Sunday, November 28, 2010

The message of the oil


"The essential miracle [of the oil] was performed only to demonstrate to them the love of Gd for them… A miracle occurred for them in the essential fact that they were fully redeemed from the wicked Greek empire, who told Israel, “Inscribe upon the horn of the ox that you have no share in the Gd of Israel,” and who decreed various shemadiot. Now that the Jews were redeemed, and a great miracle was performed for them in that they would reign over their foes, this miracle of the flames was also performed for them, testimony for Israel that Gd is among them."

(R' Yehoshua Falk, Pnei Yehoshua to Shabbat 21b)

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