Hanukkah

young girl lighting multi-colored hanukkah candles in hanukkiah

"We’ve come to chase away the darkness, carrying light and fire in our hands…" goes the modern Israeli song. Hanukkah is a time to celebrate the tiny miracle of oil and light, and the spirit of the Jewish people fighting to preserve our identity throughout the course of history.

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Found in Translation

By JM Poses
When I think about Hanukkah, the theme that resonates most deeply is that of translation. As a child, I wholeheartedly bought into the idea that Hanukkah was a sort of Jewish Christmas… and not just because of the presents.       more
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Presents of Presence

By Rabbi Roni Handler
Happiness. We all want and seek it and yet this elusive emotion is so difficult to attain—and even more difficult to sustain.    more
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The Greatest Miracle of All

By Rabbi Roni Handler
The legends we pass on to our children teach us about the possibility of miracles all around us—each and every day.     more
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Dark Days

By Rabbi Deborah Glanzberg-Krainin, Ph.D.
At this time of year, I like to be outside while the sun sets. When the days are short, there is something especially lovely about witnessing light fade.   more
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Essence of Kislev

A summary of facts, characters, and holidays pertaining to the month of Kislev   more
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The Book of Judith

From Rosh Hodesh: It's a Girl Thing! Sourcebook for Leaders
A short version of the story of the Book of Judith, and ideas for incorporating Judith and other women into the celebration of Hanukkah   more
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