Browsing Tag

hanukkah

"There's Pot in the Latkes" Goes Viral
Uncategorized

“There’s Pot in the Latkes” Music Video Goes Viral

By On December 10, 2015

What is the true message of Hanukkah? According to one breakout Jewish rapper, that Jews can lace latkes with cannabis without fear of reprimand from the Christmas marketing machine. And also eat… Read More

i-have-a-little-dreidel
Uncategorized

The Secret History of “I Have a Little Dreidel”

By On December 7, 2015

You’ve probably never heard of the late Samuel E. Goldfarb, but chances are good that you’ve heard the music he’s written. In fact, you probably know one of his songs by heart:… Read More

olive-oil
Uncategorized

The Slippery History of Jews & Olive Oil

By On December 2, 2013

What’s so holy about olive oil? On Hanukkah, olive oil is a part of the story. According to the Talmud the Maccabees only found one sealed vessel of consecrated olive oil with which to light the… Read More

secret-hanukkah
Uncategorized

The Secret History of Hanukkah

By On November 27, 2013

Everything your Hebrew school taught you about the miracle of Hanukkah is a lie. According to the Book of Maccabees, which most scholars believe was written shortly after the Maccabean revolt, Hanukkah was born of another… Read More

goticka-2
Uncategorized

Cool, Kitschy Hanukkah Gifts 2013

By On November 19, 2013

Happy Hanukkah, Jewniverse! Check out our wacky, kitschy Hanukkah gift picks for 2013. Don’t all go rush the internet at once now. This “Love, peace, and latke grease” t-shirt inspires us to get our hands a… Read More

jewniverse-hanukkah-contest
Uncategorized

Hanukkah Kitsch Photo Contest!

By On December 7, 2012

Calling everyone who loves Hanukkah kitsch! Calling everyone who hates Hanukkah kitsch! TheJewniverse.com is announcing its first annual Hanukkah Kitsch Photo Contest and we are calling on all tackiness-attuned members of the general public to… Read More

twas-the-night
Uncategorized

‘Twas the Night Before Hanukkah

By On November 30, 2012

In comedian Lenny Bruce’s famous “Jewish vs. Goyish” sketch, Broadway star Eddie Cantor is deemed goyish, along with Kool-Aid and the Marine Corps. You might say that Cantor, though born to Russian-Jewish immigrants, was asking… Read More

cholent-the-game
Uncategorized

All Around-the-Jewniverse Hanukkah Gift Guide

By On November 28, 2012

With Hanukkah just around the corner, it’s time to dig up some gifts for your friends and family. Lucky for you, we’ve scoured the Jewniverse for the funniest, wackiest, and smartest Jewish… Read More

ugly-sweater
Uncategorized

The Ugly Hanukkah Sweater

By On November 27, 2012

Everybody can spot the Dreaded Christmas Sweater from miles away.  Be it worn by Bill Cosby through the better part of the eighties, by Colin Firth in That Scene in Bridget Jones’ Diary circa 2001, by… Read More

beernukiah
Uncategorized

Hanukkah Music

By On December 20, 2011

Lighting the family menorah can be a two-second affair. How much time does it take to strike a match and light a fire, anyway? But you can also make it last longer. Singing is one time-honored thing… Read More

hanukkah-gifts
Uncategorized

Hanukkah Presents

By On December 19, 2011

Before the 19th century, there wasn’t a Jewish tradition to give Hanukkah presents. Then again, points out Brandeis University professor Jonathan Sarna, before the 19th century, there also wasn’t much of a Christian tradition to give gifts… Read More

MP3 to rock your hanukkah
Uncategorized

Free Mp3 to Rock Your Hanukkah

By On December 1, 2010

How do you make your Hanukkah a little bit warmer? By bringing it in with some friends, of course. Three great singers–Naomi Less (who fronts the band Jewish Chicks Rock), Chana Rothman, and Sarah… Read More