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Chanukah with Rebbe Nachman of Breslov Paperback

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The events of the story of Chanukah are well-known: the heroic revolt against Greek oppression, the stunning victory on the battlefield, and the jar of oil which contained only enough to last for one day but miraculously burned for eight.

Still, a basic question arises: Jewish history is full of miracles. Few of them become holidays. Why Chanukah?

To become part of the Jewish calendar, a holiday needs to contain core messages of ongoing relevance regarding our national identity and national destiny. Chanukah: Capturing the Light is dedicated to uncovering those messages. Drawing on a vast array of classic and contemporary sources, renowned teacher and bestselling author Rabbi Immanuel Bernstein presents a deep and profound understanding of Chanukah, inspiring the reader to allow its light to illuminate the eight days of the festival -- and the entire year.

Chanukah: Its History, Observance, And Significance A presentation based on Talmudic and traditional sources

Chanukah: Its History, Observance, And Significance A presentation based on Talmudic and traditional sources

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Includes a comprehensive history of the period; Chanah and her seven sons; the story of the Kohen Gadol's daughter; and the complete candle-lighting service.

Includes a compehensive history of the period; Chanah and her seven sons; the story of the Kohen Gadol's daughter; and the complete candle lighting service.



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Indie Awards Silver Medal Winner (Children's Nonfiction)
The Skipping Stone Magazine Honor Award (one of the best multicultural books for children in 2019)

When legendary and beloved actor, singer and activist Theo Bikel wrote a short story, shortly before his passing in 2015, about his happy childhood as a Jewish boy in Vienna--confused by rising anti-Semitism, and ultimately forced to flee after the Nazi takeover--he never could have imagined that Jewish children in the US, at the start of 2020, would have to ask their parents the same questions he had asked his own parents: Why are we hated? Why must I be afraid to be who I am?

In The City of Light , Theodore poignantly recounts moments from his childhood in Vienna-- at first the happy memories of family, sweet cakes, and holidays; and then darker times, when he experienced and witnessed brutal and violent anti-Semitism as Nazi influence grew. Set in Vienna in 1937-38 during Nazi Germany's annexation of Austria, a young Jewish boy witnesses Kristallnacht, "The Night of Broken Glass," and elderly Jews being spat upon and forced to clean the sidewalks with their coats. Once at home in the city, he is ostracized and beaten.

One night, the boy dreams that his favorite Jewish superhero, Judah Maccabee, has arrived to save Vienna's Jews. But when he awakens, there has been no Maccabean rescue. Years pass and the boy, now an old man, returns to Vienna and finds its Jewish community and Temple have been restored. He looks for the eternal light in the Temple and can't find it. Then suddenly it becomes clear to him: "The light was there all the time; it was in my own heart."

This special book, gentle and bittersweet in its tone, also includes a three-page Yiddish glossary, a recipe for Honey Cake from Bikel's grandmother, and sheet music of a little-known Hanukkah song Little Candle Fires with a link to a website where you can hear Theo singing it.

Theodore Bikel's The City of Light is receiving critical acclaim, loved by adults who have followed Bikel for decades, as well as young people struggling to make sense of the acts of hatred and bigotry they are now exposed to daily. Aimee Ginsburg Bikel, Theo's widow and veteran journalist, has added a backstory, several glossaries, and an afterword about an event in Bikel's life with stunning historic significance. Noah Phillips' moving illustrations bring the story to life.


Days Of Joy: Sfas Emes

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Rabbi Yosef Stern has distilled the profound, scintillating, pithy, incredibly rich discourses of the great Sfas Emes, Rabbi Yehudah Aryeh Alter of Ger, into enlightening and inspiring English essays. This book opens the portals to some of the loftiest and most enlightening thought of the last century on Chanukah and Purim.

Gems From the Nesivos Sholom - Chanukah

Gems From the Nesivos Sholom - Chanukah

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The magnum opus of Reb Sholom Noach Berezovsky zt'"l, saintly rebbe of a vibrant Chassidic dynasty, the impact of the Nesivos Sholom extends well beyond the tight-knit enclave of Slonimer adherents. Since its publication in the latter half of the twentieth century, Nesivos Sholom has become a standard text in the study-halls and homes of Torah Jews from one end of the spectrum to the other. 




For the first time ever, this modern-day classic is now accessible in the English language. With the release of eighth volume - focusing on the messages and lessons of Chanukah - the English-speaking public can discover what it is about Nesivos Sholom that has captured the hearts and minds of Jewish seekers world-wide. 




Is it the crisp, engaging treatment of such a wide-range of relevant topics? The masterful blend of Chassidic thought and scholarly analysis, mystical concepts and illustrative narratives, penetrating insight and inspirational messages? Or is it simply the pristine beauty that emanates from the sacred words of an individual referred to by some as the "Mesilas Yesharim of our generation"? 




For the accomplished scholar or the earnest layman; the educator or the parent; anyone - young or old - seeking to advance their Torah knowledge and connection with the Creator - his volume has a wealth to offer. With Hashem's help, these teachings of the Nesivos Sholom will greatly enhance your life. 


Hidden Lights Hardcover

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A comprehensive historical rendering of the entire Chanukah episode, with an understanding of the complex ideological, political and religious struggles that took place. An eye-opening work; basic yet brilliant.

Inspiring Lights

Inspiring Lights

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The light of Jewish wisdom, and of an authentic Jewish world view, shines on Chanukah, perhaps, as on no other holiday. The holiday of Chanukah was born out of a clash between two civilizations and two fundamentally different ways of looking at man, at life, and indeed all of reality: This was the essential clash between the Greeks and the Jews; the military clash was secondary. In exploring the messages that lie at the heart of Chanukah, we discover immutable messages that lie at the core of Judaism. Chanukah is the celebration of a vision so lofty and a dedication so deep, that it guaranteed that the Jewish nation, and the Jewish message, would endure - and shine - for all time. Inspiring Lights is a collection of essays from a wide range of educators and writers, each offering another perspective on the timeless messages contained in Chanukah. Some of the themes explored in this precious book are: Chanukah and the Mystical Light of Creation The Unique Relationship of the Jewish Woman to Chanukah Chanukah Echoes in the Garden of Eden The Essence of Jewish Leadership Where Jewish Thought and Greek Thought Part Ways and much more. Whether this is your fifth Chanukah, or your fiftieth, in these pages you will certainly find not only fresh insight and inspiration for your Chanukah celebration, but for all of Jewish life.


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