Kw-logo-smaller

Hanukkah Treats

Nov 27, 2013
Hanukkah Food Traditions
Hanukkah Food Traditions

Like most Jewish holidays, Hanukkah comes with its own yummy food traditions and recipes. Soofganiot (jelly doughnuts) and latkas or livivot (potato pancakes) are popular Hanukkah treats. Traditionally, fried food and dairy food are eaten during Hanukkah.

Why Fry?

Fried food reminds us of the miracle of the oil that burned for eight days when the Maccabees purified and rededicated the holy Temple in Jerusalem. For this reason, potato pancakes and jelly doughnuts are traditional Hanukkah treats that are both fried in oil.

 

Why Dairy?

Dairy is often eaten on Hanukkah to remind us of the story of the Jewish heroine, Judith, who saved her village from the Syrians, who were trying to starve the Jews so they would surrender. She went to the governor of the Syrians troops and brought him cheese and wine. She got him drunk. After he collapsed on the floor, she took his sword and ended his life. The next morning the Jews attacked the Syrian troops. In memory of this story, it has recently become a tradition to eat dairy food (like sour cream with your potato pancakes) on Hanukkah.

 


Have Your Say

Do you know about any other Hanukkah treats? Let us know!

 

>
>

readers voted!

Comments

laybugg8

laybugg8 wrote:

awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
commented: Tue Dec 03, 2013

thrice

thrice wrote:

im jewish
commented: Sun Dec 01, 2013

InfinityAndBeyondxP
Okay c;
commented: Fri Nov 29, 2013

there are 31 more comments

Please login or register to add comments


like this article?
Sign up now to get more just like!

latest videos

F1102463033156

What's Your Fave Hanukkah Song?

  • I Have a Little Dreidel.
  • The Hanukkah Song by Adam Sandler.
  • Come Light the Menorah.

related stories

Micro_adam sandler_micro
Even though it's not a traditional Chanukah (also spelled Hanukkah) song, actor and comedian Adam...
Micro_hanukkah_micro
The year was about 165 BC. A group of men led by Judah the Maccabee climbed to the top of a mount...
Check out the rest of the fun December holidays.
Micro_happy-hanukkah-micro
Adam Sandler explains Hanukkah best when he says, "Instead of one day of presents, we have eight ...

Random in the forums

KnowYourEnemy
Broke my scale!!! xD
reply 5 minutes
-MyChemicalRomance-
OVER 9000!!!
reply 7 minutes
vanillatwilightguy
10 ^.^
reply about 1 hour
vir
vir posted in General:
In Ur dreams :p. I win ms XYZ!
reply about 2 hours
vir
vir posted in Say Anything:
As if Xp
reply about 2 hours

play online games

Candy-100

A great online version of the famous Candy Crush. This is the best game launched...

Big_icon_(7)

Have you ever fancied being a ranger like those fantasy characters you love so m...

Big_icon_(4)

You run across the city in a car chase with the police officers.

Big_icon_(6)

The evil master kidnapped all of your friends!

Big_icon_(5)

Tic Tac Toe is back!