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Hanukkah

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  • Navigating the Holidays: 6 expert tips for getting your family visits in order

    Navigating the Holidays: 6 expert tips for getting your family visits in order
    Two people. Two families. So, figuring out where to spend the holidays can get quite complicated for couples. The key is to get started early on your planning, know that you will have to compromise, and try to think of strategies that won’t leave...
  • Hanukkah: 17 great recipes for latkes

    Hanukkah: 17 great recipes for latkes
    Hanukkah is simply not complete without latkes. And though you can find all kinds of variations on this simple potato pancake -- do I grate by hand or by machine? Add onion? Matzo meal, flour or simply potato starch to bind? -- nothing beats a perfectly...
  • Happy Hanukkah! Celebrate with 37 recipes

    Happy Hanukkah! Celebrate with 37 recipes
    Happy Hanukkah! To help you celebrate, we've compiled 37 of our favorite holiday recipes. From light appetizers to filling main courses, savory side dishes and sweet desserts, there's something for a variety of tastes. Many dishes come together quickly,...
  • The holidays loom

    Henry Furhmann at the Los Angeles Times has beaten me to the punch this year with advice against the holiday cliches that any writer with a modicum of self-respect will shun. But I think I am still catching you in advance of the first ’Tis the...
  • Religious Roots, Secular Festivities: Halloween Takes A Hit In Schools

    Religious Roots, Secular Festivities: Halloween Takes A Hit In Schools
    Newington officials caused a stir recently by eliminating all remaining Halloween celebrations from elementary schools. The justification for the decision — that Halloween parties and costume parades exclude children whose religion prohibits...
  • Newington Schools Skip Halloween Parades, Parties

    Newington Schools Skip Halloween Parades, Parties
    NEWINGTON -- Anna Reynolds and Ruth Chaffee elementary schools canceled traditional Halloween parades and parties earlier this month because of concerns that they exclude children whose families don't celebrate the holiday. "We want to make sure we're...
  • Q&A With John Lovitz, "I Do What Is Funny To Me."

    Q&A With John Lovitz, "I Do What Is Funny To Me."
    He first made us laugh until we cried when he and his characters including Hanukkah Harry and Tommy Flanagan joined "Saturday Night Live" in 1985. And then he never stopped. Comedian Jon Lovitz has appeared on stage, screen and television, doing signature...
  • Something magical inside a sukkah

    Something magical inside a sukkah
    WASHINGTON — There haven't been a whole lot of good Jewish carpenters since Jesus. As I have just learned anew, I'm not about to reverse the trend. I celebrated the ancient harvest festival of Sukkot last week by building, for the first time,...
  • Healthy oatmeal muffins are a perfect autumn brunch treat

    Healthy oatmeal muffins are a perfect autumn brunch treat
    Now that we're a good three weeks into autumn, people are beginning to turn their thoughts toward all the holiday entertaining ahead. Thanksgiving is just six weeks away. And then Hanukkah, Christmas and the New Year soon follow. That's a lot of cooking....
  • It's deck the hulls for the holidays at sea

    It's deck the hulls for the holidays at sea
    Looking for a cruise for this upcoming holiday season? Cruise lines are ready, saying “Deck The Hulls” with a variety of festive sailings in November and December. These cruises feature Christmas decorations, themed meals and entertainment...
  • How 'bout them apples?

    How 'bout them apples?
    The traditional foods we eat during Jewish holidays have been reflecting and celebrating each season since long before "seasonal produce" was even a thought, let alone a "trend." (Let's not forget that once upon a time, "seasonal" was all there was.) From...