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Wednesday, December 1, 2010


Chanuka is arriving tonight! Woohoo! While Chanuka actually isn't a major holiday in Judaism, it still is a special time that I look forward to every year!

I mean, a holiday celebrating oil? Great idea, right?

I'm going to be bringing you some Chanuka-based inspiration over the next few days! Feel free to adapt ideas for your own celebrations, just enjoy them, or shout "blech" and spit your juice onto the screen (well, not in front of me, at least!).

Today I have some FUN Chanuka links for you!

Isn't this the funnest tablescape ever? It won't be looking quite like this at my place, but I can dream:)

Tablescapes, wine recommendations, games, scrappy products, and other fun is happening over at Crafting Jewish Style's blog!

Next, a funny video--find it here on youtube. This is apparently what yeshiva students do in their free time. (And yes, most Orthodox pop stars wear glasses).

These may not LOOK like latkes, but as a result of a failed apple fritter experience, I realized these little guys make the best latkes! Find the recipe here on PrudentBaby. My mouth is watering just thinking about them....

Ok, moving right along.
If you want to know more about the history of Chanuka, or need a cheat-sheet with the candle lighting blessings, check out this site.

And that's all for today! Any questions? What is YOUR favorite holiday food? (still thinking about those apple latkes....)


  1. MMMMM Holliday food (feeling a bit like Homer simpsoon now..) I love ribs that is a coomon thing on the swedish christmas table, and i love all the candy ofcourse peanutbutterkisses, fudge you name it!

  2. Oh those look super delicious!! Yum!
    Love all the photos for your celebration!!

  3. OOoooooooooooooooooh those look good!!!!!
    i'm starving now lol

  4. OH that table is gorgeous!! Yum yum, I think my favorite is pumpkin pie. :)

  5. happy chanuka!! gotta love potato latkes - my middlest's best buddy is jewish, and we joined their family on the last day of chanuka for latkes last year - yum!!!

  6. This is so cool~I will be forwarding this to my kids!!TY

  7. Happy Chanuka Keshet! There was a great piece on NPR this morning about how Chanuka deliberately became such an important part of American culture despite its otherwise relatively minor importance as a holiday.

  8. Happy holidays!! :) I got a couple of friends who are going frantic preparing for gifts for tonight! :)

  9. thanks for that link on the lighting. I have some of that info but needed more because we are trying to incorporate the holiday into our family. Happy Chanuka, Keshet!

  10. Those look yummy!!!

    So, pardon my ignorance - but why are there two different spellings of the holiday? Is there a difference?

  11. Happy Chanuka Keshet!
    I'm all about the cookies & sweets this time of year - so those fritters are looking mighty fine to me!
    (and I don't get nicely wrapped presents either..ever!)

  12. Yummmmmmmmmmm!!! Hope your first night of Chanuka is wonderful, Keshet!

  13. Happy Chanuka! :) I love the ornaments in the jars!

  14. Happy Hanukkah Keshet! My dad's potato latkes are the best! :)

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