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Hartman scholars explore the many lights of Hanukkah.



Dec 7, 2023

This year, the most powerful lessons can be found in the holiday's partial victories, flawed heroes and internal strife.

Dec 13, 2022

Dec 8, 2022

David Zvi Kalman discusses symbols of Hanukkah on the Bonjour Chai podcast

Dec 2, 2021

Hanukkah is a stark example of the differences between American Jews and Israeli Jews. It also provides a handy model for how that divide can be appropriately bridged.

Dec 13, 2020

Usually we light Hanukkah candles as long as people are out and about. But this year, with people isolated at home, we needed a new way to share our light with others,

Dec 11, 2020

Hanukkah isn’t for everyone. This has been true since its beginnings, as it celebrates victory in internecine military conflict and a triumph over assimilation.

Dec 10, 2020

What to do with Hanukah? (Spoiler alert—its actually about Diaspora)

Dec 10, 2020

Amidst the glowing lights, the sweet and savory treats, and the overall feeling of levity, the story of Hanukkah also has a darker side.

Nov 14, 2020

Melila Hellner-Eshed brings rabbis texts from the Zohar to celebrate light in dark times.

Oct 20, 2020

Shira Koch Epstein, David Wolpe

Shira Koch Epstein and David Wolpe discuss finding optimism during this holiday season in this Wexner Foundation video.

Dec 17, 2019

On Power, Morality, and Nature

Dec 8, 2019

Or: the Hanukkah candles' criticism of Particularism and Universalism

Nov 28, 2019

Where are you finding, and uncovering, Or Ha-Ganu - the hidden divine light?

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