Six13 have done it once again, bringing the Hanukkah light to Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody. When a band can take an absolute classic and turn it into something this good you know it’s worth watching!
Today we are celebrating the 1st day of Hanukkah. The Jewish festival that celebrates the wonderous victory of the Maccabeats over the Greeks and the restoration of the holy of Temple. There were many miracles that happened during the time of Hanukkah but let’s focus on one.
Turning the Physical into Spiritual
When we look back at the time of the Greeks, we can see their were a society that focused on the physical, much like the majority of todays society. They thought they were strongest people. They wanted to take away the spiritual aspect of the holy Temple and turn into something purely physical. But the Jews knew otherwise. They knew that the physical was there to merely serve the spiritual. The holy temple wasn’t just a building. It was a building that housed the holy spirit of G-d, the holiest place of worship for the Jews.
Timeless Lessons of Hanukkah
Judaism teaches that the lessons of each holiday aren’t just history lessons. We don’t just focus on the historical aspect of the holiday. Rather we look at what happened and apply it to our lives today.
Today in the 21st century the world is all about the physical. About money, the latest gadgets, having it all. This is not a Jewish concept. Instead we see the physical here to help us on our spiritual journey. We have to take advantage of the amazing physical things at our finger tips and use them for the good. That is one of the Hanukkah challenges today.