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Thoughts on Chanukah
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The Heroines of Chanukah

Yehudit, beautiful Yehudit, daughter of Yochanan the High Priest. Her self-sacrifice for her people knew no bounds. She could not stand by quietly... 
The Secret of Chanukah

Most Jewish children know the story of Chanukah. The Syrian-Greeks conquered the Jews and fixed as their object the destruction of Judaism by... 
Being P.C. or C.P.

Potato latkas. Dreidels. Judah the Maccabee. Judith the Heroine. The Chanuka menora. Blue cardboard boxes of all different colored candles... 
Let There be Light

Halogen, fluorescent, incandescent, mercury vapor, high pressure sodium, candles. The options for lighting, though limited, are numerous. The type... 
To Burn or Not to Burn (or both!)

The miracle of Chanuka was that one flask of oil burned for eight days. Some say the oil burned, but new oil miraculously appeared each day. Some... 
The Fire In The Flint

Chanukah expresses the power of Judaism to survive the forces of assimilation. At the time of the Maccabees many Jews had adopted the Greek way of... 
Looking for Moshiach in chanukah

Everything is connected to Moshiach and the Redemption. In fact, the Rebbe stated clearly that it is natural for a person who is involved every day... 
Why The Maccabees Rebelled

While building their empire, the Greeks did not usually attempt to eradicate indigenous populations; their goal was to Hellenize and assimilate... 
Maccabean Faith

In the days of Matityahu, the Jews took action against the Greeks in the natural manner, but with absolute faith in G-d. Hence, they did not engage... 
The Effects of Chanukah

The Chanuka menora is lit at home. This teaches us that Jewish strength begins at home. A Jewish home is a dwelling place for G-d; it is a place... 

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