Chappy new year 2012 Chamunkah style! Zos!
The Tolna Rebbe has been really inspiring us these year with the great story of Chanah and her seven sons. (Chanah is part of the word Chanukah /chen = grace). The inspiration lives on for us as all 8 days we get lit up in how to have true belief in ourselves and how the light of goodness within can shine out to ourselves, family, friends and the world. It’s all about seeing the hidden light within and focussing all our energy to manifest this without. Zos/This is the 8th day of Chanuakah with all 36 lights (36 mesechtos of shas/tzaddikim) shines to us all, 44 lights with the shames representing mesirus nefesh (44 = blood spilt / going beyond our false concepts of who we are to manifest the true person that shines).
Quote from the Tolna rebbe “A small child could say in front of all the powerful people in the world before they kill him for his sincerty , “I’m going to light, your going to darkness”, with the mother/shechinah loving her childrens truth forever and ever! We shine! For more on this contact me directly or come tonight and see the 8th night light you up for the whole year round till Moshiach , may he be there too, NOW!
Dear Friends, Midnightrabbi inspires & Totourisraelwishes us all chappyhanukah – 1 day left to shine!
We are all enjoying Chanukah,an eight-day Yom Tov filled with light, stories of miracles, and delighted children. We will kindle the menorah, and with hearts full of joy we will thank Hashem for his miracles.
However, at the same there are literally thousands of our brethren in Israel who can’t enjoy Chanukah. Some of them cannot afford their minimum daily basics.
When this picture first appeared it was quite shocking, and rightfully so, to see how far people have drifted from the spirit of and meaning of Chanukah. It’s like what I would point out that when the Olympic Games which is 100% Greek Origin was instituted in Israel it was called the “Maccabean Games.”
The very Maccabeans who fought valiantly against the Greek Culture were given the “honor” of having their names affiliated with it. What a misnomer!?
After thinking some more I realized that the “pig” played a role once before with the Chashmonaim Civil War.
What follows is a basic translation of a story with the Chasmonaim’s Civil War about who would be King. This is found at the end of Gemoro Sotah 49b
At one point during the civil war between Hyrcanus III and Aristobulus II, the one had a blockade around the walls to the Holy City of Jerusalem with the other trapped inside. In order not to disturb the daily sacrifices offered in the Holy Temple (which lay within the city walls), a basket containing some gold dinarim was sent over the walls to the besieging soldiers and they returned the basket with a small lamb. However, one day, at the behest of a Greek philosopher, instead of a lamb, the besieging then sent a pig to the Temple; the men knew very well that a pig is unclean with regard to the sacrifices brought in the Temple and thus was unfit for use as a Korban. While the basket with the pig was being pulled up the wall to those within the city under siege, the pig stuck its dirty nails into the walls of the Holy City, which prompted a heaven-sent message in the form of a national earthquake. The date of this event is recorded in history as the 17th of Tammuz. At this point, it was decreed by G-d that His Holy Temple in Jerusalem should be destroyed as a punishment to His beloved nation.
All I can add is the comment that someone added to this picture.
“This is far from great. This is very sad, and it is in fact why we need
the Geulah so badly.”