Move Forward, Make A Miracle Happen

As you probably know, Chanukah celebrates a miracle. As part of the rededication ceremony of the ancient Temple that was desecrated by the Greeks, the Maccabees went to light the Menorah and were distraught to find that there was just a small amount of oil left – perhaps enough to light the Menorah for just one day. But a Nes Gadol Haya Sham – a great miracle happened there (the first Hebrew letters of this four-letter phrase are written on the dreidel) and that small amount of oil lasted for eight full days. Today, many of us do not believe in miracles. We’ve prayed/hoped for them to happen in our lives and we’ve been let down. In the Torah, as the Israelites are fleeing Pharaoh, they come to the Red Sea. Realizing that they are trapped between Pharaoh’s army and the water before them, they begin crying out to God, asking for…