Ner Chanukah: Class 2—Why Defile the Oil?

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Our connection to the mitzvos--even those that have reasons that we can understand--is ultimately suprarational. It is this level of devotion to Hashem's will that the Hellenists sought to eradicate as symbolized by their purposely defiling the oil in the Temple.

Chapters 4-6 of the maamar Tanu Rabanan Mitzvas Ner Chanukah 5738.