The light of Jewish wisdom, and of an authentic Jewish world view, shines on Chanukah, perhaps, as on no other holiday. The holiday of Chanukah was born out of a clash between two civilizations and two fundamentally different ways of looking at man, at life, and indeed all of reality: This was the essential clash between the Greeks and the Jews; the military clash was secondary.
In exploring the messages that lie at the heart of Chanukah, we discover immutable messages that lie at the core of Judaism. Chanukah is the celebration of a vision so lofty and a dedication so deep, that it guaranteed that the Jewish nation, and the Jewish message, would endure - and shine - for all time.
Inspiring Lights is a collection of essays from a wide range of educators and writers, each offering another perspective on the timeless messages contained in Chanukah. Some of the themes explored in this precious book are:
- Chanukah and the Mystical Light of Creation
- The Unique Relationship of the Jewish Woman to Chanukah
- Chanukah Echoes in the Garden of Eden
- The Essence of Jewish Leadership
- Where Jewish Thought and Greek Thought Part Ways
- and much more.
Whether this is your fifth Chanukah, or your fiftieth, in these pages you will certainly find not only fresh insight and inspiration for your Chanukah celebration, but for all of Jewish life.
Featuring Writings From:
Shimon Apisdorf, Yaakov Astor, Harvey Belovski, Emuna Braverman, Dan Butler, Lawrence Kelemen, Doron Kornbluth, Boruch Leff, Menachem Leibtag, Naomi Lobl,Lori Palatnik, Holly Pavlov, Eliyahu Safran, Shlomo Slatkin, Hanoch Teller, Pinchas Winston