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Quotes About Hanukkah

A Collection of Quotes About Hanukkah

“That’s what Hanukkah is about: trying to survive the darkness on the far-fetched hope there’s still some life and light left in the universe.” – Lawrence Kushner

“As we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence actually liberates others.” – Marianne Williamson

“May the light illuminate your hearts and shine in your life every day of the year. May everlasting peace be yours and upon our Earth.” – Eileen Anglin

“At this time of year, when the sun is most hidden, the holiday of Hanukkah celebrates the rays of hope and light. Often, it is through simple and unrecognized miracles that we are able to feel the warmth of hope and light.” – Rafael Goldstein

“We’re all just whistling in the dark, hoping against hope that someone up there will see these little Hanukkah candles and get the hint.” – Lawrence Kushner

“Be convinced that to be happy means to be free and that to be free means to be brave. Therefore do not take lightly the perils of war.” – Thucydides

“On Hanukkah, some people ask: why couldn’t we light all eight candles in one night instead of having to light a new one for each of eight nights? It is because Hanukkah is not merely a cause for celebrations; it is a trial of perseverance.” – Simon Nguyen

“Like the Maccabees, most people want the right to pray to God in their own way. This right is called freedom of religion. The spirit of Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, is shared by all people who love freedom.” – Norma Simon

“Even our misfortunes are a part of our belongings.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“Hanukkah is about the spark of the divine in all of us made in God’s image.” – Suzanne Fields

“Still ours the dance, the feast, the glorious Psalm, The mystic lights of emblem, and the Word.” – Emma Lazarus

“There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” – Edith Wharton

“I’m not against the Hanukkah songs. I like Hanukkah songs. I grew up with Hanukkah songs. I’m not opposed to Hanukkah or the songs that accompany it, at all.” – Howard Dean

“We light candles in testament that faith makes miracles possible.” – Nachum Braverman

“Is not Hanukkah a symbol of Israel, and its light a symbol of his immortality?” – Leo Jung

“Look at how a single candle can both defy and define the darkness.” – Anne Frank

“Kindle the taper like the steadfast star Ablaze on evening’s forehead o’er the earth, And add each night a lustre till afar An eightfold splendor shine above thy hearth.” – Emma Lazarus

“Hanukkah is the festival of lights, instead of one day of presents, we get eight crazy nights.” – Adam Sandler

“The miracle, of course, was not that the oil for the sacred light – in a little cruse – lasted as long as they say; but that the courage of the Maccabees lasted to this day: let that nourish my flickering spirit.” – Charles Reznikoff

“I have excellent relationships with Jewish organizations and participate every year in a Hanukkah celebration with my family. There haven’t been any anti-Semitic tendencies in my team for a long time.” – Viktor Yushchenko

“Come here, I will show you a new way to the Creator: Not through speech, but through song! Let us sing and Heaven will understand us.” – Rabbi Nahman

“The darkness of the whole world cannot swallow the glowing of a candle.” – Robert Altinger

“Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.” – Anthony J D’Angelo

“Still ours the dance, the feast, the glorious psalm; the mystic lights of emblem, and the word.” – Emma Lazarus

“The most incredible thing about miracles is that they happen.” – G K Chesterton

“No wonder God chose this dark land to send prophets to, for a candle only shines in the dark.” – Rami Ollaik

“Blessed is the match consumed in kindling flame. Blessed is the flame that burns in the secret fastness of the heart.” – Hannah Senesh

“Keep your flame lit, and you will never feel darkness.” – J Parker

“Most Texans think Hanukkah is some sort of duck call.” – Richard Lewis

“Never fear shadows. They simply mean there’s a light shining somewhere nearby.” – Ruth E Renkel

“Never fear shadows. They simply mean there’s a light shining somewhere nearby.” – Ruth E RenkelHanukkah is about the spark of divine in all of us made in God’s image.” – Suzanne Fields

“A candle is a small thing. But one candle can light another. And see how its own light increases, as a candle gives its flame to the other. You are such a light.” – Moshe Davis

“The miracle, of course, was not that the oil for the sacred light – in a little cruse – lasted as long as they say; but that the courage of the Maccabees lasted to this day: let that nourish my flickering spirit.” – Charles Reznikoff

“If I had to choose one over the other, I’d choose Hanukkah.” – Susan Bauer

“Religion is a candle inside a multicolored lantern. Everyone looks through a particular color, but the candle is always there.” – Mohammed Naguib

“All the nice meanings of bringing light to the world can be beautiful. But perhaps we are concentrating on lighting the world because we don’t know how to light up our own lives.” – Ralph Levy

“Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.” – Helen Keller

“Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn’t people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them?” – Rose Kennedy

“I ask not for a lighter burden, but for broader shoulders.” – Jewish Proverb

“There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” – Leonard Cohen

“We light candles in testament that faith makes miracles possible.” – Nachum Braverman

“Let the straight flower bespeak its purpose in straightness – to seek the light.
Let the crooked flower bespeak its purpose in crookedness – to seek the light.
Let the crookedness and straightness bespeak the light.” – Allen Ginsberg

“The major question, which we must ponder on Hanukkah, is whether the Jewish people can develop an identity that will enable it to meet the outside world without feeling threatened or intimidated. The choice, hopefully, need not be ghettoization or assimilation. We can absorb from others without being smothered. We can appreciate and assimilate that which derives from “foreign” sources and at the same time feel firmly anchored to our particular frame of reference.” – Rabbi David Hartman

“Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.” – Gautama Buddha

“When you’re in love it’s the most glorious two and a half days of your life.” – Richard Lewis

“Just as Hanukkah candles are lighted one by one from a single flame, so the tale of the miracle is passed from one man to another, from one house to another, and to the whole House of Israel throughout the generations.” – Judah L. Magnes

“Chanuka is about the spark of the divine in all of us made in God’s image.” – Suzanne Fields

“To me, every hour of the light and dark is a miracle. Every cubic inch of space is a miracle.” – Walt Whitman

“A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.” – James Keller

“As long as Hanukkah is studied and remembered, Jews will not surrender to the night. The proper response, as Hanukkah teaches, is not to curse the darkness but to light a candle.” – Irving Greenberg

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