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Volume 3, No. 13Welcome to the World of Rabbi Riddle.
Rabbi Riddle Says...
National Committee for Furtherance of Jewish Education

How High Can You Fly?
  Flame On!Pardon Me!  
On Chanukah, we add another candle each night. The Torah, too, is compared to light. Therefore, Chanukah teaches us that we should always try to learn more Torah. Here are some more Chanukah facts and lessons.

  • According to Maimonides, a poor person should borrow or even beg money to buy candles or oil, wicks, and a Menorah.

  • Many people use olive oil to light the Menorah. Oil floats on water. Similarly, no matter how much our enemies try to keep us down, the Jewish people always come out on top!

  • The Dreidel we use on Chanukah has its handle on top. The Grogger (noise-maker) which we use on Purim has its handle underneath. This teaches us that Chanukah expresses G-d's open miracles. On Purim, the miracles are more hidden - just as we are hidden in the costumes we wear!

Rabbi Riddle's Kwazy Kwestions:
  1. What did one Dreidel say to another?
  1. Let's go for a spin!

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