Torah.org Home Subscribe Services Support Us
  Tour of the Temply By Rabbi Yoav Elan
Print Version

Email this article to a friend

Introduction

At the heart of the Chanukah story lies the Holy Temple. It was here that the persecution of the Jews began under the rule of Antiochus who ordered that the Temple be desecrated and converted into a place of pagan worship. This forced Mattisyahu, son of Yochanan the High Priest, to flee to the countryside where he became the father of the Jewish resistance. His sons and followers, the Maccabees, fought bravely against all odds and were aided by Divine Providence to eventually return to Jerusalem and bring the Temple back to Jewish hands. It is their miraculous victories and efforts to restore the sacrificial service to its earlier glory which we commemorate on the holiday of Chanukah.

In this 4-week series of classes, Rabbi Yoav Elan explores the connection between the physical structure of the Second Temple and some of the core elements of the Chanukah story.



 

ARTICLES ON BESHALACH AND TU BESHVAT:

View Complete List

G-d Rules Even In A Period In Which We Fail To See It
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5764

A Matter of Will
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5766

Insight Into An Age Old Dilemma
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5759

> Pharaoh's Folly
Rabbi Berel Wein - 5764

What He Really Wants
Shlomo Katz - 5775

Illogical Treatment May Yield Bonanza For The Nation That is
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5770

Frumster - Orthodox Jewish Dating

Patience
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5771

Planting the Seeds of Eternity
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5757

The Essence of Song
Rabbi Dovid Green - 5758

ArtScroll

Moshe Addressing Yosef’s Request
Rabbi Yosef Kalatzky - 5772

Following Orders
Rabbi Shlomo Jarcaig - 5762

Dignity and Differences
Rabbi Aron Tendler - 5760

Looking for a Chavrusah?

How to Always Be Happy
Rabbi Yissocher Frand - 5756

Freight and Handling
Rabbi Raymond Beyda - 5764

Moments of Inspiration
Rabbi Yaakov Menken - 5762

Think Again!
Rabbi Label Lam - 5764



Project Genesis

Torah.org Home


Torah Portion

Jewish Law

Ethics

Texts

Learn the Basics

Seasons

Features

TORAHAUDIO

Ask The Rabbi

Knowledge Base




Help

About Us

Contact Us



Free Book on Geulah!




Torah.org Home
Torah.org HomeCapalon.com Copyright Information