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Hanukkah Festival of Lights Tips

Hanukkah is an ancient and joyous holiday, characterized by a celebration of the Jewish identity and unique seasonal dishes. While Hanukkah is a great time to spend with family and friends, there are a few things to keep in mind during your Festival of Lights celebration.

Tegner-Miller Insurance Brokers has provided the following tips to ensure that your Hanukkah is safe and joyous.

  • Make Sure Your Insurance Is Up-To-Date: As we have pointed out in other blog posts, the period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day is wrought with seasonal hazards. Be sure to check with your experienced broker at TMIB to make sure your Auto and Homeowners’ Insurance are completely up-to-date before the holiday season begins.
  • Candle Tips: An integral part of Hanukkah is the lighting of the nine-branched Menorah. While the lighting of the candles or oil is an important symbol of Jewish identity and heritage, it can also be a fire hazard. Be sure to place your Menorah far away from any flammable objects like curtains, drapes or indoor plants and refrain from wearing long, loose sleeves when lighting the Menorah.  Keep your Menorah on a sturdy, flat surface where it cannot tip over.
  • Frying Tips: Many of the traditional and delicious Hanukkah foods are cooked in oil. When cooking your latkes (potato pancakes) or loukoumades (fried dough puffs), be extremely careful with your frying oil. Always set up your deep-fryer away from any flammable objects. Never let children or pets near the deep-fryer. Never leave pan-frying foods unattended.
  • Other Cooking Tips: In the hustle and bustle of a busy Hanukkah dinner, it is easy to forget to turn off a stove or oven after you are done using it. Gas stoves or ovens, can be a fire and carbon monoxide hazard. Always double-check kitchen appliances after use to make sure they are turned off.  Keep flammable objects like dish towels and rags are far away from stoves, candles and other open flames.

We wish you a safe and happy Hanukkah!  If you have any questions or need assistance with your insurance, please don’t hesitate to call use at 800-775-TMIB (8642).

The information provided in our blogs are very brief overviews that do not provide complete descriptions of any coverage described nor do they list all of the important factors one should evaluate before deciding on a policy. Please speak to your broker at TMIB about your specific insurance needs and for more detailed information about types of coverage.