"There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it." - Edith Wharton
During the "festival of lights" and beyond, Hannukah's messages provide insights into life that transcend this joyous holiday. In Hebrew, the word "hannukah" means "dedication" which we can look upon not only as the dramatic story of the ancient rededication of the Temple after the Maccabean war against Antiochus IV, but also an opportunity to rededicate ourselves to some key Jewish values such as Tikkun Olam and Tzedekah here and now, in our own lives.
The Hannukah Lights remind us in a most obvious way that illumination begins at home, within oneself and one’s family. Illumination begins with the dedication of self, the giving of self. Our sages said, “A little light expels a lot of darkness.” WIZO chaverot worldwide are dedicated to doing good, their actions dispelling the darkness that envelops those less fortunate in Israeli society. They work towards those miracles that give children, youth and women the gift of light, hope, freedom and opportunity.
May love and light fill your home and heart at Hanukkah!
Chag sameach and warm regards,
Chairperson, Organization and Tourism Division.
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