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8 of the best Hanukkah-themed TV episodes to watch

It feels like almost every TV show has a Christmas-themed episode, but Hanukkah specials are few and far between. “Rugrats” is one of the only cartoons that educated kids about the Jewish tradition, while shows like “Friends” and “The O.C.” tackled the issue of celebrating both Christmas and Hanukkah. With […]
8 of the best Hanukkah-themed TV episodes to watch
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Hallmark’s new Hanukkah holiday movies are a well-intentioned attempt at inclusion that ultimately falls flat

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. […]
Hallmark’s new Hanukkah holiday movies are a well-intentioned attempt at inclusion that ultimately falls flat
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10 surprising facts you didn’t know about Hanukkah

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 […]
10 surprising facts you didn’t know about Hanukkah
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13 reasons everyone should be sad they don’t celebrate Hanukkah

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 […]
13 reasons everyone should be sad they don’t celebrate Hanukkah
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7 interfaith celebrity couples who celebrate both Hanukkah and Christmas

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 […]
7 interfaith celebrity couples who celebrate both Hanukkah and Christmas
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7 latke hacks that will take them to the next level this Hanukkah

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 […]
7 latke hacks that will take them to the next level this Hanukkah