Hanukkah

JWA inspires Rosh Hodesh Hanukkah

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This week we were excited to receive news that our Hanukkah video, Women Who Light Up Our Lives, inspired Rabbi

Happy Hanukkah from JWA!

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In November, JWA set up a community art project to honor the women who light up our lives at the Brookline First Lights Festival. Footage from that event was used to create this video.

The Hanukkah bush: Raising Jewish kids in downtown NYC

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Roslyn Bernstein's daughter Julia at the Educational Alliance Coop Nursery School

For those of you not around New York City in the 1970s, raising children was a challenge. City parks were infested with drug dealers and street crime was high.

Eating Jewish: Aloo Gobi Latkes

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Aloo Gobi Latkes

It’s that time of year again when food blogs and websites are filled with recipes for latkes and other fried delicacies for Hanukkah, and kitchens (along with the cooks!) begin to smell of all thin

Telling the whole Hanukkah story

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Hanukkah isn't only a story about Judah Maccabee and the miracle of the oil.

Are the Fountainheads my answer?

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Last week after the release of Aish's terrible "Chanukah Jewish Rock of Ages" video, I asked: Where are the progressive Jewish viral videos

Where are the progressive Jewish viral videos?

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Last week, Amy Klein bemoaned the arrival of religious Hanukkah viral videos in the Forward.

'Tis the season (to start listening to Hanukkah tunes!)

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Lights Vol. 2: A Hanukkah Music Sampler

If my friends who celebrate Christmas use the day after Thanksgiving as their start date for listening to holiday music, then so shall I.

"I'll be Jewish for Christmas"

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Last week I wrote a blog post about the "Merry Christmas/Happy Hanukkah" issue. But now I'm thinking we should all just disregard what I wrote because today I found this video of Katie Goodman of Broad Comedy singing "I'll be Jewish for Christmas," and it says everything I wanted to say and more. In song.

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Eating Jewish: Sephardic Leek Patties

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Sephardic Leek Patties

Once you’ve read this post, get to the kitchen and make this recipe because these leek patties are delicious. I even think that these might be one of my favorite recipes I’ve made for the blog so far. They’re satisfying and comforting, in the way that dishes with potatoes in them usually are, and the perfect thing to eat at his time of year when it’s getting colder outside. They are ideal Hanukkah fare but I also know that this recipe will make a recurring appearance in my kitchen throughout the rest of the year as well.

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