When the Gemara asks מאי חנוכה, it quotes a short excerpt from מגילת תענית including the miracle of the oil. Does the gemara (and the Rambam) deliberately omit the rest of what is written including the re-dedication of the Beit HaMikdash? Chanukah and the prohibition of bal tosif.
The Torah reading for Zot Chanukah has 50 verses; why couldn’t Moshe understand the menorah? The gematria of chanukah and the total number of pesukim we read is 89. Shiur provided courtesy of Torah Anytime
Unlike other mitzvot, there are 3 levels of how to perform the mitzvah of lighting the chanukah menorah. Why is hiddur so integral to the laws of Chanukah?
The first 7 days of Chanukah correspond to the 1st 7 kavanot; the 8th day corresponds to the last 6. Why aren’t they more evenly distributed? Why don’t we evenly distribute the nesi’im in the Chanukah laining? Shiur provided courtesy of Torah Anytime
What does Tehillim 30 (Mizmor Shir Chanukat HaBayit) have to do with Chanukah and why does the heading mention the dedication of the Mikdash and Dovid, it’s not related to the rest of the perek & he couldn’t build the mikdash?? Shiur provided courtesy of Torah Anytime
In Al HaNisim it says that after Hashem saved the Jews they came to the Mikdash. Where did they come from? Why is there no masechta on Chanukah? Shiur provided courtesy of Torah Anytime
Understanding what the Greeks had against Kiddush Hachodesh When the moon complained that the sun and moon were the same size, why did it use the analogy of the crown? Why was Rosh Chodesh the first mitzvah given to Bnei Yisrael?
What does it mean when we say in Maoz Tzur that “בני בינה” (men of understanding) were the ones who established the holiday of Chanukah? What is the connection between Yavan and Choshech? Shiur provided courtesy of Torah Anytime