Chanukah

  • Chanukah Feature Jane Austen’s Love and Latkes: Revelations from Lost Latke Literature

    Each year at the University of Chicago, a well-attended debate draws a speaker panel packed with academic firepower that has included university presidents and Nobel Prize winners. The subject of this learned discourse? The comparative merits of two lofty Jewish contributions to the culinary arts: latkes and hamantashen. An enthusiastic audience then weighs the arguments,… More ▸

  • Chanukah Feature Influences of Latkes, Hamantashen on the Roots of Rock ‘n’ Roll

    Each year at the University of Chicago, a well-attended debate draws a speaker panel packed with academic firepower that has included university presidents and Nobel Prize winners. The subject of this learned discourse? The comparative merits of two lofty Jewish contributions to the culinary arts: latkes and hamantashen. An enthusiastic audience then weighs the arguments,… More ▸

  • Chanukah Feature Freedom, Latkes and American Letters: an Original Contribution to Knowledge

    Each year at the University of Chicago, a well-attended debate draws a speaker panel packed with academic firepower that has included university presidents and Nobel Prize winners. The subject of this learned discourse? The comparative merits of two lofty Jewish contributions to the culinary arts: latkes and hamantashen. An enthusiastic audience then weighs the arguments,… More ▸

  • Some Families Solve Annual Dilemma by Celebrating Christmas, Chanukah

    While many intermarried families are struggling this month to juggle Christmas and Chanukah, the 60 children and parents singing carols and eating latkes one recent evening on Manhattan’s Upper West Side have found a way: Celebrate both. They’re taking part in the annual Christmas-Chanukah celebration of the Interfaith Community, a New York-based nonprofit that offers… More ▸

  • Chanukah Feature a Recipe for Kris Kringle Kugel? Chrismukkah Time is Here Again

    On Dec. 25, Rod Shapiro and Pat Wong will exchange Christmas and Chanukah gifts spread under a seven-foot Christmas tree. The interfaith couple in their late 50s, married three years, will light the menorah in the evening and invite friends to stop by their Long Beach, Calif., home. Welcome to Chrismukkah 2005, a holiday that… More ▸

  • Chanukah Recipes for Jewish Cookbook Author, Chanukah’s About the Art of Frying

    Some women have a knack for savoring life. Shoshana Barer, author of “The Jewish Maven Cookbook,” is that rare combination of glamour girl and domestic goddess. While her background was conventional, adventure was destined to be her life’s path. “My mother was from Poland, and Yiddish was my first language,” says this graduate of a… More ▸

  • Public Menorah Displays Testament to the Growing Acceptance of Chabad

    Ten years ago, the American Jewish Congress sued the city of Beverly Hills, Calif., to block the local Chabad house from erecting a 27-foot menorah in a public park near City Hall. Displaying the menorah — a Jewish religious symbol — on public property, the AJCongress argued, was unconstitutional. The district court granted summary judgment… More ▸