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Chanukkah Light

When asked, “What is the miracle of Chanukkah?” the common response is: “Chanukkah is about a miracle that took place when the Jewish people fought against the Syrians who had invaded Jerusalem and desecrated the Temple. The Temple was dedicated to Zeus and pigs were sacrificed there. The Syrians forbid the Jewish people from practicing Judaism. They intended to wipe

By |2018-12-10T19:58:00+00:00December 8th, 2018|Categories: Holidays, Sermons by Rabbi Loren|Tags: , |Comments Off on Chanukkah Light

Chanukkah 2018 – What Can One Jew Do?

Shabbat Shalom.  Tomorrow night begins the holiday of Chanukkah, a time of eating way too many fried foods and hopefully getting some presents that are not clothing, for certain family members listening to this message please take note. But what is Chanukkah about? The typical story of Chanukkah which I was taught in Hebrew school, is how the wicked king

By |2018-12-03T13:25:31+00:00December 1st, 2018|Categories: Holidays, Sermons by Jerry|Tags: , |Comments Off on Chanukkah 2018 – What Can One Jew Do?

Chanukkah 2018 – My $0.02 (Can Go a Long Way in the Right Hands)

Jonathan said to his young armor-bearer, “Come, let's go over to the outpost of those uncircumcised fellows. Perhaps the Lord will act in our behalf. Nothing can hinder the Lord from saving, whether by many or by few” (1 Samuel 14:6). Jerry has described our need to cultivate courage and persistence through the example of Mattathias and the Maccabees. I

By |2018-12-03T13:25:04+00:00December 1st, 2018|Categories: Holidays, Sermons by Rabbi Glenn|Tags: , |Comments Off on Chanukkah 2018 – My $0.02 (Can Go a Long Way in the Right Hands)

Chanukkah 2017: Cleanse the Temple… Again!

Don’t you wish there were more things in life that could be a one-and-done proposition? Like shoveling snow? In fact, there are very few things in this world, once accomplished, that you never have to think about again. Certainly not the dishes or the laundry, and, in the case of the Harris home, sweeping up dog hair tumbleweeds. It just

By |2017-12-18T16:17:07+00:00December 16th, 2017|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Glenn|Tags: , |Comments Off on Chanukkah 2017: Cleanse the Temple… Again!

Channukah 2016: Fortune Favors the Prepared

We have a humorous saying that describes Jewish history and we trot it out each year around some of the more festive holidays. The saying goes like this: “They tried to kill us – we won – let’s eat”. We laugh, and we can afford to, since we did win. One of the great lessons of Chanukkah is that God

By |2017-10-16T18:27:40+00:00December 24th, 2016|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Glenn|Tags: , |Comments Off on Channukah 2016: Fortune Favors the Prepared

Channukah 2016: Messiah’s Light In A Dark World

Shabbat Shalom, tonight begins the 1st night of Chanukah.  For me Chanukah is one of my favorite holidays, and not just because of the presents.  It is a favorite holiday because some of my earliest memories involve celebrating Channukah.  The very first blessing I ever remember being taught and memorizing is the blessing for the Channukah candles. Once again we

By |2017-10-16T18:28:45+00:00December 24th, 2016|Categories: Sermons, Sermons by Jerry|Tags: , |Comments Off on Channukah 2016: Messiah’s Light In A Dark World

The Real Meaning Of Chanukkah: The Holiday Of The Dedication Of The Temple

When asked, “What is the miracle of Chanukkah?” the traditional response is: “Chanukkah is about a great miracle that took place in Israel when the Jewish people fought against the Syrians who had invaded Jerusalem and desecrated the Temple. The Temple was dedicated to Zeus and unclean pigs were offered there. The Syrians also forbid circumcision and Sabbath observance and

By |2017-10-16T18:27:25+00:00December 20th, 2014|Categories: Holidays, Sermons, Sermons by Rabbi Loren|Tags: , |Comments Off on The Real Meaning Of Chanukkah: The Holiday Of The Dedication Of The Temple

Chanukkah

Chanukkah In Scripture The prophets Daniel and Zechariah predicted some of the events involving the Maccabean period: see Daniel 8:9-14, 23-25, 11:21-35, and Zechariah 9:11-17. Messiah Yeshua celebrated Chanukkah. In John 10:22-30 it says: at that time the Feast of Dedication (Chanukkah means dedication) took place at Jerusalem; it was winter, and Yeshua was walking in the Temple in the

By |2017-10-16T18:27:25+00:00October 5th, 2012|Categories: Holidays|Tags: , |Comments Off on Chanukkah

Chanukah 2015: Who Are You Dedicated To?

Shabbat Shalom, today is the 6th day of Chanukah and Lord willing I would like us to consider the following question: Who are we dedicated to? In the face of persecution and pressure the full story of Chanukah serves as a lesson, encouragement, and warning on the need to be dedicated to the Lord. We come to Chanukah this year

By |2017-10-16T18:25:50+00:00December 12th, 2015|Categories: Sermons, Sermons by Jerry|Tags: , |Comments Off on Chanukah 2015: Who Are You Dedicated To?

Chanukkah 2015: Don’t Let Your Guard Down!

The history of the Jewish people has been summed up this way: “They tried to kill us. We won. Let’s eat… Chinese!” And indeed we shall eat – in a little while. First you have to let me put in my $0.02. I’m still wondering why I only get a penny for my thoughts, but I have to put in

By |2017-01-30T21:41:43+00:00December 12th, 2015|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Glenn|Tags: , |Comments Off on Chanukkah 2015: Don’t Let Your Guard Down!

Zechariah 9:11-17: The Real Miracle Of Chanukkah

Before the service started, a couple confided to me that their pastor didn’t want them attending our Chanukkah celebration - that there was something wrong, maybe even spiritually dangerous, about Christians celebrating Jewish holidays like Chanukkah. I want all my Christian brothers and sisters everywhere to know that Chanukkah is not spiritually dangerous! It’s an important holiday that all of

By |2017-01-30T21:41:43+00:00November 30th, 2013|Categories: Holidays, Sermons by Rabbi Loren|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Zechariah 9:11-17: The Real Miracle Of Chanukkah