Archive for the Yakach יָכַח Category

Did Christmas Originate with Hanukkah?

In the incredibly short-lived English journal of 1910 called The Messianic Jew, Chaim Yedidyah Pollak (a.k.a. Theophilus Lucky) wrote an article entitled “Hanukkah or Christmas—Which?” The article was intended as a plea to his fellow Messianic Jews/Jewish Christians (the titles were more or less synonymous in Lucky’s […]

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Not always what it Seems

Not always what it Seems

Parashat Mikketz Things are not always what they seem. Often we make assumptions, only to find out in the end we are wrong. This entire portion points out that we have to be careful about jumping to conclusions. We can additionally ask ourselves, what is the connection between Hannukah […]

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Haggai, Hebrews, and Hanukkah

As I was growing up Hanukkah was the most important holiday for me. Today I credit it with keeping me within the religious Jewish fold, propelling me to want to grow in my Judaism and not fall into the Jewish secularism of nearly my entire extended family. […]

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