Saturday, December 8, 2012
Learn more about the history and meaning behind this Jewish holiday, which starts at sundown Saturday and stretches for eight day.
While Christmas is among the top two Christian holidays in terms of importance, Hanukkah is considered a minor holiday for the Jewish people. Nevertheless, it has become one of the more widely celebrated Jewish holidays and is certainly a favorite among children. Hanukkah commemorates the victory of the Jews over the Syrian Greeks in 164 BCE (Before Common Era) and is celebrated by lighting one additional candle in a candelabrum, called a hanukkiah (or menorah) for eight days. The holiday is also known as the Festival of Lights. Hanukkah means rededication and refers to the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem after its defilement by the Syrian Greeks in 164 BCE (or BC). As the website MyJewishLearning.com notes, "Beginning in 167 BCE…
Hanukkah begins at sunset tomorrow night, Saturday December 8, and ends at sunset on Sunday December 16. Here are some recipes to help make your holiday sweet – and savory!
(Makes 12 large latkes) I shared my ‘basic’ version of this recipe two years ago, but I have come to realize that not everyone needs quite so many latkes. So here is a scaled-down version of this recipe – but you can always go back to the original if you like! Ingredients: Directions: Note: If you like grating your own potatoes (and, unlike me, can do so without grating your knuckles), substitute 3 medium baking potatoes for the Simply Potatoes pre-shredded ones. Make sure to grate the potatoes on the larger-holed attachment of your food processor or grater, and squeeze out all moisture in a dishtowel or with your hands. Also, add a tablespoon of water to your beaten eggs to make sure the mixture is moist enough. (Serves 4) Two years …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Make these brisket, latke, and sufganiyot recipes for Hanukkah. Or, get them to-go from local spots in the Burlington area.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
This year, Hanukkah begins on the evening of Saturday, Dec. 8 and ends on the evening of Sunday, Dec. 16. Observing the Festival of Lights goes hand-in-hand with making special Hanukkah foods. Before you light the menorah, make sure you have all the ingredients for some great brisket, latke, and sufganiyot. Although there are many recipes, below are a few to try during the eight nights. In Burlington, Temple Shalom Emeth is holding a couple of Hanukkah events and services: Hate to cook? Check out these area locations that provide kosher food: Know of other local places to buy kosher food? Tell us in the comments. Want to cook? Check out these recipes: Potato Latkes Ingredients Instructions Once they are ready to eat, try them with some …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Celebrate the Festival of Lights in Burlington with fun events and delicious recipes.
This year, Hanukkah begins on the evening of Saturday, Dec. 8, and ends a week later on Sunday, Dec. 16. According to Chabad.org, Hanukkah (also spelled Chanukkah) starts on the Hebrew calendar date of 25 Kislev and lasts for eight days. For those of us who aren't attuned to the Jewish calendar, that translates to sundown on Saturday, Dec. 8. In Burlington, Temple Shalom Emeth is holding a couple of Hanukkah events and services. From Temple Shalom Emeth: "Come join in the fun, nosh, and celebrate Chanukkah. Thanks to the Sisterhood, the party will be free this year. We hope to see you there. For more information or to volunteer to help, please contact Rhonda Rubin at 978-988-5899 or email@example.com." For more information and to find…