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Rabbi Moses Sofer, known as the Chatam Sofer (1762–1839), writes that in most synagogues that he visited, they lit with beeswax. Was this ideal?
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Jewish light in the small Balkan nation shines more brilliantly than ever

Joseph had two sons in Egypt. From their names, we learn how a human being can be successful in this world.

He named the first son Menasheh, which means to forget. Whenever Joseph called Menasheh, he remembered that this land was causing him to forget his true home and all that his father had taught him.

And so he...

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Awareness campaign launched by the Rebbe in 1973 reaches new heights in 2021
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What is the likelihood of an Orthodox woman born in Brooklyn donating a kidney to a non-observant man from Ukraine in a hospital in Tel Aviv?
Both of Joseph’s dreams came true: Eleven brothers prostrated themselves to Joseph, and they bowed again after Jacob and Bilha joined them.
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A Chassidic designer created the digital menorah which blends Judaism and cutting-edge technology
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Are there any issues I should be careful to avoid when approaching religious Jews on the topic of sustainability?
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If there was enough oil to last for one day, the miracle of Chanukah was the seven additional days, so why kindle Chanukah candles for eight?
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When we kindle our Chanukah candles each year, the light that glows is the spirit of faith and determination of the Maccabees. Video
The dreidel teaches us how to break out of preconceived notions in how we view our world, ourselves, and others.
Parshah (Weekly Torah)
Even in Egypt, Joseph remained committed to the religion of his youth and the G‑d of his forefathers. What was his secret?
We will go with our young and with our old, with our sons and with our daughters; with our flocks and with our herds will we go . . .
– Moses to Pharaoh, Exodus 10:9
5th Day of Chanukah Miracle (139 BCE)
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Passing of R. Chizkiyah de Silva (1698)
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In commemoration of the miracle of Chanukah we kindle the Chanukah lights—oil lamps or candles—each... Read More »
Special prayers of thanksgiving -- Hallel (in its full version) and V'Al HaNissim -- are added to the... Read More »
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