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Dec 18, 2014

8 Festive & Fun Hanukkah Treats

Just because peppermint bark isn't blue doesn't mean we can't enjoy similarly adorable treats.

Dec 16, 2014

Happy Hanukkah: 8 Ways To Have The Best 8 Nights Ever

Dreidel is the ultimate throwback to your childhood days, so why not spice it up with a Manischewitz drinking game?

Dec 27, 2011

8 Silly Questions Non-Jews Ask the Chosen People

As the Festival of Lights wraps up in high, fiery fashion, I think it's time we discuss some of the most outrageous questions Jews have been asked this holiday season. When I was asked to write this article, instead of thinking up questions that non-Jews could ask, I did some research and asked friends (including CollegeCandy editor, the fabulous Jenni Maier) for some real-life experiences.

Friday Faves: What You Can Expect at the Passover Seder

So, your Jewish friend invited you home for his/her Passover Seder. "Free meal!" you think to yourself. But what is a Seder? And what exactly will you be eating? Who's gonna be there? Do you get to eat Challah? Do you have to be able to pronounce it?

Apr 15, 2011

Celebrating the High Holidays Away From Home

For many Jewish college freshmen, this will probably be the first time you are celebrating the High Holidays away from home. Many schools, mine included, still have classes during Rosh Hashannah and Yom Kippur. It is definitely a big change from observing these big days at home. You can bet your laundry money that your dining hall won't be providing lox and a shmear to break the fast, but that shouldn't stop you from experiencing these days in a way that makes your feel comfortable.

Sep 8, 2010

From a Jew: What You Can Expect at the Passover Seder

So, your Jewish friend invited you home for his/her Passover Seder. "Free meal!" you think to yourself. But what is a Seder? And what exactly will you be eating? Who's gonna be there? Do you get to eat Challah? Do you have to be able to pronounce it?

Dec 6, 2009

Intro To (Hanukkah) Cooking: Sweet Potato Pancakes

Hanukkah is coming! Unfortunately, I'm not Jewish and don't celebrate the holiday, but just because I can't indulge in 8 days of presents doesn't mean I can't enjoy everyone's favorite Hanukkah treat: the potato latke.

Oct 16, 2009

Hey Jon Gosselin: The Jews Don’t Want You!

I totally understand why stars would want to become Chosen People themselves. Our holidays are fun (we’ve got at least two that instruct those celebrating to get hammered), our food is incredible, and we’ve got pretty deep ties to the entertainment industry. Plus, I’m sure they think that doing anything that makes them more like Marilyn Monroe couldn’t hurt.

Oct 16, 2009

Duke It Out: Intercultural Dating

Let's get one thing straight: here at CollegeCandy, we accept all colors and creeds - and we are not talking about race here (a girl from Jamaica and one from Kenya might share a racial group, but have totally different cultural heritages). In fact, it was my multi-ethnic group of friends who got me thinking about the issue.

Sep 28, 2009

Weekly Ten: Repenting? Yeah Right

This week, in light of the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, I've been doing a lot of reflecting. I'm not Jewish, but the fact that my 21st birthday falls on the day of repenting has caused me to think about the fact that I'm doing the exact opposite: indulging and sinning.

Aug 15, 2009

Religion and Relationships

Even if someone's beliefs can't be put under a specific religious category, everyone has their own opinion on how humans got here and how people should live their lives. All of these different views come together to make a unique world, but religious differences have the potential to hurt or even end a relationship.

Apr 8, 2009

Tips for My Passover Peeps

All my Jewish peeps out there know that Passover is a time where you have to hold your head up high and say, "Sure, my non-Jewish friends get to eat Peeps and Reese's peanut butter cup eggs (where the PB to chocolate ratio is so. much. better.), but, hey, I get all those fake desserts that taste like crap yet still make me fat AND constipated. Mazel Tov to ME!" So glad we wandered in the desert for this.

Feb 26, 2009

What Are You Giving Up For Lent?

I live with 7 girls. Half of us are Jewish and half of us are not. In efforts to bond...