Hanukkah

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.

Tikvah Podcast at Mosaic and Mark Gottlieb
Dec. 18 2020 1:42AM

“If Jews had the fortitude to believe in victory over the Greeks, then we could not now surrender our trust in defeating our enemy.”

Elie Wiesel
Dec. 18 2020 12:01AM

As an “unrecognized” religion, Judaism is illegal.

Aaron Reich
Dec. 18 2020 12:01AM

Footage of Hanukkah in Baghdad in the 1990s.

American Sephardi Federation
Dec. 17 2020 12:01AM

A plea from Britain’s chief rabbi.

Ephraim Mirvis
Dec. 16 2020 12:01AM

Originally, Jews didn’t kindle lights to celebrate the holiday.

Dec. 16 2020 12:01AM

The problem was not that the stars of the Hanukkah story were too heroic, but that they confused their military heroism for the capacity of communal leadership.

Dec. 15 2020 12:01AM

The forgotten history of the sufganiyah.

Gil Marks
Dec. 15 2020 12:01AM

“It was one of the decisive events in human history. Never before had men been convinced, as they were then, that an idea was something to fight for and to die for.”

Dec. 14 2020 12:01AM

’Tis the season of Hanukkah bashing.

Dec. 11 2020 12:01AM

The miracle of the Jews and the existence of Jew-hatred go hand in hand.

Jan. 29 2020 12:01AM

Some back-of-the-envelope sociology of American Jewry.

Cole Aronson
Dec. 31 2019 12:01AM

Hanukkah during the downfall of Ceausescu.

Edward Serotta
Dec. 30 2019 12:01AM

Hanukkah+.

Rivki Silver
Dec. 27 2019 12:01AM