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Jewish Holidays

Chanukah 5772: Pharaoh’s Dreams & Chanukah

December 23, 2011, by

Fatalism and Freedom: Pharaoh’s Chanukah Dreams: Pharaoh’s dreams, through a long chain of events, led to a great revelation of a single God who controls nature. This concept is the antithesis of what the Greeks believed.

Haftorahman: Haftarah for Shabbat Chanukah 2

December 20, 2011, by

In the Haftarah for the second Shabbat Chanukah, Shlomo prepares to dedicate the Beit HaMikdash. Hundreds of years later, the Jews did the same on the first Chanukah. Haftorahman brings you a shiur on this Shabbat’s Haftarah from the Book of Prophets, explaining it in a dynamic and exciting way, making learning the Haftorah a […]

Haftorahman: Haftarah for Shabbat Chanukah 1

December 20, 2011, by

The Haftarah for Shabbat Chanukah is from Zechariah. The haftarah shows that success isn’t determined by might, but by God. A fitting message for Chanukah when we celebrate that the few defeated the many. Haftorahman brings you a shiur on this Shabbat’s Haftarah from the Book of Prophets, explaining it in a dynamic and exciting way, […]

Rambam’s Analysis of Chanukah

December 1, 2010, by

Why does the Rambam combine the laws of Chanukah and Purim? Both are rooted in the concept that God through Providence responded to the Jews in their time of need. The Rambam’s Analysis of Chanukah. Presented by Rabbi Steven Weil. Download the source sheet here.

Chanukah – Light or Fire?

November 29, 2010, by

Chanukah is treated in the Talmud in a rather puzzling fashion. In response to the question, “What is Chanukah?” the Talmud relates the story of the cruse of undefiled oil found by a priest in the Temple. Why this relatively minor incident, to the exclusion of almost everything else? Would we not expect the Talmud […]

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