Chanukah

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Sevivon: Hidden Meanings

The dreidel, or sevivon in modern Hebrew, is much more than meets the eye. It runs deep, very deep, more than our minds can…

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Chanukah Calendar

Greater Miami December 2016 By Chani Rosenblum Photography by The Lunch Box BLESSINGS: Baruch Atah Ado-nai Elo-henu, Melech haolam, asher kideshanu bemitzvotav vetzivanu lehadlik ner…

Holidays Chanukah

The Miracle of Rededication

Building something from scratch, from nothing, is an admirable task, but rebuilding what has been destroyed, torn down and desecrated is even more admirable….

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Einstein’s Chanukah

WHEN CELEBRATING THE FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS, WE SELDOM STOP TO THINK OF LIGHT AS A PHYSICAL PHENOMENON. WE USUALLY TAKE LIGHT, ONE OF G-D’S…

Traditions Chanukah

The Paradox Of Oil

CHANUKAH IS AN ENTIRE HOLIDAY THAT REVOLVES AROUND A MIRACULOUS INCREASE IN OIL AT JERUSALEM’S HOLY TEMPLE THAT HAPPENED OVER TWO MILLENNIA AGO. WHY…

Strong Roots, Strong Tree

ALSO CALLED “ROSH HASHANAH LA’ILANOT,” LITERALLY “NEW YEAR OF THE TREES,” IN CONTEMPORARY ISRAEL TU B’SHEVAT IS ARBOR DAY TO MOST, AN ECOLOGICAL AWARENESS…

The Mystical Application

Tu B’shvat By Rabbi Faivish Mordechai Dalfin Chabad Rabbi in North Bay Village Florida We study in the Talmud that the fifteenth day of…

Body and Soul

WHY CHANUKAH IS THE MOST OBSERVED JEWISH HOLIDAY By Rabbi Raphael Tennenhaus It comes as no surprise that Chanukah in 2012, and for the last…

Listen ToThe Flames

TO APPRECIATE THE CHANUKAH FLAMES WE NEED TO NOT JUST LOOK AND SEE THEM; WE NEED TO LISTEN TO THEM. By Rabbi Simon Jacobson …

Totally Tropical Holiday

South florida sizzles and sparkles during Chanukah. By Jill Meisels and Reuvain Arazi With its incredible natural beauty and warm climate,  South Florida is…