Tagged: Chanukah

Miketz – Hidden by Habit

A simple but profound question is raised by the commentators in regards to the celebration of Chanukah. We know that a great miracle occurred and the oil, which had the capacity to fuel the...

Vayeshev – Seeing the Bright Side

Joseph’s brothers were hostile toward him, feeling resentful of their father’s favoring of Joseph. The Midrash describes in detail how Joseph’s actions were interpreted by his brothers as condescension, which certainly didn’t help to...

Chanukah -Determination

One of the well known questions about Chanukah is why we celebrate for eight nights rather than seven. After all, the miracle of the oil only began after the first day was over. The...

Vayeshev – Chanukah Lights

It is a good idea to review the basic requirements of Chanukah lights. While the halacha mandates simply the lighting of a single candle each night it is customary to progressively add a candle...