Shalom – Shalsheles

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?

Fire and Light

Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller explains how Torah, symbolized by fire and light, is on one side of reality, while darkness, naturalism, and chachma chitzonit (external wisdom) form its counterpart.

Chanukah, Light, Lichtig

Rabbi Moshe Weinberger of Aish Kodesh from Sparks of Inspiration Women’s Event

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?