The essence of the miracle of Chanukkah is about how a little bit of energy can last a long time. The small army of the Maccabees was miraculously able to persist and persevere even in the face of very difficult circumstances. The story of the oil lasting longer than expected is a perfect metaphor for this dedication and persistence. Looking at it through a lens of sustainability, we noticed that the story of Chanukkah can encourage us to think of our own ways to make a little last a long time. Technology like LED bulbs help us understand what role we can have in making limited resources extend for longer than expected.
This Chanukkah, we wish you the blessings of light, persistence, and dedication.
The Heschel Eco-Team