Man, we are totally getting into the holiday spirit here this Hanukkah. Not that Chanuka is, like, a super duper Jewish holy day per se. And there isn’t a spirit involved like say, the Ghost of Christmas Past or, chas veh shoilom, the Holy Spirit. That’s Christian stuff and we’re not Christianlicious – we’re Jewlicious, and we’re here to give you stuff for free.

And we don’t want you to work too hard either because both your mind and body are addled by eating deep fried foods.

Anyhow, we have two copies of “How to Spell Chanukah… And Other Holiday Dilemas” to send to you. The book contains essays by 18 Jewish writers (get it? 18? Yes? Chai chow are Jew? No? Never mind…) who extol, excoriate, and expand our understanding of this most merry of Jewish holidays:

These essays, by Adam Langer, Tova Mirvis, Steve Almond, Eric Orner, and others, range from the comedic to the snarky, the poignant to the poetic, and includes such topics as the jealousy experienced in December when the rest of America is celebrating Christmas (we never get to join in the reindeer games!); the problem parents have dampening their children’s desire for more presents (call it Greedikah!); and the weight gain associated with eating 432 latkes in eight nights (dayenu, enough!).

Whether your Chanukahs were spent singing “I have a Little Dreidel” or playing the “Maoz Tzur” on the piano, whether your family tradition included a Christmas tree or a Chanukah bush, whether the fights among your siblings over who would light the menorah candles rivaled the battles of the Maccabees, or even if you haven’t a clue who the Maccabees were, this little book proves there are as many ways to celebrate Chanukah as there are ways to spell it

So you want some of that tough guy? Well, you can always buy it OR you can send an email to [email protected] with the subject line “I spell it Hanukkah” (or however it is you actually spell it). Do that and we will pick two random winners who will receive the book for free! Easy peasy.

What an awesome Hanukkah present for the people of the book, right? So, yeah. Get on it! Contest ends December 10th at 5 pm EST. We won’t use your email address for anything else at all.

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Founder and Publisher of Jewlicious, David Abitbol lives in Jerusalem with his wife, newborn daughter and toddler son. Blogging as "ck" he's been blocked on twitter by the right and the left, so he's doing something right.