Shavua Tov, Shavua Tov
It's Motzoei Shabbos, the beginning of the week which contains Chanuka. We know that the energy for the whole week comes down on Shabbos - so the energy of Chanuka is already in the world! And isn't the energy of Chanuka the energy of light? And Jimi Hendrix, didn't he, at the highest point of his performance at the Monterey Pop Festival, because he had no other way to toally merge himself with his music and his fans, light his guitar on fire? A sort of korban, offering to the energy he was feeling.
Today is Jimi's birthday -- he would have been 68.
Tonight is Motzoei Shabbos -- we light the havdalah candle, to bring some light into our week, to continue the light from Shabbos into the week.
Let's go to that place, tonight, together, where Motzoei Shabbos meets Saturday night, where Shlomo Carlebach meets Jimi Hendrix, where light meets darkness, and you know what, the place where light wins!
V for victory.
V for peace (when you take and make the letter "v" with your two fingers.
Shavua Tov to everyone.