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A deep dive into meaning and motives behind the Chanukah story.
Chanukah often seems to have been designed for youngsters. Goodies vs. baddies, a cool miracle, dreidels… it even takes place during the (South African) summer holidays! But when we stop to ask ourselves, we discover there are hidden depths behind the fun – and many questions to ask and answer.
How do we know the story of Chanukah? If it’s so important, why isn’t the story in our Tanach? Why do the rabbis of the Talmud choose to focus on the miracle of the oil? And, why, out of the many miracles in our long history, did our sages choose to dedicate an entire eight-day festival (including hallel and Torah readings) to this one? Where does Maoz Tzur come from and what’s with that dreidl?
Join us as we dive deeply into the history and the stories, halacha and minhag (law and custom), through the oil and the flame to bring hidden meanings to light.
Because there’s more to Chanukah than meets the eye….
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