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The Books of the Maccabees & Rabbinic Thought: Getting to the Roots of Hanukkah

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Nov 17, 2013
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Venue: Young Israel of Jamaica Estates Young Israel of Jamaica Estates

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Sponsored by Avram and Sharon Blumenthal in memory of Avram’s father, Bernard Blumenthal ברוך בן יוסף ע"ה and of Avram’s grandfather, Hyman Tannenbaum חיים בן אברהם יצחק ע"ה As we approach Hanukkah, we focus on our observances and the religious messages of the holiday. But why is there no Sefer in Tanakh for Hanukkah? We will explore themes in Hazal and later rabbinic thought, and consider how they diverge from the Apocryphal Books of the Maccabees that were excluded from Tanakh. The shiur will give us a deeper appreciation of the nature of Hanukkah.

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Learning on the Marcos and Adina Katz YUTorah site is sponsored today in memory of Shlomo ben Yitzchok and l'ilui nishmas Esther Fayge bas Yisroel Yehudah and by Aviva & Yossi Hoch and Judy & Mark Frankel and their families to mark the yahrtzeit of Gustave Jacobs, Mordechai ben Harav Moshe Yehuda a"h and by Judy & Mark Frankel, Rachelle & Joseph Etra, Yonatan & Michal Frankel and Yair & Miriam Frankel to mark the yahrtzeit of their son and brother Moshe Yehuda z"l ben Meir Eliyahu and by the Cohen, Kraut and Silver families in memory of Walter Silver z"l, עובדיה בן צבי יצחק ושרה פייגא ז״ל and by Sheila and Ronny Apfel and family in memory of their beloved Mr. Willy Apfel a"h, לעילוי נשמת רב זאב בן עזריאל