We celebrate the "Chanukas HaMizbeyach" - by lighting a Menorah?
Seemingly these are two separate events that took place at the same time. But clearly they are inter-connected - as the holiday is named after the dedication of the mizbeyach, yet we celebrate it by lighting a menorah!
By understanding the connection, we will gain the strength and clarity we need now. OY! Such a difficult year for all of us! So many battles on so many fronts in both ruchniyus and gashmiyus. We need to learn the key to victory, and how to say thank you for those battles!
And do not forget to download the attached Al Hanisim from the upcoming Teen Weekday Siddur!