Hanukkah 101

From candle-lighting to Maccabees and latkes to dreidels.

How to Light the Hanukkah Menorah

The traditional blessings and procedures for lighting the Hanukkah candles.

8 Hanukkah Traditions From Around the World

From bonfires to hanging menorahs to an extra candle, here are some lesser-known Jewish Hanukkah traditions from all over the globe.

The Secret Connection Between Hanukkah and the Book of Daniel

Jewish tradition records two very different approaches to dealing with the religious persecutions of Antiochus IV.

Recipes for Hanukkah

The ever-popular potato latke heads the list of traditional, oily Hanukkah treats.

What Do the Letters On the Dreidel Stand For?

The four-sided top has slightly different markings depending on where in the world it was made.

Shannon’s Jewish Food Gift Ideas for Hanukkah 2022

From latke blankets to luscious halva-covered nuts, these gifts are perfect for Jewish food lovers.

How to Greet Someone on Hanukkah

There are phrases you can use to wish someone a Happy Hanukkah.

Why is Hanukkah Called the Festival of Lights?

The origins of this common name for the December holiday go back to the first century.

Why Do We Eat Latkes on Hanukkah?

These delicious pancakes celebrate the miracle of the oil — but potatoes are a relatively newfangled tradition.