Home » Search in archive Search results for: “hanukkah bush”

The Hanukkah Bush and Jewish Traditions

Modern Jewish families have included Hanukkah bush in their holiday decorations. A Hanukkah bush is basically a tree adorned and displayed in some Jewish homes during Hanukkah.  Often identified as a variation of the Christmas tree, the significance of displaying the Hanukkah bush has often been the subject of debates. Displaying Hanukkah bushes are generally […]

| | Read More »

Purchasing Your Menorah for Hanukkah

The menorah is the basic religious symbol of Hanukkah. There are many speculations as to how the use of menorah started. Some people believe that the menorah is a symbol taken from the idea of the burning bush that Moses witnessed on the mountain of Sinai. Others say that the menorah symbolizes the seven planetary […]

| | Read More »

How to Organize a Hanukkah Children’s Party

Hanukkah is a celebration of our Jewish heritage. It is a holiday that is often combined with modern traditions that sometimes its real essence is neglected. Explaining to children the essence of Hanukkah is important. For them to truly appreciate Hanukkah and their Jewish heritage, we have to explain to them what Hanukkah is and […]

| | Read More »

Setting Up the Hanukkah Menorah

Lighting the Menorah is a Jewish custom that is observed during Hanukkah. Setting up the Hanukkah Menorah is one of the many traditions followed in celebration of this festive season. Here are some tips in setting up the Hanukkah Menorah. The Menorah is traditionally set outside the front door of your home. Nowadays, you can […]

| | Read More »

Decorating a Hanukkah Bush

Make your Hanukkah more special by creating your very own Hanukkah bush. A Hanukkah bush is a small tree decorated with ornaments. A Hanukkah bush is similar to a Christmas tree but reflects the Jewish tradition. Choose a bush. Some people use bush shaped plants, while others pick a full size tree. Artificial Hanukkah trees […]

| | Read More »

Tips on Hosting a Great Hanukkah Party

Hanukkah is the perfect time to host a party for your family and friends.  People gather during this time of the year to enjoy the festive meal, exchange gifts, recite blessings and to light the Hanukkah Menorah. Hosting a Hanukkah party is as easy as 1..2..3.. with these party planning tips. Hanukkah is a celebration […]

| | Read More »

Tips in Decorating for Hanukkah

Hanukkah is an important Jewish holiday. It is the time when Jews commemorate the rededication of the holy temple in Jerusalem and the miracle of the lamp that burned for eight days. All Jewish families celebrate this holiday and decorate their homes. Some basic Hanukkah decorations are the Menorah and dreidel. Below are additional decorating ideas to give your […]

| | Read More »