bits from the branches

Shamash
November 28, 2008
Author: Ruth Rosen

Hanukkah (which means dedication) is known both as the Feast of Dedication and the Festival of Lights. Mentioned only once in the Bible (John 10:22), it commemorates the victory over the Syrian forces of Antiochus, who had desecrated the Temple and demanded to be worshiped as a god in human form. Much of the Hanukkah…

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A Prophet Like Moses
April 1, 2008

As Passover approaches, Jewish people around the world remember Moses and how God used Him to deliver the children of Israel out of Egypt, out of bondage to Pharoah. Some do not realize that God promised to provide another prophet like Moses: “I will raise up for them a Prophet like you from among their…

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Authentic Jewish Bubba’s* Honey Cake
September 1, 2007

*Bubba, also bubbe or bobbe, is an affectionate term for a Jewish grandmother.

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