Feeling Blue

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Log into any social media platform right now, and you will see a wide variety of traditional and postmodern Hamentaschen! Sure poppyseed and prune filling make an appearance, as well as my lifelong favorite apricot. But what really stands out are the rainbow-colored and filled Purim treats featuring food dye, sprinkles, and even colorful vegetables. […]

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Felt Like Making Hamentaschen

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Purim’s almost here, so poppyseeds, apricot jam and even prunes are filling kitchens, as Hamentaschen baking is in full swing. Hamantaschen are the traditional fruit or poppyseed filled triangular cookies eaten on Purim. An item up for discussion is whether the name for these treats alludes to the holiday’s villain Haman’s ears, hat or pockets, […]

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Let’s Make a Shidduch (Passover Style)!

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It’s the rare occasion you can get directions to a Minnesotan’s house! TC Jewfolk brings you a matchmaking service to help you find a Passover Seder in your area—or find guests to host. If you don’t see (or have a hard time filling in) the form below, click here! Loading…

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11 Reasons Purim Is The Perfect Vegan Holiday

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There are many connections between veganism and the Jewish festival of Purim: According to the Talmud, Queen Esther, the heroine of the Purim story, was a vegetarian, one step away from being a vegan,  while she lived in the palace of King Achashverus. She was thus able to avoid violating the kosher dietary laws while […]

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Ask Baubie: It’s Hanukkah Time!

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Hello Mammalehs, It is the season of sparkling lights, snow-tipped branches, seasonal foods and music and the commercial push to buy, buy, buy!! It is also the season that brings anxiety to many families. You may be challenged because you have a spouse who is not Jewish, a spouse who has a different cultural background […]

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Watch: Maccabeats Channel 2019 Pop Hits For Hanukkah

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What do you get when you cross Billie Eilish and Lil Nas X? The Maccabeats and their 2019 Hanukkah parody! The a capella group’s 2019 song takes a little bit of Eilish’s Bad Guy and Lil Nas X’s Old Town Road. Also, stay for the outtakes — there was plenty more of 2019’s hottest pop songs where this […]

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Watch: Six13 Parodies ‘Star Wars’ For Hanukkah

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You know it’s almost Hanukkah when Jewish a capella groups start rolling out their Hanukkah parodies. In the spirit of Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker being released on Thursday night, December 19, Six13 goes deep into the music from a variety of films from the Star Wars saga  

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St. Paul’s Hyacinth Planning Ticketed Hanukkah Meal

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Rikki Giambruno isn’t Jewish, but the chef and owner of St. Paul’s Hyacinth has long been a fan of Hanukkah traditions – a combination of working in Brooklyn and having a Jewish brother-in-law. The combination of those two things is leading to what could be a new tradition at his restaurant. Sunday night, Giambruno is […]

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