Why is a miracle witnessed by so few commemorated so publicly?
In this Torah shiur (class) Rabbi Hanoch Teller talks about having true bravery in our day-to-day lives. Available online in streaming video. To purchase an mp3 download, go to www.ishiur .com.
In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Hartman explains that the battle of Chanuka was a metaphysical as well as a material one. On Chanuka, we successfully affirmed our desire to connect to the will of G-d through our awareness of the intangible.
Rabbi Yehoshua Hartman explains why the victory over the Greeks had to come though the Kohanim.
Rabbi Hanoch Teller delves into the idea of courage on Chanukah.
Rabbi Avishai David discusses the origins of the holiday of Chanuka.
In this shiur (Torah class), Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller shares the Torah insights of the Sfas Emes, as he discusses the theme of each night of Chanuka. This class, the first in a three-part series, discusses the first three nights of Chanuka.
In this shiur (Torah class), Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller discusses the Torah insights of the Sfas Emes for the fourth, fifth, and sixth nights of Chanuka, dealing with moving beyond everything that is ‘Greek’.
Rabbi Hershel Reichman delves into the Shem MiShmuel’s explanation of the significance of the conflict between Greece and the Jews and discusses this conflict as a battle between the Greek and Jewish intellects.
Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller extrapolates on the following idea by the Sfas Emes: waging war against each of the four types of concealment makes us more aware of Hashem’s presence in every facet of ourselves, others, and all the tribes of Israel.
In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Yitzchak Cohen expounds upon the idea that understanding the obligation of beautifying the mitzvah of Chanuka helps us understand the miracles that took place in the time of Chanuka.
Rebbetzin Heller speaks about the Greek way of thinking, which is a fragmented outlook on the world, versus the Jewish unified perspective, and how this distinction relates to the miracles of the war and the lights.
Mrs. Shira Smiles examines the symbolism of putting the mezuza on the right, the channukiah on the left, and the person lighting the candles in the middle.
Rabbi Avishai David expounds on the various miracles of Chanuka, and on the anava (humbleness) of the Maccabees, which was the responsible for their victory.
Mrs. Shira Smiles talks about the inner and outer connections of Chanuka.
Rabbi Hershel Reichman analyzes the differences between the lights of Chanuka and the lights of Shabbat.
Rabbi Hershel Reichman discusses the halachik concept of mehadrin min mehadrin in relation to the Chanuka menorah.
In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman provides a Chassidic outlook on the essence of the light of Chanuka. taken from the Bnei Yissaschar, a classic Chassidic work, this shiur enlightens and inspires the soul.
In this Torah shiur (class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman learns the halachik topic of candle lighting of the menorah right before Shabbat. Delivered in a classroom setting, this shiur provides a elemental understanding of the issue as well as relevant questions.
In this class (shiur) Mrs. Dina Schoonmaker gives insight into Chanuka and gratitude
In this class (shiur) Mrs. Shira smiles gives insight into Chanuka.
In this Torah shiur (class) on Chanuka, Mrs. Shira Smiles speaks about the idea that within the galut of Yavan, there was rectification of the sale of Yosef.
In this Torah shiur (class) on Chanuka, Mrs. Shira Smiles raises the question of why, in Al HaNissim, we give thanks to Hashem for wars.
In this Torah shiur (class) on Chodesh Kislev, Mrs. Shoshie Nissenbaum explores the essence of the month and the hidden light.
In this Torah shiur (class) on the connection between Chanuka and the parshiot of Vayeishev and Mikeitz, Rabbi Beinish Ginsburg explains five ways in which the themes of Chanuka and the story of Yosef being sent down to Egypt are intrinsically related.
In this shiur (Torah class) on Chanuka, Mrs. Shira Smiles raises the question of what is so unique and special about the miracle of Chanuka? Additionally, why are we thanking G-d for the war in the prayer of Al Hanissim?
In this shiur (Torah class), Rabbi Hershel Reichman discusses the underlying spiritual conflict between the Jews and the Greeks. Based on the Shem MiShmuel, this class provides an understanding of the basic Jewish belief system.
In this Torah shiur (class) on Chanuka, Rebbetzin Tziporah Heller shows us how to incorporate the lessons of Chanuka, and the struggle with the forces of Yavan (Hellenism), into our daily existence.
In this Torah shiur (class) on Chanuka, Rabbi Moshe Nechemia Reichman delves into the deeper meaning behind the mitzvah to light the menorah.
In this Torah shiur (class) on Chanuka, Rabbi Avishai David explicates the beautiful poem sung by Jewish families throughout the world after candle lighting, known as Maoz Tzur. Rabbi David discusses the historical background of the liturgical poem, how it became customary to recite it during Chanuka, its roots in Tanach, as well as its structure and its themes of galut (exile) and geula (redemption).