The events of the story of Chanukah are well-known: the heroic revolt against Greek oppression, the stunning victory on the battlefield, and the jar of oil which contained only enough to last for one day but miraculously burned for eight.
Still, a basic question arises: Jewish history is full of miracles. Few of them become holidays. Why Chanukah?
To become part of the Jewish calendar, a holiday needs to contain core messages of ongoing relevance regarding our national identity and national destiny. Chanukah: Capturing the Light is dedicated to uncovering those messages. Drawing on a vast array of classic and contemporary sources, renowned teacher and bestselling author Rabbi Immanuel Bernstein presents a deep and profound understanding of Chanukah, inspiring the reader to allow its light to illuminate the eight days of the festival — and the entire year.
Chanan Siris (verified owner) –
One of the best books / seforim I’ve read in years. Deep, insightful and incisive especially regarding our relationship with the Yanavim! Read this book!!