TYH Nation Presents:
Chazal tells us that our judgment is signed on Rosh HaShana and sealed on Yom Kippur. The Zohar HaKadosh teaches that we can still do teshuvah until Hoshana Rabbah. But the Baal Shem Tov revealed that even if we slept through Elul and the Tishrei chagim, it’s still not over. The final, final verdict is decided on the final night of Chanukah.
Standing in front of the Chanukah candles, we catch our reflection in the black ice of our spiritual numbness and find a flickering flame dancing at the very essence of our being. Suddenly, the darkness melts away before the warmth and illumination; we are the Kohen Gadol, lighting the Menorah in the Beis HaMikdash, as pure as the hidden jar of oil, sealed with Hashem’s love. And in this moment, a still, silent echo reverberates within the depths of our souls, filling the world with yearning, “We want to be Baalei Teshuvah! Tatteh, bring us closer, closer to you!”
May we merit to be sealed in the book of true-life – a life of faith, a life of depth, a life of holiness and connection! Ah freilachin Chanukah!