The Inner Dimension of Chanukah: The Bas Ayin and Rav Chaim Soloveitchik

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The Bat Ayin (the Avritcher Rebbe) writes that the purpose of Chanukah is to fix the תוהו (the nothingness before creation) with light, similar to the אור of the first day of creation that countered the תוהו (the light that is hidden for tzaddikim for עולם הבא).

In the Torah, Avraham represents the idea of Chanukah.

Delivered at the OU Israel Center, December 5th, 2018 (27 Kislev 5779)

Rabbi Goldscheider’s book on Chanukah, “The Light that Unites: A Chanukah Companion” is available from OU Press. Click here for more information.