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Maor David Jerusalem – Chanukah Celebration 2013 – Boca Rat

David Hartman: Decency in an Imperfect World


Excerpt of an interview with Rabbi Prof. David Hartman by Leon Charney in 1999 in which Rabbi Hartman talks about the traditional Jewish value of being thankful and decent even in an imperfect world.

Best Chanukah Video – 2013

Rabbi Avraham Goldhar presents a fascinating overview of the history and meaning of the Chanukah holiday.

Chanukah 2013 – Beauty & the Beast

From the Western Wall in Jerusalem, Rabbi Efim Svirsky speaks about the battle over beauty in today’s world. Rabbi Svirsky is an author and therapist. His website is

Chanukah – The Light Inside You – based on Rabbi Moshe Wolfson

Dr. Aron Braun offers a chassidic insights about the light inside our soul. Based on the writings of Rabbi Moshe Wolfson. Dr. Braun lectures at Rav Wolfson’s Beis Medrash Emunas Yisrael in Brooklyn.

The book Wellsprings of Faith (Feldheim) contains some of Rabbi Wolfson’s teachings in English. His audio lectures can be downloaded from

Note that Rabbi Wolfson strongly discourages use of the Internet because of the great spiritual dangers that it poses. The website makes his lectures available for those who already use the Internet and can benefit from learning.

Hanukkah 2013

Tourist tip #387 / Jewish film festival in JerusalemHaaretz

Jews and cinema go well together. It would be almost impossible to list all of the prominent Jewish directors in the history of cinema: Roman Polanski, Steven 
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Brazil Synagogue Gets $400K Germany BoostJewish Daily Forward

The museum, which will include a glass annex, will depict the history and culture of Judaism in general, as well as the history of Jews in Brazil, starting with the 
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From forgotten stepchild to national celebrationJerusalem Post

In her newest book, ‘Hanukkah in America: A History,’ historian Dianne Ashton examines the holiday’s transformation over the years of Jewish life in America.
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Davenport column: History of HanukkahJackson Sun

The word means “dedication,” and refers to a major event in Jewishhistory. After the  Bypassing much intervening history, we note that Hanukkah began to be 
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New Movie Shows Brave, Tragic History of Gush EtzionArutz Sheva

A new memorial to the Jews slain in Gush Etzion includes a video that  film that portrays the region’s history, including the Jewish settlement in the 20th century 
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