Hanukkah falls at the darkest time of the year. Light wanes and each day is darker than the one that came before. This year as Hanukkah approaches, we have also been inundated with horrific news from around the globe. Stories of hatred and despair—both at home and abroad—remind us of the immense work that remains to create a world where we can all live in peace.
This year, as we light the Hanukkah candles, let us transform this darkness into light.
Ritualwell, our website for innovative ritual, has created these new blessings to be recited throughout the nights of Hanukkah. With each new candle may we be reminded of the corners of our universe calling out for this light, so that we may send this light to the people and places so in need of illumination.