This week features:
Yosef, Dreams and Increasing Light in the World
No Time for Platitudes: The Bottomless Deep Depths of the Selling of Yosef
Caught in the sight enabling and dream inspiring bright lights of the all-natural miracle of the cruse of pure oil, the eight days of light and the Chanukah victory of the few over the many, Rabbi Chaim Richman and Yitzchak Reuven connect the dots between the saga of Yosef and his brothers, of which we learn in this week’s Torah reading, and the black darkness of Helenism that the Greek oppressors tried to foist upon the righteous souls of the Maccabees and their followers. Just as Yosef announced to all he met his undying allegiance to G-d, so too we are instructed to place our Chanukah lamps outside our homes to announce to the world that we bow down to no man and wil not rest until G-d’s home is restored.