Today is the first day of the eight-day "Festival of Lights", Chanukah. In modern times, Jews light one branch of the menorah each day for eight days to mark the holiday. Blessings are also recited before or after the candles are lit.
Traditionally, people eat food fried in plenty of oil, a symbol of the miraculous fuel that kept the menorah blazing. Tell us your favorite Chanukah dish, share a recipe, or simply react or comment on others' suggestions for this joyous celebration.