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Finding The Light In Hanukkah At A Time Of War

TOPSHOT - An Israeli soldier lights the sixth candle of the sixth day of the Jewish Hanukkah holiday at a position near the Gaza border on December 12, 2023, amid continuing battles between Israel and the militant group Hamas. (Photo by Menahem Kahana / AFP) (Photo by MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP via Getty Images)

MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP via Getty Images

Finding The Light In Hanukkah At A Time Of War

TOPSHOT - An Israeli soldier lights the sixth candle of the sixth day of the Jewish Hanukkah holiday at a position near the Gaza border on December 12, 2023, amid continuing battles between Israel and the militant group Hamas. (Photo by Menahem Kahana / AFP) (Photo by MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP via Getty Images)

MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP via Getty Images

Finding The Light In Hanukkah At A Time Of War

Hanukkah's origin story has been a moving target since the beginning says Rabbi Amichai Lau-Lavie, but throughout its evolution, it's been associated with bringing and sustaining light. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Lau-Lavie about the how the lights of Hanukkah can be a tool for those trying to find peace amidst the conflict between Israel and Hamas. Email us at considerthis@npr.org

TOPSHOT - An Israeli soldier lights the sixth candle of the sixth day of the Jewish Hanukkah holiday at a position near the Gaza border on December 12, 2023, amid continuing battles between Israel and the militant group Hamas. (Photo by Menahem Kahana / AFP) (Photo by MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP via Getty Images)

MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP via Getty Images

 

Hanukkah's origin story has been a moving target since the beginning says Rabbi Amichai Lau-Lavie, but throughout its evolution, it's been associated with bringing and sustaining light.

NPR’s Ari Shapiro talks to Lau-Lavie about the how the lights of Hanukkah can be a tool for those trying to find peace amidst the conflict between Israel and Hamas.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org

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