Hanukkah is the Jewish eight-day “festival of lights,” celebrated with a nightly menorah lighting, special prayers and foods. The festival celebrates the triumph of light and morality. Each evening of this eight-day festival, Jews light the menorah for all to see. Hanukkah calls on us to illuminate our world with goodness, because even a small light can dispel much darkness.
The universal and uplifting message of this festival is more relevant than ever as we emerge from a difficult winter pandemic and lockdown.