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Chanukah (Hanukkah)

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Chanukah (Hanukkah): (lit. “rededication”); eight-day festival beginning on 25 Kislev, celebrating the Maccabees’ recapture of the second Temple from the Syrian Greeks, and its rededication, marked by the kindling of lights on a menorah or chanukiah
(It's not what you think it is)
We know the facts on why we celebrate Chanukah, the Festival of Lights. But is that all? Could it be that the inner meaning of the holiday has been hidden from plain sight?
What is Chanukah really all about? Learn a deeper perspective from a Chassidic discourse
Discover the soul of the Maccabees
Explore the inner meaning of Chanukah and the mystical dimension of the Maccabees and the different characters in the Chanukah story from Matisyahu the High Priest to the heroine Yehudis.
So much of our life is based on stats. The stock market, the winning team’s scores, our health and fitness tracker; to name a few. Is quality over quantity a worn cliché or a true approach to life? Learn an approach that goes beyond a spreadsheet.
A Chanukah message from the Rebbe
Ingredients: 2 cups flour ½ tsp. baking soda 5 eggs 1 tbsp. cognac 2 tbsp. water 1 quart (1 liter) oil Powdered sugar Directions: Mix the flour, baking soda, eggs, cognac and water until mixture comes together in a ball. Knead. Cover the dough with plasti...
Doughnut Ingredients: 3 tbsp. dry yeast 1 tsp. sugar ½ cup warm water 3 cups flour ⅓ cup sugar 2½ tbsp. butter (or oil) 2 eggs Canola oil for frying Confectioners sugar for dusting Directions: Pour the warm water, yeast and 1 tsp. sugar into a small bowl....
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Ingredients: 4 Yukon Gold potatoes ½ sweet onion 2 eggs 1 ¼ tsp. salt canola oil for frying Directions: Grate the onion and potatoes into a medium-sized bowl. Add the eggs and salt and mix to combine. Heat oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat. When o...
Decoding the hidden messages
The parshah of Mikeitz contains 147 verses and the mnemonic for it are the Judean Kings ‘Yechezkiyahu’ and ‘Amaziah’. Explore the coded message in this Masoretic note and its connection to the general themes of the Parshah, as well as the coinciding holid...
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