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You Can Be a Hanukkah Miracle (Zechariah 2:14-4:7)

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28.11.2021

The Ramban (13th century Spain) distinguished between two types of miracles, “nes nistar” – “hidden miracles” and “nes nigleh” – “revealed miracles”. Hidden miracles are those where God’s role in the story is not readily recognizable. Rather, God’s hand is merely implicit in the plot of the story. The story of Purim, found in the book of Esther, represents this kind of miracle. “Revealed miracles” are those events where the supernatural is apparent. God’s splitting of the sea in the story of the redemption from Egypt is an example of this type of miracle. The story of Hanukkah is a paradox. The miracle of the single cruse of pure olive oil, which miraculously fueled the menorah in the Temple for eight days, seems to........

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