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Watch a renactment of the Chanukah (Hanukkah) story, visit a candle making factory and more…

Chanukah Videos

Chanukah Videos

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Chanukah with the Rebbe Chanukah with the Rebbe
Watch talks of the Lubavitcher Rebbe on Chanukah and vintage footage of the Rebbe participating in Chanukah rallies.
Do-It-Yourself Chanukah Do-It-Yourself Chanukah
How to light the Chanukah menorah
Simple-to-follow instructions on how to do the mitzvah of lighting the menorah on Chanukah.
Menorah Lighting Guide Menorah Lighting Guide
Discover the importance of the menorah and how, when and where to light it.
Rebellion in the Holy Land! Rebellion in the Holy Land!
Breaking News Report
Live coverage of the breaking news story of Chanukah as it unfolds minute by minute.
The History of Chanukah The History of Chanukah
by Ezi
History and facts on Chanukah with Ezi.
What If We Were Chanukah Heroes? What If We Were Chanukah Heroes?
Ezy, Eli, Dina and Rina explore their inner “super powers” to spread light in the world.
Classic Potato Latkes Classic Potato Latkes
The Joy of Kosher
Traditional potato latkes are essential for every Chanukah party. You’ll love Jamie’s easy and delicious recipe.
Candle Time Candle Time
Video | 1:03
Candle Time
What do the Chanukah lights say to you?
Chanukah: Maccabee or Masada Chanukah: Maccabee or Masada
Thoughts on our generation’s desire for life-affirming messages of Jewish pride and heroism.
KabbalaToons KabbalaToons
Episode XIV
A little light chases away a lot of darkness.
Miracles Miracles
Video | 9:01
Miracles
A Chanukah Film
A morning sun rises in fiery splendor; a newborn baby enters the world. We witness miracles everyday and may sometimes take them for granted.
Chanukah Play Chanukah Play
Video | 3:59
Chanukah Play
Too cute for words. Watch a group of 5 year-olds re-enact this drama of struggle and redemption, the story of Chanukah.
Chanukah Mini-Series - Part I Chanukah Mini-Series - Part I
Part I
Jono enters a donut eating contest, Gefilte Fish orders two thousand plastic dreidels from China and Rabbi Kadoozy gets a permit for a menorah lighting.
Chanukah Mini-Series - Part II Chanukah Mini-Series - Part II
Part II
Rabbi Kadoozy works on finding a way out of prison, Jono trains for his donut eating contest, and Gefilte Fish tries to sell his exploding dreidels to the government.
Chanukah Mini-Series - Part III Chanukah Mini-Series - Part III
Part III
The action packed conclusion of the Itche Kadoozy Show Chanukah Mini-Series! Hilarity Ensues.
Eli's Kosher Kitchen Eli's Kosher Kitchen
Chanukah Cooking: Donuts and Latkas
Join Eli as he prepares some Chanukah favorites with his Bubby
Chanukah, Oh Chanukah! Chanukah, Oh Chanukah!
Tzlil V’zemer Children’s Choir
The Tzlil V’zemer Children’s Choir presents a favorite Chanukah song, “Oh Chanukah.”
Once Upon a Time There Was a Little Flame Once Upon a Time There Was a Little Flame
The story of the stubborn little flame that refused to be extinguished. And the story of you and I . . .
Jono's Dreidel Song Jono's Dreidel Song
Jono sings a song about his favorite Chanukah tradition.
Captain Awesome Captain Awesome
A Chanukah Adventure
Rabbi Kadoozy and friends are ready for the menorah lighting. But when Jono decides to become a super hero, they may be in for the funniest Chanukah ever...
Lights . . . Latkes . . . Action! Lights . . . Latkes . . . Action!
A Chanukah Short
A rabbi, a college student, and a gefilte fish share their feelings about chanukah.
