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When a Yiddish Theater Starlet Surprised U.S. Troops in Korea for Hanukkah

By On December 12, 2017

In 1951, Yiddish theater star Molly Picon, together with Jacob Kalich, her husband and fellow entertainer, and Cardinal Francis Joseph Spellman, the Vicar General of the United States Armed Forces, headed to Korea… Read More


‘Die Hard’ is the Ultimate Hanukkah Movie

By On December 27, 2016

Think Die Hard is a Christmas movie? Well, Yippee CHAI Yay, Menorah-lovers! The 1988 Bruce Willis flick is actually perfect for Hanukkah! Here are 8 reasons why: 1) ’Tis the Season:  Die Hard takes place on Christmas… Read More


Delicious Hanukkah Treats from Middle Eastern Jews

By On December 25, 2016

  There’s a lot to be learned from Mizrahi Jewish teachings, but on this holiday, we’re focusing on their kitchens. Jews who lived for centuries in Arab countries have developed customs and cuisines all their… Read More


The Schlep Sisters & Their Sexy Hanukkah Burlesque

By On December 22, 2016

There’s a good reason why Christmas Eve coincides with the first night of Hanukkah this year. Because if he wasn’t otherwise occupied, Santa might show up in tassels and heels at this… Read More

"There's Pot in the Latkes" Goes Viral

‘There’s Pot in the Latkes’ Music Video Goes Viral

By On December 10, 2015

  What is the true message of Hanukkah? According to one breakout Jewish rapper, that Jews can lace latkes with cannabis without fear of reprimand from the Christmas marketing machine. And also… Read More


The Secret History of ‘I Have a Little Dreidel’

By On December 7, 2015

You’ve probably never heard of the late Samuel E. Goldfarb, but chances are good that you’ve heard the music he’s written. In fact, you probably know one of his songs by heart:… Read More


The Slippery History of Jews & Olive Oil

By On December 2, 2013

What’s so holy about olive oil? On Hanukkah, olive oil is a part of the story. According to the Talmud the Maccabees only found one sealed vessel of consecrated olive oil with which to light the… Read More


The Secret History of Hanukkah

By On November 27, 2013

Everything your Hebrew school taught you about the miracle of Hanukkah is a lie. According to the Book of Maccabees, which most scholars believe was written shortly after the Maccabean revolt, Hanukkah was born of another… Read More


Cool, Kitschy Hanukkah Gifts 2013

By On November 19, 2013

Happy Hanukkah, Jewniverse! Check out our wacky, kitschy Hanukkah gift picks for 2013. Don’t all go rush the internet at once now. This “Love, peace, and latke grease” t-shirt inspires us to get our hands a… Read More


Hanukkah Kitsch Photo Contest!

By On December 7, 2012

Calling everyone who loves Hanukkah kitsch! Calling everyone who hates Hanukkah kitsch! is announcing its first annual Hanukkah Kitsch Photo Contest and we are calling on all tackiness-attuned members of the general public to… Read More


‘Twas the Night Before Hanukkah

By On November 30, 2012

In comedian Lenny Bruce’s famous “Jewish vs. Goyish” sketch, Broadway star Eddie Cantor is deemed goyish, along with Kool-Aid and the Marine Corps. You might say that Cantor, though born to Russian-Jewish immigrants, was asking… Read More


All Around-the-Jewniverse Hanukkah Gift Guide

By On November 28, 2012

With Hanukkah just around the corner, it’s time to dig up some gifts for your friends and family. Lucky for you, we’ve scoured the Jewniverse for the funniest, wackiest, and smartest Jewish… Read More

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