Hanukkah Core Concepts (And Pretzel Candles)

As our grandchildren grow, I like to remember the three core Hanukkah concepts to emphasize with young children. Here’s an excerpt from “Celebrate Hanukkah: How to Light Up Your Holiday.” From the basic Hanukkah story come the three core concepts that we suggest sharing with young children: light, miracle, and oil.   30% off Hanukkah in a Box Family Fun Kit! 1 week only. November 21 through the 27th.      Here are some examples of how to bring each concept to life in your home: #1 / Light Light Hanukkah candles during the eight nights of the … [Read more...]

Jewish Cooking (And Reading) with Your Kids

My friend Risa doesn’t spend much time in the kitchen, but she loves to read cookbooks. When she shared this fact with her 6-year-old granddaughter, the little one – her eyes wide with surprise – asked, “Grammy, you have cookbooks?!” I’m with Risa.  Yes, I can hop online and find any kind of recipe I can think of. And I subscribe to some wonderful Jewish food blogs. On October 3, we start 8 Weeks of Hanukkah Specials. Let your friends and family know to sign up at JewishHolidaysInABox.com to get our free weekly ideas AND our weekly specials. But I l still enjoy the look and feel of a … [Read more...]