The mitzvah of lighting candles is one of the most beautiful and pervasive, yet our Sages ask why we bother lighting at all. Through the sharp eyes of midrash and the creative interpretations of hasidut and modern thinkers, we will confront a fundamental doubt: What do we do when our eight little lights, our work in the world, seems insignificant and futile? Together we will engage the possibilities of what it means to keep lighting in the face of darkness. Part of the EDCJCC Yom Iyyun 2018 on Hanukkah. There is no audio recording of this session.