This might just be the most emotional and inspiring article I’ve ever written. Take a moment to read it, and realize that the fire still burns inside of you, too.
When we study the message of Chanukah, we’ll discover the master key to earning a good living.
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!
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!
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 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...
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?
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, working out in the gym and learning Torah, fashionable clothes and makeup - can they be part of the Torah lifestyle?
The tiny vial of ritually pure olive oil, physically capable of burning for a day, miraculously burned bright for eight days. How did that happen?
As opposed to the Greeks, we do not idealize physicality; for a Jew, the physical is important only in as much as it serves our true spiritual existence…
How does Israel, throughout the ages, prevail over enemies that are much mightier? The secret is that before they overcome the enemies, they must overcome nature. How?
Time is crucial. Iran is recreating the Persian Empire. It has captured Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon. Once it consolidates, it will control most of the region…
When compared to the "ohr ein sof" that burns in the Chanukah candles, the so-called "light" of enlightenment and modern philosophy is utter darkness…
Both Shimon Bar Kochba and Yehuda Maccabee were freedom fighters against tyrannical oppressors, yet Jewish history condemns one but celebrates the other. Why?
Chanukah - coming soon - is our personal holiday, not just national. Sometimes we're overwhelmed by forces that we can't possibly deal with. Weak and outnumbered, do we give up?
In the world of intellect, the natural draw to the Divine and life itself slowly becomes silenced. We are left with brilliant minds in a world where value can’t be proven...