The Moment Hanukkah Guide

Below are latke recipes and other Hanukkah food recipes, Hanukkah stories, lessons, debates, music playlists and more to enhance and add a little magic to your Hanukkah celebrations.

Happy Hanukkah from your friends at Moment!

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The Great Latke Topping Debate:

Oral Arguments on Behalf of Applesauce, Sour Cream, Ketchup and More!

When it comes to celebrating the Festival of Lights, eating latkes (fried pancakes) is almost as important as lighting the menorah. The hard question is: Which topping belongs on them? Whether you are Team Applesauce, Team Sour Cream, Team Ketchup or on some other team, join us as our great thinkers weigh in on why their favorite topping is best—in the spirit of the popular Latke-Hamantash Debate.

Moderated by C-SPAN Director of Communications Howard Mortman.

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Chefs’ Hanukkah Food (and Wine!) Recommendations

Potato latkes are divine, but eight days of them can get pretty dull. In the quest to find new and exciting Hanukkah dishes we asked four of our favorite chefs to share their recipes for some fabulous holiday fare, plus an accompanying wine.

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The Secret History of Hanukkah

Students in Hebrew schools and Jewish day schools learn that Hanukkah is the celebration of the Maccabees’ improbable military triumph and the miraculous burning of the Beit Hamikdash’s (Holy Temple’s) Menorah for eight days, a holiday for crooning festive tunes and wagering intense games of dreidel. But is it really?

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Why Feminists Should Eat Dairy on Hanukkah

Hanukkah is associated with the bravery of the Maccabees, the group of heroic Jews who rebelled against the Greek-Syrian empire, defeated it against all odds and rededicated the Temple in Jerusalem.

The Great Hanukkah Clanging

 Moment Editor-in-Chief Nadine Epstein reminiscences about Hannukah celebrations in her house.  She also recalls her father’s latke factory laboratory and recounts the significance of this ritual and its interprets the underlying meaning of his traditions.

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Hanukkah Throwback: Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins

When you’re a child, Hanukkah is truly the most wonderful time of the year.  Do you want to enjoy Hanukkah the way you did as a kid?