Light glides easily from the realm of the physical to the symbolic in all languages and cultures. In the following proverbs and parables drawn mainly from Jewish tradition but also from other Western sources, you will find beautiful turns of phrase and delightful play of imagination. Find one that speaks to you and share it with others, perhaps as part of the candle lighting ceremony of Hanukkah.

From: Naom Zion & Barbara Spectre, eds., A Different Light: The Big Book of Hanukkah, Copyright © 2000 by Noam Zion (New York: Devora Publishing Co.; Jeruasalem: The Shalom Hartman Institute)



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