What Eastern European Jews Did on Christmas
A day to play games and avoid Torah study.
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.
Hanukkah Themes and Theology
Beyond the parties and gifts, what the Festival of Lights is all about.