• Most Delicious Chanukah Menorah

    This year’s award has to go to the Jelly Belly-filled menorah lit Wednesday night at Jelly Belly headquarters in Fairfield, Calif. Each of the eight branches was filled with Jelly Bellys, which have been OU-certified since 2008. The culprit behind the venture was Rabbi Chaim Zaklos of Chabad of Solano County. A close runner-up is… More ▸

  • Lighting the way for women rabbis

    During this year’s festival for freedom, four extraordinary Jewish women –the first Reform, Reconstructionist and Conservative women rabbis, along with the first Open Orthodox rabba – got together Monday in Boston to light the Chanukah candles. At this first-ever ceremony, the four spoke of their journeys, and the barriers still remaining to full female participation… More ▸

  • NCSY’s Chanukah video

    NCSY, the youth movement of the Orthodox Union, has its own Chanukah video (beware: Cheesy alert!) More ▸

  • Matisyahu’s take on Chanukah

    If you’re not into A-capella, check out Matisyahu’s Chanukah music video — turns out the dude can skate! (NPR also has this essay Matisyahu wrote about Chanukah music) If you prefer old-school Chanukah music, listen to this report from WBUR-Boston with Hankus Netsky, founding member and director of the Klezmer Conservatory Band. More ▸

  • ‘A New Light’

      A Chanukah tip from our friends at MyJewishLearning: Listen to "A New Light," a song Sarah Aroeste, Naomi Less and Chana Rothman. More ▸