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Is Rashi Bothered by Bowing? TAGS: | | | | | | One of the famous stories of Channukah is that of Channah, who instructed her seven sons to be killed rather than bow down to Antiochus. Jews, even now, often have a very strong aversion to bowing, and are often perturbed when visiting countries in the Far East, or participating in martial arts, where bowing is used as a formal greeting.

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“Bare Your holy arm and hasten the End for salvation” TAGS: | | | | | | Mikeitz – Shabbos Chanukah 5770 “[T]he wicked Greek Kingdom rose up against Your people Israel to make them forget Your Torah and to force them to transgress the statutes of …Continue reading →

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The Importance of Appearances TAGS: | | | | | | In Massechet Shabbat (22a), the Gemarrah records a debate between Rav and Shmuel whether or not one can use an already lit Chanukkah candle to light another one of the candles. …Continue reading →

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“Hashem frees those in captivity” TAGS: | | | | | | VaYeishev – Shabbos Chanukah 5770 The Talmud (Yoma 35b) recounts the attempted seduction of Yosef by Potiphar’s wife, with the following conversation between them: She threatened him, ‘I will have …Continue reading →

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