Did you know that in Parshas Breishes (1:3) there is sign hinting to Chanukah? If we look at the first sentences of the original text we will find that the 25th word is "light": "and G-d said let there be light, and there was..."
This is An inclination to the holiday of Chanukah, the Festival of Lights, which we begin celebrating on the 25th of Kislev.
Chanukah is one of the holidays that is assigned to us forever (the second, which you know is Purim), and will not be canceled, even if others will get canceled, Chanukah will always stay.
This holiday is one that our ancestors earned with their own actions! On their own they sacrificed all, to stand up for what we believe in. All this happened, when they were being oppressed and given the choice to go into Hellenism and avoid physical danger, which many found quite tempting, they stood strong and fought till the end!
In Tractate Shabbos (21B) there is a question, what is the reason for all these incidents? The answer is as follows: Chanukah teaches us to be persistent, despite all the difficulties that lie ahead and it's the Torah and our faith in Hashem that gives us the incredible boost of energy to withstand all adversity.
Today's modern world is quite tolerant and oppression and persecution are no longer signs of power and are unacceptable for self-respecting powers. But under the constant flow of information and permissiveness, it is sometimes difficult to recognize the truth, covered in foreign views, that in fact they are not ours but someone else's. This is the essence of Chanukah - to realize who we seem to be, who we are and who we really want to be.
The team at the Yad Yitzhak fund would like to wish you and your family a wonderful holiday. We wish that you once again believe in miracles and that your soul is renewed in its pure faith. That the lighting of the candles will ignite in you a new hope, that your home be filled with health and all that is missing from you personally be restored, just as you illuminate the lives of our needy.