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    • RabbiStern

    Brighter than Chanukah candles

    Dec 06, 2018 Go comment!
    This weekend is one of the busiest on the Jewish calendar. It’s called Shabbos-Rosh Chodesh-Chanukah. On Friday afternoon, we will light two sets of candles, the Chanukah menorah with its six burning candles, followed by the regular Shabbos candles. On Shabbos morning, we will read from three Torahs in shul, compared to the regular Shabbos, when we read from one and sometimes two Torahs.
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    • ChiefRabbi

    Heavenly multiplier effect found in a jar of oil

    Nov 29, 2018 Go comment!
    One of the great heroes of the Holocaust was Rabbi Avraham Grodzinsky, the spiritual leader of the Kovno ghetto. Until the outbreak of the war, he had been Rosh Yeshiva of the famed Slabodka Yeshiva and one of the leading sages of his generation.
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    • gina goldstein

    Low GI inspiration

    Nov 29, 2018 Go comment!
    Either I am a very good mother or a very bad one.
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    • ParshaRabbiPink

    What do we want our children to know about Chanukah?

    Nov 29, 2018 Go comment!
    Let’s start at the beginning. The story of Chanukah in a nutshell. During the time of the second Beit Hamikdash (Temple) the Holy Land was ruled by the ancient Greeks. They were not very kind to the Jewish people, they stole their property, and even set up idols in the Temple. No one could stand up against them, until Mattityahu and his sons rose up, together with a small army of Jews called the Maccabees. They managed to overcome the Greek army, and drove it from the land.
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