Outside-the-box gift ideas for the Chanukah season

Jarrad Saffren | Staff Writer If you want, you can Google something like “best Chanukah gifts for 2022” and find plenty of options. Town & Country...

Cassola for Chanukah

By Jessica Grann Cassola are ricotta cheese pancakes traditionally made by Sephardic Jews. Many consider these wonderful treats to be the original latke. Eating cassola...
The Esther Ann Menorah

Menorahs showcase Jewish life around Baltimore

Some are homemade, some are family heirlooms and some are 30 feet tall. Across the Baltimore area, you can find all different types of...
Sufganiyot, or jelly doughnuts

The easiest jelly doughnut recipe ever

By Shannon Sarna Latkes are far more popular during Chanukah than doughnuts here in the U.S. While you can find latkes in the freezer section...
Rabbi Etan Mintz

Light Up the Night menorah trail to illuminate downtown Baltimore

B’nai Israel, founded in 1873, has had a presence on Lloyd Street in East Baltimore since 1895. But don’t make the mistake of thinking...
Arthur Kurzweil against a backdrop image of his dreidel collection

A prolific Jewish writer has collected 4,000 tiny dreidels found by Eastern European treasure...

By Shira Hanau Even when Arthur Kurzweil sits by himself in his study, he doesn’t feel that he’s alone. After all, he has the dreidels...
Vegan latkes

Baked sweet potato and spinach latkes with vegan sour cream

By Ilana Meiller After having rejected latkes in the past few years, I am determined to accept them back with open arms this Chanukah. No,...
Round teak wood phone speaker

2021 Chanukah gift guide

By Rebecca Brown The struggle is real: What are we buying our loved ones for Chanukah this year? Finding the perfect holiday gift may seem...
Chanukah pillow with a Passover phrase

‘Tis the season of Chanukah misfires — and chastened retailers

By Shira Hanau “Deck the halls with matzo balls”? Chanukah menorahs with 12 candles? Products with misfired Chanukah messages have drawn gripes for years, but this...

Spirit of Chanukah

Baltimore marked the Festival of Lights in ways both new and old.