Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein

CP Guest Contributor

Hanukkah Day Two — Dare to Shine

When we talk about the miracle of Hanukkah in our prayers, we mention that God gave "the many into the hands of the few." It's important to understand that this isn't just a reference to the Greeks who were more powerful and numerous than the Jews who were fighting them.

On Holocaust Remembrance Day: Reflections From a Rabbi

Israel and Jewish communities worldwide remember the Holocaust beginning at sundown Wednesday on Yom Ha'Shoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. For two minutes throughout Israel, sirens sound, and the entire country comes to a standstill – all work comes to a halt, people walking down the street stop in their tracks, and cars stop in the road, their drivers exiting to stand in silent remembrance.