Any attempt to sever our ties to our holiest place, where the First and Second Temples stood, just makes us unify around our indigenous homeland even more. By Brooke Goldstein, founder and executive director, The Lawfare Project For a Jew, the Temple Mount is everything. We pray facing the Temple Mount. We break a glass... Read more »

Was the Chanukah miracle a seven-day or an eight-day occurrence? Why is the holiday celebrated for eight days rather than seven? There's a wealth of discussion on this topic.

The true miracle of the war was simply the way it began. Good intelligence, foresight and planning allowed for the Israeli army to carry out a pre-emptive strike on the enormous enemy forces. The timing had to be right.

This year, when celebrating the joy of Chanukah, we must make it more than a superficial effort and remember those who fought and found the oil to light our way.

Chanukah is the only Jewish holiday that commemorates an ancient national liberation struggle in the Land of Israel, particularly Judea and Samaria.