What is the secret to attaining greatness? Why is the flood called מי נח, indicating Noach is partially to blame? Noach didn’t take action because he didn’t believe he had the ability to prevent the flood. This is the message of calling the flood “מי נח”. The contrast between Noach on the one hand and […]
Mehadrin min hamehadrin according to the Rama is for each person to light from 1 to 8. According to the Rambam 1 person lights from 1 to 8. The Brisker Rav explains that their machloket is based on whether one can accomplish hiddur mitzvah after the main obligation has been fulfilled. Recorded at OU Israel’s […]
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
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