A Rube Goldberg Hanukkah

Watch these Technion students try to light a Menorah with a Rube Goldberg machine.

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Comments (16)

(16) Rafael, December 19, 2012 3:31 AM

Halachic question.

So can the human who started the machine working be yoitze and fulfil his mitzva with the robotic action? Do we need koiach gavro for chanuka lights? Is koach koicho acceptable? Can we have an aish rabbi answer this please.

(15) Judy, December 17, 2012 7:39 PM

Making a BIG Tsimmis about lighting the Chanukah menorah!

Those Technion fellas sure know how to make quite a TSIMMIS over lighting the Chanukah menora! Yashir koach!

(14) Zena, December 16, 2012 1:53 PM


amazed by the intricacy absolutely loved it!

(13) Audrey Larson, December 16, 2012 3:23 AM


It didn't say the bracha!

(12) Devorah, December 14, 2012 9:58 PM

very funny and inventive

(11) ShoshanaOT, December 13, 2012 12:59 PM

Ingenious working to do a mitzvah

How about lighting up the world using solar and wind generated technology next. Maybe people would smile with joy instead of perpetuating violence with hatred

(10) Richard Peter White, December 13, 2012 8:47 AM


I found it quite Amazing keep up the good work you are doing.

(9) דונה, December 13, 2012 5:24 AM

Techno Chanukah


(8) Anonymous, December 12, 2012 9:01 AM


Kol HaKavod to Goldberg and his. Gang!!

(7) Marty, December 12, 2012 6:44 AM

Please show more videos like this

this is fantastic! please show more of these in the future Israeli students are great!!

(6) jo, December 11, 2012 10:19 PM

a mitzvoh tech...!

"Something for everyone...."

(5) richard, December 11, 2012 5:40 PM

In England we use a box of matches!

Happy Chanukah!

(4) Fr. Drew, December 11, 2012 3:34 PM

I love it! Shalom.

This is great.

(3) moshe tzvi dauber, December 11, 2012 3:21 PM

Outstanding, but....

....does this qualify as "koach gavra"? Nonetheless it is the best demonstration of the power of the human intellect !! WOW !!!

(2) Moshe, December 11, 2012 3:37 AM


My father a"h was a design engineer and used to bring home Rube Goldberg drawings all the time. What a beautiful way to combine the best of technology with the best of our sacred traditions to create such a wonderful memory for me!

(1) Anonymous, December 10, 2012 10:41 PM

Wow... great....

Great fun. Thank you! Chag Orim Sam'ach.


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