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Light Up Your Environment!
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Second in a kabbalistic sci-fi fantasy series

We all know the power of darkness—it is in the news every day. A thousand times over is the power of light.

A busy person stopping to do an act of kindness, a small child reaching up to kiss the mezuzah on the door of her room, a flickering candle for Shabbat or Chanukah—each of these are as bursts of light in the...

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I don’t know what happened. I opened up my eyes and stared straight up at the dark, starry sky. Why was I flat on my back on the sidewalk? Where was I?
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A Chanukah message from the Rebbe
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Tech Tribe, a group for young Jewish professionals, mixes digital with just about everything
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The earliest mention of this custom seems to have been made by Rabbi Maimon ben Joseph, father of Maimonides.
Behold, I shall rain down to you bread from heaven.
– Exodus 16:4
2nd Day of Chanukah Miracle (139 BCE)
On the 25th of Kislev in the year 3622 from creation, the Maccabees liberated the Holy Temple in... Read More »
Raavad's Passing (1198)
Rabbi Avraham ben David of Posquieres (Provence), known by the acronym "Raavad", wrote the famed... Read More »
Oldest US Synagogue Dedicated (1763)
On this date, the "Touro Synagogue" was dedicated in Newport, Rhode Island. The synagogue, named... Read More »
In commemoration of the miracle of Chanukah (see "Today in Jewish History" for Kislev 25) we kindle... Read More »
Special prayers of thanksgiving -- Hallel (in its full version) and Al HaNissim -- are added to the... Read More »
On Chanukah we eat foods fried in oil -- such as latkes (potato cakes) and sufganiot (doughnuts) ... Read More »
It is customary to play dreidel -- a game played with a spinning top inscribed with the... Read More »
It is an age-old custom to distribute gifts of Chanukah gelt ("Chanukah money") to children on... Read More »
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