Source Material

Greek Wisdom and the Inner Light https://rabbimanning.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Chanukah-Greek-Wisdom-and-the-Inner-Light.mp3

Contemporary Thought

How to Find Light Within the Darkness: When it looks like we are at the end of our tether, use emunah to beef us up, and use our power of self to persevere. Great for discussion. Mentors can add the emunah, bitachon, and working through our problems bent to this.

Music

Light one candle: More light and then even more – that’s the theme of Chanukah. Never stop growing, never stop brightening, don’t let the light go out. The flame of Judaism is in your heart and in your hands. Use it to light one candle. And tomorrow, light another one.

Advanced Learning

A Mitzvah is a Candle and Torah is Light: How do the candle and light parallel Torah and Mitzvot? How do the Torah and Mitzvah here in Mishlei 6:23 parallel the mussar of one’s father and the Torah of one’s mother in Mishlei 1:8?

Visualization

Protective Light Visualization Relaxation Script: This protective light relaxation script will guide you to relax in the comfort of imagining being surrounded by light.

Light-Hearted Ideas

What’s Light Got To Do With It? Rabbi DovBer Pinson explores why Chanukah is well known as the “Festival of Lights”

Book

Inside Chanukah: In this book, Aryeh Pinchas Strickoff explores every aspect of Chanukah. The miracles, the mitzvos, the minhagim — he uses an array of sources to bring fresh insights into them all. Each thought is concise and accessible, perfect for sharing with family and friends. Discover the messages of Chanukah — ideas that will illuminate your life long after the candles burn out.