Hanukkah

Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha

External texts from the Second Temple period.

Public Displays of Hanukkiyot

A modern phenomenon that draws on basic Hanukkah beliefs.

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.

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!

Is Hanukkah in the Bible?

The story of the Jewish revolt against Antiochus is contained in the Books of Maccabees, but these are not considered part of the biblical canon.

Al Hanisim: Remembering Our Partnership in God’s Miracles

Both the holidays when this prayer is recited are marked by courageous human action in making space for the miraculous.