On both Purim and Chanukah, we were threatened by an enemy that struck at our core values. The Amaleki championed the worldview of mikreh – haphazardness, and the Yevanim dared to suggest there could be a replacement for Torah, chalilah. In both cases, our eyes were darkened and our spirituality assaulted.
However, the courageous Mordechai and Esther, and the bold and gallant Chashmona’im withstood the test. They avowed with great pride that our relationship with Hashem is never haphazard – and our Torah is never replaceable.
Only Hashem decides when it is A Time to Conceal His presence and when it is A Time to Reveal it. With this deep and inspirational book, we can remove the façade of teva and uncover the Glory of Hashem.