Maccabees Maccabees
Video | 45:23
Maccabees
A Live Chanukah Adventure
Experience the story of Chanukah as it comes alive in this real life presentation. This production from the Jewish Children’s Museum was performed live on Chanukah in 2006.
Eight Candles Burning Eight Candles Burning
Just another country song about a regular Jewish guy who meets up with four rabbis in their menorah-mobile.
Yes, We Can! Yes, We Can!
Video | 2:39
Yes, We Can!
It was the phrase that kept our hopes alive during history's harshest times...
An Astronaut's Chanukah Adventure An Astronaut's Chanukah Adventure
Buckle up for a Chanukah celebration in... Space Shuttle Discovery! Astronaut Jeff Hoffman hosts the celebration courtesy of NASA.
Miracle Lights Miracle Lights
Video | 17:11
Miracle Lights
Join Benny and Zaidy for the thrilling adventure of the Chanukah story! Go back to a time of danger, drama and triumph!
33 Days 33 Days
Video | 0:54
33 Days
Latkes How-To Latkes How-To
Video | 2:59
Latkes How-To
A group of children receive instructions on making potato-latkes. If you've always wanted to learn about this noble tradition but were ashamed to ask... here's your chance!
Visit A Chanukah Candle Factory Visit A Chanukah Candle Factory
Thousands of Jewish homes around the globe kindle the Menorah with wax Chanukah candles. Visit a factory in Israel that's been making these candles for generations.
Making Olive Oil Making Olive Oil
Video | 2:53
Making Olive Oil
In the Temple, more than 2,000 years ago, the Menorah was lit with wicks in olive oil. Today too, many Jews light their Chanukah Menorahs using pure olive oil.
Menorahs Around the Globe Menorahs Around the Globe
From Paris to Buenos Aires, Cairo to California, Madrid to Moscow, public Menorahs light up cities and towns around the globe. Visit 30 of these Menorahs.
Wanna Be A Maccabee Wanna Be A Maccabee
Chanukah Rap
This Chanukah rap tune is all about yes, you too can be a Macabbee! Be strong and joyful... and share the light and the love!
The Deed: Chanukah The Deed: Chanukah
Video | 6:25
The Deed: Chanukah
A brief review of the story and practices of the festival of Chanukah
The Menorah The Menorah
Video | 6:21
The Menorah
How to light the menorah.
Seasons Seasons
Video | 1:45
Seasons
A Chanukah Thought
When it's dark, light a candle...
Advertising the Miracle of Chanukah Advertising the Miracle of Chanukah
Public Menorahs Across the Globe
For eight days the world glows a little bit brighter as giant outdoor Menorahs light up the night sky.
How to Achieve Greatness How to Achieve Greatness
A Chanukah Lesson
Inspirational speaker, Charlie Harary, shares his personal take on one of the lessons to be learned from the story of Chanukah.
The Triumph of Jerusalem Over Athens The Triumph of Jerusalem Over Athens
Chanukah and the Miracle of Jewish Survival
The Jews' devotion to maintaining their spiritual freedom can only be described as supernatural. What gives us this miraculous strength?
Hillel or Shammai, Liberal or Conservative? Hillel or Shammai, Liberal or Conservative?
Two ways of looking at Chanukah
The House of Shammai says: “On the first day of Chanukah, one lights eight lights; from here on, one progressively decreases.” The House of Hillel says: “On the first day, one lights a single light; from here on, one progressively increases.” (Talmud, Shabbat 21b)
Chanukah and the Nature of Rabbinical Commandments Chanukah and the Nature of Rabbinical Commandments
Analyzing the Talmudic Source for Chanukah
How rabbinical commandments -- like lighting the Chanukah menorah -- derive their power from the Biblical injunction (Deuteronomy 17:11) "According to the law they [the Sages] instruct you... you shall not divert... either right or left."
