A Chanukah Message From Harold Kirtz
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A Chanukah Message From Harold Kirtz

Hanukkah provides an eight-day experience of wonder and delight.

Harold Kirtz
Harold Kirtz

Hanukkah provides an eight-day experience of wonder and delight – the lighting of candles that, as taught by Hillel, adds light to the menorah each night. It is a wonderful message that we can add light – and meaning – with the advance of each day of the holiday. We should teach our children and grandchildren that each additional candle brings with it the idea that we can provide more and more meaning to our lives and to each project that we undertake. When the Jews lit the oil lamp in the Temple after the Maccabees recaptured it, they did not know how long the oil would last. But it lasted just as long as they needed it to last. We should rededicate our own efforts, whether or not we know the amount of effort we will need to accomplish our goals. Every year, Hanukkah reminds us that each additional step adds to the goals we wish to achieve. May we each be inspired to make the effort needed to reach our goals.

Harold Kirtz is president of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Atlanta.

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