A Menorah That Reminds Of A Gentler, Kinder America

The first night of the Jewish holiday, Hanukkah, begins tomorrow night, December 2nd. Borrowing a phrase from recently departed President George H.W Bush, this seemed like an opportune time to introduce you to Manfred Anson’s Liberty Menorah, a Hanukkah lamp that represents Freedom and Liberty. Read more

A Post-Apocalyptic Passover Haggadah: Escape Velocity

Escape Velocity, A Passover Haggadah for the Whole Family was written and illustrated by Stanley Aaron Lebovic. Published by Black is a Color, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to Holocaust awareness through art, the Hardcover Haggadah is a coffee table book you can keep out year round. Read more

Light That Menorah With Chanukah Candles For A Cause

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 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

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

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

Hamilton Hanukkah Songs

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

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

Dinosaur Menorahs Keep The Chanukah Tradition From Going Extinct

Dinosaur Menorahs

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

The Dr. Dre Dreidel for a Hip Hop Hanukkah.

Hannah Rothstein, the creative talent behind the Artist’s Thanksgiving Meals, has given us a giggle this Hanukkah with her laser etched wooden dreidel featuring record producer and rapper Andre Romelle Young, aka Dr. Dre. Read more