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American Jewish History

What I Learned at the White House Chanukah Party

Rabbi Evan Moffic | Posted 12.14.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Evan Moffic

The holiday of Chanukah reminds us that these rights wither when we take them granted. Freedom does not sustain itself. The heroes of Hanukah -- known as the Maccabees -- stood up when they lost their rights to worship and practice their faith.

Seeing Freedom Through Immigrants' Eyes: The National Museum of American Jewish History

Michael Rosenzweig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michael Rosenzweig

Freedom is often thought of as an abstract concept, but it's also important to see it as something tangible. We can do this by looking through the eyes and the legacies of those who've come before us.