Heard a short talk about Chanukah in Kabbalah last night. The summary was beautiful.
Chanukah isn't only about the external battles of the Jews against the Greeks, or even the modern-day fight against assimilation.
Within each of us exists the "Chanukah" -- wisdom, light, and faith -- vs. the Hellenists -- our egos.
Our internal battle involves constantly recognizing that struggle as we push for our faith to overcome our ego. It's an endless process that, in the end, brings us to a higher level of being.
Yedida Cohen who brings serious Kabbalah study to Tzfat AND shows everyone that a woman can do it!