Chanukah

Avraham Fried – Haneirot Hallalu

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New York Boys Choir – “Spin That Dreidel”

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A Hanukkah Message from the President of the United States

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A national organization had arranged a Shabbos of inspiration for a cross-section of acheinu Bnei Yisroel (Jews) at a prominent hotel.  I was invited to be the scholar-in-residence.          It was apparent...

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Watch: Rabbi Zamir Cohen Lights Chanukah Candles and Blesses Hidabroot Viewers

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Hanukkah Crafts: Creative Activities for Kids – The Festival of Lights

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Happy Chanukah: Light Up The World

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Hidabroot Women’s Rally Photo Gallery

On the 5th night of Hanukkah a Hidabroot had a sellout women’s rally called “The light Inside You”at the israel convention center a.k.a. Binyanei HaUmah. It was an uplifting audio visual...

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Watch Hanukkah Candles At Soccer Game

On the 5th night of Hanukkah Maccabee Haifa played against Bnei Yehudah. During the Game there was a Hanukah candle lighting ceremony organized by Chabad. The whole stadium joined in singing...

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Asher’s Hanukkah Miracle

  In 1996 Asher Oleshti was a 31 year old who loved to ride his motorcycle. He went to join his friends in what was supposed to be a fun off...

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A Woman is a Hanukkiah of Light that Adds More Light Each Day

I must confess I wasn’t too special last week. I got a bit angry and the atmosphere at home totally changed. My older children were quiet and the little ones...

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A Total Turnaround- If I Can Do It You Can Too!

10 years ago I stood facing the Hanukkah candles at home looking for their light. But it just wasn’t there. I really tried, I wiped away my tears and tried...

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The Dreidel’s Message

Rabbi Elimelech Biderman explains the messages that are behind the simple dreidel children (and adults) play on Hanukkah. “It hints to us that there’s nothing that happens in this world without...

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Burn 500 Calories in One Minute

Seeing is believing! You can watch this guy burn 500 calories in one minute. Something we can do on Hanukkah!! The video is in Hebrew but you'll figure it out real...

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Eat Now Pay Later

Hanukkah is almost here; it hasn’t yet arrived but that didn’t stop many of us from taking a sneak preview taste of our favorite Hanukkah food, the jelly doughnut! Though...

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Watch Now!!! Hidabroot Special Hanukkah Broadcast ’Spreading the Flames’

 Rabbi Yom Tov Glaser's special Hanukkah Candle Lighting ceremony will feature the following guests: Rabbi Dovid Orlofsky Rabbi Gavriel Friedman Rabbi Dovid Kaplan Rabbi Yitzchak Fanger Rabbi Yirmiyahu Abramov Rabbi Yitzchak Breitowitz Rabbi Yaakov Asher Sinclair Rabbi Zamir Cohen Rabbi Daniel Schonbuch Rabbi Benzion Klatzko Rabbi Mordechai...

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Hanukkah 2017 – Holy Chutzpah!  

A beautiful understanding of Chanukah from Rabbi Yehoshua Schechter Rashi tells us that when Aharon the Priest, saw that he wasn’t a part of the roster of the princes at the...

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Rabbi Yom Tov Glaser Hosts an Uplifting and Inspiring Hanukkah Candle Lighting

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A Chicago Rabbi’s Hanukkah Message

This letter appeared in the Chicago Aneinu website from Rabbi Charlop to his congregants in honor of Chanuka. His message is relevant to all of us. Dear Mispallelim, Chanuka is here! Arguably...

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Hanukkah Candle Lighting: Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein Tells How He Lit Hanukkah Candles in Soviet Prison

Yididya Meir, a religious Israeli radio personality was in the LeTzion BeRina School in Betar Illith and retold the story Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein told the students.     Yuli Edelstein was...

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Hanukkah Humor: “Laws of Doughnut Consumption”

This advice is offered in response to the many devout Chanukah Doughnut consumers that want to do the mitvzah correctly. 1. Before Chanukah, you should start eating at least 2-3 donuts...

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“Hanukkah Gelt 101”

Itzik went into the toy store after Hanukkah. He amassed a small fortune of coins, 450 shekel worth! Some from Grandpa, some from Grandma, some from his parents, some from...

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Hyrkanos’ Ancient  Plate was Found

An ancient plate was found with the name Hyrkanos etched into it with Hebrew lettering. It was found in the old city of Jerusalem under a ritual bath. This rare...

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WATCH: Hanukkah – Everything Is a Miracle

If there was enough oil to burn for one day, why do we celebrate Hanukkah for eight days? Because everything is really a miracle even finding the oil was not...

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VIDEO: Hanukkah & the Amazing Miracle of Snow

If you like this, don't forget to check out Rabbi Friedman's series "Food for the Soul," too!

