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Going to the mikvah is not about getting clean. It’s about getting alive.
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According to the recent Pew study, 53% of Jews who recently married another Jew are orthodox.
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Hanukkah and celebrity worship.
Help! Our son seems resentful that we don’t have a comparable celebration.
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Nissim Black’s search for light amidst the darkness.
The power of the menorah’s flame.
My grandfather taught me to live in the spectacular now.
How parents can teach their kids to curb their drive to acquire and appreciate what they have.
You can mean well and still cause a lot of hurt.
For starters, stop calling them “single.”
To all the women out there looking to marry a Manly Man.
She doesn’t want to get married until her child is ready. Should I wait?
A 7-point guide to the Jewish coming-of-age ceremony.
Most children raised in interfaith families lack the tools and knowledge to make informed choices.
The physical-spiritual balance of power.
Practical and relevant insights on the weekly parsha.
Advanced-level midrashic and Kabbalistic illuminations on the weekly parsha.
Lessons, stories and discussion questions for parents and kids.
The Hanukkah Story in 8 hit songs.A short medley of pop music parodies through the ages.
Everything you need to know about Hanukkah. Share with your family and friends.
Miracles do sometimes happen. Based on a true story. A timely Hanukkah message.
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Who do you think benefited from this more – Keith or his teammates?
7 top secret conversations overheard at the recent nuclear negotiations in Geneva.
A few of my favorite Jewish jokes for 2014.
An Aish.com Video.
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A fascinating overview of the history and meaning of the holiday.
December 17, 2011
January 3, 2012 1:46 AM
I loved your philosophical approach to Chanukah and your title question. I learned a lot!
December 25, 2011 8:04 PM
Thank you. This is so inspiring.
December 21, 2011 3:29 PM
thank you Rabbi Goldstein...Happy Chanukah!
December 19, 2011 5:19 PM
that was incredible!
i never thought about the fact that the priests were the ones who began the battle, not soldiers!! beautiful. thank you and happy chanukah
December 19, 2011 9:07 AM
The Real Miracle
A whole new spin on Chanukah!! Inspiring! Chag Samayach everyone!
December 19, 2011 2:01 AM
Thank you so much!
December 18, 2011 6:00 PM
Beautiful! Let's hear more from Rabbi Goldstein!
December 18, 2011 1:39 PM
Celebrating the victory of the war, is celebrating the victory of the Spiritual War.
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The writer, who has a PhD. in Human Rights Law, is the chief rabbi of South Africa
Sing along with these classic Chanukah tunes!
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Committing to life as a journey of victories and defeats goes to the heart of creation.