Setting the record straight.
Nicanor, commander of the elephant cavalry.
A Seleucid sling stone.
The final, often-skipped stanza of the popular Hanukkah candle-lighting song Ma’oz Tsur presented the late rabbi with an unusual challenge.
A rabbi’s provocative thesis.
The menorah and a tale of two flames.
“The stories of the Maccabees are coming to life before our eyes.”
The rabbi joins us to talk about the deeper theological meaning of the holiday through the lens of a fascinating essay by the Modern Orthodox thinker Joseph B. Soloveitchik.
“If Jews had the fortitude to believe in victory over the Greeks, then we could not now surrender our trust in defeating our enemy.”
As an “unrecognized” religion, Judaism is illegal.
Footage of Hanukkah in Baghdad in the 1990s.
A plea from Britain’s chief rabbi.
Originally, Jews didn’t kindle lights to celebrate the holiday.
The forgotten history of the sufganiyah.