The Meaning of Chanuka
Teacher Title תקציר Course
Harav Yaakov Medan "They, Too, Were Part of the Miracle" "They, Too, Were Part of the Miracle" Holiday Packages
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein Historical Uniqueness and Daily Service In order to better understand the nature of Chanuka, let us examine the original “Chanuka” – the dedication of the Mishkan in the desert. Holiday Packages
Harav Yehuda Amital “Jewish Sovereignty Was Restored” During the days of Chanuka, we add into our prayers the words: Your children came to the Holy of Holies of Your House, and cleared Your Sanctuary, and purified Your Temple, and kindled lights in the courtyards of Your Sanctuary… Holiday Packages
Prof. Yoel Elitzur Where is Modiin? Is Modiin of the Maccabees near the contemporary city called Modiin? Many theories have been advanced, and a close study of the Mishna can help us answer this question. Holiday Packages
Rav Yehuda Shaviv On Zeal and Baseless Hatred The lighting of the menora in the Beit Ha-Mikdash was always accompanied by miracles. Why, then, did Chazal deem the miracle of the cruse of oil worthy of special commemoration? And how did the period of the Chashmonaim, which began with such zeal for Torah, reach such an unfortunate end? Holiday Packages
Harav Yaakov Medan Daniel and the Greek Kingdom A study of the visions of Daniel reveals that many of them relate to the Greek kingdom. Why does Daniel go to the trouble of spelling out in such great detail what will happen in that kingdom? Holiday Packages
Rav Yehuda Shaviv A Song of David for the Dedication of the House On Chanuka we recite Psalm 30 – “Mizmor shir chanukat ha-bayit le-David,” a song of David for the dedication of the House. What is the significance of this song to the house that King Shlomo built, and why did the Sages decide that this psalm would be recited on Chanuka? Holiday Packages
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein The Symbolism of the Menora and the Incense The Meaning of Chanuka
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein Studying Greek Wisdom The Meaning of Chanuka
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein "To Make Them Forget Your Torah and to Divert Them From the Laws of Your Will" The Meaning of Chanuka
Harav Yaakov Medan On Miracles, Revealed and Hidden The Meaning of Chanuka
Harav Yehuda Amital Letting the Light of Torah Shine The Meaning of Chanuka
Rav Asher Meir The Once and Future Festival The Meaning of Chanuka
Rav Eliyahu Blumenzweig "In Those Days, at This Time" The Meaning of Chanuka
Rav Elyakim Krumbein Chanuka: Insularity or Influence? The Meaning of Chanuka
Rav Ezra Bick Why Celebrate a Miracle? The Meaning of Chanuka
Rav Itamar Eldar Chassidic Teachings on Chanuka: Is the Mitzva Kindling the Lights or Setting Them Down The Meaning of Chanuka
Rav Menachem Leibtag Chanuka and the Prophecies of the Second Temple Period The Meaning of Chanuka
Rav Mordechai Friedman Yosef and Chanuka The Meaning of Chanuka
Rav Nati Helfgot and Dr. Avi Shmidman A final stanza to the piyyut "Maoz Tzur" which adds praise to Hashem for the modern miracle which we have all witnessed - The Meaning of Chanuka
Rav Yair Kahn The Miracle of the Lights The Meaning of Chanuka
Rav Yoel Bin-Nun The Secret of Chanuka as Revealed by the Prophecies of Chaggai and Zekhari The Meaning of Chanuka
Harav Aharon Lichtenstein Religious Faith and Art At first glance, the question of the Torah's attitude toward art seems to have no basis: religious faith is a set of contents, views and imperatives, associated with one’s subjective intention, whereas art is the work of the artist, driven by his ability and talent. The Meaning of Chanuka
Rav Ezra Bick The Jar of Oil and the Future of the Jewish People Is Modiin of the Maccabees near the contemporary city called Modiin? Many theories have been advanced, and a close study of the Mishna can help us answer this question. The Meaning of Chanuka
Rav Yosef Zvi Rimon The Significance of the Miracle of Oil Every household is obligated to light the Chanuka candes - to sanctify the name of Heaven and to infuse itself and its surroundings with Divine inspiration, fear of heaven and the spreading of Torah. The Meaning of Chanuka

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