In Every Age

In Every Age

By The Jewish Theological Seminary | Collected Resources | Hanukkah

The story of the military victory of the small band of Maccabee fighters over the Assyrian army is reflected through the prisms of rabbinic learning and contemporary commentary to create a modern understanding of the holiday

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The December Dilemma

The December Dilemma

By The Jewish Theological Seminary | Collected Resources | Hanukkah

Despite its status as a minor festival, the celebration of Hanukkah is elevated in the United States, partially due to its proximity to Christmas. These resources focus on the seasonal challenges of fitting in and the pressure to compete with the excitement of “the most wonderful time of the year.”

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Music of the Season

Music of the Season

By The Jewish Theological Seminary | Collected Resources | Hanukkah

Enjoy these ruminations and musical meditations from JTS faculty and students.

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The Laws of Hanukkah

The Laws of Hanukkah

By The Jewish Theological Seminary | Collected Resources | Hanukkah

Celebrating Hanukkah means publicizing the miracle–these JTS sources offer guidance in fulfilling the halakha for this holiday.

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Torah & Haftarah

Torah & Haftarah

By The Jewish Theological Seminary | Hanukkah

First Day of Hanukkah (Numbers 6:22 – 8:4) Haftarah First Shabbat (Zechariah 2:14 – 4:7) Haftarah Second Shabbat (I Kings 7:40 – 50) EXPLORE MORE HANUKKAH CONTENT

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Lighting the Darkness

Lighting the Darkness

By The Jewish Theological Seminary | Collected Resources | Hanukkah

In the northern hemisphere, we light the eighth Hanukkah candle on one of the darkest night of the year–the new moon closest to the winter solstice. These readings and videos explore the importance of increasing our light in dark times.

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Hanukkah Learning

Hanukkah Learning

By The Jewish Theological Seminary | Collected Resources | Hanukkah

Learn with JTS Faculty and Students to enrich your Hanukkah celebrations.

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Chancellor’s 5781 Hanukkah Message

Chancellor’s 5781 Hanukkah Message

Dec 11, 2020 By Shuly Rubin Schwartz | Short Video | Hanukkah

Chancellor Schwartz shares her thoughts for Hanukkah.

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