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Hanukkah: victory over old and new darkness

Celebration of Hanukkah The biblical month of Kislev is the month in which the festival of Hanukkah is always celebrated. During the period of the Second Temple, which had been rebuilt by Ezra and Nehemiah, the Greeks, under the grĂ¼ndliche leadership of Antiochus IV, invaded Israel. These hostilities against Israel had begun from the time...
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Rosh HaShanah: getting used to G-d’s Presence

Liberation Rosh Hashana starts this year on Friday evening September 18 after sunset. The month of Tishri is the seventh month of the Jewish calendar year. Once it was the first month and that is why the first of the three autumn festivals is called: Israeli New Year, Rosh Hashanah. But since the Exodus from...
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The sounds of the shofar reinforce G-d’s call to us

The feasts of Israel In the months of September and October of this year 2019 the biblical fall feasts will be celebrated again. They come back every year. And it looks like we just celebrated them last week. Because time goes fast and we have the assignment to make the best of the time given...
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Hanukkah: tragedy and victory

The Greek emperor Antiochus IV (215-164 BCE) forced the Greek religion oppressively upon Israel. This meant: kosher slaughter was forbidden, circumcision of the Jewish baby boys was forbidden, and observing Shabbat was forbidden. Exactly those matters which are still forbidden with aversion and disapproval by some political and spiritual leaders in Holland toward Jews, among...
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