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Hanukkah Reflection

Germany's First Lights

Chava Tombosky | Posted 02.29.2012 | Religion
Chava Tombosky

Every year I spend one night of Hanukkah with my grandmother, who is 89 years old. And every year it seems that I manage to leave this poor woman in tears.

Tim Tebow And The Lessons Of Hanukkah

Arnold M. Eisen | Posted 02.22.2012 | Religion
Arnold M. Eisen

Men and women who are grateful to God for daily miracles as well as extraordinary acts of salvation may subscribe to either of the stories of Hanukkah.

Is The Menorah A Jewish Or Human Brand?

Chava Tombosky | Posted 02.21.2012 | Religion
Chava Tombosky

The menorah is a brand that stands for faith in the everlasting, for transcendental transformation and the power to reshape our fragmented world. And its light cannot be hoarded.

Hanukkah's History: Challenging But Full Of Meaning

Rabbi Joshua Stanton | Posted 02.21.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Joshua Stanton

Perhaps it is because of an awkward duality in our historical narratives that we often retreat to the broader themes and rituals of Hanukkah rather than the complexities of its underlying history.

Renewal And Rededication: Supporting LGBT Equality During Hanukkah

Miriam Lazewatsky | Posted 02.21.2012 | Religion
Miriam Lazewatsky

As a straight ally, I want my LGBT family and friends to have all the same freedoms I have. I see progress every day.

How I Learned To Love The Latke

Dan Zevin | Posted 02.20.2012 | Religion
Dan Zevin

It became very clear, very early on, that my friends had a way better gig going, holiday-wise, than the Zevin boys did. But now that I've evolved into a mature adult, I am pleased to report that December is no longer the cruelest month.

A Love Letter To Hanukkah

Joe Winkler | Posted 02.19.2012 | Religion
Joe Winkler

Dear Hanukkah, I love you, but I hate your cultural representation. I don't blame you. I know that your calendar slot dooms your loveliness.

Hanukkah And How War Should Be Celebrated

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 02.19.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

For Jews, practicing our religion has never been as straightforward. Throughout history we have had to fight and die simply to observe our faith. Hanukkah represents a triumphant moment.