A three-in-one festival
January 26, 2018
Author: David Brickner

A three-in-one festival You probably know that November 28 is Thanksgiving… but did you know it is also the first day (and second night) of Hanukkah? These two holidays coincided only once before (125 years ago). And they will not do so again until the year...

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Small church, big ministry
January 18, 2017
Topics: hanukkah, repentance
Author: Jews for Jesus

Mikhail Vayshengolts reports from Tel Aviv, “The small church I attend asked me to speak at our evangelistic Christmas service for Russian-speakers. My topic was ‘Christmas is a Jewish holiday.’ At the end of the service three people prayed the Sinner’s Prayer....

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A Jewish watchmaker realizes it’s time to think about Jesus
January 5, 2017
Topics: hanukkah
Author: Jews for Jesus

What are the chances that, of all the people at a crowded Moscow subway station, our evangelist would stop this particular man as he was passing by?

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Hanukkah’s Historical Dilemma
Author: Stan Meyer

The Hebrew Scriptures predicted the specific events of the Hanukkah story hundreds of years before they occurred.

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The Hanukkah/Christmas Connection
Author: Diane Halm

Some years Hanukkah and Christmas collide. But what is the spiritual connection between the two holidays?

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The Hanukkah-Thanksgiving Connection: Who Knew?
Author: Hannah Fenn

The Hanukkah-Thanksgiving Connection: Who Knew? Picture this. You and your extended family – aunts, uncles, cousins, parents and grandparents – are gathered for a meal. The table is beautifully set, and a huge feast has been prepared. Many wonderful smells...

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Who is the Shammash?
November 30, 2012
Author: David Brickner

Shammash is a Hebrew word that means servant. In the Jewish community, shammash (also spelled “shammas”) commonly refers to the sexton—the person who manages the synagogue facilities and keeps things running smoothly. In the Middle Ages the term referenced a more...

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Light in the Darkness
December 1, 2011
Author: Jews for Jesus

As David mentioned, one way that we deal with the Christ-less Christmas culture around us is to step up efforts to engage people in meaningful conversations about Jesus. That includes extra sorties (tract-passing expeditions). In Russia and Ukraine, our evangelists...

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Festivals of Light
December 1, 2009
Author: David Brickner

December’s landscape is dominated by the artistry of light. In cities and suburbs, from store windows to neighborhoods strung with holiday decor, the beauty and attraction of light is wonderfully inescapable, inviting all to embrace the festive mood. Would that...

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Tough Jews: Hanukkah, Heroism and the Identity of the Messiah
Author: Rich Robinson

There is more than one way to view strength when it comes to the Jewish people and the Jewish Messiah.

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Christmas Would Be Impossible Without Hanukkah
December 1, 2002
Topics: christmas
Author: David Brickner

Find out why without Hanukkah, there would be no Christmas.

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The Light of Two Faiths
Author: Susan Perlman

The Light of Two Faiths “The purpose of the celebration of Hanukkah is to welcome the Messiah. Peace is the Messiah. We light candles of peace to renew our faith in the ultimate triumph of peace over war. And we rededicate ourselves and our efforts to bringing...

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Frieda Zuckerman’s Christmas

In our home, as in most Jewish homes, we had a mezuzah on our doorpost. I stood before it and asked God, if he really existed, to explain these things to me.

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Hanukkah: Is It Really a Minor Festival?
Author: Susan Perlman

Hanukkah: Is It Really a Minor Festival? Rock of Ages, let our song Praise Thy saving power; Thou amidst the raging foes wast our shelt’ring tower. Furious they assailed us, But shine arm availed us, And Thy word broke their sword When our own strength failed...

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