Newsletter: Hannukah 2014



Dear friends,

Soon we will celebrate Hanukka 5775!

For Israel it has been a very difficult year again and in this time it helps to remember how, in 160 BCE the Lord gave the victory over the bad dictator Anthiochus. He was trying to destroy Israel and it was a very difficult struggle that Israel had to go through. Now we celebrate this victory during Hanukka!

The enemies of Israel in our days are also seeking to humiliate and destroy Israel. It is time to stand up for Israel wherever you are and pray for her protection.

A poem is written by Cisca, about women in this world who are struggling for  freedom and righteousness in the section Poetry. A recipe for Hannuka by Co is also new. Anne wrote in ‘Teaching the children’ about the miracle of the healing of Na’aman.

Golda Meir, the first woman Prime Minister in Israel, was an Eshet Chayil. She is an inspiration to all of us and to this day for thousands of women. This article you will find in the section ‘Woman of Valor’.

Happy Hanukka!

WoV editor in chief

New articles on www.womanofvalor.org:



Hanukkah: victory over old and new darkness


Celebration of Hanukkah The biblical month of Kislev is the month in which the festival of Hanukkah is always celebrated. During the period of the Second Temple, which had been rebuilt by Ezra and Nehemiah, the Greeks, under the gründliche
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Winks from the Eternal


In this time of increasing chaos and fear, it is an encouragement for those who put their trust in the Lord to realize that He is enthroned forever and cares for His children and Land. A wink from heaven seems to be the next fact. Neville Teller
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Eshet Chayil (Woman of Valor) and Hanukkah


Incentive The text in Proverbs 31: 10-31 is the song Eshet Chayil, a song to the Strong Woman of Valor of the home, which in Jewish tradition is sung at the celebration of Shabbat on Friday evening. It has inspired me endlessly. The mystical side
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Shofar, Rosh Hashanah and Hanukkah in Auschwitz


In the year 1944 a group of ragged Jewish prisoners gathered for yet another very tiring work assignment in concentration camp Auschwitz. Jews were starved, tortured and murdered everywhere. The least expression of Jewish faith was strictly
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