The Primordial Chanukah

  Translated and adapted by Rabbi Yair Hoffman Believe it or not, Chanukah existed before the beginning of time. In order to understand this, a brief introduction, based on the Nesivos...

Disney’s Princess Rebeca a Win for Representation

This article originally appeared on Kveller. BY SARAH AROESTE When Disney first announced that it would be airing a Hanukkah episode of its popular series “Elena of Avalor” featuring a Latina Jewish princess, the Jewish internet was abuzz...

Chanukah: Rabbinic or Biblical, Part 2

By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa’aretz Institute Last week we discussed Chanukah and 25 Kislev. We demonstrated how the Greeks defiled the Sanctuary on 25 Kislev and in Chaggai’s time the...

Netanyahu, Friedman Light First Hanukkah Candle at Western Wall

JNS.org – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman lit a menorah at the Western Wall in Jerusalem on Sunday night to commemorate the...

Got a Question About Latkes? Text the Nosher Hotline

BY JOSEFIN DOLSTEN (JTA) — Are you stressing out about burning your latkes? Now there’s a quick way to assuage your fears. On Tuesday, The Nosher Jewish food site launched a hotline where readers...

Interior Secretary to Help Light National Menorah on White House Lawn

JNS.org – US Interior Secretary David Bernhardt will help light the National Menorah on the Ellipse near the White House in Washington, D.C., at 4 pm on Sunday, the...

Chanukah: Rabbinic or Biblical, Part 1

By Rabbi Moshe Bloom Torah VeHa’aretz Institute We all know that Chanukah is a rabbinically ordained holiday. Chanukah took place after the canonization of the Tanach, when there was no longer...

Chanukah Minhagim No One Talks About

  Chanukah is a festive, joyous time with lots of interesting minhagim. Especially since some of them are probably not technically minhagim. But our kids wouldn’t know it. There are some...

Kohelet: The ‘Wright’ Motivation

By Danyel Goldberg Shulamith High School Assistant Principal אֹהֵ֥ב כֶּ֨סֶף֙ לֹֽא־יִשְׂבַּ֣ע כֶּ֔סֶף וּמִֽי־אֹהֵ֥ב בֶּֽהָמ֖וֹן לֹ֣א תְבוּאָ֑ה גַּם־זֶ֖ה הָֽבֶל Whoever loves silver will not be sated with silver, and he who loves a...

Halachic Musings: 19 Sukkos Rulings of Rav Elyashiv

Sukkos is upon us, and we are bereft of the gedolim of yesteryear. Not to fret, however, because we still have sefarim that tell us of what they had...
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