Everything You Need For Hanukkah

It’s almost Hanukkah! Or is it Chanukkah? Anyway, it’s the Festival of Lights, and you’re rummaging all over the internet for cool Hanukkah crafts, Hanukkah recipes and of course the “how do I light a menorah” question. Well, look no more, because it’s all here at PunkTorah. JEWISH LEARNING: First, get in the spirit of […]

Hanukkah: Festival of Lights

So I’m sitting here listening to Matisyahu rock it on the Miracle remix EP and thinking about Hanukkah.  I’ve been having this nearly heretical thought lately.  I know, not shocking for me — but go with it. Hanukkah is the festival of lights – right? The solstice aspect and the reviving of the light is […]

Hanukkah Watercolor Lantern – Jewish Crafts

These lovely lanterns are sure to brighten up your house on a dark Winter night. They are easy for little ones to make and the result is beautiful. You will need: White paper Glitter glue, sequins, markers and any other decorations you might like to use Some olive oil An iron Watercolour paints Paintbrushes An […]

Oy, Revolt! Channukah and the Story of the First Punks by Joedah Maccabi

Hello all, sorry about the delay in writing but I’ve been quite busy with university. So without further ado, let’s get to my theory of Jews being the first punks. If we look at all the various cultures that Judaism has encountered throughout its history, Pagan, Egyptian, Babylonian, Assyrian, Greek, Roman, 21st century secularism. Yet […]

Kislev: ReDedication

Tishrei 5773 began at sundown on November 14, 2012. I know, we’re just starting the month — not even Thanksgiving and I’m about to talk about Hanukkah. What? Well, the whole month of Tishrei is a month that allows us to make Hanukkah into something that is actually meaningful — and even important. Hanukkah is […]

The Real Miracle

“Fairy tales are more than true; not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.” — G.K. Chesterton I picked up this picture and quote from my friend Aaron, who runs at OpenSource Judaism (click over there and say ‘hi’. Also congratulate him on his new […]