Resources for Upcoming Jewish Holidays

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Jump To: Hanukkah | Chag HaBanot/Eid Al-Banat | The Shmita Year Looking for Judaica? Heritage Judaica has free Jewish ritual items (and so much more)! Head to our TC Jewish Directory to connect with a local synagogue if you’re looking for holiday services. Hanukkah Hanukkah is celebrated this year from sundown Sunday, November 28 – sundown Monday, […]

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Jew Review: “Hanukkah” Horror Movie Will Make You Run To Hallmark

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Disclaimer: This is a review of a slasher/horror movie, full of gore, blood, violence, gratuitous nakedness, and levels of swearing even those of us who are sailors would blush at. TL;DR for the love of all that is holy (and your sanity) do not watch this movie. This review is as PG as possible, written […]

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The Ultimate Air Fryer Latke Recipe

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Happy Hanukkah Jewfolk! Let’s talk latkes and let’s get real. We all love them, but we hate to make them. We love the smell of freshly fried latkes, but we hate the smell that permeates every nook and cranny of our homes for many more than 8 nights. We love the traditions associated with mincing […]

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Reviewing NYC’s Baz Hanukkah Bagel

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A few weeks ago it was brought to my attention that a bagel shop in New York was selling a Hanukkah bagel package on Goldbelly. For those of you who aren’t aware, Goldbelly is a service that allows you to order high-end/gourmet foods from restaurants across the country. Want pastrami on rye from a legit […]

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Jew Review: ‘The Matzah Ball’

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When Jean Meltzer’s father suggested to her that she write a book, he also told her it shouldn’t be a Jewish one — “No one reads those,” he told her. Well, thankfully, apparently Meltzer didn’t listen to that last bit of advice. Her first novel, The Matzah Ball, published by MIRA Books, features “everything Jewish” […]

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Frying Pan Showdown: Eight Nights, Sixteen Oil-Doused Battles

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Hanukkah can feel so commercialized these days. On the other hand, Jewfolk staff (and you too, we bet) are are so excited to eat all the fried things. And we especially want to find out what the fried favorite of the Twin Cities is in 5782. Enter: Frying Pan Showdown, a bracket-style competition between a […]

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Parenting By Parsha: Vayeshev

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Welcome to a world of dreams, where the stars in the sky and the wheat of the fields can dictate your fate. This is a space wherein the spirits of the heavens reign supreme, and the deepest secrets of your subconscious can affect how your real-world life plays out. We’ve arrived at the tale of […]

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Grumpy, Dopey, Sneezy, Sleepy: A Hannukah Guide To Marketing Stuff For Jews

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What do Snow White’s dwarfs have to do with Hannukah? About as much as garden gnomes have to do with the technically insignificant but widely celebrated Festival of Lights.  Which is to say, not much. But given what continues to be sold as Hannukah merch year after year, who even cares anymore.  So let’s celebrate […]

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Daily Dreidel: A Hanukkah Activity For Couples 

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Hanukkah approaches. In this busy season, it’s easy to neglect your relationship as you get swept up in cooking, making the holiday special, and shuttling kids back and forth. If your relationship could use a fresh look and some intentional care, give this playful take on the game of dreidel a spin. If you have […]

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WATCH: The Maccabeats Release Their Newest Hanukkah Song

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It’s almost Hanukkah which can only mean one thing: The Maccabeats latest holiday parody. This year, the a cappella group performs Illuminating, their version of Dua Lipa’s hit Levitating. Past iterations have been inspired by Hamilton or a variety of pop songs. Not surprisingly, it’s incredibly catchy. Enjoy!  

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