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Jewish Holidays

Rav Hutner on Chanukah

December 24, 2008, by

The profound thoughts of Rav Hutner Zt”l on Chanukah. Sometimes by “breaking” the Torah, we fulfill the Torah. The forgetting of Torah itself caused new Torah, the back and forth, to be developed. Presented by Rabbi Yosef Grossman, OU Director of Kosher Education and host of “The Good Vort” on OURadio.org. Recorded live at OU World […]

Chanukah: One Small Step

December 23, 2008, by

Chanukah: One Small Step – Rabbi -Moishe Lichtenstein’s new installment of Water-Cooler Questions. Why do we celebrate 8 days if the miracle was for 7 days only? Why do we say full Hallel on Chanukah? An answer from the Kometz Mincha.

Where Can I Find the Story of Chanukah?

December 16, 2008, by

Chanukah: Where Can I Find the Story of Chanukah? – Rabbi Moishe Lichtenstein’s new installment of Water-Cooler Questions. All the holidays are mentioned in Tanach and have their own Masechet in the Gemara, except Chanukah. Why is Chanukah barely mentioned in the Mishna/Gemara?

Latkes and Donuts: “Oil” You Ever Wanted to Know

December 11, 2008, by

Although we associate latkes and donuts with Chanukah, in actuality, the halachic questions they engender apply all year. Rabbi David Bistricer, an OU Kosher Rabbinic Coordinator, provides a clear and concise guide to the lesser-known issues. He explores such topics as: What does a potato have to do with intermarriage? Could you use donuts on […]

The Miracles of Chanukah

December 7, 2007, by

Through an inside look at the miracles of Chanuka we can better understand why lighting the candles is so important for us today.

Chanukah & Pirsum HaNes

December 5, 2007, by

There are 7 reasons why we light the menorah in shul, one of which is publicizing the miracle. Is there a obligation to publicize the miracle to non-Jews? Presented by Rabbi Levy Zirkind of Chabad of Fresno.

Chanukah: Getting Help From The Enemy

December 5, 2007, by

What Greeks tried to do, to make us forget the Torah, was actually good for us. Until then, there was no machloket, which is crucial to Torah’s survival Rabbi Moishe Lichtenstein’s new installment of Water-Cooler Questions.

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