Hanukkah is one of the most widely celebrated Jewish holidays, and since it’s primarily observed at home, rather than in synagogue, there’s no reason pets can’t get in on the fun.
Below are some of our favorite Hanukkah-celebrating cats and dogs — and a few other domesticated animals — of Instagram. Share your photos with us by adding the hashtag: #JewishPets. And be sure to follow @myjewishlearningcom on Instagram.
1. Who wants to play dreidel?
2. These latkes are pup approved.
3. Hoppy Hanukkah!
4. Hats off to this doggy.
5. This snake is ready for eight crazy nights.
6. Who needs a heat lamp when you have Hanukkah sweaters?
7. Who will win this round of dreidel?
8. Even hamsters love gelt.
9. Eight nights, eight presents!
10. Everyone can appreciate a dog-shaped menorah.
11. This kitty definitely knows a gimmel from a nun.
12. This guy is showing off his new Hanukkah sweater on the town.
13. The family holiday card has never been cuter.
14. He just wanted to help decorate.
15. “I thought you said it’s a meow-norah.”
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