Hannukah of what? – The Menorah or the Altar

Posted by Alex Israel on December 22, 2016
Topics: Pardes from Jerusalem: Weekly Parsha Podcast, Hannukah


We always see Hannukah is focused upon the Menorah in the Temple, but our liturgy speaks of “Hannukat Hamizbeach” – the dedication of the altar. In this week’s Pardes from Jerusalem, special podcast for Hannukah, Rabbi Alex Israel discusses what Hannukah has to do with the altar? And how a 6-branch Temple menorah become an 8-branch one?

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About Alex Israel

Alex teaches Bible at Pardes and is the Director of the Community Education Program and the Summer Program. Alex was born and raised in London. He holds degrees from London School of Economics, the Institute of Education London and Bar-Ilan University. Alex studied at Yeshivat Har Etzion under Rav Aharon Lichtenstein and Rav Yehudah Amital, and gained Rabbinic ordination from the Israeli Rabbinate. Click here to read more.

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