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You Don’t Have To Be Jewish To Eat Latkes 2013

November 25, 2013

Chanukah begins Wednesday night 11/27. It is a celebration of many miracles.  From the victory of a small band of men fighting for their religious freedom against a very large and well equipped army, to one days worth of olive oil used to light the Menorah lasting for eight days.  The miracle of the oil represents the victory of light over darkness.  At nighttime, Jews place their lit Menorah in doorways or windows to bring light to the dark street and to all who see it.  On the Menorah is a head candle called the Shamash, which is used to light all the other candles.  A candle lights other candles without losing any of its own light.  Each of us can be like the Shamash and bring light to all whose lives we come into contact with.  When we are like the Shamash, not only do we keep our light, we actually shine brighter.  We all have that power through acts of goodness, kindness, and charity.

“Light vanquishes the darkness.” – Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, The Rebbe

“From one burning candle many candles are lit, yet its own light is not diminished.” – Numbers 11:17

Happy Chanukah

and to all a good light

2 Comments leave one →
  1. November 27, 2013 7:53 pm

    Miracle: a precious word to those that have experience one and a precious word for those waiting for one. Light: warmth we give one another in a smile, an act of kindness. I was not raised Jewish, I was raised Catholic, yet I find there is a golden thread between the two. We all want to shine our light inside of us whether it is as bright as a lighthouse bringing in the ships of sail or our little beacon than wants to help someone across the street. Thank you Fred, for putting your thoughts into words. I sent out my Hanukah cards to my friends tonight and it is a double blessing. It falls on the day of thank and giving. What more could we ask for. S

    • Fred Fox permalink*
      November 28, 2013 7:54 am

      Beautiful sentiments. Thank You

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