Kislev

Light Unto the Nations: Chanukah, the Tent...

Dec 30, 2020Comments off

(Excerpted and translated from Rabbi Ginsburgh’s Hebrew book, “Hanerot Hallalu”) Part 3 Jewish Futurism If the eight days of Chanukah parallel the first eight days

Light Unto the Nations: Chanukah, the Tent...

Dec 24, 2020Comments off

(Excerpted and translated from Rabbi Ginsburgh’s Hebrew book, “Hanerot Hallalu”) Part 2 Clipping the Temple’s Wings The fast of the Tenth of Tevet commemorates the

Light Unto the Nations: Chanukah, the Tent...

Dec 17, 2020Comments off

(Excerpted and translated from Rabbi Ginsburgh’s Hebrew book, Hanerot Hallalu) Part 1 Every year, the festival of Chanukah reminds us of the war of the

The Forefathers of Chassidut

Dec 10, 2020Comments off

(Excerpted from Rabbi Ginsburgh’s English class on 19 Kislev 5781) The 19th of Kislev is significant for two reasons: This is the day that the

Chanukah: Illuminating the Hollow Chasm

Dec 10, 2020Comments off

What is the secret of the Chanukah lights, which we kindle at nightfall? Is it merely that they illuminate the darkness? After all, the menorah

Chanukah: The Festival of Lights and Memory

Dec 10, 2020Comments off

Chanukah, the Festival of Lights, celebrates a miracle that appears through nature. On this festival, we light candles for eight days to publicize the miracle

Chanukah: Victory of Jewish Wisdom

Dec 10, 2020Comments off

During the festival of Chanukah, we celebrate the Jewish victory over Hellenist philosophy and culture. The Greeks, who held the philosophy that the world is

19 Kislev: Squeezing Chassidut out of the T...

Dec 03, 2020Comments off

There are three fathers to the Chassidic movement: The Ba’al Shem tov, the Maggid of Mezritch and the Alter Rebbe of Chabad. The Ba’al Shem

Compassion for Reality

Dec 03, 2020Comments off

(Based on Rabbi Ginsburgh’s 19th Kislev farbrengen last year, 5780) Jews seem to naturally have a critical view of the world. That is no wonder.

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