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Miracle of Chanukah

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Discover the how, when and where of the Chanukah (Hanukkah) miracle.
Questioning the Miracle of the Oil
Inasmuch that there was enough oil for one day, the fact the oil lasted for 8 days means that the Chanukah miracle was actually only 7 days. Why then do we celebrate for 8 days? This class offers a novel and inspiring answer.
In 3586, Antiochus assumed the Seleucid throne. This monarch saw as his life's mission spreading Greek culture and religion throughout his empire.
Watch these kids re-enact the story of Chanukah in 5 minutes! (Performed by students at the Orlando Jewish Day School and the Chai Preschool)
There's a leak in the system. Some warriors punched a hole in the box over two thousand years ago, and every year, at this time, it leaks again. We're hoping that this year it won't stop.
With the aid of a 3D molecular printer, Ari may have replicated the original Chanukah miracle. Or has he? Just how paradoxical is this miracle?
A biblical history of the Jews
The Hasmoneans form a band of guerilla fighters called the Maccabees to defeat the wave of Hellenistic assimilation. After their miraculous victory, however, new troubles arose that would ultimately lead to the destruction of the Second Temple.
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 fi...
Breaking News Report
Live coverage of the breaking news story of Chanukah as it unfolds minute by minute.
. . . and what it taught me about writer’s block
Turn any mitzvah inside out and you’ll see a light—an active and energetic light that looks to shine in every black corner. Turn any mitzvah inside out and you’d see . . . a menorah.
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