What the light of Hanukkah has the power to do

by Leah Rosenberg

The light of Hanukkah has the power to transform someone’s life. It has the power to bring people closer to God and more dedicated to acts of kindness.

The Light of Hanukkah

The story of Hanukkah is one of miracles performed by God and perseverance of the Jewish people. They wanted to do whatever they could to continue serving God despite the fact that they did not have enough oil to light the Menorah in the Temple. God also made the Jews victorious over the enemy despite the fact that the Jews were considered few and weaker than the enemy. But the light of Hanukkah has the power to overcome the evil and the darkness! Jews still celebrate the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah and remember the miracles God performed centuries and centuries later.

A Beautiful Hanukkah Song

This song is by famous Jewish singer Ari Goldwag. At the bottom of his YouTube music video, Goldwag explains the storyline: “Yakov wants to help his dad get a new menorah, as their menorah is rather shabby. Fortuitously, he is helped in his mission by a kind hearted couple.”

He said that this is the song’s message: “The light of Chanukah is the light of the Torah, whose eternal teachings still light up our lives to this day. The attribute of loving kindness is focused on here, with the sefer (book) “Ahavas Chesed” of the Chofetz Chaim being the inspiration for loving acts of kindness.”


So many years ago they tried to stop us
From Torah learning yeah they tried to rob us.
And we found ourselves searching
For a bit of oil that would light up.
And by a miracle eight days didn’t dry up.
And we found ourselves yearning
For the light…
For what’s right
Take away the night.
With the light
Gotta fight
All your might
‘Cuz you can ignite
With Torah’s light.
In the middle of a time so dark now
winds are blowing everywhere I go now.
And I find myself searching.
There’s an ancient wisdom that I know now
Lights up inside of me though I don’t know how.
And I find myself yearning.
Chanukah is the time for the Torah’s light.
Chanukah is the time to do what’s right.

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