On Friday night, lighting Hanukkah candles
can sometimes be a challenge,
rushing to get all the preparations done on time
before the sun sets and Shabbat begins.
One iconic photo is illuminated in Yad Vashem
shows a family’s menorah in the window
with a Nazi flag hanging on the building in the background across the street.
That menorah is in the display case for all to see.
The family members who survived brought it to Israel,
and its candles shine brightly throughout the nights of Hanukkah.
This week as missiles were launched against Sderot,
young men from the Sderot Yeshiva were dancing
in Jerusalem, Israel, at a friend’s wedding.
One of the songs the band played was
On the miracles over the centuries,
good has triumphed over evil.