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The Tenth of Tevet
The Tenth of Tevet

And it was in the ninth year of King Zaddekiah’s reign, in the tenth month, on the tenth (day) of the month that…

Midnight
Midnight

A day is divided into 24 equal units of time (hours). Different cultures, however, define the beginning…

Events in Granada
Events in Granada

Joseph ibn Naghrela (1035 – 1066) was only 21 years when he succeeded his father, Samuel (Shmuel Hanagid), as the…

Settling Texas
Settling Texas

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

Menashe and Ephraim
Menashe and Ephraim

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

Surviving Via Shanghai
Surviving Via Shanghai

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

Putting Chanukah In Perspective
Putting Chanukah In Perspective

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

Hannah and Her Sons
Hannah and Her Sons

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

Beauty and the Greeks
Beauty and the Greeks

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

Rock of Ages
Rock of Ages

Maoz Tzur is one of the best known Hebrew piyyutim…

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