Producer Danny Finkelman and Lipa Schmeltzer's 2012 Chanukah video aims to capture the overwhelming joy and wonder of this most special of holidays.
Together with composer and executive producer Cecelia Margules, the trio presents "Believe In A Miracle," an enthusiastic anthem to the Festival of Lights, as well as an exuberant reminder that even during difficult times, miracles are all around us on a daily basis.
Serving our country as a chaplain is, in many respects, about living with a great tension. Chaplains serve as visible reminders of the holy – the antithesis to war and conflict. Yet the very people I serve and the uniform I wear represents the harsh reality of battles and self-sacrifice, even if in the pursuit of freedom and liberty. Indeed, both to the soldiers I counsel and my congregants at Park Avenue Synagogue, I have long sought to reconcile our desire to pursue peace, in full knowledge that, as Ecclesiastes states: “There is a time for war.”
Our first annual list of eight best Chanukah videos continues on Day 2 with this 2011 offering from Naomi Less and Glenn Grossman of Brookyn about seeing miracles in the people you love. This video, produced by Andrea Ausztrics features images of social entrepreneurs from the ROI Community around the globe who responded and sent in photos that represent the themes of the song.
ROI (return on investment) Community helped make this video possible.
There’s a famous question posed by the Bais Yosef as to why we celebrate Chanukah for eight days and not seven, as the flask of oil the Maccabees found had enough to last one day, so the miracle was really only for the seven days after that.
A majority of American Jews are welcoming of immigrants, favorably disposed towards American Muslims, support legalizing same-sex marriage, favor legal abortions and oppose overturning the recent health care law, according to a Jewish Values Survey released Tuesday.
It is perhaps no wonder then that the campaigns of this year’s Republican presidential candidates have had little resonance with most American Jews.