The origins of the custom are a bit murky, but it has roots dating back to the 17th century.
“It makes me sad that stereotypes abound and influence how we choose to celebrate a holiday that ultimately is about religious freedom.”
On this one especially, we don’t want to have to eat our words.
Hipster comedian Eliot Glazer dons an apron to walk you through a few simple steps, resulting in some gorgeous gold-dusted dark-chocolate gelt and a few good laughs.
In ancient Israel, minting coins expressed Hanukkah’s message of freedom. Making these treats is a modern way to celebrate.
When in doubt during gift-giving season, you can’t go wrong with a present that’s beautifully packaged, artisanal and edible — like these adult-friendly chocolate coins.
Who knew there could be good chocolate Hanukkah gelt? I figured it had to be waxy and tasteless, left in its foil to decorate a festive table rather than my mouth. A lovely audience in New Jersey shared their favorite Jewish chocolate experiences with me recently and mentioned, among other things, chocolate covered matzah and chocolate macaroons. They did not mention gelt. When I noted that omission, one woman sharply retorted, “Chocolate gelt is sucky.”
From call options to put options, forwards to futures, we break derivatives down and answer all the questions you were afraid to ask.
From the Torah to the 2008 crash, Jews have been influential in derivatives. We would be wise to take our forefathers’ advice: diversify, diversify, diversify.