Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Rabbi Ari Goldwag is a prolific writer, lecturer, singer and musician who lives in Ramat Beit Shemesh, Israel.
Just in time for Chanukah, he has released a new music video, Chanukah Lights, that puts the traditional Chanukah story of lighting the menorah in a contemporary framework.
In this video, Ari is rushing to the airport to catch a plane home for the holiday.
When he finds that his flight and many others have been canceled, he takes to the city streets with his rolling suitcase and sees a menorah already lit. Anxious to fulfill the mitzvah of candle lighting, he wanders the streets until he sees a shop owner putting a bag full of empty Perrier bottles in a recycling container.
He quickly trades his suitcase for the bag of bottles and continues walking until he finds a street vendor selling odds and ends including plain white candles. The modern miracle? Just enough bottles to hold nine candles and candles just the right size to fit in the bottle necks.
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