The holiday of Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, reminds people of all faiths that, in the face of darkness and despair, you can still have light and hope.
“The lights of Hanukkah come to remind us of one of the important truths of life – That no matter how dark things are, there is always hope. That even if we are down to our last drop of oil, our last ounce of energy, there is always possibility. If we are willing to act, to light that last candle, to take that one step even though we are so afraid, to engage in that one act of kindness, even if it seems as if it won’t make any difference at all. I remember when I visited New Orleans a couple of months after Hurricane Katrina and learned this truth from ordinary heroes…” WATCH the video below for more…
Wisdom of the Holidays, produced by Debra Gonsher Vinik and edited by David Vinik of Diva Communications, is a five-part web series devoted to uncovering the essential truths that the holidays hold for people of all faiths. Written and narrated by author, journalist, and radio host Rabbi Irwin Kula of the National Center for Jewish Learning and Leadership.
Wisdom of the Holidays was made possible by a grant from Odyssey Networks.
This content originally appeared in Diva Communications.
Rabbi Irwin Kula is a 7th generation rabbi and a disruptive spiritual innovator. A rogue thinker, author of the award-winning book, Yearnings: Embracing the Sacred Messiness of Life, and President-Emeritus of Clal – The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, he works at the intersection of religion, innovation, and human flourishing. A popular commentator in both new and traditional media, he is co-founder with Craig Hatkoff and the late Professor Clay Christensen of The Disruptor Foundation whose mission is to advance disruptive innovation theory and its application in societal critical domains. He serves as a consultant to a wide range of foundations, organizations, think tanks, and businesses and is on the leadership team of Coburn Ventures, where he offers uncommon inputs on cultural and societal change to institutional investors across sectors and companies worldwide.