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Hanukkah

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Top Hanukkah Articles

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Weekend preview: Santas and latkes gone wild

    Weekend preview: Santas and latkes gone wild
    Some folks will get in the holiday spirit this weekend at the Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade and some will do it with Dave Chappelle, who once seemed as likely to do a four-show run at the Fillmore as the real, actual Santa. Chappelle does...
  • 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...
  • 12 Decadent Stops On The Connecticut Chocolate Trail

    12 Decadent Stops On The Connecticut Chocolate Trail
    Decadent, creative and full of variety, Connecticut's Chocolate Trail is not to be missed. A concept created by the state's tourism department three years ago, this tasty trail offers visitors a unique way to see the state, sample tasty concoctions and...
  • Holidays Hit Home with the Top 13 Chicago Traditions

    When he was young, John Rivera used to think Santa Claus took up permanent residence in downtown Chicago, not at the North Pole. “That’s what it felt like,” says Rivera, 47. “I’d see Santa on TV and at Marshall Field’...
  • '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...