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Settling Texas
December 29, 2014 – 1:05 am
Settling Texas

On December 29, 1845, the sovereign nation known as the Republic of Texas became the…

Menashe and Ephraim
December 26, 2014 – 1:05 am
Menashe and Ephraim

Joseph’s two sons, Menashe and Ephraim, are familiar names because…

Surviving Via Shanghai
December 25, 2014 – 1:05 am
Surviving Via Shanghai

In his youth, Rabbi Chaim Shmulevitz probably never imagined that he would visit…

Putting Chanukah In Perspective
December 24, 2014 – 1:08 am
Putting Chanukah In Perspective

The events of Chanukah took place about 150 years after the death of…

Hannah and Her Sons
December 24, 2014 – 1:03 am
Hannah and Her Sons

The story of Hannah and her seven sons is a story of the Jewish resistance to…

Beauty and the Greeks
December 23, 2014 – 1:08 am
Beauty and the Greeks

What does Noah’s son Yephet have to do with the story of Chanukah and the mitzvah of circumcision?

5 New Year’s Resolutions for Singles
December 22, 2014 – 12:46 pm
5 New Year’s Resolutions for Singles

This year, set these 5 basic goals (that are a good base for other accomplishments) and take the first few steps without focusing on outcome or an ultimate win. Simply resolve to start changing in 2015!

Rock of Ages
December 22, 2014 – 1:08 am
Rock of Ages

Maoz Tzur is one of the best known Hebrew piyyutim…

Spin the Dreidel
December 21, 2014 – 1:08 am
Spin the Dreidel

The dreidel is a four sided top, with a single Hebrew letter on each of its sides. Before the game begins, all players are…

Book of Maccabees
December 21, 2014 – 1:05 am
Book of Maccabees

Chanukah is neither directly ordained in the Torah (like Rosh Hashana, Passover, etc.) nor mentioned in…

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