Saturday, December 8, 2012
Make these brisket, latke, and sufganiyot recipes for Hanukkah. Or, get them to-go from local spots in St. Louis Park.
Saturday, December 8, 2012
This year, Hanukkah begins on the evening of Saturday, Dec. 8 and ends on the evening of Sunday, Dec. 16. Observing the Festival of Lights goes hand-in-hand with making special Hanukkah foods. Before you light the menorah, make sure you have all the ingredients for some great brisket, latke, and sufganiyot. Although there are many recipes, below are a few to try during the eight nights. Hate cooking? You can attend the many Hanukkah events in the area or pick up some prepared kosher dishes at Byerly's. Potato Latkes Ingredients Instructions Once they are ready to eat, try them with some apple sauce mixed with sugar & cinnamon, sour cream or just a sprinkling of salt. Brisket Ingredients Instructions Sufganiyot (jelly doughnuts) from …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Celebrate the Festival of Lights in SLP with fun events and delicious recipes.
This year, Hanukkah begins on the evening of Saturday, Dec. 8, and ends a week later on Sunday, Dec. 16. According to Chabad.org, Hanukkah starts on the Hebrew calendar date of 25 Kislev and lasts for eight days. For those of us who aren't attuned to the Jewish calendar, that translates to sundown on Saturday, Dec. 8. Here's a look at some of the events happening in or near St. Louis Park: For additional events happening around the Twin Cities, check out the community calendars on jewishminnesota.org or tcjewfolk.com. Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, commemorates the story of the Maccabean Revolt against Syrian rulers in present day Israel 2,300 years ago. The Maccabees wanted to rededicate Jerusalem's main temple but had …
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Mixing business with pleasure, the board members of Rimon honor tradition while planning for tomorrow.
Rimon, the Jewish Arts Council, is an initiative of the Minneapolis Jewish Federation, and is located in the Sabes Jewish Community Center in St. Louis Park. Rimon means "pomegranate" in Hebrew, and the organization serves to "seed and nourish" the community with the arts, both Jewish and Jewish-themed, through artist grants, collaboration with other arts organizations, and outreach programs, including an Artist Salon Series. Rimon recently won the recognition of Slingshot, an national organization that annually honors and promotes the Top-50 most innovative Jewish organizations in North America. Rimon was selected for this list, according to Executive Director David J. Harris, "because of its resourcefulness in creating opportunities, …
How significant is Hanukkah to Jewish religion?
According to Jewish law, Hanukkah is one of the less important Jewish holidays. True or false? Editor's Note: Select your answer in the poll below and tell us how you know the answer in the comments section. The answer will be posted later in the day.
Monday, December 26, 2011
Do you know what the colors of the holiday represent?
The colors of Kwanzaa are black, red and green. Black represents the people, while red represents their struggle. What does the green stand for? Editor's Note: Select your answer in the poll below and tell us how you know the answer in the comments section. We'll post the correct answer later in the day.
Saturday, December 24, 2011
How much do you know about one of the newest holiday celebrations?
Kwanzaa was created in 1966 by Dr. Maulana Karenga, professor and chairman of Black Studies at California State University-Long Beach. The name "Kwanzaa" is derived from the phrase "matunda ya kwanza," which means "first fruits" in what language? Editor's Note: Select your answer in the poll below and tell us how you know the answer in the comments section. The answer will be posted later in the day.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Are you up on the origins of this holiday celebration?
The events that inspired Hanukkah happened during a particularily turbulent time of Jewish history. Judea, the land of Israel, was taken over by Antiochus III around 200 B.C. Antiochus III was tolerant and allowed Jews to continue practicing their faith. His son, Antiochus IV Epiphanes, proved less benevolent, outlawing Judaism and forcing Jews to worship what or who? Editor's Note: Select your answer in the poll below and tell us how you know the answer in the comments section. The answer will be posted later in the day.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
How well do you know your Menorah?
Hannukah is observed by the kindling of one light on the Menorah every night for eight nights. While there are eight days in the celebration, the Menorah features a ninth light—the shamash—raised in the center of the Menorah. Why does the Menorah hold a ninth light? Editor's Note: Select your answer in the poll below and tell us how you know the answer in the comments section. We'll post the correct answer later Tuesday.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Two family-friendly events highlight the holiday.
Looking to celebrate Hanukkah with something for the whole family? In St. Louis Park, two events fit the bill perfectly. Tonight, the Minneapolis Jewish community group Chabad Lubavitch — which also put up a 30-foot tall menorah on Minnetonka Boulevard near Highway 100 that's worth checking out — is holding an annual menorah lighting event in St. Louis Park that promises to be kid-friendly. The event, which will be at the St. Louis Park Byerly's, will feature a large, plastic-tube menorah that kids can fill with jellybeans beginning at 5:15pm. Rabbi Mordechai Grossbaum said 150 pounds of jellybeans will fill the menorah before it is lit at 6:15pm. "It should be interesting," Grossbaum said with a chuckle. It wouldn't be the first …