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This Hanukkah, Think about Fred

Anyone can turn the ordinary into the extraordinary.

Seeing 20/20, Even In 2020

Hanukkah teaches us how to see beyond the surface.

Hanukkah and the Miracle of Addiction Recovery

Addiction is a daily uphill battle where modern-day miracles are being performed throughout the recovery process.

Hanukkah & Weddings: The Deeper Connection

Celebrating Hanukkah represents the same type of joy as getting married – we actively choose who we love in order to continue our people.

Hanukkah is Jewish Pride Week

On Hanukkah, we proclaim our difference with special enthusiasm, refusing a ‘woke’ form of universalism which does not allow for Jewish distinctiveness.

Rabbi Sacks' 8 Short Thoughts for Hanukkah

Illuminate Hanukkah with these inspiring insights.

8 Short Thoughts for Hanukkah

Illuminate your 8 nights of Hanukkah with these inspiring insights.

It's Time to be a Maccabee

The Hanukkah battle isn't over.

Is Hanukkah a Religiously Significant Holiday?

Hanukkah is far more than the Jewish Christmas. It is the holiday of the spiritual survival of the Jewish people.

The Meaning of the Menorah's Light

Four contemporary insights to illuminate our darkening world.

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 Feminine Light: Chanukah’s Internal Power

It’s the radiance emanating from within the home, not the dazzle from without, that ultimately lights up the darkness.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Hanukkah: Seeing Beyond the Surface

Why is Hanukkah called the holiday of vision?

Hanukkah: The Holiday of Peace

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

Jewish Grit and Hanukkah

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

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.

Holy Jewish Chutzpah

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

The 5 Best Hanukkah Gifts to Give to Your Children

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

Three Lights: Hanukkah, Shabbat and Havdallah

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

A Timeless Gift for Hanukkah

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

Timeless Hanukkah: A Graphic Article

The miracle is still happening today.

8 Ways to Turn Darkness into Light

This Hanukkah choose to create your own miracles.

Never Give Up Hope

Why relight the menorah when reason dictated that a day later it would go dark once again?

Hanukkah’s Last Light

Dispelling five myths that block us from connecting to God.

8 Thoughts for 8 Nights

Questions and ideas to discuss each night as you light your menorah.

Hanukkah & the Essence of True Beauty

Why did Judaism pose such a great threat to ancient Greece?

Top Ten Hanukkah Gifts for Husbands

Skip the new tie. Give your husband the gift he really wants.

Miracles, Human and Divine

Like the days of Hanukkah, we are witnessing miracles today.

Top Ten Hanukkah Gifts Every Wife Wants

This year give your wife the gift she really wants.

Hanukkah: The Force Awakens

In a dark world, you must be the light.

Three Ways to Give Thanks this Hanukkah

Hanukkah is a special time for us to say thank You for all the little and big miracles in our lives.

Days of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving and Hanukkah remind us to be grateful not just for the success, but even for the struggle.

Thanksgivukkah

The similarities – and essential differences – between Thanksgiving and Hanukkah.

Flames of Rebellion

Lighting Hanukkah candles is a brave act in the Maccabean tradition.

Hanukkah’s 4-Point Battle Plan

The Maccabees’ eternal lessons for preserving Jewish continuity and pride.

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