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Let’s Visit an Oil Rig

Sara Miriam Gross

What was the main Chanukah miracle? That a little bit of pure olive oil, enough to keep the flames in the menorah of the Beis HaMikdash burning for one day, burned for eight whole days. Today, we’ll explore a place that’s full of a very different kind of oil. We’re going to visit an oil rig. Put on your special safety boots, thick raincoat, sturdy clothing, hard hat, and safety goggles and away we go!

 

The Bright Side

As told to Pearl Hertz

As soon as I woke up the next morning, the stark truth hit me once again: My family was breaking apart. Did my parents’ divorce mean the end of my world?

 

Chanukah Miracle in Yemen

Freidy Goldberger

Frightening images began to appear, causing tears to trickle down her burning cheeks. She dabbed at her tears with the brown taffeta sari wrapped around her thin body.

 

Fire in Many Forms

Rhona Lewis

The colored candles in the menorah are flickering. The wicks in the little glasses of olive oil are burning brightly. The latkes are sizzling in a frying pan heated by strong blue flames of gas. Fire is fascinating in all forms. Let’s take a look at some of them.

 

Zeidy Zakon: Kosel Lights on Chanukah Night

Rabbi Nachman and Miriam Zakon

Come join me and we will zoom zoom zoom to the place where the miracle of Chanukah actually happened.

 

Dine In Style

Rochelle Sekula

You’ve seen them on bracelets …you’ve seen them on necklaces …but you may not have seen them yet on cutlery! Pearls and beads are fast becoming the latest rage. Be the first to have it as a talking point on your Chanukah party table!



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Think It Through
Rabbi Moshe Grylak The import of the name Anshei Knesses Hagedolah
Face the Facts: Don’t Suppress Them
Yonoson Rosenblum The left behaves more and more like a cult
You Never Looked So Good
Eytan Kobre Growing hunger for the fleeting high of the superficial
Top 5 Shiur Title Techniques
Rabbi Dovid Bashevkin The answer to “what’s it about?” can fill or empty rooms
Power of Suggestion
Rachel Bachrach Mikey Benzaken is a stage hypnotist based in Jerusalem
Make It Happen
Jacob L. Freedman “If I’m a bum then let me be a bum”
Hard Knocks
Rabbi Ron Yitzchok Eisenman The Langer boys never forgot that apology
The Classic That Almost Didn’t Make the Cut
Riki Goldstein “It took only ten minutes to write, so we weren’t sure”
Hevel Pihem Keeps the World Going
Riki Goldstein The purity of their eyes and their innocent chatter
Yussi Sonnenblick never imagined they’d be singing “Eilecha” half a century later
Riki Goldstein “It’s nice to hear people still singing those songs”
The Rebbe’s Smile and the Rav’s Slap
Riki Goldstein “That was probably my most memorable performance”
Life in the Other Lane
Faigy Peritzman We should honor every Jew as if he were a talmid chacham
Needy
Sarah Chana Radcliffe The needier a person, the more they push people away
Touch of Light
Rebbetzin Debbie Greenblatt “A person cannot live without any kavod”
Stay-at-Home Therapist: Part I
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