by Rabbi Pinchas Landis
by Alan Magill and Miriam Greenwald
In the midst of the office Christmas party, I shocked myself by asking, “Are we doing anything for Hanukkah?”
by Rabbi Henry Harris
The Hanukkah menorah reminds us that small miracles still happen.
by Slovie Jungreis-Wolff
Hanukkah reminds us that we have the power to repel the darkness with light.
by Gita Steinberg
by Eric Brand
How my father’s journey from Santa Claus to a gift-lugging dog in a drainpipe led me to Judaism, sort of.
by Larry Domnitch
Another instance in Jewish history when a woman saves the day.
by Kolrom Animation Studios
Sometimes miracles happen in the darkest places.
by Debbie Gutfreund
For the first time in my life, I was the only Jew in the group.
by Carola Schiff
Spreading the light in Nazi-occupied France.
by Rabbi Ephraim Nisenbaum
On Hanukkah we recognize the miracle of nature.
by Libi Astaire
The rabbi was desperately looking for a small light in the sea of dark despair.
by Yael Zoldan M.A.
Chanukah reminds us that we are not the same as everyone else.
by Leah Gebber
Cancer I could laugh at. It was remission that was so difficult.
Growing up in Iowa, I was the only Jewish child in the auditorium during the Christmas recital.
by Kaila Lasky
A small Chanukah miracle for a lonely Jewish soldier in Iraq.
by Natan Sharansky
When the enemy answered "amen."
by Carol Tice
Our Chanukah candles shone extra-bright last year. That's because they were the only lights in our house.
I was the only Jewish child in the auditorium, and sometimes felt I was the only Jewish girl in the entire world.
by Chana (Jenny) Weisberg
In one moment of silence, my Jewish identity was born.
by Rabbi Yonason Goldson
A child who sees no difference between the flames of the menorah and the twinkling lights of the tree.
by Sarah Shapiro
My parents succeeded in creating a wonderful Christmas - yet inside me something was amiss.
by Batsheva Hirschman Frankel
At a Grateful Dead concert one Chanukah, I felt like the only Jew in the world. Then an amazing thing happened.
by Ross Hirschmann
How Chanukah kept me Jewish when all else failed.
by Miriam Katz
Amidst the pre-Xmas frenzy, a group of idealistic college students unexpectedly discover Chanukah's quiet illumination.
by Brian Silvey
In the midst of a fraternity party, my Jewish spark was unexpectedly ignited.
We had been helped by God, even in this forsaken little camp at Nieder-Orschel.
by Dr. Jackie Yaris
Chanukah's tiny lights brazenly face the night's bitter challenge, transforming fear into a soft caress of hope.
by Chava Dumas a"h
As a Jew, I was always a little different. That would become my greatest asset.
by Elan S. Carr
An American Jewish soldier of Iraqi descent lights the Menorah in Saddam Hussein's palace.
by I.I. Cohen
A concentration camp survivor recalls the ingenuity behind a memorable Chanukah observance.
Elijah's light still shines.
by Shimon Apisdorf
As in the Time of the Maccabees, a great miracle happened.
With the help of God, the Jewish people will outlive their cruel foes and emerge triumphant in the end.
God shines Chanukah light into the seemingly darkest place.
by Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller
My parents had no clue why they lit the electric menorah on Chanukah.
by Ted Roberts
In my time, Chanukah gifts meant only a dime. It also meant potato latkes and a visit to grandma.
Each of us has a dark spot concealed from ourselves due to overwhelming pain and shame. How do we turn on the lights?
Who could do the kazatzky like Mendel? No one, including the Cossacks who guarded the Czar himself.
by Ruchama Feuerman
How can our homemade menorahs compete with all the dazzling lights of Christmas?
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