A Shot of Torah: Hannukah – Why do we Celebrate for 8 Days?

Posted by Levi Cooper on December 22, 2016
Topics: A Shot of Torah with Levi Cooper, Hannukah

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In this special edition of A Shot of Torah for Hannukah, Rabbi Dr. Levi Cooper discusses the most famous question about Hannuka: Why do we celebrate for eight days rather than seven days? Since there was enough oil for one night, so the miracle really lasted for only seven nights!


A Shot of Torah with Levi Cooper is the continuation of The Maggid of Melbourne Speaks. A Shot of Torah is an ongoing series by Rabbi Dr. Levi Cooper – teacher of Hasidut, community rabbi, lawyer, IDF reservist, father to six and native Australian – in which he shares some short Torah ideas on topics of current interest from his Pardes classroom, his research and from his shul in Zur Hadassa. To the Beit Midrash!

See elmad.pardes.org/a-shot-of-torah for more episodes in the series.

About Levi Cooper

Levi teaches Bible, Hasidut, Maimonides and Midrash at Pardes. Originally from Australia, Levi holds an LL.B., LL.M. and Ph.D. from the Law Faculty of Bar-Ilan University, and is a member of the Israel Bar Association. He is currently an adjunct professor in the Law Faculty of Bar-Ilan University and post-doctoral fellow in the Law Faculty of Tel Aviv University. Click here to read more.

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