JBS....Jewish Broadcasting (I forgot what the S stands for) but let’s say System??? Either way, this Rabbi is from the Land Down Under At first the Australian accent was a little hard for me to understand, but the longer I listened, the easier it got
We learn something new everyday, right? I learned something new regarding the Torah and something new about myself
What have you learned today?
“Every culture has some sort of light ritual in the winter. Why? Because our ancient ancestors saw the change in season and witnessed increased darkness, cold, animals going into hiding, the death of the environment...and they knew they were a part of this dying world. Making light in darkness was a spiritual and practical instinct. They were incubating light until spring when the earth would be reborn into the new. Hanukkah, particularly this year with the increase of anti-semitism, is a way of us sharing light in a time not only of seasonal darkness, but the spiritual darkness of hate and anti-semitism.” - Rabbi Patrick Beaulier, Chesterfield