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.

A Latin Twist on Hanukkah Latkes

Julia Hernandez Nierenberg, Jewish&, 12/06/2017

A Hanukkah latke recipe inspired by Mexican and Jewish family traditions.

Sephardic Hanukkah Cookies Bring Community Together

Ruth Abusch-Magder, Jewish&, 11/27/2017

Three generations cook Sephardic recipes for Hanukkah.

New Multicultural Hanukkah Holiday Book #WeNeedDiverseBooks

Ruth Abusch-Magder, Jewish&, 11/15/2017

White Ashkenazi author writes Indian Jewish children's book that reflects the changing Jewish world.

Far-Flung World Jewry Adopts Unique Rosh Hashana Traditions, But Eternal Dream Remains

Eliana Rudee, Breaking Israel News, 09/18/2017

And in that day, a great ram’s horn shall be sounded; and the strayed who are in the land of Assyria and the expelled who are in the land of Egypt shall come and worship Hashem on the holy mount, in Yerushalayim.” Isaiah 27:13 (The Israel Bible™)

Beyond the Bagel: 6 Jewish Foods You Need to Try

Devorah Lev-Tov, Tasting Table, 09/18/2017

From gefilte fish to the mufletta, Jewish cuisine is as varied as the many countries Jews have lived in

In Bahrain, Arabs and Jews Gather (and Dance) at a Hanukkah Celebration

Russell Goldman, The New York Times, 12/27/2016

at a Hanukkah celebration over the weekend in Bahrain, a Muslim-majority monarchy whose king has sanctioned celebrations of the Jewish holiday.

08/27/2019

Maccabee Jamboree: A Hanukkah Countdown

Cheri Holland and Rosalyn Schanzer, , 01/01/1970

A counting book describing how the children have fun during the eight nights of Hanukkah, making cards, exchanging gifts, chanting blessings, and singing songs. The main character is a Jewish boy of African descent.

08/26/2019

Elijah's Angel A story about Chanukah and Christmas

Michael J. Rosen and Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson, , 01/01/1970

Michael and Elijah are friends, but when Elijah gives Michael one of his special carved angels, Michael doesn’t know what to do. How can he possibly take home a Christmas angel, a forbidden graven image--especially on Chanukah?

08/26/2019

Chag Sameach! A Jewish Holiday Book for Children

Patricia Schaffer, , 01/01/1970

A Jewish holiday book that welcomes the diversity of American Jewish children and their families. Chag Sameach! provides an introduction to the Jewish year. All kinds of people and families are included. The text and more than 20 black and white photographs can be shared with a three year old and read by a nine year old. It is for both Jewish families and those who would like to teach their children about other people's traditions.

08/14/2019

Patacones Recipe

Team Be'chol Lashon, , 01/01/1970

Like many other Hanukkah foods, patacones recall the miracle of oil at the Holy Temple in Jerusalem in ancient times.

03/21/2019

Queen of the Hanukkah Dosas

Pamela Ehrenberg, , 01/01/1970

In this sweet and humorous picture book, Queen of the Hanukkah Dosas, a multi-cultural family (Mom's Indian; Dad's Jewish) celebrate Hanukkah while incorporating traditional Indian food.

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.