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Hanukkah: after darkness comes light

Hanukkah is celebrated in honor of the victory of ancient Jewish warriors and the divine miracle that allowed a small amount of oil to burn in the menorah of the liberated temple for a full eight days. Therefore, Hanukkah is also called the festival of light and liberation.

The first candle of Hanukkah with chanukiah and plate with donuts.

Tonight we light the first Hanukkah candle. Hanukkah is celebrated in honor of the victory of ancient Jewish warriors and the divine miracle that allowed a drop of oil to burn in the menorah of the liberated temple for all 8 days. Therefore, Hanukkah is called the festival of light and liberation.
But this year, Hanukkah is overshadowed by the terrible events of October 7th, depriving many of peace and a sense of joy. Accepting pain and loss, we believe that Israel will prevail and the Jewish people will endure. Remember that after darkness comes light. Am Yisrael Chai!

7 Dec 2023
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