A Chanukah Message from Rebecca Good

A Chanukah Message from Rebecca Good

For our annual Chanukah issue, we asked members of our community to share why they think it is so important for our Jewish community to, "Shine Our Light Bold and Bright."

Rebecca L. Good
Rebecca L. Good

This has been a year of increasing antisemitic attacks, and it is more important than ever for our community to stand up and be present. As it states in Isiah 49:6, “…and I shall submit you as a light unto the nations.” Our Jewish community should shine as an example of the spirit of the Maccabees. To paraphrase one of my favorite Chanukah songs, “Banu Choshech Legaresh” (To Drive Away the Darkness) …

We came to drive away the darkness
In our hands is light and fire
Everyone’s a small light
And all of us are a firm light!

Rebecca Good is Head of Hebrew and Jewish Learning at The Temple Bremen Education Center.

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