Carrying out my daily morning routine I scrolled through Facebook, poured over Instagram and read through my emails as I walked on the treadmill before work.
Amongst the 30+ new emails one was sharing trending topics, points of conversation and suggested blog subjects. One particular suggestion jumped out at me.
‘Hanukkah Recipes To Try (Even If You’re Not Jewish)’
As I continued walking, I pondered whether those of the Jewish faith would be offended by such a post. At least one worded that way. As saying ‘try the food but not the faith’. Sort of like receiving birthday gifts even though it’s actually your cousins birthday. Am I making sense?
But let’s be honest, when celebrating holidays it’s all about the ‘f’ words – family, friends and of course, food. At least in Australia it is.
But the email got me thinking about Hanukkah as a whole. Judaism is not a faith I’m familiar with. Curious as always and forever wanting to broaden my mind and knowledge, I did some research.
I think writing is supposed to provoke thought, discussion and entertain as well as educate. And in the end I came to the conclusion holidays are all about sharing. And sharing is caring. So here’s a little lowdown on Hanukkah, the traditions, the faith and of course – the food.