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Finding Light in Unexpected Places: Torah for Hanukkah


In the darkest time of the year, at a dark moment in Jewish history, it can be hard to find any brightness around us. This Hanukkah, Maharat will share eight pieces of Torah written by our students and alumni about finding light in unexpected places, whether in the story of Hanukkah’s unsung heroes, or through the history of the Hanukkah lights themselves. Check this page each evening of Hanukkah to read the night’s piece.

Shamash: Bringing the Light of Sukkot into Our Hanukkah

Rabbanit Yael Keller, Class of 2022


Shamash: Oil and Blood

Rabbi Dr. Sarit Kattan Gribetz, Advanced Kollel Class of 2023


Night Eight: Choosing Light

Rabbanit Dr. Liz Shayne, Class of 2021

Night Seven: Tunnel Vision–From Darkness to Light

Ilana Gimpelevich, Class of 2026

Night Six: The Paradox of Miracle

Yali Szulanski, Class of 2025

Night Five: For Whom Do We Light?

Karolyn Benger, Class of 2026

Night Four: Miracles in Community

Naima Hirsch Gelman, Class of 2024

Night Three: Traveling in the Footsteps of the Hasmoneans

Rabbanit Michal Kohane, Class of 2020


Night Two: Women, the Hidden Heroes of Hanukkah

Yehudit Mazur-Shlomi, Class of 2027

Night One: Look Towards the Light

Amanda Goldstein, Class of 2027

Did you miss our Zoom event this Hanukkah? Watch and learn below!

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