Chanukah

Hanukkah Accessories

A big part of the fun of holidays — like Christmas — is the decorations, the spiffy seasonal accessories. Hanukkah can come up pretty short in this regard and that’s natural since this minor Jewish holiday has nowhere near the glamour of Christmas. But there are still things you can do to decorate and accessorize…

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Who doesn’t LOVE Doughnuts!

I love doughnuts and I love a good jelly – but not together. So for Hanukkah I prefer good old plain doughnuts. Powdered or Glaze! Doughnuts 2 eggs 1 cup sugar 1 cup milk 5 Tbsp. melted butter 4 c. flour 4 tsp. baking powder ½ tsp. cinnamon ½ tsp. salt Canola oil Beat eggs;…

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Bimuelos (Sephardic doughnuts)

When Ramadan fell over Hanukkah we had some Muslim friends over. They made a fried honey cookie and I made Bimuelos! Bimuelos 2 packages yeast 1 1/3 cups warm water 1 egg ½ tsp salt 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp vanilla 1 Tbsp melted butter or margarine 3 c. flour Canola oil Honey syrup In…

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Community Activities – including Hanukkah Events

EVENTS Chanukah Party (San Leandro) Community Chanukah Celebration at The Village (Corte Madera) LatkeFest! (Berkeley) Kol Emeth Community Chanukah Party (Palo Alto) Community Menorah Lighting (Redwood City) Making Room for Shabbat: Chanukah Edition! (Palo Alto) Rockin’ Shabbat Shira (Redwood City) DIY Judaism: Let’s Practice Havdalah! (Oakland) Sam Glaser Concert: “The Promise Tour” (Palo Alto) Film:…

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“The Holidays” — Happy or just Greedy?

(Photo credit: Maggie Semple Blog) Here it comes, the holidays! The time that songs tell us is “the happiest time of the year.” Which raises the question, what makes us happy? American capitalist culture has a perpetual campaign to answer that question with THINGS! Things will make you happy! Cars, electronics, toys, whatever they are…

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