The origins of this common name for the December holiday go back to the first century.
The tradition of lighting Hanukkah candles in every household teaches that all of us have the power to lighten our little corner of the world.
Get ready to light the menorah on Dec. 24.
A day to play games and avoid Torah study.
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.
Hanukkah asks us to reconcile the worldview of the Rabbis with that of the Maccabees.
Beyond the parties and gifts, what the Festival of Lights is all about.
From candle-lighting to Maccabees and latkes to dreidels.