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A Chanukah Message for All Ages

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A Chanukah Message for All Ages

Chanukah reminds every Jew that it is G-d’s eternal mandate to carry the torch of His “Mitzvah-candle and Torah-light.” With most Mitzvos, the “candle” and “light” are not physically visible. But with the Chanukah candles we see how fulfilling the Mitzvah creates actual physical light that illuminates all one’s surroundings.
Chanukah, Lubavitcher Rebbe
A Chanukah Message for All Ages
Disc 82, Program 326

Event Date: 1 Tevet 5751 - December 18, 1990

Chanukah reminds every Jew that it is G-d’s eternal mandate to carry the torch of His “Mitzvah-candle and Torah-light.” With most Mitzvos, the “candle” and “light” are not physically visible. But with the Chanukah candles we see how fulfilling the Mitzvah creates actual physical light that illuminates all one’s surroundings.

Each day of Chanukah we light fresh new candles, for every Mitzvah requires fresh and new intensity. Each day has a new fire, illustrating the ever-intensifying fire of “G-d’s candle” – the Jewish soul.

According to Jewish Law, the Chanukah candles must illuminate not only the inside of the Jewish home, but also the courtyard and the street. And when the entire street is illuminated – even now, in exile – it will bring about the true and complete Redemption, when we will literally “light the candles in Your holy courtyard” – in the courtyard of the Holy Temple.

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Chuck December 9, 2012

The Rebbe The Rebbe gets to the point . The light of our souls . Where we can see the light in our fellow Jews souls . This is a hope and an expectation . First we have to see ourselves
as spiritual entities to see others as the same . Skip the story , the Rebbe gets to the point . Thank you Rebbe . (We see ourselves as G-d's Servant and not boxed in by man and this is the true freedom.) Thank you Rebbe.

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