Category Archives: Chanukah

A Review of Chanukah Torah 2020

I am privileged to share some Torah that I developed over the course of Chanukah 2020 with the help of my students, family members, and friends. As always, I enjoy hearing from readers in the comments if you have any … Continue reading

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Frum or Krum: Using the Shamash on Chanukah

The time has come once again for our should-be-award-winning exploration into mores and vicissitudes in the Jewish world and how they stack up to the light of objective research (spoiler: usually, not well). Today’s question: Does the presence of the … Continue reading

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On the Precipice of Beauty: Parshat Miketz and Chanukah

I have long marveled at a phrase tucked away in Parshat Miketz, the official sponsor of Shabbat Chanukah. ┬áThe phrase appears at a critical juncture, with Viceroy Yosef finally meeting his one and only brother Binyamin, the second son of … Continue reading

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Light One More for Menashe: Answer #101 for Beit Yosef

I was thinking last week about the famous question of the Beit Yosef, the one that always seems to resurface at this time of year. I was thinking about it because it’s Chanukah, and also because my wife’s cousin, who … Continue reading

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