Chanuka, the Gemara and the Rambam (2 Classes)

Chanuka, the Gemara and the Rambam, Class One. Chanuka, the Gemara and the Rambam, Class Two.

Megillas Antiyuchus.

The oldest text that deal with Chanuka DO tell the story of the miracle of finding the jug of oil. Part One. Part Two.

The Rambam's view on Chanuka.

The Rambam contends that on Chanuka we celebrate both the miracle of finding the oil as well as the war. He therefore holds that Chanuka (like Purim) requires a feast. A Note from Y.D.: Your shiur on the Rambam’s view on Chanuka–You mentioned that you don’t know where the Rambam gets the idea of the...

A collection of many short thoughts on Chanuka that summarize many of its points.

This class includes numerous short ideas on Chanuka woven into one. This class was given at Hadar HaTorah

Beis Yosef's question and the Rebbe's answer.

One of the most explored questions in Yiddishkeit (with scores of different answers)- why is Chanuka eight days and not seven. This question is resolved by the Rebbe in a most unique way.

V'al Hanism

The prayer said in Shmona esrei and bentching (in “Hodaa”) its meaning (in part) and where we recite it and why. This class is based on source material. Some of the thoughts however are (semi)original and each person will judge for himself. First Version. (5668). Second Version. (5669).

Miracle Of Chanuka.

The story and miracle of Chanuka is the story of Yidden’s Mesiras Nefesh, sacrificing even their Ruchniyus. This created the incredible miracle.