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Shabbat as Preview of the Perfected World

Rabbinic literature and medieval Kabbalah describe the day as a foretaste of life in the perfected "world to come" that traditional Judaism anticipates.

Shabbat as a Sanctuary in Time

The Sabbaths are our great cathedrals, the Jewish equivalent of sacred architecture.

Creation and Exodus: The Nexus

The Bible has no problem giving both cosmic and social reasons for Shabbat. Creation and liberation are tightly connected.

Church & State & the Jews

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

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.

Biblical, Rabbinic, and Modern Holidays

The different types of Jewish festivals

Maoz Tzur: Rock of Ages

The most famous Hanukkah song.

Defining Hanukkah: Assimilation

Acculturation versus assimilation, a question for Jews then as now.

Defining Hanukkah: Pluralism

Hanukkah represents the struggle to follow one's values and religion in a pluralistic world that often demands uniformity.

Sweet Potato Latkes

An exciting update to your favorite potato pancakes.

Sufganiyot

A recipe for Hanukkah jelly doughnuts.