Baruch Atah Adonai Elohenu Melech Ha-olam she-assa nissim la-avotenu ba-yamim ha-hem bizman hazeh.
Blessed are You, Lord our G‑d, King of the universe, who performed miracles for our forefathers in those days, at this time.
Chanukah, commemorating the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabi Revolt against the Seleucid Empire, is a festivity of great light, hope and joy.
Every year starting on the 25th day of Kislev, we observe Chanukah for eight nights and days. Every day, we relive the Chanukah miracle passed down through the generations. The blood, resilience and spirit of the Maccabim flows in our veins; the single jar of oil bearing the High Priest's seal that kept the Second Temple's Menorah alight for eight days inspires, strengthens and empowers us; the candles always light our way through the dark and despair.
When we the Jewish people come together – we become a great beacon of light, wisdom and hope, a great force that can overcome every obstacle put in its way, and with G-d's help and our own hard work, we can carry out miracles to improve our society and way of life.
Medinat Israel is all the proof we need.
May G-D grant WIZO the ability to continue to spread its light and to bring miracles into the lives of those who most need us – not just at Chanukah, but on every day of the year.
President, World WIZO