A note from the staff of Kabbalah Online in Tzefat
Welcome to our 2nd SPECIAL CHANUKAH ISSUE.
The first four articles are in addition to last week's for the Festival of Lights.
The two last are for the Weekly Torah Reading.
The fifth presents some interesting questions and answers.
The KabbalaOnline.com and Ascent-of-Safed staffs wish all of our readers and all the Jewish people
a bright, delightful, enlightening Festival of Lights.
The Festival of Chanukah
Who Knows Eight? By Avraham Sutton The number 'eight' calls us to see miracles in the order of nature
The Menorah and Us By Mordechai Brown, from "Lights of Chanukah" The Chanukah lamp is here to console us in the long night of exile.
Chanukah "Gelt" Through the Generations by Rabbi Label Lam When one gives an appliance as a Chanukah gift , the recipient may be happy for a short time but an educational opportunity has been lost.
Transformation from Below From the teachings of the Lubavitcher Rebbe; adapted by Yehoshua Metzinger The power of Chanukah is drawn from a deep internal spiritual source.
FAQ: Hebrew Language and Names By Yerachmiel Tilles QUESTION: "If you name a newborn in memory of a deceased relative, does a spark of that particular relative's soul become part of the soul of the baby?"
Weekly Torah Reading
Retrieved from Exile From the Ohr HaChaim commentary by Rabbi Chaim (ben Moshe) ibn Attar Kabbalah teaches that exile is a means of recovering lost holiness.