Newsletter: Hanukkah 2017



Shalom!

Humankind is created as man and woman, and the spiritual reality that this is expressing, demands responsibility from every person. It is a mystery that requires a sensitive heart from us. A heart that can also discern spiritual matters. Women have this built into their nature and can perceive the spiritual world easier and in a natural way more than men.

Men and women form a unity that expresses the unity of the Eternal One with his people. That is why Manoach’s wife saw the Angel of the Eternal One and understood what he was saying, see Judges 13:3. Our days are a time of paradox, on the one hand we see light coming from the Messiah and on the other side darkness in the world is increasing.

These realities we have tried to express in the new articles of this mailing. Especially in the poem by Cisca we see the struggle of Jerusalem. In the article about Cultural Zion we read the struggle of the Land of Israel in this time and her desire to be understood by the world. The article “A sensitive heart” speaks about the necessary unity of husband and wife.

The oil-rich pastries for Hanukkah remind us of the wonder that happened 2000 years ago when the lamp holder in the Temple continued to burn for eight days, during the rededication after having been destroyed by a terrible dictator. G’d gave us this miracle to show, that He will eventually free the world from dictators and darkness. The light can already be seen by a sensitive heart and gives us the courage to continue to trust in G’d and faithful believers; and to express this in the world, our congregations and our homes.

Chag Hanukkah sameach!

Elze Erwteman
WoV hoofdredacteur

New articles on www.womanofvalor.org:



Shavuot, time to praise and thank G-d


Seven weeks after the holiday called 'Pesach', we celebrate Shavuot, the holiday of harvesting. The time in between these two holidays is the one in which Israel harvests barley. This is the time that Israel produces vegetables and fruit. This means
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Freedom and deliverance


Shalom, dear children! Freedom and deliverance: that is what Pesach is all about. At the time of Moshe (Moses), G-d delivered Israel and everyone who joined Israel from the slavery in Egypt. G-d even cared for the smallest details: "And I have
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Women in the army of Israel


Women in the Army of Israel When you walk in the northern neighborhood of Jerusalem, Pizgat Ze'ev, you can see an Arab village named: Hizme. The Arab village is about 5 km from Ramallah, the Capital of the Palestinian Authority. (PA). It is
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Feast of Weeks: delivered in order to become dependent


Heavenly present In a short, intensivce course of 50 days Israel got prepared in order to receive a heavenly present. Those 50 days started with the exodus from Egypt. A literally killing life of slavery and the ten great kicks (plagues) with which
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Weekly studies on YouTube channel Beth Yeshua Amsterdam


  Watch here live each Shabbat at 4 p.m. for our Bible studies in English. On our own YouTube channel: Beth Yeshua Amsterdam. Click here for the weekly Bible readings texts (used in our live stream studies). Choose to subscribe and
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