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The Deeper Meaning of Hanukkah
Dr. Rik Wadge and Rabbi Isaac Levy dig deeper into an understanding of Hanukkah. This is a new perspective from a Jewish believer in Yeshua the Messiah. In this session 1 of an 8-part series, Rabbi Levy shows us that the significance of Hanukkah is being revealed throughout the Scriptures, from Genesis to Revelation.
In part 2 of this 8-part sseries on Hanukkah, Rabbi Isaac Levy talks about the “ner tamid, which was the “eternal flame” that was never allowed to be extinguished. The ner tamid was first carried in the wilderness after the Exodus from Egypt, and then placed in the temple in Jerusalem. It was kept burning by the animal fat from the offerings brought by the people.
In Part 3 of this 8-part series, Rabbi Isaac Levy offers a fascinating esoteric insight into the deeper meaning of Hanukkah from a Hebraic perspective. Rabbi Levy finds that Yeshua is the high priest who lights the menorah and returns the temple to the glory of God.
In the fourth day of Hanukkah Rabbi Isaac Levy reminds us that both Sukkot and Hanukkah have an eighth day. The number seven signifies completion but the 8th day is eternal. Rabbi Levy then explains the meaning of Hebrew words for these festivals that point to the throne that is waiting to be occupied by the anointed one.
Rabbi Isaac Levy relates the prophet Micah to the Hanukkah story of the Maccabees. Micah’s name means “Who is like God.” He then explains how the Hanukkah story has meaning for our lives today. We become righteous in God’s eyes when we perform righteous acts.
Rabbi Isaac Levy shares personal thoughts and experiences from his own life with Yeshua starting as a Jewish believer in Israel. He then connects the story of Hanukkah with bondage in Egypt.
For the 7th day of Hanukkah Rabbi Isaac Levy exhorts us to overcome the forces of evil. The Torah, by which he means the Holy Writings, is the manual for righteous living that is the way we dedicate ourselves to God.