Rabbinic literature and medieval Kabbalah describe the day as a foretaste of life in the perfected "world to come" that traditional Judaism anticipates.
The Sabbaths are our great cathedrals, the Jewish equivalent of sacred architecture.
The Bible has no problem giving both cosmic and social reasons for Shabbat. Creation and liberation are tightly connected.
Religious education is vital for this country--but not on Uncle Sam's tab.
Additional Torah Reading on Simchat Torah. Shemini Atzeret and Simhat Torah in the Community. Rejoicing with the Torah. Jewish Holidays.
Celebrating for eight days
The different types of Jewish festivals
The most famous Hanukkah song.
Acculturation versus assimilation, a question for Jews then as now.
Hanukkah represents the struggle to follow one's values and religion in a pluralistic world that often demands uniformity.
An exciting update to your favorite potato pancakes.
A recipe for Hanukkah jelly doughnuts.