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What You Should Know About “Sufganiot” Jelly Doughnut

Chanukah is around the corner. One of the Chanukah customs is to eat foods fried in oil to remind us of the miracle of oil. Jelly doughnuts rate high on...

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WATCH: Nissim’s “The Black Miracle,” a Hanukkah/Thanksgiving Poetry Slam

Check out Nissim's amazing story: "From Christianity & Islam to Judaism" The Black Miracle:

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Hanukkah: Fighting the Darkness with Light (VIDEO)

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The ’92 Olympics and the Spirit of Hanukkah

What does British Olympian sprinter Derek Redmond have to do with Hanukah? Check out Rabbi Tzvi Sytner's inpsiring video:  

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Story of Hanukkah: Who Were the Maccabees?

This week we will celebrate the holiday of Chanukah. As a person matures, he builds on and get a more profound understanding of the insights he acquired in his childhood. For...

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Hanukkah: The Full Story- Part 6 – War of Extermination

Read Hanukkah: The Full Story (part 5) - Antiochus Rises to Power, now!    Shabbat “The children of Israel shall observe the Shabbat, to keep the Shabbat throughout their generations as an everlasting covenant....

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Hanukkah: The Full Story Part 4 – The Translation of the Torah into Greek

Read Hanukah: The Full Story (p. 3) - The Hellenist Culture now! a Seeker of Wisdom Ptolemy Becomes After the death of Ptolemy I, the king was succeeded by his son Ptolemy II....

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Hanukkah: The Full Story, Part 5 – Antiochus Rises to Power

Read Hanukkah: The Full Story (p. 4) - Translation of the Torah into Greek now!   The End of the Rule of the Ptolemies During the period of Ptolemy IV, war was renewed...

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Hanukkah: The Full Story Part 3 – The Hellenist Culture

Read Hanukkah: The Full Story Part 2 - Athens & Sparta A Souvenir from Alexander Simon the Righteous went for a walk with Alexander in Jerusalem, and showed him the Temple, and...

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Hanukkah: The Full Story Part 2 – Athens & Sparta

Read Hanukkah: The Full Story (p. 1) - What is Chanukah? now!   Seventy Armies in the Land G-d created seventy nations in the world and every single nation was given its world...

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Hanukkah: The Full Story Part 1 – What is Hanukkah?

More than two thousand one hundred and seventy years ago, the miracle of Chanukah took place, in which the Greeks who wanted to coerce us to abandon Torah and commandments...

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Laws of Hanukkah

Hanukkah meals There is a custom to eat dairy foods on Chanukah in remembrance of the miracle performed by Yehudit; the custom is to eat Chanukah donuts [sufganiyot] or potato latkes...

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The Cousins’ Hanukkah party

As a kid, one of the highlights of my year was traveling up to Massachusetts for “the Cousins’ Chanukah Party.” It was one of the few occasions when my father’s...

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Hanukkah: If You’re Assimilated it’s a Season of Confusion

December is the season of utter confusion for a Jewish kid from an assimilated family wading through the American melting pot. Unless you have a very clear, strong Jewish identity,...

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The Meaning of Hanukkah: Against All Odds

It’s all very official. My husband sets up his medium-sized menorah with little glass cups of olive oil. He says the blessing in a formal, correct sort of way, minus...

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The Meaning of Hanukkah: The Beauty Within

This is the time of year when all of the children in Eretz Yisrael are singing “Chanukah, Chanukah, Kol Kach Yaffah” (the Hebrew version of “Chanukah, O Chanukah, a Yom...

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Hanukkah Menorah: How Does One Light a Hanukkah Menorah?

More than two thousand years ago, the Greeks tried to make us give up the Torah. They invaded the Temple, and prohibited circumcision and Torah study. One family, the Hasmoneans,...

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Can I Light Electric Candles for Hanukkah?

On the Saturday night that falls during Chanukah, we first light Chanukah candles in the synagogue, and then recite Havdalah. Even though one who lights Chanukah candles shows from the...

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The Story of Hanukkah: The Kingdom of Greece: Darkness Incarnate

At the beginning of Genesis, it says, "And the earth was chaos and void, and there was darkness upon the face of the deep." The sages explain on this verse[1]:...

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The Meaning of Hanukkah: The First Ideological War

On Chanukah we celebrate the momentous defeat of the Chashmonaim over the mighty Greek army and the subsequent miracle of the oil that lasted eight days. The war with the Greeks...

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Hanukkah Meaning – Perfectly Imperfect

Chanukah is one of the most observed of all the Jewish festivals—everyone enjoys lighting pretty menorahs and eating lots of doughnuts! But beneath the enjoyable remembrance of how the Chashmonaim...

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