Kohenet Keshira haLev Fife (https://www.keshirahalev.com) offers eight questions to guide us in reflection as we wind down 2020 and look ahead to 2021. Inspired by the great teacher, Rabbi Shammai, who starts Hanukkah with eight candles lit and ends with just one candle, this ritual invites us to count down and release as we move toward (and embrace) the darkest part of the year. 

8) What is something you're ready to leave in 2020? 
7) What is something you have less of now than you did at the beginning of 2020, that you're glad about? 
6) What is a habit, practice, routine or belief that you have released this year? 
5) What is an obligation that you were able to lay down this year? Is there something you are secretly glad you didn't have to do? 
4) What is something you released that has given new life elsewhere? 
3) What is something you're savoring from this past year that is likely to go away or end when this pandemic time is over? 
2) With all you've let go of this past year, what has it made room for? 
1) What has been the biggest blessing of this time? What do you want to take with you into 2021? 
 


Type of Custom: Prayers for Healing & Peace, Shehechiyanu, Hanukkah

Holiday/Event: Chanukah

Source: Keshira haLev Fife: https://www.keshirahalev.com/