The deepest flames are those that burn when the nights get dark and the hearts cold.
Anything compromised is Greek to those of a Divine persuasion. This is the story of the few who were victorious over the many. This is the miracle of a drop of inspiration that burned forever and on. Light is natural, and that is the greatest miracle. There are dark forces in this world that would rather drown in a storm than live in a lighthouse. For eight days and nights our fire burns, increasing in the holiness daily. We put a positive spin on everything, fry latkes, and dish out gelt (not guilt). We praise the Creator. Once upon a time the light burned supernaturally. The real miracle is that it still does.
These elements of Chanukah – the eight flickering flames, the miracle of the oil, the light shining into the dark street – beckon us to connect to the power of our soul. Our soul rises like a flame toward that which transcends itself, not only repelling darkness as is the nature of all light, but transforming the darkness into light.Read More