NOTICE TO READERS: Happy Hanukkah from the QCT!
Hanukkah starts at sundown on Dec. 7 this year, lasting eight days until Dec. 15. Known as the Festival of Lights, it celebrates the miracle of the temple oil lasting eight days after the reconsecration of the Holy Temple that stood atop Jerusalem’s Mount Moriah over 2,000 years ago. The lighting of the menorah candles (one more each day) is like the passing on of knowledge: you can give light to others without taking it away from yourself. It’s a true gift of giving and sharing Hanukkah’s message of the triumph of light over darkness and the freedom to worship. Happy Hanukkah from all of us!