Light That Menorah With Chanukah Candles For A Cause

Jews everywhere will be lighting their menorahs as they celebrate “The Festival of Lights” for 8 evenings in a row beginning on Tuesday December 12th of this year. The menorah is meant to burn nightly for 8 nights and that means burning through a lot of candles. 45 to be exact. Read more

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Matzo Madness from Balls to Dolls

Matzo (also referred to as matza or matzah) is an unleavened flatbread that is part of Jewish cuisine and forms an integral element of the Passover festival. “The bread of affliction” has numerous explanations behind its symbolism, one of which is historical: Passover is a commemoration of the exodus from Egypt. Over time (in this case, we’re talkin’ centuries), matzo and matzoballs have become a pop culture icon and are now available as numerous novelty items. Read more

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Portraits of Holocaust Survivors : The Edut Project

Created for The Visual History Archive of the USC Shoah Foundation, The Edut Project tells the story of Holocaust survivors through the portrait paintings of David Kassan, written profiles by journalist Dan Maccarone and short films by filmmaker Chloe Lee. Read more

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Not One But Two Hamilton Hanukkah Songs For You (And the Lyrics)

Big “Hamilton” fans, the two different a capella groups, Six13 and The Maccabeats, each created Hamilton-Inspired Hanukkah songs this year. Both groups adapted the original lyrics, yet went about it differently. Read more

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Get Cozy Kosher Style With Hanukkah Pajamas for Pet Lovers

Pet-lover Pajamas for Chrismukkah! The Hanukkah Cat and Hanukkah Dog cotton pajama sets from PJ Salvage are as cozy as they are cute. And with the start of Hanukkah (or Chanukah) beginning on Christmas Eve, it’s time to get that shopping wrapped up -literally and figuratively. Read more

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GRAV Menorah Bong Gets Redesigned For Hanukkah, er Chronikkah.

In 2014 an all borosilicate glass Menorah that functioned as a water pipe went viral when a video of it was posted on youtube. Since that time, the GRAV Menorah Bong, which functions equally well as both, has been redesigned for ease of use and scaled down for convenience. Read more

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Dinosaur Menorahs Keep The Chanukah Tradition From Going Extinct

Lisa Pierce of Maine’s The Vanilla Studio has taken the centuries old tradition of the Chanukah Menorah and added a touch of even OLDER history to the candelabra by creating them from Jurassic Era creatures. Read more

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How Today’s Jewish Holiday of Self-Inquiry Applies To Everyone.

Jacob Kramer, Day of Atonement, 1919, Oil on canvas, 99 x 121.9 cm, Leeds Museums and Galleries © The Estate of John David Roberts.

First, let make two things clear: 1) I realize this post has nothing to do with design and 2) I’m not even sure I believe in organized religion. Having made both those two items clear, I believe that anyone with a moral conscience can benefit from reading the following. Read more

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Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Off’ Gets ReJEWvenized in This Chanukah Parody

It’s been parodied endlessly, but this time Taylor Swift’s hit song gets a ‘dreidel’ spin. The all male Jewish a cappella group Six13 does their own nerdy but cute version of the hit song for Chanukah. Read more

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