The Midrash tells us that in the future when Moshiach comes and the Holy Temple is rebuilt, all the ritual sacrifices will be discontinued except for the Thanksgiving offering, the korban todah. In like manner, since Chanuka and Purim are holidays devoted to thanking Hashem, they too will be celebrated even after all the other holidays will not.
Since Chanuka is a festival of Thanksgiving, when we say Hallel every day and add Al HaNisim to our amida prayers and to Grace After Meals, the light of Chanuka shines for posterity in every generation. Chanuka is so very important that we need to prepare ourselves adequately to appreciate the rich and sublime illumination of this extraordinary holiday.
The Maccabees, who were the conduit of the Chanuka miracle as we learned earlier this week, were part of the Hasmonean Dynasty, which came from the priestly tribe of the Cohanim. What is the meaning of "Hasmonean"? It's the secret of the miracle of Chanuka, and a way to invoke Divine abundance always, as we'll learn, G-d willing, in today's emuna shiur and broadcast.
Don't miss today's (Wednesday) Emuna shiur and live broadcast from Jerusalem, entitled "Miraculous Abundance," which will take place, G-d willing, in the ground-floor main sanctuary of the Chut Shel Chessed Yeshiva on 13 Shmuel Hanavi Street in Jerusalem at 7PM Israel time; the shiur is open to the public - both men and women are invited. You can see today's lesson here - the broadcast, as well as our lessons posted from now on - are Mac and iPod compatible. If you tune in too early to the live broadcast link, you'll be sent to the main page of the Breslev Israel website, so try to tune in on time. If you are not able to view today's broadcast live, then G-d willing, you'll be able to see the video tape of it later this coming week on Lazer Beams.