What are the traditional Hanukkah colors?
Traditional colors are blue and white.
Help! I'm never sure how to correctly spell this holiday?
There are many Hebrew letters/sounds that don't have English equivalents and most words don't have standardized, commonly accepted translations. Chanukkah, Chanukah, Hanukkah or Hanukah are some of the spellings that you may have seen. There is a wide acceptance of a variety of spellings. In this instance, we deferred to the Associated Press Stylebook.
What does kosher mean?
The Jewish religion has specific kosher dietary practices. While many individuals do not follow these guidelines, it is a good idea to be aware of this possibility if you are giving a gift of food. Products that have been certified as kosher are labeled with a mark called a hekhsher that ordinarily identifies the rabbi or organization that certified the product.
I've been invited to a Hanukkah celebration. Is it appropriate to bring a gift?
Absolutely! Just as you might bring a hostess gift during other times of the year, a small gift for your host is a thoughtful touch. If your host has children, you might consider a box of chocolate coins (gelt)-always popular!