Lighting Ceremony Honors Jewish Leaders

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More than 50 people gathered in a tightly packed, round Baltimore City Hall Dec. 23 to light the Baltimore City Hall menorah and honor...

Colombia’s Day of the Little Candles Looks an Awful Lot like Chanukah

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Jews in Colombia preparing for Hanukkah saw something earlier this month that no doubt looked very familiar. On the night of Dec. 7, streets, plazas,...
h: A contemporary Candelabrum (Menorah, Hebrew: מנורה) in the style of a traditional Menorah. Seen here with eight candles lit (the ninth candle is the service, Shamash, Hebrew: שמש), used during the Jewish Hanukkah holiday, 2014, United Kingdom. Photo by Gil Deke

8 Fun Ways to Incorporate Core Jewish Values Into Your Chanukah

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For Jewish children, the excitement of Chanukah is often connected to the promise of receiving gifts — usually one for each of the eight...

Celebrating Chanukah Early in Annapolis

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On Dec. 15, Governor Larry Hogan and First Lady Yumi Hogan (pictured top right lighting a chanukiah) presided over the annual Chanukah brunch arranged...

Chanukah Gift Guide 2019

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12/10/19 9a.m. This article has been updated to reflect a correction. Shop Local This Chanukah Let the spirit of rising up against Greco-Syrian oppressors inspire us...

The Dreidels Spin and the Manischewitz Flows at DC Chanukah Bar

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The latkes are brown and crispy, the dreidels are spinning. Two candles flicker from the menorah, and blue and white lights hang from the...

Chanukah Festival Lights Up Inner Harbor

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As the gray sky darkened, a flame atop a 32-foot menorah on the corner of Pratt and Light streets sputtered to life. Reaching her...

Cousins’ Club

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It was a little chaotic getting all three members of the band Distant Cousins on the phone the day before Thanksgiving, but they made...

It’s Chanukah, and the Gifts Look A Lot More Like Christmas

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It’s Christmastime at Bed, Bath and Beyond. The store is stuffed with red, green and gold products wishing customers a Merry Christmas, from pillows...