Hanukkah bears no relation to Christmas except that it also happens to fall in mid-winter.
Often spelled Hanukkah, Chanukah is a spelling variant for the 8-day Jewish festival of lights.
The tradition of lighting Hanukkah candles in every household teaches that all of us have the power to lighten our little corner of the world.
A day to play games and avoid Torah study.
Acculturation versus assimilation, a question for Jews then as now.
Jews & Non-Jews
Whether you ignore Christmas altogether or celebrate it with non-Jewish friends or family, the holiday provokes a lot of emotions.
Hanukkah represents the struggle to follow one's values and religion in a pluralistic world that often demands uniformity.
Beyond the parties and gifts, what the Festival of Lights is all about.