At a critical moment before total assimilation, a young lady from Queens remembers that it’s Kislev and not December, and that she’s Jewish, not Greek…
With the illumination of Chanuka lights, parental presence, the joy of dreidel games and the aroma of fried potato pancakes or donuts, a child feels secure...
Can You Buy Spirituality?
Can you buy emuna (faith), and thus buy your ticket to heaven on earth? Rabbi Arush teaches us a great secret...
Defeating False Philosophies
The lesson of Chanukah is the rejection of non-Jewish values and norms. How can we take that lesson with us throughout the year? The Kalever Rebbe gives important advice...
Our Holiday, Our Land
How do you describe the simple pleasure of celebrating Chanukah in a place where everyone is also rushing home to light their menorah? Our holiday, our land…
Chana and Her Seven Sons
The Gemara tells the moving story of Chana and her seven sons, who preferred martyrdom rather than cowering to the Greeks and the Hellenists...
10th of Tevet: The Torn Blanket
Two people were sharing a new blanket during the bitter winter. Each kept pulling the blanket toward himself; finally, the blanket ripped...
Who Throws Away Gold?
Darkness can shut out light for a person only when his emuna is weak and has been extinguished. The only solution is to light the light of Torah and emuna, to kindle the light that Hashem always loves us in any situation.
Just a Little Candle
The pinnacle of Chanukah - Zot Chanukah - has passed. Take the fire into the year and realize that the candles still burn inside of you!
The Real Provider
When we study the message of Chanukah, we’ll discover the master key to earning a good living.
Continuing the Light … After Zot Chanukah
Chanukah is over; the Menorah stands empty and forlorn (or back it its box until next year). Here is how we can continue the light of Chanukah into the rest of the year!
The Holiday of Education
There is a good reason why Chanukah is tied to both light, and education – true education only comes through light. Don’t fight the darkness – light a candle!
Discover the delight of Chanukah, including Rabbi Arush's customs.
My Menorah Miracle
God sometimes hides a welcome wake-up call and a special blessing, in the most routine and boring things, like a meeting with your insurance agent!
The Kislev Connection
The Menorah, which we only light with pure oil, symbolizes the purity of a Jewish lifestyle. This is the very point which the Greeks tried to destroy...
A Healthy Hanukkah
Tradition is not supposed to harm good health. Isn't there an alternative to deep-fried white-flour donuts doused in powdered white sugar and filled with sugary jam?
Jewish Pride Week
The Greeks and their self-hating collaborators did everything to poison the well of Jewish pride: be ashamed of your Judaism, of Israel and of your belief in G-d…
Holiness and Hi-tech
Holiness and Hi-tech, working out in the gym and learning Torah, fashionable clothes and makeup - can they be part of the Torah lifestyle?