Shalom! I want to wish everyone a chag urim sameach--a happy Chanukah! This week, we look at an aspect of the Chanukah story that is not so well known.
The Story of Judith
Many people know that it is customary to eat latkes—potato pancakes and sufganiot—jelly donuts on Chanukah but there is also the custom of eating cheese on Chanukah. This custom has its origins in the story of Judith who played a significant if lesser known role in the story of Chanukah.
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Lauren Tuchman, Judaism Editor
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