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  • What is "Thanksgivuhah"
    'Thanksgivuhah' is celebrated when Thanksgiving and Hanukkah fall on same day
    What is "Thanksgivuhah"?According to WTNH news on Nov. 27, members of the Jewish community have two holidays to celebrate on Nov. 28."Thanksgivuhah" is a word coined for just one day. That's because Thanksgiving Day and the...
  • US Thanksgiving dates: 2013 to 2020
    US Thanksgiving dates: 2013 to 2020
    Even the youngest schoolchildren seem to understand the origins of Thanksgiving, recalling the Pilgrims’ journey on the Mayflower to the New World and their Plymouth feast to celebrate God’s provision in their first year in the rugged...
  • Thanksgivukah: Chanukah and Thanksgiving combined!
    Dual Chanukah/Thanksgiving holiday good time for miracle gratitude prayers
    What happens when Chanukah and Thanksgiving fall on the same day? You get to experience the miracle of gratitude.You see, Thanksgiving is a day of gratitude, and Chanukah is a day of miracles. And that presents a unique opportunity.Gratitude: The...
  • Chanukah
    Chanukah: the secret of immortality
    They won the battle, lost the war, but are still around today to light the candles. It is Jewish custom once a year to light an eight branched candelabra called a menorah, lighting one candle for each night until all eight are lit. This custom is...
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    What “shul” means to me ...
    Author's Notes: 1) My very best wishes for the "new" orthodox synagogue in "the neighborhood", Kehilat Chovevei Tzion. Led by Rabbi Shaanan Gelman, the congregation has recently opened its doors to an amazingly lovely,...
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    Get ready for Chanukah
    Chanukah arrives sooner than usual on the secular calendar, as it overlaps Thanksgiving this year. The particular correlation has sparked some creativity in terms of recipe planning, including this recipe for cranberry filled sufganiyot.If you'...
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    Thanks-Givukah Bash in the heart of Station North
    Hanukkah known to many as Chanukah or the Festival of Lights, is an eight-day Jewish holiday observing the re-dedication for the revolution against suppression of Jewish religion.What: You’re invited to experience a Thanks-Givukah Bash...
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    Chanukah arrives rather early on the secular calendar this year. Many have either bemoaned or applauded the fact that
  • Stuffed Donut Holes
    Recipe for Thanksgivukah: Stuffed Donut Holes
    This Thanksgiving poses a culinary predicament for American Jews. Hanukkah begins the evening before Turkey Day, which means back-to-back laborious meals. Since few hosts would want to simultaneously prep (or eat) latkes, brisket, turkey and...
  • National Grandparenting Examiner
    What to do with leftover latkes
    Chanukah is over, but leftover latkes linger on. What's a grandma to do?If you are a Jewish grandmother, you have undoubtedly made more latkes (potato pancakes) than you need. It's genetic. You've served them for eight days with all...
  • Christmas Lights and Ornaments
    Top ten Montreal holiday songs
    Because it’s the holidays, because we can use a laugh now more than ever, here’s a list of the Top Ten Holiday Songs – with a Montreal twist:10. “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Language Inspector"9. “Silent Night, Hockey...
  • Chanukah: celebrating triumph over oppression with traditions rich in olive oil
    Chanukah: celebrating triumph over oppression with traditions rich in olive oil
    While most non-Jews recognize Menorahs and dreidels* as symbols of Chanukah, few may realize that their significance is drenched in oil (olive oil to be more exact), including the fact that each of the dreidel’s four-sides feature one of the...
  • Chanukah
    Chanukah at Casa de Cuisine: Southwest Potato Pancakes (Latkes)
    As the celebration of Hanukkah begins and Jewish people from all over the world celebrate the eight day holiday also known as the Festival of Lights, we can all experience the joys food created by the fine Jewish people. Here in the great...
  • December Holidays: Chanukah
    December Holidays: Chanukah
    On Sunday, December 9, over 116,000 Jewish households in Philadelphia will celebrate the first day of Chanukah. The observation celebrates the Jewish rebellion from the Syrians during the Maccabean War and lasts for 8 days.The first day of...
  • Too Many Latkes
    Richard Codor’s Too Many Latkes is a delightful holiday children's story
    It has been said that some of our most endearing stories began with the simple statement “once upon a time”. Well such is the case with Richard Codor’s Too Many Latkes, a wonderfully-told and beautifully illustrated storybook...