The suspect arrested in connection with a stabbing at a rabbi’s home in Monsey, New York, on Saturday night has pleaded not guilty to all charges. The suspect, Grafton E. Thomas, 37, is a resident of Greenwood Lake, New York, where he lives with his mother. Thomas has reportedly been […]
Hallmark released two new holiday movies that include Jewish characters and Hanukkah plotlines, “Holiday Date” and “Double Holiday.” The Jewish characters are completely clueless about Christmas traditions – a constant surprise and source of frustration for the other characters, and unrealistic due to the ubiquity of Christmas in American culture. […]
Christmas celebrations at the White House date back to 1800, but Hanukkah wasn’t acknowledged until much later. President Jimmy Carter was the first president to recognise Hanukkah with a menorah lighting in 1979. The first official White House Hanukkah party took place in 2001, hosted by President George W. Bush. […]
Hanukkah means “dedication” in Hebrew, and the holiday commemorates the rededication of the ancient Temple in Jerusalem in 164 BCE. Hanukkah usually takes place in December, but the dates change every year since Jewish holidays follow a lunar calendar. The National Menorah lit in Washington, DC, is 30 feet tall […]
Hanukkah is an awesome holiday. Fried foods like latkes (potato pancakes), sufganiyot (jelly doughnuts), and bimuelos (fried dough balls) are delicious. Lighting the menorah brings friends, families, and communities together – even virtually. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Many Jewish holidays can be summed up as “We fought, we […]
Navigating an interfaith relationship can be tricky. Celebrity couples, including Pink and her husband Carey Hart, and Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher, have decided to embrace the holiday season as much as they can by celebrating both Hanukkah and Christmas. This year, Hanukkah falls between December 10 and 18. Christmas […]
The Festival of the Holidays at Walt Disney World‘s Epcot theme park features traditional holiday foods from different countries and cultures around the world. Last year, the event featured “traditional Jewish foods” for the first time, but none of them were actually related to Hanukkah or kosher. This year, Disney […]
Rachel Reuben, a chef and champion of Food Network’s “Chopped,” recently spoke with Insider about one of her favourite holiday dishes: latkes, or potato pancakes. Reuben developed her potatopancake recipe because she was tired of eating the traditional version made with shredded potatoes, which she said almost always feel greasy […]
Latkes, or potato pancakes, are one of the two most popular foods that Jewish people eat while celebrating Hanukkah. Since they’re so beloved, people tend to overlook how time consuming it can be to cook them. Latke cooking hacks, such as using pre-shredded potatoes or using a blender to chop […]
For the first time, Disney World park Epcot is offering a L’Chaim! Holiday Kitchen pop-up at their International Festival of Holidays to include Jewish visitors to the park that celebrate Hanukkah. However, people aren’t happy with it, as some think the food and drinks offered are more like items off […]
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