We are constantly progressing into greater darkness since the world is run by the growing strength of the ego. It’s possible to continue to try to correct the world instead of correcting the person, but it won’t help. The darkness comes because we are not connected to each other, we don’t take advantage of each other, and our problems come from this. Hanukkah symbolizes awakening; people are realizing that only connection can save them. The wisdom of Kabbalah teaches us that we see the world through distorted glasses and these should be replaced.