Eight Nights of Chanukah Wisdom

By Custom & Craft One of the best things about Chanukah is how easy it is to customize for your family or friends. Say some blessings, light some candles, eat some latkes or donuts if you’re into that. Add presents if needed. Repeat x7. This leaves lots of room to make the holiday your own.


How to Have a Kick-ass Hannukah

by JewBelong A great story of triumph, fried food, gifts and — let’s be honest — no synagogue required makes Hanukkah one of the most fun Jewish holidays. Make yours even more kick-ass by following these simple steps: 1: Hanukkah Is Great For Pyromaniacs My grandfather used to do this, and it made me think


A Festival of Light – One Family’s Hanukkah Story

By Paul Small and Josh Freeman It seems our core human values often get shortchanged in search of the next “like.” Faith and Freedom are caricatures. Peace and Love generic slogans. Courage is hooted off stage, Integrity gets barely a mention. Charity only comes up during the holidays and Knowledge, poor knowledge, is trumped in

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Hanukkah Latke Recipe

Recipe created by Sonya Masinovsky NuRoots Eastside Community Member Sonya’s Story My love of Japanese food led me to reconsider the traditional Hanukkah potato latke served with applesauce and sour cream. Don’t get me wrong, classic latkes are delicious, but sometimes I love a little variety on my holiday table. Traditional Japanese tempura is often

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The Kibitz Podcast

Your guide to everything Jewish-ish. Part conversation, part Q & A, part audience call-in, this podcast is about asking interesting questions, some big, many little and exploring all you’ve ever wanted to know about Judaism through a cultural and of course funny lens. Hosted by Dan Crane with guest appearances by legendary comedians Ronna and

Tipsy Torah

Created by Rabbi Sarah Bassin & Temple Emanuel YoPro   Rabbi Sarah Bassin of Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills and her tipsy crew bring you the untold story of how the Jewish people triumphed over evil and experience the miracle of eight days of light.