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Kabbalah Online Magazine
Week of Chanukah-Miketz/Vayigash 5778
Vol. 14 No. 13, 22 Kislev - 6 Tevet, 5778 / Dec. 10 - 23, 2017
A note from the staff of Kabbalah Online in Tzefat
Welcome to our Special Chanukah Edition!
This week we have, in honor of Chanukah eight articles instead of the usual 7. On the other hand this issue is for two weeks.
Seven of the eight articles are about Chanukah. Article #6, is applicable to both weekly readings, Miketz and Vayigash!
Dedication
Mazaltov!
From the staffs of KabbalaOnline.org and our mother organization, Ascent-of-Safed
to Chava & Yosi Araonov on the birth of a daughter, their first child, on Kislev 22
and to the proud grandmother, KabbalaOnline's technical editor, Rena Goldzweig on this newest grandchild.

The staff of KabbalaOnline and of Ascent-of-Safed wishes all of our readers
a bright, delightful and enlightening Festival of Lights
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 The Chanukah Festival
Who Knows Eight?

The number 'eight' calls us to see miracles in the order of nature
 
Natural Miracles

Mystically, the holidays of Chanukah and Purim had to be brought about via women.
Seven Times Straight

A segula from the Ramban for Chanukah.
Defeating the Darkness

Each law of the Chanuka lights is to subdue a force of foreign darkness
Rising to the Top

The Greeks defiled the oil in order to nullify the super-rational concept of purity.
 Weekly Torah Reading
Dreams and Exiles

Much like a dream, our lives are often an inconsistent and confusing blend of right and wrong.
 Mystic Story
Bend Down Low

Chanuka extends our ability to draw holiness into this world
 Current Events
Judah Maccabee at West Point — By Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger
A statue of Judah the Maccabee is displayed at the West Point Military Academy, along with the statues of the other eight historical military "Nine Worthies."
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