Newsletter: Hanukkah



The eight days of Hanukkah (November 28 – December 5) are busy, activity requiring, jubilant moments in the year. Radiant faces, expecting new presents packed as packages or as renewed relationships. The feast looks back at a time never to forget. A mix of victory and sorrow. Soldiers brutal and killing innocent Israelites. Brave Jewish soldiers fighting back. Baby boys killed because their parents wanted them to be circumcised in the Jewish tradition described in the Torah.

What we learn from this part of our history is never to give up. Whatever enemy we are up against we won’t give up our freedom. Freedom of thought and freedom of action. That is also what this website is all about. Next to articles about home making and exploring Israel you will find news about women being oppressed. Fighting for freedom.

We encourage them, we encourage you, to never give up! The Woman Of Valor (WOV) team aims to be an instrument in the lives of women who realize that this is the time to grow deeper in faith and practice.

On behalf of the WOV team,
Happy Hanukkah!

WoV editor in chief

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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Footsteps


Transition, liberation! Passover Lamb, unleavened. Glory and power The Most High, sets us free. We walked in His track. Sounds of the shofar make me tremble with awe I am aware of me being in the footsteps of Israels Patriarchs the
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