It's not only a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to bring light into the darkness, but it's a Once Ever time for us all to shine when we put the first candles in our hanukias this week on Wednesday night, the beginning of Hanukkah.
I, for one, am ready to shine brightly in this world!
What a privilege to know that people all over the world are lighting their Hanukkah candles with me, including many who are not in the USA where we are also celebrating Thanksgiving.
Turns out, the fact that the first night of Hanukkah coincides with the eve of Thanksgiving, November 28th this year is based on some pretty amazing calendar calculations that will not occur again for thousands of centuries.
So, essentially, we are very, very fortunate to be alive and celebrating Thanksgivukkah this year in the United States and all around the world.