What else to share? How about I'll leave you with George Washington. I'm not sure if this is true, but this is what I've heard: "You know it was a hard winter in Valley Forge, right? The fighting was terrible. it was bitter cold Could the ragtag revolutionary army continue? Could they make it through the winter? General Washington was not sure. He decided to go undercover, incognito and try to assess the morale of his army. It was worse than he thought. There were not enough winter coats to go around, clothes were becoming worn, boots were developing holes. The tired despair was felt as he silently went from fire to fire.
But then, he spied a small group of men gathered around a log. Curiously, they were singing softly. He noticed they were lighting a few sticks that were ontop of a big log. He pulled his hood close and went over and asked what they were doing. It turns out, this small group of men were Jews in the Revolutionary Army. They had gathered around to celebrate Chanukah, the holiday of lights. They were remembering a time, nearly 2000 years previously, when the syrian-greeks began to make laws that prevented Jews from being Jews. They were terrible like the British army is today. Than a great hero, Judah Maccabbee rose up, he's kind of like General Washington. He inspired the Jews to rise up, to fight back, that even though we were outnumbered, we could achieve great things if we worked together! And we did. And another great miracle happened too...When we reclamed our temple, one day of sacred oil burned to last 8 days until we could make some more. Normally we would light candle, but because we are here, we are lighting these sticks to remember that this is the season of hope and miracles. The strangers disappeared saying through choked tears 'Thank you good men. Blessings and good tidings for us all."