Our Modern-Day Hanukkah Story

Hanukkah reminds us that even amidst a dark pandemic, nothing is left to chance.

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Comments (8)

(8) Anonymous, December 14, 2020 6:17 PM

Thank you

Somehow, I needed to be reminded that the One Above is in control right when I heard Rabbi Sytner's message. There are no coincidences Thank you.

(7) Christa Stegemann, December 14, 2020 5:22 AM

G-d is Sovereign.

What a comforting thought! We need not to be in control of our surroundings because Ha Shem has it all in His hands. Thank you so much for that timely reminder. My prayer is: Our Father in heaven, please remind me that nothing surprises You and Your will will ultimately be done. Amen.

(6) yigal zohar, December 14, 2020 4:56 AM

Retired, two engineering degrees from NYU.

In Hanukkah we tell the story of the Maccabi's, not of the Maccaba's.

In Hebrew "מי כמוך באלים יה", and not "מי כמוך באלים השם".

Somehow, when I hear the announcer, I know that this is what he was taught and that is what he believes, but it is a revision that I cannot accept!!!

(5) judy garber, December 13, 2020 9:08 PM


The whole world needs to realize this. thank you

(4) Anonymous, December 13, 2020 3:11 PM

Beautiful message, Rabbi, thank you :)

(3) Sarah, December 13, 2020 3:06 PM


Thank you. Awesome message!! Chanukah Sameah!

(2) Alan S., December 13, 2020 12:30 PM

Rabbi Sytner - yasher koach for a timely, wonderful video.

Your videos are always thought provoking. This Chanukah video is especially comforting, as you said, in this time of the pandemic.

(1) Laura, December 12, 2020 3:53 PM

I am loving Rabbi Tzvi ‘s message of hope! Let go and let G-d! Thank you!


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