Section: YourRevach   Category: ParshasHaShavua
Parshas Mikeitz: Vilna Gaon - The Connection Between Mikeitz And Chanuka - Submitted By Reb Avraham Malthete - Paris

The Gaon indicates that there is a relation, a Remez, between Chanuka and the fact that we  always read Parshas Mikeitz during Chanuka. At the end of each parsha,  the Masora gives the number of Pasukim, but for strangely enough for Mikeitz it also gives the number of words - 2025. 

The Vilna Gaon says that it is to teach us if Poti Phera is one word or two. Secondly, 2025 is a Remez to Ner Chanukah.  The gemara in Shabbos (21b) say we should light Ner Ish U'Baiso for 8 day.  The Gematria of the word Ner is 250  If you multiply that by 8 days, 8 x 250 = 2000.  The remaining 25 id for the 25th of Kislev.

Thank you Reb Avraham!