Jewish History

Who Invented Hanukkah Gelt?

Tina Wasserman
Scholars have offered several theories. One traces the tradition back to the decision of the Hasmoneans to mint their own nation's coins after their military victory over the Greek Syrians.

The Power of Pesach

Rabbi Henry Jay Karp
March 30, 2012

Over 30 years ago, I read an article which reported a statistical study of Jewish observances. The big news in that article was that while many Jews assumed that the most observed Jewish holiday of the year is Yom Kippur, the statistics indicated that by a...