A different approach to Hanukkah

December 22, 2008

Hanukkah – Lamplighter

December 22, 2008

Here is a piece for Hanukkah.  I take a hasidic view of what appears to be a dry legal debate as to whether the essential nature of the mitzvah of Hanukkah candles is to be seen in their lighting or in their placement.  Enjoy!

You can find the complete lamplighter story at the chabad website.

The text of the gemara, rambam, tosafot and shulchan aruch can be found at this link.

Welcome to the Torah video-cast

December 22, 2008

Welcome to my re-invigorated video-blog.  I hope to post something once a week.  My topics will include parashat ha-shavua as well as the holiday season (inyanei d’yoma).  This is intended to be interactive and I hope people will take a moment to share their thoughts.