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Meaning 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.

Lighting Up The Darkness: Hanukkah As A Spiritual Practice

Rabbi Shai Held | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Shai Held

All around us is darkness. And what do we do? We light a fire. Not a bonfire, but a small fire -- now one, now another, and so forth for eight nights.

Hanukkah Matters

Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie

On Wednesday morning, as the Jews of America prepared for the beginning of the holiday that evening, the New York Times published a rant against Hanukkah. Jews reacted with puzzlement, dismay and not a little anger.