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Why Is Hanukkah Known as the Festival of Lights?

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.

Elders

Honoring Your Elders

February 18, 2019

In loving memory of Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein (1951-2019), we share selections from a conversation between Rabbi Eckstein and Detroit Pastor Dr. E.L. Branch, talking about the African-American and Jewish communities' shared appreciation for family and tradition.


Olive Tree

Tetzaveh -- The Fuel of Faith

February 15, 2019

In loving memory of Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein (1951-2019), we share this Torah teaching from him on how our faith is like the fruit of the olive tree.


Time to Make Real Connections

February 14, 2019

In loving memory our founder, Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, Yael Eckstein shares the importance of making connections and appreciating those around you.


Witnesses to God’s Love for His Children

February 13, 2019

In loving memory of Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein (1951-2019), we share his thoughts following the aftermath of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, calling on Christians and Jews to be witnesses to God’s love.