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Hanukkah

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  • Oil illuminates Hanukkah dishes

    Oil illuminates Hanukkah dishes
    As a child in Hebrew school, I was taught the story of the Hanukkah miracle: When the Jews in the land of Israel defeated the foreigners, the priests seeking to rekindle the temple's eternal light found enough ritually pure oil for only one day....
  • Boca meets Bourbon Street

    Boca meets Bourbon Street
    Every winter, when the air turns cool and Christmas lights twinkle, a group of Boca Raton neighbors eagerly await Joanie Besser's arrival. That's when the teacher's aid shows up with a 5-gallon jug of peanut oil, a 10-pound bag of Russet potatoes, and...
  • Emanuel to light menorah at Daley Plaza during Hanukkah

    Emanuel to light menorah at Daley Plaza during Hanukkah
    After flipping the switch for two annual tree-lighting ceremonies in Daley Plaza, Chicago's first Jewish mayor Rahm Emanuel will light the menorah on the third night of Hanukkah Monday, according to the rabbi in charge of the celebration. “It&...
  • 12/9/2012-Groundhog Day Christmas

    12/9/2012-Groundhog Day Christmas
    There are certain newspaper traditions I love and one of them is drawing editorial cartoons during the Christmas season. There's an abundance of metaphors to use even when the news is bad, and that's almost all the time in Editorial Cartoonland.  ...
  • On Faith: From left to right, the rules of Hanukkah

    Hanukkah, meaning "dedication" in Hebrew, refers to the joyous eight-day celebration during which Jews commemorate the victory of the Maccabees over the armies of Syria in 165 B.C.E. and the subsequent liberation and "rededication" of the Temple in...
  • San Fernando Valley roundup: Hanukkah events around the region

    Good morning, readers. Today is Saturday, December 8. Tonight marks the first night of Hanukkah. Many temples and community centers are holding events across the region. Daily News The Democratic Party of the San Gabriel Valley has endorsed L.A....
  • Preschool son says 'boys rule'

    Preschool son says 'boys rule'
    Since starting preschool, your son taunts his sister with 'boys are better' remarks. Help! Parent advice I'd treat this one with eye-rolling disdain, as though what he said was too dumb to bother with. Useful phrases include, "Where did you get that...
  • Tom Bergin's postpones Saturday opening, 'working expediently' for new date

    Tom Bergin's postpones Saturday opening, 'working expediently' for new date
    Tom Bergin's, the famed Irish pub on Fairfax, will delay its planned Saturday reopening under new owner L.A. actor Derek Schreck due to delays from the Department of Health and Safety.  Schreck told the Keep Tom Bergin's Open group on Facebook that...
  • Video: Classic potato latkes, crispy and perfect

    Video: Classic potato latkes, crispy and perfect
    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...
  • Thanksgivukkah 101

    Thanksgivukkah 101
    It's a once-in-a-lifetime event that brings together two holidays, one sacred and one secular; two culinary traditions, both with a signature potato dish; and two guest lists, each with an unimpeachable claim to space at your dining room table. What...
  • Native Americans' true past informs their future

    Every major cultural, ethnic and racial group in the United States sets aside time to celebrate its heritage and accomplishments. Some notable occasions like Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanza serve as reminders that we are a pastiche of nations and histories,...