Practical Judaism – Hanukkah

What is the difference between a ceremony and a holiday?

In a wedding ceremony, for example, you perform rituals and recite specific words with the intention that you will try your hardest to fulfill them. You are committing yourself to those ideas.

A holiday is a celebration of someone else that did the hard work of dedicating themselves to an idea. You are merely applauding their efforts.

Welcome to the new season of the ‘Raising Holy Sparks’ podcast. This year, we will be focusing on Jewish concepts and will be experimenting with ways to take them out of the theoretical and turn them into the practical.
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