History Channel's website is one of many that provide stories...

History Channel's website is one of many that provide stories on the heritage of Hanukkah. Credit: History.com

Looking for ideas to help celebrate Hanukkah? Many websites can aid you, whether you’re searching for the holiday’s history or gustatory delights. Here are some to check out.

History For a crash course on the origin of the “festival of lights” and the miracle of Hanukkah, visit JewishHistory.org, Chabad.org or History.com

Menorah Lighting the menorah is the most important Hanukkah tradition. You can find the appropriate ceremonies and prayers (in Hebrew, English or transliterations) here: Bimbam.com, SiddurAudio.com and Chabad.org

Recipes As with most holidays, food is an intrinsic part of Hanukkah, whose treats include latkes (potato pancakes) and sufganiyot (jelly doughnuts). Traditional recipes and modern variations for these and other dishes can be found at: Chabad.org, Newsday, Epicurious, Food Network, New York Times Cooking and ReformJudaism.org

Activities Hanukkah-related songs, games, quizzes and digital greeting cards abound at these sites: Bimbam, Akhlah, Aish.com, Lifewire, Chabad.org) and Interactive Sites for Education

Apps Hanukkah apps run the gamut from dreidel spinning to lighting virtual menorahs. Some free ones to check out on iTunes include: Light My Fire (The Jewish Museum), Chanukah Guide — Jewish Holiday Season App (Saber Design), Chai on Chanukah (Valarmabash!), Dreidel HD (Captain Moustache), Jewish Puzzles — Hanukkah (Midnight Illusions), Hanukkah Book: How to Have a Happy Hanukkah (Linnea Sage), Match 8 Hanukkah Game (Ami Hanya)

SITES Various

DESCRIPTION Almost everything you need to know about Hanukkah.

TARGET AUDIENCE Celebrants of the holiday and others who want to learn.

BOTTOM LINE Enough sites for eight nights

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