Rabbis Without Borders Hanukkah Gift Guide

Happy Hanukkah, Jewish learners and lovers of Jewish learners! If gift-giving is a part of your Hanukkah tradition, let our Rabbis Without Borders gift guide help you find the perfect gift. From books and albums made by our fellows to silly odds and ends, we’ve got something for everyone.

Also be sure to check out our “Shalom, Y’all!” Southern & Jewish Gift GuideOutdoorsy Hanukkah Gift Guide, Keshet Rainbow Pride Gift Guide, and our Classic Hanukkah Shopping Guide.

Our yearning for answers is no different now than it was in Biblical times, writes RWB Rabbi Irwin Kula in his eye-opening, stirring book 

Yearnings: Embracing the Sacred Messiness of Life

:


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A former West Bank settler, RWB Rabbi Brad Hirschfield now teaches inclusiveness and celebrating diversity. 

You Don’t Have to Be Wrong For Me to Be Right

is a personal, moving read:


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The Amidah is one of the most powerful prayers in Judaism. These 
Amidah Meditation Cards
 by RWB Rabbi Marcia Prager ($25) offers a guided practice for each of the ancient blessings:


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RWB Rabbi Shefa Gold is a musician and author who introduces Jewish chant, mysticism and spirituality as a transformative spiritual practice.

Shir Delight

 is a gorgeous, spiritual album:


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Want to learn about Jewish mysticism but don’t know where to begin? Written by a leading Kabbalahist (and RWB rabbi!), The Everything Kabbalah Book is a wonderful first step:


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Counting the Omer, by RWB Rabbi Min Kantrowitz is a Kabbalistic meditation guide to the days between Passover and Shavuot, offering insights into daily life and spirituality:


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How to Spot One of Us

by RWB Rabbi Janet R. Kirchheimer is a poetry collection inspired by her family’s tragedy in the Holocaust. She provides a moving tribute to the powers of faith and hope:


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RWB Rabbi and poet Rachel Barenblat wrote a poem each week of her son’s first year. Her collection,
 Waiting to Unfold,
 reflects on the challenges and blessings of early parenthood:


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Found in Translation

is more than just a book about words. RWB Rabbi Pamela Gottfried’s essays about everyday experiences are lighthearted and inspirational. A memorable read: 



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…and now for some rabbi fun:


Rabbear
 (yep, we said it) is a stuffed traditionalist. Decked out in a tallit and hat, he cuts a dashing figure and would look great on a bookshelf. That said, we’d like to see a woman on the plush pulpit:


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Take the 
Rabbi’s Challenge
 on this hand-finished wooden Star of David puzzle:


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Melissa & Doug’s Hanukkah Box of Questions
 helps start great conversations:


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Light These Lights is a collection of beautiful Hanukkah songs by Debbie Friedman for the whole family to enjoy:


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Are you a fan of interfaith dialogue? This “Prays Well With Others” bumper sticker is a cheeky way to express your appreciation for all religions.


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Happy Hanukkah to you and yours. We hope this gift guide helps!

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Falling in Love in Jerusalem

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