Hanukkah is really coming to an end. I know that it is very hard to connect to this holiday since it is not one of those holidays which which have a “yom tov” and really set it apart from other days. How do you make it special? Well for me, learning about the power of lighting the hanukkah candle is invigorating. What you accomplish by lighting a candle is remarkable. Rebbe nachman, especially, goes on and on about what it does. Some of which is ending sinat chinam. Grtting rid of lashon hara. bringing moshiach. Etc. Bringing moschiah is what id like to focus on: on succot, we say ushpizin, every night we invite a guest, so 7 guests in total. In chanukkah we are ohr, and an orah is a guest, and on chanukkah we have 8 days. So they say that on chanukkah we bring the 8th guest, who is …moshiach! So please, tonight when lighting the eight candle, think about how badly we need him. Think about the power of that fire. Look into it. pray. Pray for klal israel.