Classic Hanukkah sufganiyot filled with strawberry jelly and powdered sugar above (Noam Furer)

Why Do We Eat Jelly Donuts on Chanukah?

Why Do We Eat Jelly Donuts on Chanukah? The answer has everything to do with agriculture, food politics, and — of course — tastebuds Jelly donuts...
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Baltimore City Hall Menorah Lighting Ceremony Honors Jewish Leaders

More than 50 people gathered in a tightly packed, round Baltimore City Hall Dec. 23 to light the Baltimore City Hall menorah and honor...

Colombia’s Day of the Little Candles Looks an Awful Lot like Chanukah

Jews in Colombia preparing for Hanukkah saw something earlier this month that no doubt looked very familiar. On the night of Dec. 7, streets, plazas,...
h: A contemporary Candelabrum (Menorah, Hebrew: מנורה) in the style of a traditional Menorah. Seen here with eight candles lit (the ninth candle is the service, Shamash, Hebrew: שמש), used during the Jewish Hanukkah holiday, 2014, United Kingdom. Photo by Gil Deke

8 Fun Ways to Incorporate Core Jewish Values Into Your Chanukah

For Jewish children, the excitement of Chanukah is often connected to the promise of receiving gifts — usually one for each of the eight...

Celebrating Chanukah Early in Annapolis

On Dec. 15, Governor Larry Hogan and First Lady Yumi Hogan (pictured top right lighting a chanukiah) presided over the annual Chanukah brunch arranged...

Chanukah Gift Guide 2019

12/10/19 9a.m. This article has been updated to reflect a correction. Shop Local This Chanukah Let the spirit of rising up against Greco-Syrian oppressors inspire us...

The Dreidels Spin and the Manischewitz Flows at DC Chanukah Bar

The latkes are brown and crispy, the dreidels are spinning. Two candles flicker from the menorah, and blue and white lights hang from the...

Chanukah Festival Lights Up Inner Harbor

As the gray sky darkened, a flame atop a 32-foot menorah on the corner of Pratt and Light streets sputtered to life. Reaching her...

Cousins’ Club

It was a little chaotic getting all three members of the band Distant Cousins on the phone the day before Thanksgiving, but they made...

It’s Chanukah, and the Gifts Look A Lot More Like Christmas

It’s Christmastime at Bed, Bath and Beyond. The store is stuffed with red, green and gold products wishing customers a Merry Christmas, from pillows...