What does your threshold say about you?
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I was thinking of the significance of this and the connection of thresholds to the holiday of Chanukah, particularly the eight and last day of the holiday, which is called Zos Chanukah. Generally, there is something a bit sad about the end of the holiday because it means a return to the mundane. But what we are told in the name of the last day of Chanukah is that we should rejoice in the day even though it will not be followed by the menorah lighting. This is the day in which we pack up all the spiritual gains of the entire holiday and carry it with us across the threshold into our day-to-day existence. The final day is a threshold in time, and like the physical threshold between our homes and the world beyond, it represents the connection to be made in a positive way, carrying over the inspiration, light, and warmth of the holiday into Teves and the months that follow.
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