The Chanukah story for kids – G-dcast

Share the Chanukah story with friends and kids with this easy to understand story about why Jews celebrate miracles. A great introduction for kids 6 and up. Teachers can download a free classroom guide at http://www.g-dcast.com/chanukah Many thanks to the Animators, Producers, Writers, Editors, Recording Engineers, Funders that make our

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Hanukkah: Living Menorahs

This week, the Jewish people celebrate the wonderful Festival of Lights, Hanukkah. This festive celebration is a time where families gather together to light the “Hanukkiah” (Menorah), eat tasty donuts and fried potato latkes (fat-free of course!), play the dreidle game, and most importantly, recount the heroic story of the

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Five Reasons To Celebrate Hanukkah

Given that Hanukkah is a historically Jewish festival and that its celebration is not a mitzvah (commandment) of the Torah, why would Gentile believers in Yeshua celebrate it? Obviously Jewish believers have a cultural affinity for the festival, but is there any real biblical significance to it? Is there any reason

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Chanukah Nightly Blessings

First Blessing Baruch atah ADONA! Eloheinu Melech ha-olam asher kid-shanu be-mitzvotav vetzivanu lehadlich ner shel Hanukkah. (Amen.) Blessed are You, LORD, our God, King of the Universe, Who has sanctified us with His commandments and commanded us to kindle the Hanukkah light. (Amen.) Second Blessing Baruch atah ADONA! Eloheinu Melech

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Chanukah Festival

Chanukah starting at Sunset Wednesday, December 27, 2013 We light the ‘Servant candle’ plus the 1st candle Hanukkah, the Feast of Dedication or the Festival of lights, is NOT the Jewish alternative to Christmas.   Although it is celebrated in the winter, this festive holiday describes a story of faithfulness to

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Chanukah Greetings – Happy Festival of Lights!

Chag Sameach Chanukah – Literally, Joyous Chanukah Festival Chag Urim Sameach – Happy Festival of Lights! I’d like to offer a brief personal observation about Hanukkah and explain why it is that my family (and many within the Torah Class extended family) has transitioned from the traditional Christmas celebration of

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Chanukah and Mashiach

Hanukkah (Hebrew: חֲנֻכָּה‎, Tiberian: Ḥănukkāh, nowadays usually spelled חנוכה pronounced [χanuˈka] in Modern Hebrew, also romanized as Chanukah), also known as the Festival of Lights, is an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple (the Second Temple) in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt of

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