Chanukah: It's Greek to Me

What is the essential philosophical difference between the Greeks and the Jews?

The Beauty and the Light

The Greeks enlightened the world with art, philosophy and science. So why does Torah associate the Greeks with forces of darkness?

Natalie Portman's Christmas Tree

The actress's desire for a Christmas tree isn't trivial. It represents the contemporary Jew's struggle to hold onto her Jewish identity.

Star Wars and My Search for Spirituality

The Last Jedi, Chanukah and the battle between the forces of light and darkness.

At My Grandson’s Bris: Hanukkah, Self-Sacrifice and the Infinite

The mohel instructed me to hold the baby’s legs tight, thrusting me into the reality of what was unfolding.

Hanukkah: Seeing Beyond the Surface

Why is Hanukkah called the holiday of vision?

Hanukkah & the Essence of True Beauty

Why did Judaism pose such a great threat to ancient Greece?

Jewish Grit and Hanukkah

The incredible power of adding one consistent light at a time.

Holy Jewish Chutzpah

When it comes to spirituality, never take no for an answer.

Three Lights: Hanukkah, Shabbat and Havdallah

Understanding Judaism’s requirement to generate light on three different occasions.

Hanukkah: The Holiday of Peace

Why that small flask of pure oil is like the heart of every Jew.

A Timeless Gift for Hanukkah

For eight days, the glow of our menorah will be augmented by the darkness of my smartphone.

8 Ways to Turn Darkness into Light

This Hanukkah choose to create your own miracles.

Never Give Up Hope

Why relight the menorah when reason dictated that a day later it would go dark once again?

8 Thoughts for 8 Nights

Questions and ideas to discuss each night as you light your menorah.

Timeless Hanukkah: A Graphic Article

The miracle is still happening today.

Assimilation & the Chanukah Oil

Understanding the meaning of the Chanukah battle, a war unlike any other.

Top Ten Gifts for Husbands

Skip the new tie. Give your husband the gift he really wants.

Top Ten Gifts Every Wife Wants

This year give your wife the gift she really wants.

Hanukkah: The Force Awakens

In a dark world, you must be the light.

Miracles, Human and Divine

Like the days of Hanukkah, we are witnessing miracles today.

Hanukkah’s Last Light

Dispelling five myths that block us from connecting to God.

Three Ways to Give Thanks this Hanukkah

Hanukkah is a special time for us to say thank You for all the little and big miracles in our lives.

The God Factor: Part 1

Chanukah comes to teach us how history can take the most unlikely turns and produce the most improbable victors.

The Chanukah Question

Is it a Jewish value to yield or to resist?

Days of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving and Hanukkah remind us to be grateful not just for the success, but even for the struggle.

Thanksgivukkah

The similarities – and essential differences – between Thanksgiving and Hanukkah.

Jews and War

The Maccabees realized that there is a time to fight.

Flames of Rebellion

Lighting Hanukkah candles is a brave act in the Maccabean tradition.

Hanukkah’s 4-Point Battle Plan

The Maccabees’ eternal lessons for preserving Jewish continuity and pride.

Let There Be Light

Understanding the cultural clash between the Greeks and the Jews.

Miracle on Ice - Chanukah Edition

The Jewish definition of “miraculous” is different from Merriam-Webster.

Eight Ways to Banish the Darkness

Chanukah's eight powerful tools for bringing some light into the darkness.

Chanukah and Burnout

Why didn't God simply give the Jews an eight-day supply of oil?

The Miracle of Chanukah

The military victory and the burning oil provide a deep lesson in self-discovery.

Chanukah and the Heroic Jewish Woman

Are we willing to fight for what’s right?

Beauty and the Greeks

What was the underlying conflict between Jewish and Greek philosophy?

One Pure Thing

Bringing the hidden light of Chanukah into our lives.

The Beauty Wars

The Chanukah battle isn't over yet.

Tiger Woods and Chanukah

Is a beautiful golf swing enough to make you a hero?

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.

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