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Chanukah

  • Watch: The Maccabeats’ new Hanukkah cover

    Move over Adam Levine — you’re not the only sexy Jewish musician in the news this week. Yep, Jewish a cappella sensations The Maccabeats are back with a new Hanukkah single! OK, so maybe it’s very wrong to call these sweetie pies sexy, but they are extremely cute, and they definitely know how to rock… More ▸

  • Happy Thanksgivukkah from Buzzfeed

    In what might be the most truly useful Buzzfeed post we’ve ever come across, everyone’s favorite list mavens offer up some tips on how to celebrate Thanksgivukkah, the quickly approaching mashup of, yes, Thanksgiving and Chanukah. For the three of you who haven’t heard, the two holidays are falling out on the same day this… More ▸

  • Leonard Cohen won’t perform on High Holidays

    If you were surprised by just how early the high holidays are this year, you’re in good company. Iconic Jewish singer Leonard Cohen has just rescheduled two dates on his UK tour after learning they fell out on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, BBC News reports. The 78-year-old is already publicly repenting, apologizing “deeply for the… More ▸

  • Michael Bublé covers Adam Sandler’s “Hanukkah Song”

    After releasing a very successful Christmas album, Canadian singer Michael Bublé decided to pay a tribute to his Jewish fans. On an encounter with TMZ, Bublé was asked what his favorite Hanukkah song was, which turned out to be the famous Adam Sandler version (“Put on your yarmulke, here comes Hanukkah…”), Bublé even graced us with his (bleeped)… More ▸

  • Dry Chanukah cocktail recipes

     Need a non-alcoholic beverage for your office holiday party? Here are some Prohibition-era dry cocktail recipes, courtesy of JTA in 1934: There is, first of all, the Orange Honey Cocktail. Mix in a cocktail shaker 2-3 cup orange juice, two tablespoons of lemon juice, two tablespoons of honey and a few grains of salt. Put crushed… More ▸

  • 25 cats and dogs admiring their Menorahs

    The Festival of Lights is upon us, and what better way to spend it than with your favorite friends — cats and dogs (they are more fun to celebrate with than humans anyway).
    So have a happy Meownukkah and don’t forget to light the Menowuff!
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    That’s my cat! More ▸

  • Maccabeats’ newest Chanukah video features kids, StandFour should now use puppies

    This is turning out to be the Jewish and very nice version of “One Direction” vs. “The Wanted.” Only last week, four ex-Maccabeats singers posted the Chanukah mashup song “Eight Nights,” featuring elements from songs by “The Fun,” Ke$ha and “One Direction.” Today, current members of the Maccabeats — Yeshiva University’s Jewish a cappella group… More ▸

  • 8 tips for an accessible Chanukah

    Gateways: Access to Jewish Education, a Boston-based agency for Jewish special education, offers eight suggestions from experts for a Chanukah celebration that is child friendly and fully accessible for children with special learning needs: More ▸

  • Make Latkes like gangstas! (VIDEO)

    Chanukah is coming — and like many other Jewish holidays, this means food, presents and… holiday videos. The video that aims to be the king of Chanukah right now is by “Bubala Please,” a new Jewish cooking show that features a VERY unorthodox duo — L.A. gangsters Jaquann and Luis. The idea is not original,… More ▸