In addition to this question, I am eagerly looking for the location of a Sfas Emes where he discuss the following concept (parphrased):
Chanukah and Purim are both Rabbinical festivals. Chanukah and Purim are מֵאִיר for the galus
The Sfas Emes seems to be saying that they are illuminating the current galus. In darker days, these festivals are influencing our days with great light.
I have been looking for this Sfas Emes, but nothing showed up unfortunately.
Does anyone know where this can be found?