The Miracle of Chanukah – The Real “Reason for the Season”

It’s the winter holiday season again in the world. For most, Chanukah is simply a blip on the radar. For others, it’s a Jewish holiday that’s like the other days (that one with the man in the red suit, for example). It seems that a majority fit in this second category.

Then there’s another group that looks to history to understand the present holiday, and from there we have an entirely different concept behind this holiday.

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The King is in the Fields

Welcome to the month of Elul. This last month of the Jewish calendar marks the King being in the fields. He is close, wanting us to connect and cleave to Him.

The name of the month itself reveals this mysterious attribute of HaShem to us, as Elul (אלול) stands for א Ani ל L’Dodi ו V’Dodi ל Li, I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine. HaKadosh Baruch Hu is waiting for us to come to Him.

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