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Hanukkah "how-to's," no fear of frying recipes, and advice for your Christian friends: Hanukkah 2009 link roundup

Are you behind on your Hanukkah reading?  Take a look at these hot Hanukkah links.

  • Hanukkah: A Guide for the Perplexed [Tablet]
  • Gelt without guilt: eight ways to give back this Hanukkah. [Oy!Chicago]
  • Nancy Goodman's tale of Hanukkah in the Diaspora. [Lilith Blog]
  • My Jewish Learning's the Adventures of Todd and God show you how to light the menorah. [MyJewishLearning]
  • G-dCast, an animated re-telling of the Torah, tells the Hanukkah story. [Women's Lens]
  • David Brooks discusses the not-so-happy parts of the Hanukkah story. [NYTimes]
  • More "how-to Hanukkah" videos.  (I didn't realize there was so much confusion!) [My Urban Kvetch]
  • Don't fear the fryer.  Recipes for tasty fried treats for Hanukkah. [Oy!Chicago]
  • More Hanukkah recipes. [TCJewfolk]
  • Mark Stauber and Raffi Holzer and the miracle of the wind-powered menorah [MyJewishLearning]
  • Marjorie Ingall draws out the real costs of Hanukkah this year. [Tablet]
  • Is the miracle of the oil really such a miracle? [Yo Yenta]
  • Will you be making latkes, or jelly donuts? [MyJewishLearning]
  • A thoughtful piece on Hanukkah songs, and why they are never as good as Christmas carols. [New Voices]
  • Advice for Christians: how to NOT insult your Jewish friends during the holiday season. [The New Yorker]

Other interesting links not related to Hanukkah:

  • Appropriations bill ends abstinence-only funding. Now it just needs Obama's signature to become law. [RH Reality Check]
  • Legal protection for trangender employees in New York? [Gothamist]
  • D.C. Council approves same-sex marriage bill. [Washington Post]
  • "Red hot mamma" Sophie Tucker is competing against Johnny Depp for a Grammy?  What? [Marketwire]
  • A blogger named James Chartrand revealed that she was actually a woman using a male pen name because (surprise!) she made more money as a man than a woman!  [Feministe] [Jezebel]
  • Renee Ghert-Zand, a self-described "purger," discusses the possessions that have held meaning for her and connected her to a Jewish identity. [Truth, Praise & Help]
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Berkenwald, Leah. "Hanukkah "how-to's," no fear of frying recipes, and advice for your Christian friends: Hanukkah 2009 link roundup." 16 December 2009. Jewish Women's Archive. (Viewed on July 25, 2017) <>.


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Nice list! Have you watched any of these?
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