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Posts Tagged ‘Hanukkah or Hannukah?

Happy First Night of Chanukkah!

Posted by: erika on: November 27, 2013

Happy first night of Hanukkah, friends! Tonight, I’m sharing a video by my new FB friend Nissim. He’s a rapper and Orthodox convert to Judaism living and working in Seattle, WA. you can read about his life and conversion on Aish. Check out his amazing video.

Eight Nights of Hanukkah: Amazing Videos for Hanukkah

Posted by: erika on: December 8, 2012

The Maccabeats have a new song for Hanukkah. Four former Maccabeats members also got on the Hanukkah song train this season The Fountainheads are still running around Israel making videos Matisyahu was on Jay Leno on Thursday night and performed his latest Hanukkah song Some adorable children of the Conservative Movement put together this video […]

Latkes are Not Jewish

Posted by: erika on: December 17, 2011

I’m sorry, they’re not.  They’re European. I love latkes.  They’re one of my favorite indulgences.  What’s not to love about fried potatoes topped with sour cream?  It’s perfection in a greasy, wonderful, crispy dish.  Thing is, I had them back in Ohio at a Polish joint and they were just called Potato Pancakes, ’cause that’s […]

Hanukkah, and other things I learned in Conversion Class

Posted by: erika on: February 9, 2011

Tonight’s conversion class was about Chanukah.  I gotta be real, I was sort of thinking about skipping tonight because I felt like I knew almost everything there was to know about Hanukkah, including different ways of spelling it.  Last trimester, our last class was on the first night of Hanukkah and we lit the Hanukkah […]

Wednesday, the first night of Hanukkah, was my last conversion class until January 12 when we’ll study the Jewish Holiday Cycle.  As it was the first night of Hanukkah we learned about the Holiday and its origins.  Of course, when one thinks of Hanukkah, both Jew and non-Jew, you think of the menorah and the […]


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