1st Night of Chanukah

Posted By on December 11th

The Jewish holiday of Chanukah begins this week. The holiday is based on the story of the Maccabees, who are heroes because they beat the powerful Assyrian empire. During the holiday we light eight candles. This is symbolic of the candelabra oil that was too limited to last more than one day, and miraculously, lasted eight days.

The Chanukah candles are to remind us that we are to spread light as far as we can. I recently read a suggestion from Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook that we should each look at ourselves as a living Chanukah candle capable of spreading our own inner light in the world.

Each night of Chanukah I’ll be posting one of my favorite Chanukah songs as a reminder that we each have the ability to spread our inner light and be a hero to someone else in the world.

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Keith Grossman helps individuals and businesses negotiate and manage conflict more comfortably. Keith is a Collaborative Attorney, a Family and Circuit Civil mediator certified by the Supreme Court of Florida, an Arbitrator qualified by the Florida Supreme Court, and an educator. Keith frequently lectures and facilitates training programs, works with individuals one-on-one, and writes articles on conflict management and negotiation topics. His e-workbooks, “What Is A Peace Chest?” and “How Do You Build A Peace Chest?“ are now available on Kindle.

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