In ways, the Jewish calendar is a roadmap of experiences with each square filled with its
own particular energy
. Mirroring the miracles of our past, as we kindle our Chanukah lights we also rededicate a Temple - our own Jewish home.
of old, we aspire to
a spark that will transcend time and space.
It's not easy kindling a Jewish flame that will last for eternity. Our
preceding generations a
goal in the most trying of times, often with the smallest cruse of oil. Their strength was not the quantity of their fuel but its combustion quality. The Maccabees understood that timeless "miracle oil" must be
pure and sealed with the stamp of our holy traditions. May we merit to see our flames continue to burn strong into the future.
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