Hanukkah In Bergen Belsen

 

A Star Wars Chanukah Music Video

The Rise of Maccabee

My Grandfather, the Walking Miracle

Enduring 18 concentration camps, he was saved by a shovel, a siren, and horse manure.

Hanukkah and the Soul

Indispensable to the Jewish worldview is the idea that humans are unique, that we possess a spiritual component and that our actions are freely chosen.

 

The Dreidel’s Secret Lesson

A profound lesson in spinning the dreidel.

The Holocaust Menorah

A moving photo and the menorah that bears testimony to the eternal Jewish nation.

 

Hanukkah and Jewish Grit

Spiritual victories are built on consistent, daily efforts that bear witness to our commitment and faith.

How a Hurricane Relief Mission Prepared Me for Chanukah

The devastation was immense. What could we really do to help?

Chanukah: It's Greek to Me

What is the essential philosophical difference between the Greeks and the Jews?

The Fascinating Numbers of Hanukkah

Hanukkah: it’s all in the numbers.

Menorahs in Montana

The Schnitzer family had no idea that their children’s Hanukkah pictures would spark an anti-Semitic attack and galvanize a whole community.

5 Amazing Hanukkah Artifacts

Touching history in Israel.

 

The Flames of Hanukkah: Reignite Your Soul

This Hanukkah, spread the light.

Rabbi Benjamin Blech

Why Hanukkah: 4 Insights Everyone Should Know

Including the meaning of the oil and why turning it into the Jewish Christmas as antithetical to the holiday.

 

Bohemian Chanukah

Kindle the lights, remember the Maccabees, and rock on.

Lighting Your Menorah Safely

This is the peak time of year for home candle fires. Take precaution.

A Response to Recent Tragedies: 8 Questions for 8 Nights

How can we counter the darkness and bring light to the world?

Star Wars and My Search for Spirituality

The Last Jedi, Chanukah and the battle between the forces of light and darkness.

Seeing More with One Eye

Luis Salazar and a new look at the miracle of Hanukkah.

 

Rise Up: Y-Studs Hanukkah Music Video

Great music and moving message.

Chief Editor's Blog

At My Grandson’s Bris: Hanukkah, Self-Sacrifice and the Infinite

The mohel instructed me to hold the baby’s legs tight, thrusting me into the reality of what was unfolding.

8 Interesting Facts about Donuts

Israelis consume 24 million donuts a year.

 

At Great Risk: The Maccabees, Soviet Refuseniks & the Courage to Fight

When we go beyond our natural limitations to do what’s right, God goes beyond the natural limitations and performs miracles.

Rabbi Benjamin Blech

Jerusalem, Ben-Gurion and Hanukkah: Is the Date More than a Coincidence?

When major events occur on identical dates, God is winking at us.

Hanukkah: Seeing Beyond the Surface

Why is Hanukkah called the holiday of vision?

 

Hanukkah: Celebrating 8 Differences that Make the Jewish People Unique

Get into the Hanukkah spirit with this fun video!

Why Do We Light the Menorah with Olive Oil?

Looking beyond the mask of darkness, we can perceive light.

 

Carrying the Torch: The Menorah and the Eternal Jewish People

The Arch of Titus reminds us what is the secret of the Jews' immortality.

What Do We Really Celebrate on Hanukkah?

Is it the miracle of the oil, winning the war, or something deeper?

Telling Our Children the Message of Chanukah

Rabbi Ken Spiro on the Maccabee’s fight for Jewish values.

 

Hanukkah: God Doesn't Shout, He Whispers

Why do we light candles for 8 days when the miracle only lasted for 7 days?

 

Tiny Steps. Massive Impact

Why we don't light 8 candles every night of Hanukkah.

Rabbi Benjamin Blech

Hanukkah & Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital

May the Maccabees’ fire of idealism guide us to create a united Jerusalem recognized by all people as Israel’s capital.

 

Fan the Flames

The Sages instituted several laws regarding the lighting of the menorah. Each of them is filled with meaning.

 

Hanukkah: The Battle for Beauty

How to rise above society’s impossible standards of beauty and attain real self-esteem.

Hanukkah: The Holiday of Peace

Why that small flask of pure oil is like the heart of every Jew.

 

Hanukkah & the Amazing Miracle of Snow

What makes something a miracle?

Jewish Grit and Hanukkah

The incredible power of adding one consistent light at a time.

Reindeer and Latkes: Aren't The Winter Holidays Suspiciously Similar?

Is Hanukkah just a Jewish version of Christmas? What makes Hanukkah special?

Chief Editor's Blog

Natalie Portman's Christmas Tree

The actress's desire for a Christmas tree isn't trivial. It represents the contemporary Jew's struggle to hold onto her Jewish identity.

 

A Hamilton Hanukkah: The Maccabeats

The story of Hanukkah set to the Broadway smash hit, Hamilton.

Holy Jewish Chutzpah

When it comes to spirituality, never take no for an answer.

17 Amazing Facts about Olives

There’s more to olives than the Hanukkah miracle.

 

Hanukkah: Everything Is a Miracle

If there was enough oil to burn for one day, why do we celebrate Hanukkah for eight days?

The 5 Best Hanukkah Gifts to Give to Your Children

This year, give the greatest gifts money can’t buy.

 

Hanukkah: Judaism’s Most Fundamental Belief

The Greeks challenged the Jewish principle that God is involved in the world.

My Yellow Sticky Hanukkah

In the midst of the office Christmas party, I shocked myself by asking, “Are we doing anything for Hanukkah?”

Three Lights: Hanukkah, Shabbat and Havdallah

Understanding Judaism’s requirement to generate light on three different occasions.

Eight for Eight

Aish.com's inspiring Hanukkah eBook. A collection of 8 inspiring articles to light up the 8 days of Hanukkah.

A Timeless Gift for Hanukkah

For eight days, the glow of our menorah will be augmented by the darkness of my smartphone.

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