Arts and Culture

Why So Many Jews Eat Chinese Food on Christmas

Rabbi Joshua Eli Plaut, Ph.D.
December 25, 2014
We all know that eating Chinese food on Christmas Eve is a sacred Jewish tradition! The origin of this venerated Christmas Jewish tradition dates back over 100 years to the Lower East Side of New York City.

Hearing the Call, Hitting the Road

Aron Hirt-Manheimer
December 15, 2014

PBS’ new six-part series Sacred Journeys with Bruce Feiler premiered on December 16th, 2014. ReformJudaism.org caught up with Feiler, who is the author of six consecutive bestsellers, including Walking the Bible, and writes the "This Life" column for the Sunday New York Times. Here's what he had to say about Sacred Journeys

11 Great, Modern Hanukkah Songs

Can you name any Hanukkah songs beyond "I Have a Little Dreidel" and Adam Sandler's famous "Chanukah Song"? When it comes to Jewish holidays, Hanukkah boasts plenty of great tunes - you just don't know them yet!