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Chanukah - Sight Unseen

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Dec 15, 2009
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It is becoming more and more difficult to see. Chanukah is the time to "see". The nes (miracle) of Chanukah took place in Eretz Yisrael. Purim is the abilty to hear since we cannot "see" outside the Land of Israel. We stand in front of our menorah thousands of miles from Eretz Yisrael and Hashem reveals to us that we can still "see." The brothers could not "see" Yosef haTzadik. If we do not have Chanukah in our life, then we do not really "see" our spouses, our children, our friends. Eretz Yisrael comes to visit us during Chanukah. We have to "see" without our eyes. Amazing story of note hidden in an old wooden menorah made in the ghetto in Europe.

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Learning on the Marcos and Adina Katz YUTorah site is sponsored today by Eric Goldstein to mark the yahrtzeit of his mother Blanche Goldstein z”l, Etta Brana bat Yitzchak and by Sara and Dani Resnick in memory of their Zaidy, Dov Aryeh ben Yosef HaLevi and by Harris and Elisheva Teitz Goldstein l'ilui nishmas HaRav HaGaon Rav Mordechai Pinchas Teitz zt'l on his 26th yahrzeit on 4 Teves