Serve Up a Healthier Latke Bar This Holiday Season

Rose Reisman | Posted 02.16.2015 | Canada Living
Rose Reisman

Whether it's for the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah or for a fun idea when entertaining over the holidays, you have to try my idea of a potato rosti bar!

'Dr. Dreidel' Ain't Nuthin' But A 'Gimmel' Thang

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 12.16.2014 | Canada Music

Hanukkah begins today, and a San Francisco-based artist is marking the Jewish holiday with "Dr. Dreidel," a new toy that fuses hip hop and Judaism. ...

How To Decorate With Dreidels (And Play The Dreidel Game)

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 12.16.2014 | Canada Living

When it comes to symbols of Hanukkah, the dreidel gives the menorah some stark competition — and not just because it's part of a gambling game. A...

Jimmy Fallon's Hanukkah Songs Came In Like A Matzoh Ball

The Huffington Post Canada | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 12.16.2014 | Canada Music

Tuesday is the first night of Hanukkah, and the airwaves are filled with Christmas carols. This is at least in part due to the lack of good Hanukkah t...

Why Must My Culture Take a Backseat to Christmas?

Jason Najum | Posted 02.11.2015 | Canada Living
Jason Najum

As the days inch closer to the holidays, plans are being made and schedules are being set. I'm replying to Christmas party invites, and going shopping for gifts, and organizing who I'll visit on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. But wait a second, I'm Jewish.

Poutine Latkes Are The Only Logical Dish For Hanukkah

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 12.09.2014 | Canada Living

As Hanukkah, the "Festival of Lights," approaches on Dec. 16, we think it's an apt time to celebrate the holiday's other, little-known name: the Festi...

How to Support Someone Grieving Over the Holidays

Jane Blaufus | Posted 02.03.2015 | Canada Living
Jane Blaufus

While for many the holidays are the most wonderful time of the year, for others, they are dreading the oncoming festivities because they may mark the 1st, 5th or 50th season without a loved one. No matter what denomination they are or what holiday they celebrate, there is one common factor that binds all of them together: someone they loved is gone.

Stay Healthy This Holiday Season By Looking for Food Clues

Rose Reisman | Posted 01.21.2015 | Canada Living
Rose Reisman

This holiday season let's try a different tactic. Be proactive rather than reactive and you won't have to worry come January. Food served at restaurants, events and parties tastes delicious and can hard to resist as it contains excess fat, sugar and sodium, yet the descriptions never sound that unhealthy. Let me be your interpreter! Here are some clues to look for when eating out to decipher those tricky food descriptions.

When Is Hanukkah This Year?

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 11.10.2014 | Canada Living

When is Hanukkah happening this year? From the evening of Dec. 16 to 24, 2014. What is celebrated during Hanukkah? It's a Jewish fest...

The Perfect (Healthier) Latkes for Hanukkah

Rose Reisman | Posted 01.29.2014 | Canada Living
Rose Reisman

Latkes (potato pancakes) are the most traditional foods eaten at Hanukkah. Usually latkes, are so high in fat and calories due to the excess oil. Here's my take on a Three Root Vegetable Latke that's baked and served with either light sour cream or apple sauce.

Where To Find Everything You Need For Hanukkah In Toronto

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.27.2013 | Canada Living

As the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah approaches at sundown on November 27, 2013, there will be people — both Jewish and not — suddenly finding themse...

How Does One Celebrate Thanksgivukkah Anyway?

CP | Jeff Karoub, The Associated Press | Posted 01.24.2014 | Canada Living

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. - When life gives you Hanukkah on Thanksgiving, make a menurkey. Or a turkel.That's what students at suburban Detroit's Hillel...

20 Easy Hanukkah Decor Ideas

The Huffington Post Canada | Terri Coles | Posted 12.15.2014 | Canada Living

UPDATE: In 2014, Hanukkah begins the evening of December 16, and ends on the 24th. Hanukkah might not have the high profile of Christmas, but that ...

Hanukkah 2013 Offers The Option For A Whole New Holiday

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 11.13.2013 | Canada Living

This year Hanukkah is starts in the month of November — sundown on November 27, to be exact — rather than coordinating with Christmastime, as is u...

10 Holiday Items that Are Cheaper at the Dollar Store

Jenna Em | Posted 02.09.2013 | Canada Living
Jenna Em

If you're looking to save some money this holiday season, did you know that there are some great deals to be found at the Dollar Store? Although some items on this list may not be found at your particular Dollar Store, many of them will be! Save dollars at a time when you shop the items from this list!

'Thank You Gifts' To Give Your Hanukkah Host Or Hostess

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Kelsey | Posted 03.11.2013 | Canada Style

Headed to a Hanukkah dinner this weekend? You're not alone. Starting Saturday, Dec. 8 and ending Sunday, Dec. 16, millions of people will be gathering...

Are You a Hard-to-Buy-For Mom Like Me?

Jenna Em | Posted 01.25.2013 | Canada Living
Jenna Em

I admit that I'm a hard-to-buy-for Mama, usually offering few suggestions of what I'd like for the holidays. But ask me what I want for the kids, I can instantly rhyme off gifts for my entire brood. This is often the case with us Mamas who put our families first, and ourselves last. So I've decided to make a wish list for the Holidays, and cease being the difficult one this year.

Chocolate-Dipped Pretzels For Hanukkah, To Give Or To Eat

CP | Jim Romanoff, The Associated Press | Posted 01.09.2013 | Canada Living

For probably no reason beyond proximity on the calendar, Hanukkah and Christmas tend to get lumped together. Traditionally, the holidays actually have...

Eight Crazy Nights, Dozens Of Different Spellings: Hanukkah's Great Mystery

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 12.20.2011 | Canada Living

Forget the "merry Christmas" vs. "happy holidays" debacle -- now that Hanukkah is officially starting, the new issue is how to transliterate the Hebre...

Alternative Uses For Leftover Holiday Food

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 12.19.2011 | Canada Living

Leftovers camps can be divided rather neatly into two sections: people who will gnaw at the bone for days to come, and those who can't wait to dump ev...

Stop The Madness! Don't Let Family Fights Ruin The Season

The Huffington Post Canada | Shelley White | Posted 12.16.2011 | Canada Living

For those who have harmonious relationships with our families, the idea of sitting around the dinner table for a holiday meal brings up feelings of ex...

Hints For Her: Finding The Right Gifts For The Men In Your Life

TheKit.ca | Posted 12.21.2011 | Canada Living

By: Laura-Beth Cotter Picture this scenario: you are going for a bite to eat with your loved one. After you primp your hair and throw on a fabu...

Hand Over The Remote: A Gift Guide For Teen Video Games

The Huffington Post Canada | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 12.14.2011 | Canada Living

Teenagers want to do, well, everything, but they can't -- 'cause they're still teens. They do, however, have a ton of time on their hands. That's why ...

Even It Out: Do These Exercises To Balance Out Holiday Indulgences

Posted 12.12.2011 | Canada Living

It's the middle of December, and you're likely a quarter of the way through your packed holiday schedule, which means you're still able to look at a c...

Guilt-Free Gaming: The Video Games To Give Your Kids This Season

The Huffington Post Canada | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 12.09.2011 | Canada Living

Letters to Santa are no longer filled with requests for Red Ryder BB Guns but for first-person shooters like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, which, of...