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Let's Learn About Hanukkah

Explore the deeper meaning behind Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, by reading about this joyous festival from Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein’s book, How Firm a Foundation, listening to a podcast from Rabbi Eckstein’s Holy Land Moments broadcast, or watching a video from Rabbi Eckstein’s teachings on this holiday.

The Festival of Lights

Learn more about the miracles of Hanukkah and why it is one of the most joyous celebrations of the Jewish calendar by watching this teaching from Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein's popular video series, Journey to Zion.

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Hanukkah: The Festival of Light

In this chapter from his book How Firm a Foundation, Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein explains the history behind the celebration of Hanukkah and explores its underlying lessons for both Christians and Jews.

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Jerusalem, Kotel.

Hanukkah: The Eternal Light

Listen to this podcast from Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein's radio program, Holy Land Moments, as he explains the miracle of the eternal light and its significance to the Hanukkah celebration.

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Maccabees arrive at the Temple

Hanukkah: Rededicating the Temple

In this podcast from his radio program, Holy Land Moments, Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein continues his teachings on Hanukkah, which marks the rededication of the Temple after the Maccabees defeated the mighty Greek army.

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Hanukkah celebration in Ukraine

Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights

Listen to this podcast from Rabbi Yechiel Ecktein's radio program, Holy Land Moments, as he shares some important lessons from Hanukkah.

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menorah lamp from Center for Jewish History

What is the Significance of the Menorah?

The menorah is the most visible symbol of the Hanukkah celebration, and its roots can be traced back to the Tabernacle. Find out more by listening to this podcast from Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein's radio program, Holy Land Moments.

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Ethiopian family lighting the menorah

What Does Hanukkah Teach Us?

On this podcast from Holy Land Moments, Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein shares the many lessons we can learn from Hanukkah, such as the importance of preserving religious freedom and rededicating ourselves to God.

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