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Hanukkah

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  • 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...
  • 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' 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • Hanukkah at ArtsQuest

     
    Celebrate the Festival of Lights Saturday with a concert by Yosi. Israeli-born children's recording artist Yosi Levin presents classic and original Hanukkah songs with a rock ’n’ roll feel, from a non-traditional take on the traditional &#...
  • Light the Menurkey for Thanksgivukkah? Oy vey

    Light the Menurkey for Thanksgivukkah? Oy vey
    Gobble tov! Hanukkah is just 45 days away, and Christmas is coming right up! Forget Halloween candy and costumes. The upcoming holidays qualify as a shopping emergency. If you think I've lost my mind, don't. It's your sanity that may be on the line....
  • Learning Matters: A different perspective on the word Christmas

    Learning Matters: A different perspective on the word Christmas
    When Glendale News-Press Editor Dan Evans introduced us new columnists to his staff and each other last August, he expressed a wish for some lively exchanges of perspective between Hoover High School teacher Brian Crosby and me. Today I’ll grant...