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Buckwheat Groats fried in schmaltz FTW

Everything You Know About Latkes Is Wrong. But why let that stop you? Up the ante with Brisket Latkes. Ready to ditch the potatoes? Here are some options. Or go Sephardic with buñuelos. [more inside]
posted by Mchelly on Dec 22, 2016 - 37 comments

Chave a Chappy Chanuka!

Chanuka (which starts this Friday evening) is more than just the Dreidel Song. Listen to Maoz Tzur from the amazing NY PS 22 (previously) and watch the merry Al Qaeda Dancers or just click on the irritating very dedicated singing candles. [more inside]
posted by Joe in Australia on Dec 6, 2009 - 55 comments

The True Story of Chanukkah

Chanukkah is the story of a group of warriors (the Maccabees, later the Hasmoneans, led by Mattathias) who rose up against the Greeks (the Seleucids), united the Jews, reclaimed the Temple (Beit HaMikdash), and then lit one day's supply of oil which miraculously lasted for eight days, started a brand new holiday called Chanukkah, and brought Jewish sovereignty and peace to the land of Israel. Except that almost every part of that story is either wrong or completely misleading. [more inside]
posted by andoatnp on Dec 21, 2008 - 66 comments

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