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All the holy days of the Jewish calendar require periods of planning

Rosh Hashana, Pesach, Sukkot and Shabbat have activities leading up to them. That answers a question in our parasha about the menorah's oil.

All the holy days of the Jewish calendar require planning time

Esther Pollard: A person's soul is the candle of Hashem

Esther Pollard’s physical body returned to the ground of the Land of Israel, her spirit has returned to the G-d Who gave it.

Esther Pollard: A person's soul is the candle of Hashem

Israelis are increasingly using olive oil on Hanukkah - but is it pure?

As more Israelis choose pure olive oil to light the Hanukkah menorah, counterfeiters see an opportunity.

Israelis increasingly use olive oil on Hanukkah. But is it pure?

From Israel's First Chief Rabbi: 'Hanukkah's richness of spirit'

The Menorah is a material vessel, but the olive oil in it is a metaphor for the Jewish nation’s inner spirit, which merited the miracle.

From Israel's 1st Chief Rabbi: 'Hanukkah's spiritual riches'

Watch: Temple Institute reenacts the process of producing olive oil for the Temple menorah

In a video posted Saturday, viewers can watch the process used by Temple priests to create pure olive oil suitable for use in the menorah.

Watch: This is how pure oil was produced for the Templeplayer

New research shows olive oil may help prevent Alzheimer's

Study shows mice who receive extra-virgin olive oil do better on tests, have better memory, and have better-preserved neurons.

New research shows olive oil may help prevent Alzheimer's

Olive oil byproduct is threatening the environment

Improper disposal of Alpechín - an acidic byproduct generated during olive oil production - is wreaking havoc on Israel's trees.

Dying trees: Olive oil byproduct is threatening the environment

8,000-Year-Old Olive Oil Discovered in Galilee

Researchers find oldest evidence of olive oil usage in Israel and likely in entire Middle East at Lower Galilee excavation.

8,000-Year-Old Olive Oil Discovered in Galilee

ILF: 'Now Is the Time to Invest In Emek Zevulun'

Israel Land Fund project encourages Jewish investment in western Galilee area recently re-zoned for development before the prices soar.

Israel Land Fund Calls on Investors to 'Redeem' Western Galilee

Rabbinate Battles 'Phony' Unkosher Olive Oils

The Chief Rabbinate issues warnings on specific brands of olive oil that consumers should avoid, for kashrut and other reasons.

Rabbinate Battles 'Phony' Unkosher Olive Oils

Olive Oil, Nuts Dietary Keys to Cut Heart Risks

A Mediterranean diet rich in olive oil, nuts, fish, fruit, legumes and wine reduced the risk of heart attacks and strokes by 30 percent.

Study: Olive Oil, Nuts Dietary Keys to Cut Heart Risks

Byzantine-Era Industrial Olive Press Found

Impressive olive press discovered north of Tel Aviv. Archeological park may be created.

Byzantine-Era Industrial Olive Press Found