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:



Weekly studies on YouTube channel Beth Yeshua Amsterdam


  Watch here for the next study. Live each Shabbat at 2 p.m. our Bible studies in Dutch subtitled. On our own YouTube channel: Beth Yeshua Amsterdam. Click here for the weekly Bible readings texts (used in our live stream
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Four blood red moons and Sukkot


By Sonja Haisma For some time there is talk on YouTubefilms about the next four total lunar eclipses , which look like blood red moons. They occur  at dates of some  Biblical Jewish High Holydays: Passover and Sukkot (Tabernacles).The last one, a
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Pesach - to come closer to the Lord


Space to think The month of Niesan 5779 is the month in which we celebrate Passover and remove chamets from our homes in advance. Chamets, sourdough, is spiritually the symbol of our puffiness and sins: all things that keep us from a healthy,
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Sukkot


On the fifteenth day of the seventh biblical month Tishri we celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles. It is a feast of rejoicing and gratefulness to God. For seven days we live in a sukkah, a hut, which we build ourselves and decorate. The roof of the
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Women and Pesach


In the Talmud it is written that the women have saved the life of Moses. The women that played a role in his life. Because of this  it was possible that Israël was being saved from the slavery in Egypt according to the rabbis.  When the oppression
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