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Why Don’t We Work on the Sabbath?

People in synagogue

Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein explains that on the Sabbath, Jews refrain from all creative work to remember who is the true Creator.

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.


JTZ teaching on God and the Bible

Mikeitz--Nothing Lasts Forever

December 12, 2017

Today's Torah reading is about endings -- and that nothing last forever except God.