by Rabbi Nachman Kahana

It has all the ingredients of a best-selling novel or a blockbuster movie: sibling rivalry, a life-threatening scene in a pit of serpents, an unexpected rescue, degradation in the slave market, a beautiful seductress and her jealous husband, incarceration for life, a surprise release, ascent to international fame and power, and then, sweet revenge.

With no mention in the Bible and only a few pages of Talmud dedicated to the holiday, what exactly made Hanukah into one of our most celebrated national holidays?

Ari returns from six weeks of traveling throughout Asia and Europe speaking on behalf of Israel to non-Jews around the world. Jeremy returns from his US tour dedicated to sharing the inspiration of Israel with Jews abroad.

From the Land of Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit Zechariah 4:6

Israel Stands for Peace Lyrics by Mitch Julis & Sam Glaser Arranged and Performed by Sam Glaser Music by Bobby Darin Edited by Photography by

This is the first in a series of classes entitled “Great Decisions”. In this series Rav Pruzansky, the Mora D’Atra of Congregation Bnai Yeshurun in Teaneck, NJ, examines some of the most important decisions made by the Jewish People in the 20th Century.

Rabbi Alkalai raised the issue of Jewish political independence and the Land of Israelfor the first time in 1834 in a small booklet entitled Shema Yisrael, (‘Hear O Israel’). In his essay, he proposed a beginning of Jewish settlement in the Land of Israelas a precursor to the Messianic Redemption. Such an idea was not only original but was considered heretical among many Jews who believed that the Messianic Redemption would come only through a miraculous event caused by God.

You’re Eyes do not Deceive you – Ari & Jeremy are back on the Air! After their legendary adventures, Ari & Jeremy are hitting the airwaves. For the first time in over ten years, however, they occupy radically different vehicles while pursuing the mission that has always compelled them – sharing the truth and beauty

Albert Einstein labored unsuccessfully to determine what he called the “Unified Field Theory”, which combines the fundamental forces of physics into a single theoretical framework.
We find a similar attempt at unifying the principles underlying the holy Torah.

Then Hashem showed us his signature… This message is directed to the young men and women still residing in the various Jewish communities in the lands of our exile.

“How Do I Know What G-d’s Dream Is?”

Beautiful video of the IDF relief mission in the Philippines. Post by

Visit the ancient battle sites where the Maccabees fought to liberate our home land from the Greek Assyrians. See how Olive Oil was made 2500 years ago, light candles and eat suf ganiyot at an IDF base with our modern Maccabees.

by Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger – Upon the 40th anniversary of Prime Minister Ben Gurion’s death, Israeli and American policy-makers should study the 1948 legacy of Israel’s Founding Father:

Amazing Video from Lazar Loyd!
Lazer Lloyd wrote “Ha’am Sheli (My People)” in response to frictions and tensions between Jews: using the power of music to break barriers and increase unity.

Many rabbis have left the galut to make their homes in Eretz Yisrael, and many who could not, for any number of reasons,…
But there are exceptions who have never even visited the Medina.

Why are we, the Jewish people, destined to live a place that is inherently so challenging?
No oil, no gold and not enough natural water to sustain a growing country. We’re surrounded by dysfunctional and tyrannical countries constantly pressuring and threatening Israel.

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