Study Sheets for Hanukkah:
As Long as the Candle in Burning - A study with a number of texts from Jewish and Israeli sources that reference the struggle between light and darkness.
“There will be Miracles”- As Hanukkah is a celebration of miracles in our lives we would like to explore together the different kinds of miracles mentioned in our tradition.
Click here for the Masorti voice podcast. This is a pilot podcast made by Sam Rotenberg, a rabbinical student at Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies, currently studying in Israel.
The podcast explores the concept of miracles through the eyes of Noam Youth, Rabbi Elisha Wolfin of V'Ahavta - The Masorti Kehilla of Zichron Ya'akov and and Vered Hollander-Goldfarb a teacher at the Conservative Yeshiva.
We welcome your feedback and suggestions as it is a pilot project.
Listing to this podcast it seems that In Israel, a miracle isn't a distant, supernatural event, like the splitting of the Red Sea. When we think of miracles in Israel, we think of miracles that happened in the lifetime of many Israelis- the war of independence and the six day war.
The Israeli miracle is one that happens to humans--often with us playing an important part--with the partnership of God. When we overcome the odds, whether in avoiding or surviving an accident or winning a war that seems impossible, we experience a miracle