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:



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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Recipe Apfel Strudel made with puff pastry, for Hanukkah


This crispy roll, stuffed with fruit, nuts and jelly is an Ashkenazy classic pastry. A delicacy as dessert or at tea/coffee time; warm or cold. Mostly we bake oil based sufganiyot for Hanukkah, because of the miracle that one little jar with oil
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