It’s that time of year again, when Jerusalem “lights up” every evening with the blaze of thousands of candles and oil-tipped wicks.
Hanukkah is more than latkes (לביבות – levivot in Hebrew) and sufganiyot (fried doughnuts with all sorts of fillings). Hanukkah is a fascinating holiday of freedom, nationalism, liberation, contention, and internal debate. Click here to read a fascinating essay by the Institute’s Noam Zion on David Hartman’s assessment of Maimonides’ Hanukkah philosophy.
On that same page you will a link to a Hebrew course curriculum for Hanukkah, as well, also from Noam Zion.
Master Teacher Noam Zion knows what he is talking about when it comes to Hanukkah – and many other holidays. He is the co-author of the groundbreaking work, A Different Light – The Big Book of Hanukkah, and several related volumes. Find out more on those holiday books, and others, by clicking here.