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Why Light the First Night of Hanukkah?

God is waiting for us to take that first step before He brings the miracle.

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Visitor Comments: 6

(6) SusanE, December 21, 2014 4:40 AM

This message was wonderful, Lori

Thanks for reminding us that we must take the first step.... into the sea, or lighting the first light. He will help us to continue in what we need to do. - - - - - This year for some reason the lighting feels special in a different way.

(5) Anonymous, December 20, 2014 1:30 AM

Thank you

As a previous poster already said, "I felt as if you were speaking directly to me." Feeling the weight of the world on my shoulders. Will make the effort to light the Chanukah candles tomorrow night.

(4) April Sharrock, December 17, 2014 8:53 PM

It was as if you were speaking directly to me. Thank you, Lori.
So many things for which to be grateful and yet a sadness can really cast a shadow. Hashed can do anything and I'm choosing to remember this. Happy Chanukah!

(3) ann weiszmann, December 15, 2014 7:21 PM

thank you Lori

i am a JWRP alumnus and am going through a very sad time, I lost my mom 6 months ago. This video has helped me to be able to look forward. We have always lit chanukah candles, this year it will be with more intention, looking forward. Thank you Lori!

(2) Anonymous, December 15, 2014 11:26 AM

strong message

everyone should listen to this video it was so encouraging hope i have the courage to make that first step

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