-JAY MICHAELSON would like Hanukkah without supernatural miracles. (Jbooks)
-An exploration of the why, and the how-good, of chocolate Hanukkah gelt. (Jewish Journal)
-Rob Eshman sees a direct connection between Annapolis and Hanukkah. (Jewish Journal)
-But Jonathan S. Tobin says a lot of things are being loaded onto Hanukkah that have nothing to do with the holiday, and he thinks thatâ€™s a bad idea. (Jewish Exponent)
-â€œNPR’s annual celebration of the Jewish festival of lights continues this year with a new crop of original fiction â€” characters from varied walks of life find comfort and meaning in the traditions of Hanukkah. Readings by Susan Stamberg and Murray Horwitzâ€? (sound files, individual stories or entire show). (NPR)
-It’s a Ladino Hanukkah with the Hip Hop Hoodios doing “Ocho Candelikas.” (YouTube)
Pronounced: KHAH-nuh-kah, also ha-new-KAH, an eight-day festival commemorating the Maccabees’ victory over the Greeks and subsequent rededication of the temple. Falls in the Hebrew month of Kislev, which usually corresponds with December.