Chanucah

Recipe: Lebkuchen

By Ruth Joseph, December 19, 2011

When I was small my parents would return from the deli with Chanukah lebkuchen biscuits. I adored them - their spiced dough made into hearts telling of love and good wishes.

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Recipe: Apple and cinnamon latkes

By Fabienne Viner-Luzzato, December 19, 2011

These delicious latkes won't last long so make plenty.

Ingredients

● 2 large eggs
● 350ml of orange juice
● 300g of self-raising flour
● 150g of caster sugar
● 1 tsp of vanilla sugar
● 1 tsp of cinnamon
● 4 medium-size apples (McIntosh or Empire), peeled and grated
● 50g of raisins, optional
● Sunflower or vegetable oil for frying

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Recipe: Sweet potato latkes

By Lisa Roukin, December 19, 2011

Sweet potato makes these latkes a little different, but the sugar in them means they can burn, so cook them over a medium to medium/high heat and don't keep them too long in the pan.

Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Makes 10

Ingredients

● 3 (675g) Maris Piper potatoes
● 1 (256g) sweet potato
● 1 onion
● 60g flour

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Light Up the Night: a Chanucah tune

By Jennifer Lipman, December 15, 2011

A seasonal offering from the Ein Prat Fountainheads

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How the rabbis turned swords into candles

By Mordechai Beck, December 15, 2011

Chanucah, the festival of lights, is, in our own day, mainly the commemoration of a spiritual event. Its historical roots, however, as set out in the Book of Maccabees, were the celebration of a great military victory over the Syrian-Greek overlords.

The Talmud's description concentrates on the laws of keeping the Chanucah lights burning (Masechet Shabbat 21b-24a).

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Boris Johnson: Chanucah lights 'a beacon of hope'

By Jennifer Lipman, December 13, 2011

The mayor of London has recalled the valour of the Maccabees in a seasonal message to the Jewish community.

Boris Johnson wished British Jews a "happy Chanucah" on the eve of "one of the most momentous years in our city's history".

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Blossom actress joins Maccabeats for charity campaign

By Jennifer Lipman, December 13, 2011

The Maccabeats and TV star Mayim Bialik have teamed up to help raise money for a bone marrow charity.

They are hoping to raise $80,000 - $10,000 for every night of Chanucah – to support the work of the Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation, which works to find donor matches for people who need transplants.

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The Maccabeats perform a Miracle for Chanucah

By Jennifer Lipman, December 13, 2011

The kings of festive pop bring you another Chanucah tune.

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Chanucah: Rock of Ages

By Jennifer Lipman, December 7, 2011

This year's Chanucah hit? A Jewish take on classic rock, in time for the festival of lights.

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Israeli bites into dough for doughnuts challenge

By Jennifer Lipman, December 1, 2011

A man is hoping to eat more than 100 doughnuts by the end of Chanucah – and raise money for charity in the process.

Elie Klein's now-annual "dough for doughnuts" began two years ago after a bet with a friend.

The Beit Shemesh–based food-lover decided to put his money where his mouth was and last year raised around £5,700 for a binge of 70 doughnuts over the month of Kislev.

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