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Hanukkah

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Light the Menurky, it's Thanksgivukkah

    Light the Menurky, it's Thanksgivukkah
    A week before Thanksgiving, Cary Moritz is planning a menu like none before: pecan pie rugelach, pumpkin frosted doughnuts and latkes with a dollop of blue-tinged mashed potatoes. Thanksgiving favorites with a nod to Hanukkah or Hanukkah staples with...
  • Teen son says he's an atheist

    Teen son says he's an atheist
     Your teen just declared himself atheist. You want him to celebrate the holidays. Help! Parent advice From our panel of staff contributors There's nothing to prevent a non-Christian from celebrating the Christmas holidays. I have Jewish friends...
  • 'Gossip Girl's' Leighton Meester reportedly engaged to Adam Brody

    'Gossip Girl's' Leighton Meester reportedly engaged to Adam Brody
    Hey there, Upper Eastsiders (and Orange County denizens): Leighton Meester and Adam Brody are reportedly engaged! And even though it's not yet Hanukkah, in honor of "The OC's" holiday-mashing Seth Cohen, we're going to call it an engagemukkah anyway! ...
  • Review: 'Play Dead' with glee as Todd Robbins conjures chills

    Review: 'Play Dead' with glee as Todd Robbins conjures chills
    As the Geffen Playhouse's revival of the 2010 off-Broadway hit "Play Dead" came to its macabre, gory and unexpectedly palpable crescendo Wednesday, I was ready to rush home and describe my blood-chilling experiences. But then, at his curtain call,...
  • Critic's Pick: The Pacific Symphony and Chorale's production of Handel's 'Judas Maccabaeus'

    "Judas Maccabaeus" is the Hanukkah "Messiah." Or it would be if choral groups had an equal-oratorio policy with Handel. Such a policy, in addition, would give us regular airings of another 23 Handel oratorios, all late works (the composer turned to...
  • The season of excess begins

    The season of excess begins
    Some celebrate Christmas, some Hanukkah and some Kwanzaa, but to me the coming holiday time is potlatch season, and it's starting earlier every year. A potlatch was a festival of the indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest during which the host...
  • For Christmas, all I wanted was a new dreidel

     For Christmas, all I wanted was a new dreidel
    The New York I lived in as a kid was a village of four or five blocks. I could wander anywhere my curiosity took me, safe and secure and knowing I'd still find my way home. I could go around the corner to the barber shop and get a trim for a quarter. I...
  • 'Thanksgivukkah' roundup: 5 books to read this Hanukkah and Thanksgiving

    'Thanksgivukkah' roundup: 5 books to read this Hanukkah and Thanksgiving
    Hanukkah coincides with Thanksgiving this year — a phenomenon that hasn't occurred in 125 years. The two holidays have common roots in religious freedom: Hanukkah commemorates the rededication of the Temple after the Jews vanquished their Syrian...
  • Salsify Frittelle highlight rare taste of the season

    Salsify Frittelle highlight rare taste of the season
    Q: Mario, can you recommend a seasonal side dish for the holidays? A: The coincidence of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah calls for an ambidextrous side, if you will. A vegetable recipe that tastes of the season but also embraces the themes of the holidays. The...