Category Archives: Jewish Holidays

Hanukkah Eats: The History Behind The Jelly Donut

A few things come to mind when thinking about Hanukkah- lighting the Hanukkah menorah together and singing the traditional songs, making latkes, playing dreidel, buying the perfect gift for someone, and of course, eating a jelly donut. Some of these things are directly relevant to the story of Hanukkah such as lighting the menorah and […]

Our Sukkot Guests: The Ushpizin

On Sukkot it is not unusual to have guests over in our sukkah- friends and family who came for a meal, some Sukkah hoppers (the Jewish equivalent of trick-or-treaters who go from sukkah to sukkah in search of the best candy) and occasionally a raccoon who found your leftover challah you forgot to bring in. […]

Rosh Hashanah Seder

When thinking about Rosh Hashanah food, one almost automatically thinks of the famous apples and honey combination.  From a young age, we are taught the tradition through the song “dip the apple in the honey”, and actually look forward to this tasty act as the Jewish New Year gets closer.  Jewish holidays are filled with […]