Tag Archive for: Chanukah

How Do I Dispel My Inner Darkness?

The Analytical & Behavioral Approaches

The mitzvah of lighting the menorah is unique in that people perform it not only in its minimal standard, but in the way described by the Talmud to be the “most beautiful of beautiful.” How did this develop? From the argument between the Talmudic sages as to how many candles we light each night of Chanukah.

Chanukah: Affectionate light

In this shiur (Torah class) on Chanukah, Mrs. Shira Smiles raises a number of questions about the holiday. Firstly, why is the miracle of the oil the main focus, instead of the miraculous military victory? Secondly, what is the significance of ‘Zot Chanukah’, the last day of Chanukah?

Advanced Learning

A Mitzvah is a Candle and Torah is Light: How do the candle and light parallel Torah and Mitzvot? How do the Torah and Mitzvah here in Mishlei 6:23 parallel the mussar of one’s father and the Torah of one’s mother in Mishlei 1:8?

Light One Candle By Benny Friedman

Light one candle: More light and then even more – that’s the theme of Chanukah. Never stop growing, never stop brightening, don’t let the light go out. The flame of Judaism is in your heart and in your hands. Use it to light one candle. And tomorrow, light another one.

What’s Light Got to do with it? By DovBer Pinson

What’s Light Got To Do With It? Rabbi DovBer Pinson explores why Chanukah is well known as the ‚”Festival of Lights”