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What is a Menorah?

The literal translation of Menorah is Candelabra. The most common Menorah is the one with nine branches/candle-holders, used for the...

Nature and Miracles

Both nature and miracles are from G-d, but what is the difference? Many who believe in G-d may find this question naive. Of course everything is from G-d...

What is the reason for the Public Menorah?

See the Light For all Jewish holidays there is a mandate to celebrate the miracle. Enters Chanukah and an additional mandate is in order: publicize the...

How many types of Menorahs are there?

The literal translation of Menorah is Candelabra. The most common Menorah is the one with nine branches/candle-holders, used for Chanukah: eight for the...

100% pure - nothing less

We all know the Chanukah story. Or, do we? Here are some of the misconceptions: 1) There was no oil to be found anywhere in the Temple. The miracle was...

US in the U.S.: Chanukah In My Family

I first learned about Chanukah in my small school in the Ukraine where Jewish Culture was our favorite class. The concept of "G-d" was presented...

Who Will Build the 3rd Temple?

Chanukah is the time of the re-dedication of the Holy Temple. The festival commemorates the Maccabees' restoring the Second Temple to its original...

Heroes of Today: A Chanukah Lesson

Trying to encourage the young boy to work harder and achieve more, the father sternly told his son, “Do you know that when George Washington was...

Who were the Macabbees?

The Macabees - an acronym for Mi Kamocha Ba-eylim Hashem – “Who is like You amongst the mighty O G-d” – were a group of freedom...

What’s the kabbalistic deal on the Menorah?

The Chanukah Menorah is identified with the Divine revelation which will be experienced during the era of the Moshiach. The eight lights represent eight...