Hanukkah is the holiday of lights and miracles.
It has special meaning for me as it was many years ago now on the first night of Hanukkah that I went on my first date with my lovely wife, Dannielle.
When I came home, I said to my parents, “This is the one!”
And so it began…
On another note, many of you are probably aware of the famous miracle of Hanukkah that in the ruins of the Jewish Temple, which had been desecrated by the Greeks more than 2,000 years ago, a single vial of oil was found, and although it would normally only last for 1 day to keep the menorah lit, instead it lasted for 8 days (the time it took to prepare a new supply).
Apparently, the oil supply shocks of the 1970’s really weren’t that new a phenomenon after all…
Similarly, I recently saw a funny comic that said that the miracle of Hanukkah today is that the smartphone battery that normally last 1 day (or less if you use it a lot during the day) lasts for 8 days.
Clearly, the miracles of ancient times are still fresh with us in modern times as well. 😉
(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)