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Book Apps Add Color and Snap to Chanukah

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Check out three recent apps that give an interactive spin on the Chanukah story. Richard Codor, an illustrator with a big imagination, was 10 years...
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Fresh Heirlooms

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  Setting the seder table with her mother is one of Joy Stember’s cherished childhood memories. Before their Melrose Park home became filled with friends,...
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Nacho Typical Seder

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  Tim Spinner and Brian Sirhal want you to think trilingually this Pesach. In addition to English and Hebrew, they want you to brush up...
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Prophet Motives

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At seders around the world, millions of cups of wine are poured in honor of one man: Elijah. Why is Elijah the Prophet part...
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Fun Facts About Dreidels

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Whether your dreidels collect dust in a drawer or get used every Chanukah, here are some fun facts you might not know about the ubiquitous...
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The Maccabees: The Untold Story

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The long version of the Chanukah story is not quite as heartwarming or morally clear-cut as what you might remember from Hebrew school. Ancient historical...
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Shining a New Light on the Jewish Response to Christmas

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From Kung Pao kosher comedy to a swinging Mardi Gras version of the dreidel song, two new Chanukah season releases explore the intriguing, delightful...
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New Children’s Books: High Seas Adventures, Food and Fun

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An imaginative historical tale of adventure and two other fun-filled new books will captivate young readers this Chanukah season.   An imaginative historical tale of adventure...
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On the Prowl for the Real Judah and the Rest of the Maccabees

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It’s one thing to argue against the existence of God, but to in­sult Judah Maccabee, perhaps the greatest warrior in Jewish history — well,...
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Shop Local: South Jersey Gift Guide

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Find out where Jersey-lebrities shop for Chanukah in this mini gift guide. Where do Jersey-lebrities shop for Chanukah? Haddonfield’s By Hand is a favorite of...