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Philip Ohriner

The True Fire of Hanukkah

December 5, 2017

The True Fire of Hanukkah Dear friends, Fire is an alluring natural phenomenon when it is not manifesting in destructive ways. In a controlled environment, fire is one of Judaism’s main metaphors for God’s Presence, particularly when it comes to holy vessels. In Jewish tradition, human beings are considered holy vessels, much like the Tabernacle and Temples that once stood. Exodus 25:8 reads, “make me a sanctuary and I will dwell within you.” Rashi notes that the verse says God will dwell within human beings, not within the constructed elements of the Tabernacle or Temple. According to our tradition, human beings are the ultimate vehicles of holiness. In essence, God’s presence is found in each and every one of us in the form of a soul, as the book of […]

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~ Rabbi Philip Ohriner