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True dedication is an old-school value that’s hard to find nowadays. It’s the ability to overlook yourself and become completely dedicated to the needs of another. Chanukah means “dedication,” and its story teaches us the secret of Jewish dedication.

Gas Stations, Greeks, and the Eternal Soul

Gas Stations, Greeks, and the Eternal Soul

A Chanukah Lesson

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Gas Stations, Greeks, and the Eternal Soul: A Chanukah Lesson

True dedication is an old-school value that’s hard to find nowadays. It’s the ability to overlook yourself and become completely dedicated to the needs of another. Chanukah means “dedication,” and its story teaches us the secret of Jewish dedication.
Chanukah, Soul, Oil
Rabbi Aryeh Weinstein is the Director of the Jewish Learning Academy at Lubavitch of Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
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Anonymous Mesa, AZ November 27, 2015

Gas Stations, Greeks and the Eternal Soul Rabbi Weinstein, as you spoke of the oil and how the Greeks were so emphasized in the oil I was thinking of pesto, the oil and vinegar we prepare for our salads with other ingredients. It might seem ridiculous to you, maybe, how I came out with this comment, but thinking back of how the Greeks, and Romans, wanted to destroy us by bringing their idols and forcing us to forget our most beloved heritage, and faith into chaos by "shaking" us like this pesto we prepare, over two thousand years. We as a people have been together suffering, many millions of our people suffered and died but our soul was never mix to the point of becoming one,. We are diferent people, designed by G-d to be one within the One for ever. Oil & vinegar might mix by shaking but never become one entity because the oil will always raise to the top. B"H! Our people will be together again as One and strong like the Rock! Reply

Leah November 23, 2015

some of us may need help finding our way to act on our true inner spark Such a beautiful lecture/message! Absolutely beautiful.
The only question remaining is: How? How do we do it? Reply

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