Church & State & the Jews

Religious education is vital for this country--but not on Uncle Sam's tab.

Judaism in the Public Square

It's time to chip away at the wall of separation.

Numbers 29: 35 – 30:1: Maftir

Additional Torah Reading on Simchat Torah. Shemini Atzeret and Simhat Torah in the Community. Rejoicing with the Torah. Jewish Holidays.

Believing In Miracles

The many stories related to Hanukkah actually recount two different miracles.

Biblical, Rabbinic, and Modern Holidays

The different types of Jewish festivals

Making It Better and Better

Successive generations of Jews have created different ways of enhancing the observance of the Hanukkah lights.

The Hanukkiyah (Hanukkah Menorah)

Hanukkah lamps come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes.

Maoz Tzur: Rock of Ages

The most famous Hanukkah song.

Haneirot Hallalu: These Hanukkah Lights We Light

Explaining the use and meaning of the Hanukkah lights

The Tabernacle and Shabbat’s Shared Message

Holiness is not limited to one sphere.

Potato Latkes

A recipe for potato pancakes.