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Discover more about Chanukah in these fascinating classes and lectures on the Chanukah themes.

Chanukah Audio Classes

Chanukah Audio Classes

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Chanukah... Are we simply celebrating miracles of long ago or experiencing our own version of this story in our daily lives in the 21st century?
The historical events that surround the story of Chanukah, the inner struggle the Jews faced and the eternal message that lies therein for us today.
Audio | 1:19:43
The Miracle Is Us
The miracle of the oil raises us beyond the natural human experience. This gives us a light which can elevate all mankind.
On Chanukah we add the 'al hanissim' blessing in the Amidah prayer: “Your children entered the shrine of Your House ... kindled lights in Your holy courtyards.” The Menorah was usually lit in the Sanctuary of the Temple, not the outside courtyards!
What did the Greeks really want from the Jews? Did all Jews agree with the Macabes, and other Chanukah thoughts.
The Chanukah Story
This action-filled radio play portrays the miracle of Chanukah as a victory of Jewish spirit over the forces of assimilation.
Audio | 49:55
Chanukah - In Depth
This class presents a comprehensive understanding of the deeper meaning behind the miracle of Chanukah.
A very short message on the holiday of Chanukah.
Explore the inner dimension of the menorah and learn what it means in our own daily lives.
Audio | 46:24
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The Battle Over Wisdom
Part 1
Many wars have been fought over oil, but only one over olive oil. What did the Greeks have against Jewish oil, and what contemporary message does this unusual battle hold for us?
Audio | 42:52
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The Battle Over Wisdom
Part 2
Many wars have been fought over oil, but only one over olive oil. What did the Greeks have against Jewish oil, and what contemporary message does this unusual battle hold for us?
Are Jewish tribal? There are two answers to this question, both correct: Yes. And no.
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Halachah: Chanukah
The various halachot associated with the holiday of Chanukah.
This is a series of advanced classes that provide a thorough understanding of Chanukah’s inner themes.
This class teaches the special significance of the last day of Chanukah, which is referred to as Zos Chanukah.
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