Michoel Ogince, oneinfocus.org:
In preparation for this week’s Shabbos email – A photo shoot in Times Square, NY. Onlookers gathered wondering just what I was doing with a camera, tripod, flash strobes, a menorah and candles?
Even the New York City Police took interest, especially when I repeatedly tried to light the candles against the strong winter winds.
In Times Square there is light of all colors bouncing everywhere. This made the shoot – with a Nikon SB800 Flash – both challenging and fun!
Of most important was to balance the ambient (which is really artificial) light with the flash light.
This week’s message:
Chanukah commemorates a spiritual battle.
The Greeks fought to make Judaism a culture and void of G-dliness.
Lighting the menorah is our battle emblem – the victory of light over darkness.
Behind the message:
The Greeks were determined to remove G-d from Judaism. They demanded, “Keep your books and your Torah, but remove the concept of a higher reality.”
The military victory against the Greeks was a miracle that preceded and made possible the lighting of the menorah in the Temple. This light symbolizes the essence of the battle and the victory of spirituality over darkness!
The growth of Oneinfocus is attributed to my wife Sarah Ogince and our Director of Project Development, Yechiel Nadler.
Wishing you a Good Shabbos and Happy Chanukah.
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