The story of Hannah and her seven sons is the story of the Jewish resistance to Antiochus’ attempts to Hellenize the Jewish people around 166 B.C.E.
Here’s a quiz: What is the primary mitzvah of Chanukah?
“One who is diligent in lighting Chanukah candles will have children who are scholars” (Shabbat 23b).
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Around the year 167 B.C.E., the Syrian-Greek rulers of Judea tried to force the Jews to assimilate into Hellenic culture. They summoned the Jews to the town squares where they were forced to worship idols or to sacrifice a pig before the idol.
The events of Chanukah took place about 150 years after the death of Alexander the Great (323 BCE), whose death brought 40 years of civil war to his empire.
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Konrad Zegota was the code name for The Council for Aid to the Jews. It was generally referred to simply as Zegota.
The Talmud offers a number of helpful suggestions for those who experience nightmares.
In Exodus 31:14-17, the Torah once again reminds the Jewish people to keep Shabbat. In this section, however, Shabbat is referred to as Shabbat Shabbaton, which is translated as a complete rest. According to the great Biblical commentator Rashi (Rabbi …