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In pits of of Auschwitz a young boy and a gentleman light a ninth Chanukah candle, one so bright that it cannot be seen.
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Many lessons can be gleaned from Parshat Behaalotcho, three of which I learned from my father: light, independence and perseverance.
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Chanukah is a universal story of moral and spiritual victory, reflected by light prevailing over darkness. Please join Rabbi Simon Jacobson for this quick video on the global meaning of Chanukah.
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Each of the seven candles represents one of the emotional characteristics listed in the Zohar (the main book of the Kabbalah).
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Do we rise up to G-d, or does G-d descend to us? On Chanukah G-d descends to us an expression of G-d’s great love for His people.
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The Rebbe expounds on Channukah: The more you fight it, the deeper you sink, your every move counteracted by this noxious blend of water and soil….
While many of the Torah’s laws are time- & place-specific, their significance is always eternal & universal, such as kindling the menorah in the Holy Temple
Two essential laws of the menorah: it should be forged of a single piece of gold & its diverse lights should face each other in harmony with their source.
The menorah represents man’s potential to “kindle lamps”: to illuminate within his own self, in his fellow man & in the material resources at his disposal.
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An important lesson to the spiritual “lamplighter”: do not think that you are achieving anything that your fellow could not, in truth, achieve on his own.