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I’m Dreaming of a White Hanukkah

Last night I had a dream of a white…Hanukkah. I was back in Jerusalem and it was snowing on December 13th, my birthday. I woke up in the morning, snowflakes were falling from the window of my apartment on the second floor of building #5 in the Cvar Ha-studentim, and I thought “it’s going to […]

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Celebrating Chrismukkah

Chrismukkah is an indecisive person’s dream. There’s no “or” involved when it comes to decorations, presents, food, music, any of it – you just get to have it all. Trees and menorahs, one big morning and eight little nights, gingerbread and latkes. Chrismukkah takes the most fun parts of Christmas and Hanukkah, doubles the December […]

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Top 5 Chinese Restaurants for Jews on Christmas 

Over the years, one of my favorite “Jewish” traditions has been going out for Chinese food with my family on Christmas – or simply getting some Chinese delivery.  Have you ever wondered, “how did this tradition come about?” Like many Jewish traditions, this one started in the Jewish “homeland”. Nope, not Israel. I’m talking about […]

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DC Hanukkah Guide 2019

Ah Hanukkah, that magical winter holiday that brings about the feistiest of debates about sour cream and applesauce, epic dreidel tournaments (because that’s a thing that probably happens somewhere), and classic Adam Sandler carols to sing ‘round the fire. So, whether you spell it Hanukkah, Chanukah, Hannukkah, or Chanukkah (we’re going with Hanukkah), we can […]

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8 Cool Hanukkah Gifts Your Friends Will Love

Hanukkah is just around the corner. Looking for a cool gift for your friends? We’ve got you covered like applesauce on a latke. For the 8 crazy nights, we’ve got you hooked up with 8 crazy cool gifts: Jewish Wine Labels (Set of 8) ($20) Wine is always a cool gift. Wine with these labels […]