HANUKKAH HALLELUJAH

A beautiful evening on an ordinary neighborhood block In a U.S. city. Diversity lives wherever you live in the world.

Hanukkah (transliterated Chanukah) is a Jewish holiday celebrated for eight days and nights.

It begins on the 25th of the Jewish month of Kislev, which coincides with late November-late December on the secular calendar. In Hebrew, the word "Hanukkah" means "dedication."

It celebrates the triumph of light over darkness, spirituality over materiality, and of purity over adulteration.

According to Judaism, it celebrates the fact that G-d can make miracles for those who stand up for truth and justice.

The Menorah (nine-branched chandelier) lighting symbolizes chasing away forces of darkness, which the faithful Jews did with swords, but in this case with light.

We start our lives with the best of intentions. But, we are human, and hardship and failure are part of life. Even sharing a life with someone cannot assuage the inner loneliness and broken existence we each experience.

But, G-d always hears our personal “Hallelujah".

May G-D's Light unite the Universe and give us a world that celebrates the sacredness of Life.

Wishing everyone a beautiful and safe holiday season. Let our voices be heard through the music we share.