In life, we can either let our experiences make us bitter, or we can channel that feeling towards being a good example in order to improve things.


Sunday, December 13, 2009

Light up the nights

Happy Chanukah

Like the small group of Chamona'im(maccabees) defeated the huge Greek army, this shows us that anything is possible.

In the Chanuka story, there was a spiritual threat to us from the Greeks; Jews physically fought for what they believe in. Yes, some went astray, but some stuck to their heritage.

In the Purim story, there was a physical threat to us from Haman. The Jews fasted and prayed and did teshuva and survived.

Sometimes we need action, sometimes prayer. In general though, they are both important.

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