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Thursday, December 2, 2010

I Need A Miracle Every Day - Chanuka, Day 2


As day 1 becomes day 2 remember that it is also yom chamishi, which means that Shabbos is Coming! Shabbos Chanuka is coming! How special is that!!!!

Every Shabbos we proclaim G-d, King of the world.
Shabbos comes and we renew our "bris", our covenant with the Holy One blessed be He.
Shabbos comes and we "feel" our "neshama yeseira" - our "extra soul" so to speak. (...and even if we don't actually feel it cause how do you feel (physical) a neshama yeseira (spiritual)?...)

Chanuka comes and we feel G-d's presence - we know that even though we had to win a battle, the few agains the many, the good against the evil, that in the end we were victorious only through the miracle of the flask of oil - a miracle G-d made, a miracle that Chazal "felt" the following year (which is how they knew that Chanuka was a festival for all time), a miracle that we remember each year. Our celeberation proclaims to the world that G-d RUNS THE WORLD, and it's mamash a MIRACLE that we survive!!!!

so let's review:
It's a Miracle that we're here.
It's a Miracle that we won,
It's a Miracle that we remember we won.

Is this what it means, I Need A Miracle, Every Day?????

Chanuka Sameyach Everyone, Everywhere!

Remember, Tonight:
7:30 - 8:30 R' Ozer Bergman's Rebbe Nachman Shiur
9:00 - 9:30 - Talking Heads - Remain in Light
9:30 - 10:00 - Bob Marley and the Wailers - Natty Dread
10:00 - Steve will be "cookin' for Shabbos" -- i wonder what's in his latke mix tonight????
...and don't forget the applesause....