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Chanuka

A Chanukah Gift That Will Last A Lifetime

By R' Ilan Meirov (CHAZAQ Director)   Chanukah is right around the corner, and for many children, so are the exciting gifts. As the holiday approaches, children of all ages begin to...

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There is Always Hope

By R' Shmuel Morgenbessor    Sometimes, even if people take a moment to truly think about their relationship with G-d (which is rare enough), they immediately become discouraged. They...

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The “Hidden Light” Revealed

The secret behind what transpired during the first week of creation is simply beyond human intellect. And although the first portion of the Torah discusses the creation of the world, the reason for...

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Halacha Insight on Chanukah

By R' Ilan Meirov (CHAZAQ Director)   It's the third night of Chanukah and your four-year-old son, Yankel, is anxiously waiting for the lighting of the Menorah. "Is it time...

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Tranquility Base

By Rabbi Paysach Krohn    The world renowned Chofetz Chaim, Rabbi Yisroel Meir (HaKohen) Kagan (1838-1933), had a rebbe who was not nearly well known as he was. His rebbe was a...

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It Is In Every Yiddishe Neshama

By Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis      We hear so much about the hopeless predicament of our assimilated brethren. The latest statistics show that our young people are...

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Designer Souls in a Designer World

  Chanukah Revisited By Myriam S. Gabbay One of the greatMessages of ChanukahFor which the Chashmonaim*Laid down their lives for,Was that every Jew isUnique. 1 There is noneLike him. Never...

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Designer Souls Repairs

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Instant Holiness

By Rabbi Yehoshua Kurland  A man ran to the 24 hour convenience store at two in the morning, only to find the owner closing up for the night. "What are you doing?" the man protested....

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Oh Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel!

By Rabbi Label Lam    I can recall shrinking in shame when in public high school choir we would sing the token Jewish song, "Oh dreidel, dreidel, dreidel." It always seemed...

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Chanukah - Holy Eyes

By Rabbi Label Lam  "These candles we kindle upon the miracles, the wonders, the salvations, and the battles which You performed for our forefathers in those days at this time...

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The Chanukah Spirit

By Rabbi Moshe Meir Weiss   Each of our Jewish Holidays comes with a special message and has a distinct way that it impacts upon the life of every Jew. Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are...

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Chanukah – 8: The Symbol of Eternity

By Rabbi Label Lam  Here are eight ideas to ponder about Chanukah- little points of light that I hope may brighten the days ahead!1.The word for candles, NER, Nun-Reish, stands for Nefesh...

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The Bais HaMikdash – Power Source of Spirituality

By R' Ben Tzion Shafier  Shabbos Chanukah The Bach commenting on Tur Shulchan Aruch explains that the decrees of the Yivanim against the Jewish people occurred because the Jewish people...

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Chanukah - The Survival of the Pure

By Rabbi Label Lam  "And [we thank You] for the miracles, for the redemption, for the mighty deeds, for the saving acts, and for the wonders which You have wrought for our ancestors in...

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Chanukah-Light Up Right

By Rabbi Label Lam   …In the days of Mattisyahu, the son of Yochanan, the High Priest, the Hasmonean, and his sons- when the wicked Greek Kingdom rose against Your people Israel,...

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Chanukah Cooking Tips

By Shmuel Shields    Ph.D., N.Y.S. Certified Nutritionist   With its strong focus on the miracle that took place through a cruise of oil, Chanukah is an ideal time to start using...

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Halachos for Chanukah

By Halacha Hotline   Q1) During Chanukah, people...

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Chanukah – G-d Fights Our Wars

Rabbi Ben Tzion Shafier The miracle of the oil  Why do we celebrate Chanukah?  “When the Yivanim entered the Bais HaMikdash, they defiled all the oil set aside for lighting the...

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A Thorough and Thoughtful Thought for Chanukah

By Rabbi Yochanan Schnall  The following thought is based on shmuez from Rabbi Chaim Shmulevitz ל"זצ. To explain why the Chanukah holiday was established, the Gemara (Shabbos 21b)...

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In-Depth Laws of Menorah Requirements

  MENORAH 101 A Basic Summary of Holiday Laws In a Clear and Simple Style...

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Abridged Laws of Menorah Requirements

  MENORAH 101 (Abridged) A Basic Summary of Holiday Laws In a Clear and...

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PARSHAS MIKETZ – CHANUKAH 5776 - ROCK OF ISRAEL

 By Rabbi Doniel Staum         The following is part of the text of the Oxford Chabad Society Joseph Graham Memorial Lecture, given by Rabbi Yisroel Meir...

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Chanukah -HASHEM is HERE!

By Rabbi Label Lam  NUN-Nes, GIMEL-Gadol, HEY-Haya, SHIN-Sham- A Great Miracle Happened There!- Meaning of the Letters on a Dreidl   These candles we light for the miracles and for...

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