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Rabbi Nathalie of Kfar Vradim has a different take on the shamash — sometimes viewed as the least important candle — she sees it as a source of light to help lift the darkness in challenging times.

Chanukah, she teaches, provides us with a “window” to bring the light of God’s teachings into our home, to celebrate Jewish values and everyday miracles in the world.