20 Kislev 5780
In Eretz Yisrael, the sevivon (or driedel) has the letters nun, gimel, heh, peh which are roshei teivot (initial letters or acronym) of nes gadol hayah po - "a great miracle happened here." In the Diaspora, the letter peh is replaced with a shin because they say nes gadol hayah sham - "a great miracle happened there," meaning in Eretz Yisrael.
Many Jews seem to want to play down the difference between here and there, for whatever the reasons. But, it has to be understood by all that the miracle of Hanukkah could not have taken place anywhere else in the world.
Only in Eretz Yisrael do we Jews have the Divine right to determine our own destiny and to oppose, by force, if necessary, anyone who stands in our way. And only in Jerusalem could the Temple service have been reenacted and the Temple Menorah rekindled, as it will be once again.