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. In addition to lighting Hanukkah candles, the rituals of this holiday can be enriched by innovative Hanukkah practices that celebrate women’s connections to the Hanukkah story, that focus on healing, and that offer an inspired role for gift giving.

 

A Cure for the Post-Thanksgivukkah Blues

By Linda Rich
This year’s rare confluence of two annual celebrations, one religious and one secular, garnered much attention and sparked a huge burst of creative energy. For those of us “living in two...  more
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What is Enough?

By Rabbi Joshua Lesser
Recognizing abundance in our lives, reflecting upon our gratitude, and asking the question  "what is enough?"   more
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Tags: meditation

There is a Light

by Rabbi Roni Handler
I notice how the increased light in my window is mirrored in my body, in my own “inner chambers,” and I feel great anticipation for this new phase of life.   more
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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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Tags: interfaith

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