You Need to Know About North Africa’s Feminist Hanukkah Tradition

Rishe Groner, Heyalma, 12/26/2019

Eid Al Bnat is a beautiful celebration.

Sephardic Leek Patties for Hanukkah

Susan Barocas, The Nosher, 12/24/2019

A traditional fried treat with a fascinating history.

Greek Jewish Hanukkah Is Not A Paradox

Ethan Marcus, Jewish&, 12/19/2019

Celebrating Hanukkah with unique Greek Jewish customs.

Disney’s First Jewish Princess Arrives in Time for Hanukkah

Mark I Pinsky, Moment, 12/12/2019

Finally, just in time for Hanukkah, a bona fide Disney Jewish princess has arrived.

The Golden Crunch of Churros for Hanukkah

Joan Nathan, The New York Times, 12/10/2019

Drawing inspiration from Jewish Latinos, some cooks and bakers are making the sweet fritters for the holiday, instead of the traditional jelly doughnuts.

How My Bukharian Jewish Community Celebrates Hanukkah

Manashe Khaimov, Jewish&, 12/09/2019

Professor and tour guide in New York shares history and recipe for Hannukah cookies.

Recipes and Memories from Hanukkah in India

Eddna Samuel, Jewish&, 11/29/2018

An Indian Jew shares her Hanukkah traditions

On ‘Bureka Tuesdays,’ They Make Pastries the Way Their Grandmothers Did

Joan Nathan, The New York Times, 11/26/2018

Members of a synagogue in Atlanta come together to make the savory pocket pastries to sell at Hanukkah, as they have for decades.

Why this Mixed-Race Jew Loves Hanukkah

Marra Gad, Jewish&, 11/26/2018

How the ancient Hanukkah story inspires a modern thinking about race and authenticity.

Modern Maccabees: An African Hanukkah Story

Rabbi Gershom Sizomu, Jewish&, 12/07/2015

This year, Hanukkah has special meaning for the Abayudaya Jews of Uganda. It is a story of the few against the many. It is a story that is ancient but also new.

Hanukkah with spirit in Yangon

Staff, BBC News, 12/04/2015

All this week, Jews around the world will light candles to celebrate Hanukkah - and it will be the same in Yangon, Myanmar. For years there were just a handful of Jews in Yangon, but now the community is growing again, as Sammy explains.

Give Your Hanukkah Rugelach a Chinese Spin

Jake Cohen, Saveur, 12/02/2015

Far East flavors make these Jewish pastries exciting again. Classic sweet rugelach get a Chinese twist with a filling of chestnuts, goji berries, and Chinese five-spice powder.

A Recipe for Homemade Hanukkah

Marcella White-Campbell, Jewish&, 12/01/2015

As a convert, I have always felt a special responsibility to actively choose Judaism. Each new choice I make reminds me to live a Jewish life with kavanah, with loving intent. I have to make being Jewish happen.

What a Syrian Hanukkah Custom Can Teach Us About Refugees

Afraim Katzir, Forward, 11/30/2015

Some Sephardic Jews with roots in Aleppo, Syria, have a special Hanukkah custom. On each of the eight nights of the holiday, they light an extra flame.

Eating Greek at Hanukkah

The Be'chol Lashon Staff, My Jewish Learning, 11/16/2015

Eating Greek at Hanukkah might seem like a contradiction but on the flip side of this dichotomy are centuries during which Greek-Jewish flourished with Jews living and thriving in Greece. And the Jewish food of Greece can add so much to Hanukkah celebrations.

Patriots' Hall of Famer Andre Tippett Lights the Menorah

Steven Rosenberg, The Boston Globe, 12/14/2014

"Hanukkah means dedication and is about miracles," said Tippett, sounding more like a rabbi than a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Beyond Latkes: Chanukah Around the World

Ruth Abusch Magder, Heritage Florida Jewish News, 12/12/2014

SAN FRANCISCO ( is observed with joy and celebration in Jewish communities around the world.

How to Throw a Global Hanukkah Party

Ruth Abusch-Magder, Jewish&, 12/11/2014

Who doesn't love a holiday party? Adding a global theme to this year's celebrations can both to add to the festivities and the educational elements of the holiday, bringing in new elements that both surprise and challenge accepted ideas of the holiday.