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What Does Hanukkah Commemorate? (Part 1 of 4)

The War On Hanukkah

When the Maccabees first lit the menorah, we hadn’t yet experienced a true victory over the Greeks. Strikingly, we find ourselves in a similar situation in 2023. How can we truly celebrate and find meaning in Hanukkah this year when we are still waiting for our miracle?

Watch this video to gain a deeper meaning of Hanukkah today.

What Event Does Hanukkah Commemorate? In this first video of the series, Rabbi Fohrman introduces the idea of a hidden text within the Tanach that may shed some light on the significance of Hanukkah. Additionally, he raises the question of what exactly we are celebrating and commemorating through our Hanukkah celebrations and why we do so.

When you’re done here, check out other great Hanukkah content at Aleph Beta including What Is Hanukkah, The Real Story of Hanukkah & Hanukkah in The Book of Maccabees .

Rabbi David Fohrman

Founder and Lead Scholar






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