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Hanukkah Story

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.

Hanukkah And Interfaith Dialogue: Increasing Our Shared Light

Rabbi Sid Schwarz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Sid Schwarz

In a world that is changing so rapidly, religion provides comfort, continuity and timeless certainty to millions of the faithful in the world. But often that religious package also includes heavy doses of triumphalism, chauvinism and intolerance.

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.

Festival Of Light, Mystery And Miracles: Matisyahu's Hasidic Reggae Hanukkah Tour Opens (PHOTOS)

Josh Fleet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Josh Fleet

Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, is all about exposing what is hidden. Matisyahu, the hometown Hasidic hero of New York City and a cultural icon for Jewish America, crafted his own light-filled musical mystery at the Brooklyn Bowl on Nov. 29.

Rededication Of Hanukkah: The Importance Of Doing Things More Than Once

Rabbi David Wolpe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rabbi David Wolpe

The world is rife with worthy causes we have taken up with enthusiasm and then abandoned. Rededicate yourself to repairing God's anguished world. If we manage that, the oil will burn for countless nights to come.