Monthly Archives: December 2018

Re-Experience the Miracle

You know friends, many people think that on Chanukah we are commemorating the miracle that Hashem did for our forefathers thousands of years ago.  The Chassidic masters teach that this simply isn’t the case. Chanukah isn’t a commemoration of a … Continue reading

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Increase the Light

A candle is a small thing. But one candle can light another. And see how its own light increases, as a candle gives its flame to the other. You are such a light. ~ Moshe Davis

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Tip the Scales

Think of the entire world as being held in balance, and this one deed of yours as the one to tip the scales. ~ Maimonides Just one more light can change everything! ~ R’ Tzvi Freeman

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No Need to be Told

We aren’t obligated to have a seudah on Chanukah.  Shulchan Aruch (670:2) states, “Some say that there is a little bit of a mitzvah to have large meals…” But it certainly isn’t an obligation. Why is Chanukah different than all other … Continue reading

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Praying for Miracles?

“May the Merciful One perform for us miracles just like He did for our fathers, in those days, in this time.” (Harachaman in Birchas Hamazon if forget Al Hanisim). Many question why we could say this Harachaman and pray for … Continue reading

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Hashgachah Pratis

When Hashem performs open, revealed miracles, it generates awareness that even when matters seem natural, it’s Hashem’s hashgachah (see Ramban end of parashas Bo). Based on this, the Kedushas Levi (Chanukah, Kedushah 5) explains that we light Chanukah candles to contemplate … Continue reading

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