Noam Zion

Noam Zion is the Director of Shalom Hartman Institute's Resource Center for Jewish Continuity. He specializes in teaching Jewish Holidays, Bible and Art, and has edited several educational books for the Shalom Hartman Institute.

Articles by Noam Zion

The Book of Second Maccabees

A Diaspora perspective with an emphasis on martyrdom

The Book of First Maccabees

An effort to legitimize the Hasmonean dynasty.

How Passover Customs Have Changed and Developed Over Time

A look at some Pesach customs throughout history.

The Two Miracles of Hanukkah

Not all sources agree on the origins of the holiday.

Haneirot Hallalu: These Hanukkah Lights We Light

Explaining the use and meaning of the Hanukkah lights.

How to Play Dreidel

Learn how to play this Hanukkah game with our video and written instructions.

The First Hanukkah

It was actually a Sukkot celebration.