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Jewish Holidays

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 […]

Jerusalem vs. Athens: The Unifying Center

December 22, 2016, by

Jerusalem vs. Athens: Understanding the Depths of the Debates Between Rav Yehoshua ben Chananya and the Elders of Athens – part 3. The Torah, unlike Greek philosophy recognizes the concept that out of bad can come good, that even the bad is for the good. Greek philosophy doesn’t have a good explanation for why evil […]

In vs. Out

December 22, 2016, by

All of hilchot chanukah are house-oriented. Why did the Greeks defile, rather than destroy, the Beit HaMikdash unlike the Babylonians and Romans did? Why is the Beit Hamikdash referred to as a house, a “bayit”?

Chanukah 5777

December 22, 2016, by

Rav Ilson discusses How the Rambam, other Rishonim, the geonim, the Gemara, and Megillat Taanit approach at Chanukah & the differences between each approach.

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