In a fractured and polarized world, many of us find ourselves seeking hope and unity within the brokenness. The Zohar - the core medieval text in the mystical thought of Kabbalah - offers a meditation on the light of a candle as a vision of Divine unity.
Kabbalistic and Chassidic writings identify Chanukkah as a time in which this Hidden Light takes center stage. We are given special access to the Hidden Light. Rav Tzvi Elimelech Spiro ("Bnei Yissaschar") makes the connection between the Hidden Light and the Chanukkah menorah.
Why doesn't Chanukkah have a canonical text associated with it? Rav Tzadok Hakohen Rabinowitz answers the question and explores the unique quality of the miracle of Chanukkah and its ongoing reverberations throughout the generations of exile.