Do You Believe in Miracles? Mendy Hechtman/Flash90

Do You Believe in Miracles?

The cynicism of modern society has led even believers to explain away miracles as natural phenomena

A Jewish saying has it that someone who believes that all the miracles said to have been performed actually happened is a fool, but anyone who believes that they could not have happened is even worse. Hanukkah recalls the dedication of the Temple (Hanukkah in Hebrew means “dedication”) during the days of the Maccabees, and especially that tiny jar of oil that kept the Menorah lit for eight whole days until more sanctified oil could be prepared.   We have been celebrating this miracle for 2,500 years, lighting the eight-candle hanukkiah and telling the story from generation-to-generation. But truth be…