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Chanukah Miracles: The Little Dreidle

Beis Yosef asked, “Why do we celebrate Chanukah for eight days if there was ample oil to last for one day?  It would seem...

Let There Be Light

Understanding the cultural clash between the Greeks and the Jews During the holiday of Chanukah, Jews relive their military and ideological victory over their...

ABC’s of Chanukah (Hanukkah)

Everything you need to know about the holiday of Chanukah – Hanukkah Chanukah (Hanukkah), the Festival of Lights, begins on the 25th day of...

Chanukah Meets Thanksgiving: A Time to Be Grateful

In a rare holiday phenomenon, Chanukah and Thanksgiving overlap this year—for the first time since 1918. Chanukah begins on the evening of Wednesday, Nov....

Beating the Aravot

On the last day of Sukkot, Hoshana Rabba, we beat a bundle of willow branches (actually one is enough) on the floor (SA OC...

Dancing with the Torah

A true Simchat Torah story He came by my house every six months or so, for a modest contribution to support the immigrant village...

Shmini Azeret and Simchat Torah

God adds a special day at the end of Sukkot, a day of great intimacy with our Creator, as He asks His Jewish children...

Putin and the Torah

Rejoicing with the Torah because it is an exceptional book that has made us exceptional. Till now the best definition of chutzpah was probably...

ABCs of Sukkot

Guidelines for the joyous Jewish outdoor festival of Sukkot. Following on the heels of the High Holidays is Sukkot, a seven-day festival (8 days...

ABCs of Sukkot

Guidelines for the joyous Jewish outdoor festival of Sukkot. Following on the heels of the High Holidays is Sukkot, a seven-day festival (8 days...

Secrets of the Four Species

The key to joy is success in our relationships. This includes our relationship with other people, with ourselves, and with God. Every Jewish holiday...

My Yom Kippur Resolution

I cringe thinking how much aggravation I caused this woman My daughter’s wedding pictures have been piled neatly in their original boxes gathering dust....

Getting Unstuck on Yom Kippur

God wants to help. Just ask Him. For years I attended Yom Kippur services without having any idea why I went. Yet I sensed...

ABCs of Yom Kippur

Guidelines for the holiest day of the Jewish year – the Day of Atonement. Following the sin of the Golden Calf, Moses pleaded with...

Yizkor: The Memorial Prayer Service

Yizkor is the memorial service recited for deceased parents and other relatives at several points throughout the year. The name of the prayer means...

Identifying Your Life’s Mission – Part Two

This holiday season, electrify your life with purpose (Continued from last week) When answering the first question, eliminate the universal transcendent moments, such as...

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