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Jewish Holidays

Zos Chanukah: Unity and Infinity

January 1, 2017, by

Why does the Torah add up the Nesi’im’s offerings, we can do the math!?! Why does it call it “Zos Chanukas HaMizbeach”, indicating that this total is the essence of the dedication of the Mizbeach?

Chanukah: Light vs. Vessels

December 28, 2016, by

The miracle of the oil isn’t mentioned in any historical text & isn’t mentioned in Megilat Taanit as a reason for Chanukah. The Gemara, however mentions it. Why the discrepancy?

VaYigdal Moshe on Chanukah

December 28, 2016, by

Following the victory over the Greeks, the Chashmonaim assumed the monarchy of Klal Yisrael. This, despite the fact that they were Kohanim and not from Shevet Yehudah. They were not descendants of Dovid Ha’Melech. According to the Ramban (in parshas Vayechi), this was a grave error on their part, and caused their ultimate downfall. So […]

Vintage Vessel

December 26, 2016, by

Shiur provided courtesy of Naaleh.com. Summary by Channie Koplowitz Stein We are all familiar with the miracle of Chanukah, how, after their victory over the Greeks, the Chashmonaim returned to find the devastation the Greeks had wrought on the Temple, how the Greeks had desecrated it and defiled and broken every jug of pure oil […]

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