A Study Text Based on the Midrash M'gillat Antiochus
Chanukah is one of the most celebrated of Jewish holidays, but how much do we really know and understand about it? A Faithful Spirit is based on a midrashic text, M'gillat Antiochus, which is traditionally read during Chanukah in Italian and Yemenite synagogues the same way that M'gillat Esther is read at Purim. This medieval midrash emphasizes an active, flexible faith that can be adapted to meet the needs of the times and circumstances, and deals with maintaining a Jewish identity while living in a non-Jewish world. Rabbi Levy helps readers deepen their understanding of the message of Chanukah and add new meaning to modern observance of the holiday. This work includes the Hebrew and English text, d'rash and p'shat commentaries, related mini-essays, and gleanings.
From the first notes of this remarkable recording you'll know it's not the "same old Chanukah music." With joyful exuberance, Julie Silver brings a refreshing new sound to many of our Chanukah favorites. Weaving threads of rock and folk with musical traditions from around the globe, the innovative arrangements and Julie's clear, soulful vocals perfectly capture the powerful message and enduring spirit of Chanukah. An instant favorite for listeners of all ages!
A Study Text Based on the Midrash Maaseh Avraham Avinu
A Faithful Heart takes the reader on a spiritual journey into the fascinating text Maaseh Avraham Avinu, a compilation of the midrashic sources about Abraham, the first acknowledged Jew. Providing his own translation and commentary, Rabbi Levy has assembled an excellent midrashic study of Abraham's character that will offer the opportunity to examine the themes related to the High Holy Days, such as teshuvah, belief in God, the efficacy of prayer, and making ethical choices.
Excellent texts for s'lichot study
Hebrew and English translations included
Related thematic gleanings, mini-essays, and a complete glossary
Whether the High Holy Days are early or late this year won"t matter. By reading A Faithful Heart you will be on time.
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One magical night...
The sixth night of Chanukah, 5767
(December 20, 2006), Temple Sholom,
Chicago, Illinois. Rabbi Joe Black, a
leading voice in contemporary American
Jewish music, and The Maxwell Street
Klezmer Band, one of the world's premier
klezmer ensembles, came together for a
very special family Chanukah concert that
had been years in the making.