Candles in the Dark of Winter

I was recently asked to write an article for a Canadian publication about Jewish Family Life.  In it, I focused on celebrations for young children.

But I noted that, as children get older, there are many additional Hanukkah discussions that can broached — including ones about religious persecution and freedom.

In this post from Union for Reform Judaism (URJ), Miriam Farber provides some added depth to the conversation that I thought you might enjoy.

“In our times of darkness, whether the darkness of our people’s history or the darkness in the cycle of the natural world, we see ritual to light our path forward. Ritual is our spiritual sustenance, filling our lives with meaning and hope as food fills our bellies with nourishment. ”

http://urj.org/learning/torah/ten/feeds/?syspage=article&item_id=78980

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