On each of the eight days of Hannukah we light the Menorah, a nine branched candelabra after night fall.
Hannukah (also known as the festival of lights) marks the miraculous victory led by the Maccabees against religious oppression.
In addition to being victorious in war, another miracle occurred:
When the Maccabees came to rededicate the Temple, they found only one flask of oil with which to light the Menorah.
This small portion of oil lasted for eight days!
To commemorate this miracle, we light the Menorah for the eight days of Hannukah.
On Hannukah it is customary to play with a "dreidel" (a four-sided spinning top with the Hebrew letters nun, gimmel, hei and s
Latkes - foods cooked in oil- are traditionally eaten during Hannukah and served as a symbol of the miracle of oil.
Lighting the Menorah on Hannukah reminds us of our mission to bring light to places of darkness.
It's a unique time when we can connect to the light of Hashem.
As we light the candles each night of Hannukah, we are reminded of the great Light and this awesome night of miracles!