Posts Tagged ‘Hanukkah’

A Soulful Hanukkah In Brooklyn

December 12, 2017

Brooklyn’s Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings cook the sizzling latkes out of Hanukkah, all 8 days of it, in this video by illustrator Rich Terrana. The tune is on the Holiday Soul Party. The band recorded a live version of “8 Days” at the NPR studio in DC .

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A Soulful Hanukkah In Brooklyn

December 24, 2016

Brooklyn’s Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings cook the sizzling latkes out of Hanukkah, all 8 days of it, in this video by illustrator Rich Terrana. The tune is on the Holiday Soul Party album (matching sweaters available; sorry, no yarmulkes ). The band recorded a live version of “8 Days” at the NPR studio in DC .
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings website

Sad News:

“Sharon Jones, Soul Singer With Dap-Kings, Dies at 60,” Jon Pareles, New York Times

“Soul singer Sharon Jones, whose work with the Dap Kings sparked a renaissance, has died,” Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times

“Sharon Jones was magnetic on and off stage,” By Hardeep Phull, New York Post

“Sharon Jones: a soul survivor who helped rejuvenate a classic sound,” David Ma, The Guardian

“A Queen Among Kings,” Oliver Wang, NPR

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A Soulful Hanukkah In Brooklyn

December 11, 2015

Brooklyn’s Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings cook the sizzling latkes out of Hanukkah, all 8 days of it, in this video by illustrator Rich Terrana. The tune is on the Holiday Soul Party album (matching knit hat & scarf available; sorry, no yarmulkes ).

The band recorded a live version of “8 Days” at the NPR studio in DC this week (after the jump):

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Hanukkah Smackdown!

December 17, 2014

Hanukkah Smackdown!
A deep rift divides the world Jewish community this time of year:Latkes vs. SufganiyotWhich fried treats should be served during the Festival of Lights, savory potato latkes (pancakes) or sweet sufganiyot (jelly donuts)? Sufganiyot (singular, sufganiyah) are favored in Israel (emphatically so), latkes in Europe and the USA. Some celebrants try to avoid this sectarian conflict by serving fritters, but that leaves us with another dilemma: is it “Hanukkah” or “Chanukah”?

Happy holidays.

Related:

“How I conquered my fear of latkes,” Rebecca Flint Mark, Gilt Taste via Salon

“At Hanukkah, Pastry Reminds Portland Jews Of Their Mediterranean Roots,” Deena Prichep, NPR

“7 surprising things everyone should know about Hanukkah,” Dara Lind, Vox

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Turkey & Latkes

November 27, 2013

Turkey & Latkes

For the first time since 1888, and the last time until 79811, Thanksgiving and the first night of Hanukkah fall on the same date. What does it mean? Consensus: Eight nights of leftovers.

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Hanukkah Smackdown!

December 21, 2011

Hanukkah Smackdown!

A deep rift divides the world Jewish community this time of year: Latkes vs. SufganiyotWhich fried treats should be served during the Festival of Lights, savory potato latkes (pancakes) or sweet sufganiyot (jelly donuts)? Sufganiyot (singular, sufganiyah) are favored in Israel (emphatically so), latkes in Europe and the USA. Some celebrants try to avoid this sectarian conflict by serving fritters, but that still leaves another: is it “Hanukkah” or “Chanukah”?

Happy holidays.

Related:

“How I conquered my fear of latkes,” Rebecca Flint Mark, Gilt Taste via Salon

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