Online Hanukkah Class

Here is the archive of our Hanukkah Class called “Hanukkah: Secrets Revealed.”

The class took place Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 8:30 PM Eastern Time.

This interactive session revealed the truth about the origins of Hanukkah, its evolution over the centuries, internal clashes among different factions within Judaism, and how particular traditions came to be associated with the holiday.  Barr and Baum revealed what scholars know: that the legend of the 8 days of oil is a tale created to give Hanukkah a particular religious flavor.

Coupled with the historical and scholarly, Barr and Baum addressed  issues of how we celebrate Hanukkah today.  They talked about Jewish identity and delved into issues of celebrating Hanukkah surrounded by Christmas.  You might be surprised by what they have to say!

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