The Talmud discusses the basic requirement for kindling the Chanukah menorah, and then proceeds to present the more optimal and ideal fashion (known as ‘mehadrin’). Discover the nuanced distinctions in the reasoning offered by the sages.
The Torah commands us to “love G-d with all your heart”. The Hebrew word for 'heart' is spelled with an extra letter: the letter 'vet' appears twice. Our Sages explain that this means that we are to love G-d with both inclinations of the heart, the good (yetzer tov) and the evil (yetzer hara). But how can one possibly love G-d with one's evil inclination?! This class offers three answers in ascending sequence and offers a parallel model for a blissful marriage.