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Topic: Nes Gadol Hayah Sham - Meaning

Skip wrote:

Dear Rabbi,

I am doing a cross-stitch picture for a resident at a nursing home for Hanukkah and am curious as to what this means: "Nes Gadol Hayah Sham." Thank you.

Dear Skip,

It means "A great miracle happened there," referring to the miracle of the oil and the Jewish defeat of the ancient Greeks. Good luck with your picture. You are doing a wonderful mitzvah, a good deed of loving-kindness.

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