Queen Salome Alexandra, Heroine of Chanukah

Queen Salome Alexandra, Heroine of Chanukah  by Rabbi David Hartley Mark             I have often said that Judaism, like its two sister faiths, is a “Boys’ Club,” in which the Boys, or Men, get the best parts, and the women are relegated to baking challah, lighting holiday and Shabbat candles, and going to mikvah. I […]

Hanukkah and Assimilation

What does Hanukkah teach us in light of recent news about assimilation in the Jewish community?