Tastes, Tunes, Traditions for YOUR Hanukkah 2018
not your bubbe’s menorah
If there is one Hanukkah must-have, it’s a menorah. You might think that the perfect menorah doesn’t exist. Don’t want to settle for old-school Judaica or break your budget on an intriguing piece of craftsmanship? Fortunately, it’s 2018 and modern menorahs are popping up that are both cool and affordable. Blogger Camille Styles compiled a list of menorahs that range in style, creativity, and $$$.
We too love the classic Hanukkah treats, latkes (potato pancakes) and sufganiyot (jelly donuts). But 8 days back-to-back can get a bit much, right? Fear not, Iranian Chef Louisa Shaifa is here with Persian Hanukkah feasting ideas. Inspired by traditional Iranian flavors and themes of Hanukkah, Shaifa’s dishes shine a light on the delicious power of olive oil and blend bold flavors to create elevated takes on festive comfort foods. Think: Lamb Meatballs, Persimmon and Goat Cheese Cheesecake, and Winter Squash Fritters with Rose.
Seeking a dose of nostalgia? Looking for a different take on your favorite holiday story? Luckily, Bustle compiled a list of Hanukkah-inspired films and television specials for you to binge while you snack some on some gelt and latkes. Check out the interfaith-friendly The OC episode that coined the term “Chrismukkah” or the famous Rugrats television special that takes on the Hanukkah story (with a cute twist).
Hanukkah 2018 Gift Guide
Haim Hanukkah Tee for Tree of Life Synagogue | Homesick Hanukkah Candle | Betsey Johnson Dreidel Purse | Wine Bottle Labels | Lush Dreidel-shaped Bath Bomb | Drake Sweater | Dreidel Molds | RGB Holiday Card | Hanukkah Scrunchie | David’s Tea 8 Nights of Tea Set | Match Striker | Chocolate Dreidel | Hanukkah Dishtowels | Hanukkah Decor Countdown bags | Latkes Tee | Dog Yarmulke + Tallis Set