Hanukkah this year begins on Sunday, Dec. 2. And while everyone loves Hanukkah, there's no Jewish holiday that's as dangerous Open flames? Check! Boiling oil? Check! Sharp graters for latke-making?…Check! Of course, the safest thing to do would be not to light any candles or fry any foods, but let's get real: We're not giving that up. So we've compiled these helpful tips to help you minimize the risks and have a safe and bright Hanukkah. Menorah safety tips: Don't leave your menorahs unattended… >> Read More
What's short, green, and covered in candy? The first Jewish Disney princess, of course!
Back in 2012 while you dozed off watching Wreck-It Ralph in theaters with your kids, you might've missed…an important moment in Disney history. At the end of the movie, the title character's best friend Vanellope von Schweetz, voiced by Jewish comedian Sarah Silverman, reveals she's a royal in exile — thus making her Royal Highness the very first Jewish Disney princess. Granted, Disney never officially confirmed Princess Vanellope's religion or heritage, but… >> Read More
How do you get your kids in the spirit of Hanukkah? Why with these fun Hanukkah crafts, of course!
From creating your own menorahs to making delicious, edible dreidels, we've compiled a list of…the best Hanukkah crafts out there: Make your own menorah mold Make an edible dreidel Make a Hanukkah sun catcher Make Hanukkah decorations using leftover gelt Make your own Lego dreidels Make a flame-free menorah using swim noodles Decorate your own Hanukkah cookies Make a mini, portable menorah out of an Altoids tin Make a… >> Read More
I was edged out on Friday evening. The carefully planned operation was carried out by grandson number two, the one with the red hair.
“Move over, Pop. I’ll do it,” he said firmly, prodding…me in the ribs with a sharp elbow. It’s like this: I say the Friday night kiddush. I have been saying it for 50 or 60 years now. I say it every Friday night. Winter and summer. With or without the book. Sitting, standing, or even pacing, if necessary. I can say it backwards, sideways,… >> Read More
So you've decided to throw a Hanukkah party for your kid(s) and their friends. Congratulations! You are an awesome and brave parent!
Now, to the task ahead. Throwing a Hanukkah party for kids…may seem daunting but it doesn't have to be. Here's a checklist and some easy hacks to make your party as successful and stress-free as can be: Decide who to invite: How much can you handle? There's no right or wrong, so it's up to you if you want a small party with a few… >> Read More