by Jacob Plitman
Banner credit: Alex Foley
LIKE OUR COUSINS the Elves, we Jews are a crafty, clever and resourceful people. Marooned as many of us are within a Christian-hegemonic superpower, we reach for what is at hand — ritually, by turning a minor holiday about the Jewish Taliban into a major celebration, and literally, by turning any old piece of shit into a good dang hannukiyah.
Let us celebrate some of them good dang hanukiyahs here.
2) Painfully beautiful couple, v in love
Credit: Liana Thomason
3) mnmlst hnnkyh
Credit: Emily Ivey
4) Hannukiyahhh mother fuckre
Yea that’s a shemesh cigarette lighting a candle cigarette. The source of this photo added, “for context, I’m in Amman, Jordan and it’s really hard to find Chanukah stuff on the fly.”
5) True Craftspersonship
Credit: Sarah Mclain
6) 8 nights of loud
7) those are cheetos
Owner of the photograph would like to assure you that she did not light them on fire. Credit: Natalie Lyons-Cohen
Jacob Plitman is associate editor of Jewish Currents.