Chanukah guide for the perplexed, 2018 by Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger

Based on ancient Jewish sages
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1. The miracle of Chanukah. According to ancient Jewish sages, Chanukah highlights a critical, non-conventional interpretation of the term “miracle,” which is a derivative of – and not superior to – reality. Thus, the Hebrew translation of “miracle” – Ness נס – is the root of the Hebrew translation of “(life) experience” – נסיון.

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