Why We Add a Candle Each Night Why We Add a Candle Each Night
Interpreting "Mehadrin Min Hamehadrin" in Lighting the Chanukah Menorah
The school of Hillel says that the very best way (mehardin min hamehadrin) of lighting the menorah is to add one more candle each night. The Talmud gives two reasons for this approach: a) because of the dictum that we increase in matters of holiness and b) to make it readily obvious which night of Chanukah it is. Will there be a practical difference between these two reasons? A difference in rulings between Maimonides and Tosafos is considered.
What Does the Name What Does the Name "Chanukah" Mean?
Letters and Numbers of the Festivals - Chanukah
The name Chanukah itself contains many hints to the deeper meaning of the festival.
How Do You Spell How Do You Spell "Chanukah"?
Letters and Numbers of the Festivals - Chanukah
The first letter of the word Chanukah is the eighth letter of the Hebrew alphabet "chet." What secrets are contained within the shape and numerical value of the letter "chet" that can teach us about the meaning of Chanukah?
Does Chanukah Commemorate War or Peace? Does Chanukah Commemorate War or Peace?
Two Versions of the Timeline of the Maccabee's Victory
Among the early Talmudic commentaries, there are two opinions about the chronology of events commemorated on Chanukah. One says that the war was won on the 24th of Kislev and that the first day of Chanukah, the 25th of Kislev, is the anniversary of the first day of peace. The other says that on one day, the 25th of Kislev, the Maccabees both won the war and rededicated the Temple.
Chanukah Sand Art Chanukah Sand Art
Video | 3:42
Chanukah Sand Art
From the Jewish Community of Rostov
Watch as amazing Chanukah-themed sand animation is performed before the camera.
Professor Pellah's Place Professor Pellah's Place
A Chanukah Adventure
With help from Professor Pellah, the members of "The Terrific Teenage Mitzvah Mission Force," get together to let the world know about the holiday of Chanukah. (Produced for Tzivos Hashem in 1994 by the creators of Shalom Sesame.)
Joey: Plane Sight Joey: Plane Sight
Video | 2:02
Joey: Plane Sight
Animated Comic Strip
Joey and his friends fly around the world, spotting Chanukah menorahs everywhere they go!
My Very Own Chanukah Party My Very Own Chanukah Party
A Children's Chanukah Celebration
Watch children host a Chanukah celebration and a grand dreidel game especially for kids!
Candle Lights Candle Lights
Video | 2:15
Candle Lights
Based on a True Story
Based upon a true story, this short film shows how we may never know the far reaching effects of a small act of kindness and that by spreading the light of Chanukah we can light up a persons life. Directed and filmed by Mendel Katz.
The Scroll of Antiochus The Scroll of Antiochus
The Holiday of Chanukah
The Scroll of Antiochus is an account of the Chanukah story written originally in Aramaic. What can we learn about Chanukah by comparing the Scroll of Antiochus to the Purim story written in the Scroll of Esther?
The Greeks The Greeks
Video | 26:08
The Greeks
A biblical history of the Jews
Toward the end of the Second Temple Era, the influence of Hellenistic values became a threat to Jewish existence.
Make Your Own Chanukah Apron Make Your Own Chanukah Apron
Jewish Crafts with Abbey
Join Abbey in decorating an apron or T-shirt using a technique from the pros!
How to Craft a Unique Menorah How to Craft a Unique Menorah
Jewish Crafts with Abbey
Watch our Jewish crafting guru, Abbey, demonstrate how to create a menorah masterpiece using baby food jars.
The Secrets of the Flames The Secrets of the Flames
Understanding the Eight Days of Chanukah
Why do we celebrate Chanukah for eight days? Why does the Chanukah menorah have eight candles?
Eight Candles Burning Eight Candles Burning
Just another country song about a regular Jewish guy who meets up with four rabbis in their menorah-mobile.
Hanukkah Kids Zone
Hanukkah Recipes
Hanukkah Cards
Hanukkah Shopping
Hanukkah Tidbits
Menorah Gallery
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