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Erev Chanukah

Each Chanukah candle that we light holds a penetrating message for each one of us, giving us insights that go beyond this glorious holiday.

December 16, 2014

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Dear Chaverot,

14122
הנרות הללו אנו מדליקין
על הניסים ועל הנפלאות
ועל התשועות ועל המלחמות
שעשית לאבותינו 
בימים ההם, בימים ההם

We light these candles
To recall the miracles, the wonders,
the joy - and the wars
that our fathers fought
in those days, at this time.


Dear Chaverot,

Each Chanukah candle that we light holds a penetrating message for each one of us, giving us insights that go beyond this glorious holiday:

14123 The light from one candle has the power to dispel much darkness - just as one WIZO chavera has the power to brighten someone's dark world and fill it with warmth and love.
   
14123 The flame from one candle can light up another, without losing any of its light. When we share and inspire others, our WIZO flame shines even brighter.
   
14123 The story of the oil teaches us to do the best that we can, and then, only then, to rely on a miracle – together with the other miracles that we see every day in our miraculous State of Israel.
   
14123 The flame of the candle always burns upwards, just like the flame that burns within each of us is pushing us to always aim higher, and higher and to pursue our goals.
   
14123 Family – it all began with one family, the Hasmoneans. Our strength lies within our families, whether it be our own family or our WIZO family around the world.
   
14123 The Hasmoneans were dedicated to their cause just as we, in WIZO are dedicated to our cause. We are fighting for a strong Israeli society.
   
14123 Today, like in days of old, never underestimate the power of the minority against the majority. That is the strength, and the secret, of the Jewish people – small in number but rich in values.
   
14123 May the flame of our WIZO candle continue to be a source of light to our members throughout the world and the People of Israel.
   

חג חנוכה שמח
Happy Chanukah
With warm regards,

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Professor Rivka Lazovsky,
Chairperson,
World WIZO Executive

Erev Chanukah