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The Jug of Oil

The Talmud on Chanukah, Lesson 1

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The Jug of Oil : The Talmud on Chanukah, Lesson 1

This class will be analyzing the Talmud’s description of the Chanukah miracle, and offer three ways to understand the miracle of the “jug of oil” that burnt throughout the eight days of Chanukah.
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Sylvia U.K. November 7, 2015

The miracle is similar to the Sabbath candles of Sarah and Rebekah, their candles would not extinguish. For this, Chanukah miracle, as Janice has stated, here we have HaShem maintaining the light demonstrating His appreciation for mankind's struggle to do His will and therefore HaShem will carry our burden, fulfilling our needs, when our hearts desires are to do His will, until we are able find the resources to do His will on earth. Reply

Janice November 5, 2015

The oil HaShem is the source of all things seen and unseen. The people were willing to lay down their lives, the physical, to preserve the spiritual, Shabbat, Circumcision, Kashrut; to cleanse and rededicate HaShem's House in His way; a transference or trade was made from HaShem who gave of Himself, the origin of light/fire (burning bush) to assist them in their zeal. Was the miracle about the oil or the light/fire? Reply

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