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Each Candle a Miracle
Each Candle a Miracle
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We light the Hanukkah candles in wonder, joy, and gratitude, each candle a miracle.

When the Holy Temple was rededicated at the time of the Maccabean liberation battle, only one day’s worth of oil remained, yet it burned for eight days so we light candles in remembrance.

We rededicate ourselves to the miracle of light in a season of darkness

to the miracle of trust in a time of anxiety

to the miracle of hope in a time of despair

to the miracle of faith in a time of cynicism.

We rededicate ourselves to the miracle of wholeness in a time of fracture

to the miracle of courage in a time of fear

to the miracle of resistance in a time of oppression

to the miracle of peace in a time of violence

and in a time of hatred we rededicate ourselves to the miracle of love.

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