At Chanukah, Rededication to Our Values
In the darkest time of the year, in many traditions throughout the world, we light flames to proclaim the power of the spirit to shine and reunite us in love, hope and generosity.
At Chanukah, we light candles for eight days to remember that, in the desecrated Temple, amid the rubble and the ruin, a drop of oil was found. There was only enough oil to last one day, but it burned for eight: the amount of time needed to find and prepare more sacred oil for the holy flames. The first drop of oil was lit not knowing what would be —and it burned brighter and longer than anyone thought possible.