Massive oil-burning street lamps lit up the whole city of Jerusalem at night during the water-drawing celebration.
But why were the wicks of these lamps made specifically from the old shorts and belts of the priestly garments?
Based on a talk from the Rebbe on Sukkos 5714 we can answer this question by understanding how to joyously overcome our most carnal desires and transform the deep, dark shame of the past into sweet, holy light.
Based on 3rd Night of Sukkos 5714 from Toras Menachem vol. 10, pp. 64-68.