hanukkah

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

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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Who is the Shammash?
November 30, 2012

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 prestigious position. The shammash helped to conduct prayer, lead the worship services and even…

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Festivals of Light
December 1, 2009

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 those lights might point beyond their own beauty to the deeper significance found in God,…

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Christmas Would Be Impossible Without Hanukkah
December 1, 2002

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

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Hanukkah in Tradition, Worship, and the Ministry of Jesus
November 1, 1990

  Date Begins on the 25th of Kislev (falling in November or December). Duration Lasts for eight days. Meaning of Name Feast of Dedication. Other Name Festival of Lights. Important sources of information First and Second Maccabees; Josephs, Antiquities 12:7; John 10:22; Sabbat 21b (in the Talmud). History Historically Hanukkah recounts the victory of the…

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