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:



Ruth, a woman of valor


During Shavuot the book of Ruth is read Ruth is the only woman who is called a: woman of valor. The only place where we find the more specific characteristics of a woman of valor is in Proverbs 31:10-31. This beautiful song is read or sang on erev
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Esjet Chayil reaches out her hands to the poor!


In Proverbs 31:20 we read of the "strong woman or Eshet Chayil: "She stretches out her hand to the wretched, stretches out her hands to the needy." Hand here is the Hebrew word Chaf (כף) meaning sole of the foot and hand. Expanding, is from the
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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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