Torah.org Home Subscribe Services Support Us
 
Print Version

Email this article to a friend

Hanukah - Hindsight

Rabbi Raymond Beyda

HINDSIGHT

We must all realize that life moves very quickly and that what seems so significant today may still be important tomorrow or it may fade quickly from our consciousness. Good wine requires a patient aging process and very often-successful decisions are made only after one gives ideas time to cook slowly. Only after time places events in perspective can one be certain that one's evaluation of their significance is correct. Don't jump to conclusions. Give things a minute and more, and your reaction will turn out to be in the correct proportion more times than not.

DID YOU KNOW THAT

We read the Torah in the synagogue all the eight days of Hanukah from the chapters speaking about the offerings brought by the tribal leaders in the desert for the dedication of the Tabernacle. The reason is that the Tabernacle was completed on the 25th of Kislev the same day as the first day of Hanukah. [The use of the Tabernacle as a Temple with daily offerings did not begin until the first of Nissan 4 months later].
(Source, Mishnah Berurah, Siman 684:1)

Another reason is that Hanukah means dedication and the Torah portion that we read tells of the dedication of the Tabernacle our first Temple.
(Source Lebush, Siman 684:1)


Text Copyright © 2003 Rabbi Raymond Beyda and Torah.org.


 






ARTICLES ON HAAZINU AND ELUL / ROSH HASHANAH:

View Complete List

Tapping Into Our Meritorious Pedigree
Rabbi Naphtali Hoff - 5768

A Welcome Houseguest
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5759

The Focus of Rosh HaShana
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5757

Frumster - Orthodox Jewish Dating

Shofar - Past and Present
Rabbi Yisroel Ciner - 5762

Money Can't Buy Happiness
Rabbi Pinchas Avruch - 5762

A Plug-In For Your Browser
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5764

> Rosh Hashanah
-

There is a Treasure
Rabbi Label Lam - 5766

The Mystical Tug of the Shofar
Rabbi Naftali Reich - 5766

Looking for a Chavrusah?

True Foundation
Shlomo Katz - 5758

To Walk With God
Rabbi Pinchas Winston - 5773

The Kindness of Hashem
Shlomo Katz - 5759

ArtScroll

Starting From Scratch
Rabbi Pinchas Avruch - 5764

The Ultimate Contact
Rabbi Naftali Reich - 5770

Say It with Chumros
Rabbi Yochanan Zweig - 5771

Ideas for Inspiration
Rabbi Yehudah Prero - 5760



Project Genesis

Torah.org Home


Torah Portion

Jewish Law

Ethics

Texts

Learn the Basics

Seasons

Features

TORAHAUDIO

Ask The Rabbi

Knowledge Base




Help

About Us

Contact Us



Free Book on Geulah!




Torah.org Home
Torah.org HomeCapalon.com Copyright Information