The Maccabees

Who were these Jewish warrior heroes?

Do-it-Yourself Chanukah Party

Unique and delicious recipes that will spice up your Chanukah party.

Chanukah in Iowa

I was the only Jewish child in the auditorium, and sometimes felt I was the only Jewish girl in the entire world.

Taking Up Arms

What you and I today would have written off as an act of insanity, was in fact one of the greatest deeds in Jewish history.

Why 8 Days?

The number eight transcends the natural world

Chanukah Family Guide

When does the family join together to light the Chanukah menorah? How do we light? What time do we light?...and a special Chanukah story.

Give It All You've Got

The Maccabees taught us that immobilizing perfectionism leaves no room for God.

Chanukah Family Parsha: The Package Deal

Physical beauty and power is best used to express higher values.

Lighting Our World

This Chanukah, light the flame of hope.

Light in the Strangest of Places

At a Grateful Dead concert one Chanukah, I felt like the only Jew in the world. Then an amazing thing happened.

Matityahu's Revolt

For the Maccabees, it was not physical life at stake, but the spiritual life of the Jew.

Animated Menorah

A simple, animated guide on how to light Chanukah candles.

One Miracle? No, Two!

Dizzy the Dreidel Top has come to take you for a ride back in time.

Miracles

Do we notice the beauty and wonder of the world around us? A message for Chanukah.

The Candles and the Tree

A child who sees no difference between the flames of the menorah and the twinkling lights of the tree.

The Non-Jewish World of Disney

A Jewish princess does not wait for her prince.

Winning the Game

To win, you don't have to be physically stronger or more skilled than your opponent. Where it counts is in the heart.

Hanukkah: Lighting on Erev Shabbos

Navigating the delicate moments on Friday afternoon of Chanukah.

History Crash Course #29: Revolt of the Maccabees

The Jewish revolt against the Greeks sets a precedent as the world's first religious war.

Lively Overview of Chanukah

Insights from the Midrash and contemporary sages.

My Last Line of Defense

How Chanukah kept me Jewish when all else failed.

Dr. Mitzvah in "A Light for Andy"

Join Dr. Mitzvah as he builds a Chanukah menorah!

Lighting Away from Home

In-depth laws of the menorah for travelers and guests.

Hippie Chanukah

Amidst the pre-Xmas frenzy, a group of idealistic college students unexpectedly discover Chanukah's quiet illumination.

Chanukah: The Prequel

The astonishing connection between Alexander the Great and the Jewish high priest.

Where to Light

The proper placement of the menorah, for a variety of situations.

Family Parsha_

We all love beauty. But what makes something or someone beautiful?

Potato Latkes!

It's just not Chanukah without potato latkes.

Giving Gifts

It's fun to take part in the shopping season, but is "gifting" a part of Chanukah?

Spinning the Dreidel

The discrepancy in how the Chanukah dreidel and Purim gragger are spun reflect a profound lesson in the nature of the two holidays.

8 Surprising Lessons from the Laws of Chanukah

A closer examination of the laws and customs of Chanukah yields some surprising insights.

The Blazing Mezuzah

In the midst of a fraternity party, my Jewish spark was unexpectedly ignited.

Menorah, Oil and Wicks

In-depth laws of how to perform the Chanukah mitzvah properly.

The Name "Chanukah"

Education, dedication, and beginning. These are the 3 meanings of the word "Chanukah". What do they stand for?

Family Illuminations

Jewish survival and Jewish revival begins in the Jewish home.

Chanukah Lights Dancing

Chanukah's tiny lights brazenly face the night's bitter challenge, transforming fear into a soft caress of hope.

Chanukah Specialties

Selected Chanukah recipes from "Kosher by Design Entertains."

The Beauty Wars

The Chanukah battle isn't over yet.

Party Planning

Everything you need for a great Chanukah Party!

Hanukkah Dreidel Secrets

What the Hanukkah dreidel was 'back then' and how we can learn from it today.

A Great Miracle Happened

As a Jew, I was always a little different. That would become my greatest asset.

Chanukah Recipes

Delicious latkes and doughnuts to enhance your Chanukah table.

Why Chanukah Gelt?

What's the deeper meaning of money and what does it have to do with Chanukah?

Rekindling the Sparks of Peace

The heart of fire contains the unifying power of peace.

Hope in Hell

We had been helped by God, even in this forsaken little camp at Nieder-Orschel.

Chanukah Eyes

How can our homemade menorahs compete with all the dazzling lights of Christmas?

8 Nights, 8 Heroes

Inspiring stories to share around the Chanukah lights.

Feta Cheese on Chanukah

Celebrate the Chanukah miracle with a different edible twist.

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