Online Adult Jewish learning

Holidays Course Information:

Course InfoDetailsSyllabusSample Lecture
Other Courses in this Series:

Holidays 1: High Holidays

Holidays Series:


  • Chanukah Timeline including
    • Chanukah history: the Book of Maccabees
    • What is a miracle?
    • Judaism & Hellenism: Where do they conflict?

Course Objectives

  • To study classical Jewish sources as they relate to the Chanukah holiday
  • To present the historical and philosophical background to the events of the Chanukah story
  • To show how the laws and customs of the Chanukah holiday reflect the meaning of the holiday