Hanukkah

Hanukkah

Hanukkah 2020

In 2020, the first night of Hanukkah is Thursday, December 10.

Hanukkah

Hanukkah 101

From candle-lighting to Maccabees and latkes to dreidels.

Hanukkah

How to Light the Hanukkah Menorah

The traditional blessings and procedures for lighting the Hanukkah candles.

How to Play Dreidel

Learn how to play this Hanukkah game with our video and written instructions.

Recipes for Hanukkah

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

Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha

External texts from the Second Temple period.

Public Displays of Hanukkiyot

A modern phenomenon that draws on basic Hanukkah beliefs.

Ambivalence Toward Hanukkah

The holiday we celebrate today is a rabbinic creation.

December Holiday Tips for Interfaith Parents

Interfaith families struggle to be true to the religions of both parents during the winter holiday season.

Al Hanisim: A Holiday Prayer of Thanks for Everyday Miracles

Why does the prayer recited on Hanukkah fail to make any mention of the holiday's central miracle?

Why Do Jews Play Dreidel on Hanukkah?

7 questions and answers about these spinning tops.

The 9 Best Hanukkah Pet Pictures on Instagram

Unleash your Hanukkah spirit with these adorably Jew-ish cats, dogs and hamster.

Hanukkah Gift Guide Roundup

Stumped for what to give your loved ones? We've got ideas!

How Do You Spell Hanukkah?

Virtually alone among Jewish holidays, the eight-day Festival of Lights in spelled in many ways.

How Long Does Hanukkah Last?

The Festival of Lights is celebrated as an eight-day festival.