Archive for the Yakach יָכַח Category

The Problem with Ambition

Bits of blue and white are popping up amid the sea of green and red as Hanukkah makes its entrance, and we are once again reminded of the tragedy and triumph of the Maccabean revolt. The ominous, power-hungry nature of Antiochus IV (also called Epiphanes) strikes us […]

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Eight Days of Enlightenment

We tell stories. They are an important part of our faith. They are a way of teaching—they are essential in the way we learn. Like Passover, Hanukkah is a time to recall the historical miracles of our faith. It is a time that we set aside to […]

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Hanukkah and the Light of Creation

Hanukkah is the Festival of Lights. The Jewish historian Josephus records that the festival was called by that name from before the time of the apostles. [1] He claims it was called that because the deliverance that was beyond all hope and reason appeared unto the Jewish […]

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