Thursday, December 7, 2023

Chanukah Segulot

Art: Michoel Muchnik

It is considered important to sit opposite the lit Hanukkah candles for a full half hour after lighting and to look at the flames. This action is regarded as a Segula for the healing of one’s soul and one’s fears. It is related that the light of the Hanukkah candles is connected to the light that G-d created at the time of creation that was hidden away and will be revealed only at the End of Days - because this unique light was created before the idea of fear was brought in to the world, looking into the Hanukkah lights is supposed to alleviate fears.

Rabbi Yair Chaim Bacharach (1639-1702) promised that women who sit by the Hanukkah candles for a half hour will merit peace of mind for the entire year, a rare commodity in our days…

It is also related that the very first half hour of when the Hanukkah candles burn is considered an especially auspicious time for prayer - the angels are believed to sit above the candles and take the prayers directly up to Heaven.

The Slonimer Rebbe wrote that for those who have seen immodest sights- which is unfortunately almost unavoidable today - looking in to the flames of the Hanukkah candles erases those images from one’s memory.

It is considered important to use olive oil when lighting the Menorah, as olive oil is known for blessing the user with a good memory, wisdom and children who will rise above others in their wisdom in the same way that the olive oil floats above the water.

The Rabbi of Rodzin explained that there is a tremendous Segula on the eighth night of Hanukkah for those wanting an easy childbirth or children. He said that the things that the most righteous could not get granted at Neilah on Yom Kippur can be asked for by the simpleton on the eighth night of Hanukkah. Those who wish to be blessed with children should recite the verse from Psalms 80 that reads, “G-d of Hosts, return, we beseech You, look from the heaven and behold be mindful of this vine.” The vine is in reference to the woman who wishes to be as fruitful as a vine.



Anonymous said...

Light One Candle...

Beautiful song by Benny Friedman.

God bless all.


Anonymous said...

Interesting, Devorah, about the Chanuka candles...

To smc:
Also look up Benny Friedman's "An Everlasting Love".
BTW my niece's husband & his family are so similar to Benny.

Anonymous said...

Thank you M.M

Will check that out..

God bless your niece and family and you and your family too.


Anonymous said...

To M.M.

I went on Youtube, and listened to the song. I do not speak Hebrew, but found the same song again sung by = Rabbi Shlomo and Eitan Katz, ( both wonderful singers too), and the words are true and beautiful.
I thank you again.


An everlasting love
I have loved you
For this I have drawn you
With my love

The mountains, will crumble
And the hillside, will fade away
But my love, for you, will not end

Amen and Amen.

Thank you Devorah for your blog.