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8 Questions and 8 Dipping’s of the Hanukkah Seder by Rabbi Dov Gartenberg   1st Dipping: What was the miracle of Hanukah? A Debate within Judaism A piece of winter bread dipped in extra virgin olive oil Effect: Tasting olive oil, the central food of Hanukkah 2nd Dipping How was ...continue reading "A Brief Description of the Questions and Dippings of Rabbi Gartenberg’s Hanukkah Seder"

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Each night of Hanukkah I am posing a question for discussion, Each of these questions is included in an original Hanukkah Seder I composed in collaboration with the chef, Emily Moore . We will be doing the Hanukkah Seder on Friday night, December 7, 2018 at the WeWork Center in ...continue reading "A Question for the Second Day of Hanukkah and Update on Our Fall Subscription Drive"

Recently, Panim Hadashot-New Faces did one of our signature Home Shabbat Experiences in the Greenwood area. The gathering took place on Saturday evening and ended with a beautiful Havdallah. As with most of our Shabbat home gatherings that our team enhances, we encourage hosts to invite new faces. Shoshana (pictured with ...continue reading "Life Changing Hospitality: Fall Appeal to Subscribe to Panim Hadashot-New Faces"

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  The Questions posed are in this series of blog posts are part of Rabbi Gartenberg's Hanukkah Seder. For a copy, write to him at dov@panimhadashot.org Question for the 8th Night:  What is the historical legacy of Hanukkah? Dipping for the 8th Question: Dip a piece of sweet, fruity bread into a ...continue reading "A Question for the 8th Night of Hanukkah: What Does Hanukkah Have to Teach Us in Our Times"

     The Questions posed are in this series of blog posts are part of Rabbi Gartenberg's Hanukkah Seder. For a copy, write to him at dov@panimhadashot.org Question for the 7th Night:  What is the historical legacy of Hanukkah? Dipping for the 7th Question: Dip a piece of challah into mixed oil ...continue reading "A Question for the 7th Night of Hanukkah: What is the Historic Legacy of Hanukkah?"

The Questions posed are part of Rabbi Gartenberg's Hanukkah Seder. For a copy, write to him at dov@panimhadashot.org Dipping for the 6th Question: Dip roasted. garlic bread in a special mixed oil of with cinnamon, cumin, Fresh green chile. Effect   An initial sweet and savory taste followed by the chile's ...continue reading "A Question for the 6th Night of Hanukkah: Were the Maccabees Heroes or Zealots?"

On the fifth night of Hanukkah we pose this question: Why did the Jews reject passive resistance against Antiochus? We pose and discuss this question as we dip a piece of dark rye bread into Cardamon and Sumac Flavored Oil. "[Due to the persecution] many seekers for justice went down ...continue reading "A Question for the 5th Night of Hanukkah: Why did the Jews Reject Passive Resistance Against Antiochus?"

Why did some Jews choose to die for God? The Maccabean revolt is the first appearance of martyrdom in the history of religion. The most vivid story of Martyrdom we tell below.  As we explore this question at the Hanukkah Seder, we dip rosemary bread into an oil mixed with ...continue reading "The Question of the Fourth Night: When is it Necessary to Die for God? The Jewish Teachings on Martyrdom"

What Was the Cause of the Jewish Revolt Against Antiochus? At the Hanukkah Seder we dip Lavash into burnt Almond Oil upon asking this question and the presentation of this ancient text. "Moreover, King Antiochus wrote to his whole kingdom, that all should be one people. And everyone should leave ...continue reading "A Question for the Third Night of Hanukkah"

Dear Friends, As you gather for the first night of Hanukkah, I want to send to you a question and text for discussion with family, friends and guests. Each night of Hanukkah I will send you a distinct question and text for your discussion. These questions and texts form the ...continue reading "A Question for the First Night of Hanukkah"

What is a Hanukkah Seder? A Seder, think Passover Seder, is a ritually ordered feast that features symbolic foods, dramatic rituals, sensory stimulation, and a collection of provocative texts that engenders questions, conversation, and insight. Judaism features not only the Passover Seder, but other Sedarim (plural) that create rich spiritual ...continue reading "What is a Hanukkah Seder?"