To all my dear readers:
Chanukah is here and with it tremendous possibilities. Here are some things I want to share with you!
The Heiligeh Kedushas Levi says that each night of chanuka is mesugal for different things to daven for.
1st night -not to be lonely or depressed.
2nd night- shidduchim, shalom bayis
3rd night- good children,happy children, healthy
(Chasam Sofer says when you cry in front of the candles you can be sure your tefilos are answered although Hashem always hears you tefilos it’s supposed to be a eitz ratzon)
4th night- The four Imahos
To be a normal woman (balancing kedushash and practical living) ,to build a strong good family in the four walls of your home, and a life of true essence.
5th night – chamisha chumshei torah.
Daven that you, your husand, and children will be talmudei chachamim.
By the 5th night over half the menorah is lit so can daven for more light in your life than darkness. (Just like your menorah)
6th night – Simcha
You can have everything and still be sad, so it’s an opportunity to daven for simcha.
7th night -Happy shabbos , feeling shabbos , living shabbos to the fullest for the entire year.Zmiros and divrei torah by your seuda. Shabbos is source of all bracha.
8th nignt-mesugal for barren women
8 is above nature, powerful day to daven. (7 days of creation….)
Kedushas Levi also says if you are planning to start something new ,if you start on chanuka it will be blessed.
The Chanuka candles
- It is considered important to sit opposite the lit candles for a full half hour after lighting and to look at the flames. This action is regarded as a Segula for the healing of one’s soul and one’s fears. It is related that the light of the candles is connected to the light that G-d created at the time of creation that was hidden away and will be revealed only at the End of Days- because this unique light was created before the idea of fear was brought in to the world, looking in to the lights is supposed to alleviate fears.
- Rabbi Yair Chaim Bacharach (1639-1702) promised that women who sit by thecandles for a half hour will merit peace of mind for the entire year a rare commodity in our days…
- It is also related that the very first half hour of when the candles burn is considered an especially auspicious time for prayer the angels are believed to sit above the candles and take the prayers directly up to Heaven
- The Slonimer Rebbe wrote that for those who have seen immodest sights- which is unfortunately almost unavoidable today looking in to the flames of the Hanukkah candles erases those images from one’s memory.
Poem- The sun will rise againLifting up my head
feeling the fresh cool wind
something in the innermost me has changed
a dawning I have just seen
from the light that grows
from the rebirth of the sun.
Bright colors form in the early hope
of what I think or dare say I believe is
finally in my heart.
Can I finally say after these few months
of pain and long nights spent crying into my pillow
that I finally truly see an end
and believe the sun will rise again?
I think I can finally say with a hundred percent truth
with this warm feeling in my heart
that there will be an end to the long night of sorrow
and I believe the sun will rise again.
Have a great chanukah!