Friday, December 14, 2012
Enjoy these terrific recipes to make your Festival of Lights celebrating extra special.
When one thinks of Hanukkah eating, the thought usually goes to the traditional: yummy potato latkes, crisp apple fritters, cookies and sweets and the myriad varieties of Sufganiyot (doughnuts). But dishes served to celebrate the annual Jewish Festival of Lights encompass so much more. Here are some terrific recipes we've tried and adored. These delicacies offer a miraculous way to wish your family and friends Ah Lichtige Hanukkah... a bright Hanukkah. We could eat this all day and all year long (and, in fact, we do!): This traditional golden brown Jewish egg bread is light and fluffy, rich and beautiful, making it perfect for Hanukkah feasts. This delicious recipe comes from A Taste of Home. Coming from the Sephardic tradition, this …
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Multigenerational Hanukkah Celebration Week helps bring together young and old with Dedham students at Newbridge on the Charles.
All week long the students of the Rashi School in Dedham will celebrate "The Festval of Lights" with residents from Newbridge on the Charles. Participants help make Hanukkah crafts, sing songs and even make gift packages for Hurricane Sandy victims. "This really is a great opportunity for these children to learn how they can give back to the community," Jane Baker, Community Relations Specialist for Hebrew SeniorLife said.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Make these brisket, latke, and sufganiyot recipes for Hanukkah and celebrate!
This year, Hanukkah begins on the evening of Saturday, Dec. 8 and ends on the evening of Sunday, Dec. 16. Because of the significance of oil to the holiday, many Jewish people eat foods that are fried in oil, like potato latkes. Observing the Festival of Lights goes hand-in-hand with making special Hanukkah foods. Before you light the menorah, make sure you have all the ingredients for some great brisket, latke, and sufganiyot. Although there are many recipes, below are a few to try during the eight nights. Potato Latkes Ingredients Instructions Once they are ready to eat, try them with some apple sauce mixed with sugar & cinnamon, sour cream or just a sprinkling of salt. Brisket Ingredients Instructions Sufganiyot (jelly doughnuts) …
Monday, December 3, 2012
Celebrate the Festival of Lights around Dedham with fun events and delicious recipes.
This year, Hanukkah begins on the evening of Saturday, Dec. 8, and ends a week later on Sunday, Dec. 16. According to Chabad.org, Hanukkah starts on the Hebrew calendar date of 25 Kislev and lasts for eight days. For those of us who aren't attuned to the Jewish calendar, that translates to sundown on Saturday, Dec. 8. Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, commemorates the story of the Maccabean Revolt against Syrian rulers in present day Israel 2,300 years ago. The Maccabees wanted to rededicate Jerusalem's main temple but had only enough oil to kindle the Eternal Light for one day. The oil lasted for eight days, according to the story, and the holiday of Hanukkah was born. Today, Jews generally celebrate by gathering together …