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The Holiest Place in Judaism

Prayers left in the cracks of the Western Wall

Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein takes us on a virtual tour of Judaism's most holy site — The Western Wall.

Hanukkah celebration in Ukraine

Why Is Hanukkah Known as the Festival of Lights?

December 18, 2017

On today’s program, Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein explains that Hanukkah is known as the "Festival of Lights" because of the eternal light that stayed lit for eight days with only one flask of oil to keep it burning.

Celebrating Hanukkah Today

December 15, 2017

On today's program, Yael Eckstein shares how she and her family celebrate Hanukkah in Israel.

menorah lamp from Center for Jewish History

What Is the Significance of the Menorah?

December 14, 2017

Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein explains that the menorah is the most visible symbol of the Hanukkah celebration, and its roots can be traced back to the Tabernacle.

What is Hanukkah?

December 13, 2017

On today’s program, Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein teaches us that Hanukkah is one of the most popular and well-known Jewish holidays.