Wednesday, December 28, 2011

A Light in the Dark

by Devora Gila Berkowitz

Chodesh Tevet

The last of the Chanukah lights have fizzled out, and here we are moving back into darkness.

Darkness can mean something different to each one of us: a nighttime mood, lack of spiritual illumination, the absence of hope. 

But all of us can borrow some light from Chanukah -- a story we're so familiar with. We can take those miracle lights and bring miracle consciousness into this darkness.

Don't forget -- Shvat is just around the corner. And it's the month for celebrating new growth.

What if we saw the darkness of Tevet as a kind of hibernation? What if it were a cozy womb in which the prayers from our Chanukah candle lighting could gestate and develop into the seedling dreams of our near future...

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