Through an analysis of Hanukkah ads, Yael Buechler explains how Yiddish newspapers used the Old Country language to acculturate Jews to the New Country.
In the spirit of Hanukkah, Yaakov Jaffe offers an intriguing thesis tying together a series of Mishnayot in the fourth chapter of Pirkei Avot: they are all responding to various aspects of Epicurean philosophy.
Dr. Devora Steinmetz offers a meditation on the significance of Hanukkah and darkness.
Joey Rosenfeld takes Kafka and Rav Nahman for a spin, on their timely drey-ing of the tops!
Malka Simkovich on the Hasmonean victories and the truth behind the Hanukkah miracle.
Elli Fischer explores the ideological components of developments in Hanukkah traditions.