These Lights Are Holy…
Why do we start with one light on Hanukkah, and each night add a candle, rather than start with eight? After all, the miracle of Hanukkah is in the oil that lasted for eight days, so that each day there would be less.
We add a candle each night because each night, the miracle grows greater. Each night we see more clearly the power of light.
Jewish tradition teaches that one never detracts from holiness, but only adds.
During this Hanukkah season, may your light shine brighter each day.