Hanukkah began at sundown yesterday.
YBW joined me in saying the prayers and lighting the candles.
I love the first night of Hanukkah most of all because of the special prayer said only that night.
Thanks be to you, Lord our God, Ruler of the Universe, for keeping us alive and in good health and for bringing us together.
I’m not actively religious, but I do have beliefs.
Lighting these candles and saying these prayers on the first night of Hanukkah, I feel down deep in me the connection to my ancestors. The ones who lit these candles, and the ones who lit their Advent wreaths.
I’m so grateful that we are alive and in good health and together, especially in this season which I love so dearly.
My wish is all y’all feel it too!
Happy Hanukkah 🕎