Wednesday, December 12, 2007

A meditation for Zos Chanuka

The Seforim HaKedoshim the holy writings like the Tiferes Shlomo and Bnei Yisaschar teach us:

The final eighth day of Channuka is called "Zos Hannuka." This is the Channuka, the preparation of the altar. Channuka means the Chinuch the preparation. It alludes to the preparation of the 3rd and final temple to be rebuilt in Jerusalem speedily in our days Amen.

As you absorb the light of the 36 candles kindled during the course of these eight days feel the light warm and permeate your body and soul.

This is the light of the final redemption, preparing the way for the time of Moshiach.

This is the secret of the oil and the wick and the flame.

The Torah we study is our oil, we are a wick the draws that oil and our passion in the Divine service lights us aflame.

If we connect ourselves to a spiritual master a Rabbi or Rebbe he is like our Shammas, that lights each of us aflame.

May we all burn brightly.