BUDAPEST (JTA) — The outdoor ice skating rink — the largest in Central Europe — in Budapest’s city center has been part and parcel of Hungary’s Christmas tradition for nearly 150 years. Stretching across 3.5 acres between Heroes’ Square and Vajdahunyad Castle, the Budapest City Park Ice Rink draws hundreds...
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(The Nosher) The 2017 Hanukkah season began in Israel weeks ago, and by the holiday’s end food establishments will have sold millions of sufganiyot, donuts, ranging from the classic to the unexpected. While the tradition of eating sufganiyot is growing in popularity in the United States, fried potato or other root vegetable pancakes (aka latkes)...
President Donald Trump said he was “proud to stand with the Jewish people” on Hanukkah. “Melania and I wish all of our Jewish brothers and sisters celebrating this meaningful holiday a happy and healthy eight nights in the company of those they love,” Trump said in a message Tuesday evening,...
An inside view of the synagogue in Casale Monferrato, Italy, which dates to the 16th century. (Wikimedia Commons) CASALE MONFERRATO, Italy (JTA) – It’s always Hanukkah in this picturesque town in northern Italy’s Piedmont region. Jews have lived in Casale Monferrato for more than 500 years, with the community reaching its peak of...
It's often been said that Italians and Jews have similar cultures. We both love getting together to eat and we have big, loud families. One Italian comedian, Sebastian Maniscalco, described how Italians and Jews are actually more different than you think, especially when it comes to Pesach. In the...
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Selfie fans in Tel aviv can now enjoy a 6-meter-tall interactive LED Hanukkah Menorah (Hanukkiah), which presents live selfie photos taken by visitors of the port. Posted by Israel In New York
Public menorah lightings are planned around the world in locations ranging from ski towns and Caribbean islands to famous landmarks and sports arenas. The following is unedited via the AP: If you’re traveling or vacationing during the holiday, there may be a menorah lighting near you. The Jewish outreach organization Chabad-Lubavitch...
On this past weekend's episode of Saturday Night Live, they brought back an old favorite at the Weekend Update desk, Jacob the Bar-Mitzvah boy, played by Vanessa Bayer. In the sketch Jacob tells the story of Passover while reading from a prepared speech, unable to stray from the written...
ITEMS YOU’LL NEED Large fresh strawberries Lollipop sticks or plastic rose stems Small sharp paring knife HOW TO Wash and completely dry your strawberries. Insert the lollipop stick or rose stem in the bottom of each strawberry. (If you do it after they’re cut it squishes the petals). ...
Six13 posted their newest video to YouTube this week and it's sure to be a hit. This Pesach themed song is sung to the tune of Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You." The group wrote the following below their video: Are you feeling love from your Seder Crew? Want to be in...
Building a bonfire Fire can spread easily, so where and how you build your bonfire is important: build the bonfire away from sheds, fences and trees check there are no cables, like telephone wires, above the bonfire don’t build the bonfire too big and make sure the stack is stable and...
(The Nosher) What do you prefer on your latkes — dwenjang sour cream or yuzu pear sauce? That will be the question come the fifth night of Hanukkah at one very unique, very drool-inducing Korean-Hanukkah pop-up extravaganza in Brooklyn. The brains behind this delicious Hanukkah mash-up is Irene Yoo, a 31-year-old photo manager at Food Network who...
Tired of the same old matzah brei. Well this Pesach is the perfect time to mix up an old classic. Jewlish shared a video offering 4 different ways to make matzah brei that you may have never thought of. Pizza brei, sweet brei, onion and mushroom brei, and Apple Cinammon brei......


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