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Vayeishev/Chanuka: Olives and Oil ~ Rabbi Reuven Chaim Klein

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Rabbi Reuven Chaim Klein is a known scholar, respected author, and long-time member of the Kollel of Yeshivas Mir in Jerusalem. Reuven Chaim lives with his family in Beitar Illit, Israel.
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Reuven Chaim Klein

Olives and Oil During these days of Chanuka, everybody is talking about the miracle of the Menorah and the jug of shemen zayit zach (pure olive oil). What people don't realize is that the word shemen is not the only Hebrew word for oil—the word yitzhar bears the same meaning. In this special Chanuka feature, we will explore the difference between the two … Continue reading Vayeishev/Chanuka: Olives and Oil ~ Rabbi Reuven Chaim Klein

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