Even if you’re not lighting a menorah this season, here are five things you might not have known about Hanukkah.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Hanukkah, the Jewish "festival of lights," begins at sunset on Saturday, Dec. 8, and ends at sunset on Sunday, Dec. 16. When many people think of Hanukkah—sometimes spelled “Chanukah” because of its pronunciation in Hebrew—they think of dreidels, the nine-armed version of a menorah called a Chanukiah, and Adam Sandler. But here are a few things you might not know about the world’s most oft-misspelled eight-day holiday: 1. The dates of Hanukkah are always different. Well, at least to our calendar. If you had a Hebrew calendar on-hand, you’d see that Hanukkah always begins on the 25th day of the Jewish month Kislev. For our Gregorian calendar, Hanukkah can begin anywhere between late November and late December, depending on the year. But why…
Make these brisket, latke, and sufganiyot recipes for Hanukkah.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
This year, Hanukkah begins on the evening of Saturday, Dec. 8 and ends on the evening of Sunday, Dec. 16. You can celebrate Hanukkah locally at Temple Shir Tikvah in Winchester with a community celebration on Sunday, Dec. 9 at 4 p.m. or at Temple Emanuel in Andover on Friday, Dec. 14 with a night of Hanukkah music "New Orleans Jazz Style." 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. Hate cooking? Try Dushez Kosher Catering at 385 West Cummings Park, Woburn or Larry Levine's Kosher Meats and Deli/Catering…