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.

We want all our brethren to shine radiantly. By contributing to our (click here) Children with much-needed kindness for 2012 & the jaffa institute

Thanks to Rabbi Shlomo Price –

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.”

Midnightrabbi inspires would like to add how do we bring the Redemption, with kindness (click here) and learning (click here).

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Eli Goldsmith aka the Midnightrabbi inspired, is originally from a well-known family, in the music biz and entertainment industry, from London, has transferred his upbringing and talents to be at the cutting edge of culture and Jewish talent hosting events for many programs. He studied in England at John Lyons School Harrow, Woodhouse College and Sussex University! Continuing his education in Israel, Talmudic Law and group council at Ohr Somayach, Kollel Aiza Birah and Kollel Boston, in Derech Hamelech and Rabbi in 6 well-known programs where was named honorably the Midnightrabbi by the beloved students themselves, He has rounded off his outlook with a large breath of wisdom including the "7 habits" from Stephen Covey to become the “10 habits” practical business successful approach. Working as a Consultant in the well-known Charity for 4 years, the Jaffa Institute and sister program the Bet Shemesh Educational Center is where he honed his talents in management and formed a bond with many special people worldwide. Recently working as a Consultant and Office manager of UKA United Kashruth Authority. And as a Counselor at Retorno a REHAB center. Eli was excitedly consulting, & as Customer Service & Sales Executive updating their Social media, @Student Services at MJI Institute. Eli Goldsmith is looking for new opportunities to inspire, alongside performing successfully as a Customer Service Executive at Nu Mark LLC. Eli contributes to HR and training with CX talks and positive professional feedback. Speaking in front of large audiences with confidence and inspiration. Eli is dedicating his spare time to the Future Special Education. This is the key to the root of the issue in Education! Partner with Founder of Unity Inspires Projects aka UPI! speaker :) Eli G manages Nissim Black to book please email thanks :)

4 responses to “Chappy new year 2012 Chamunkah style! Zos!”

  1. midnightrabbi says :

    The final day of Chanukah is customarily called Zos Chanukah, “This is Chanukah.”[1] The simple reason for this name is that the Torah reading for the final day of Chanukah contains the passage “Zos chanukas hamizbeiach,” “This is the dedication of the altar”[2] – and the word Chanukah is rooted in the word “chinuch,” or “dedication.”

    However, since Jewish custom is itself Torah,[3] and the entire eighth day of Chanukah is termed “This is Chanukah,” we also understood that this day “is Chanukah,” i.e., that the last day of Chanukah encapsulates all of Chanukah.

    What is so significant about the eighth day of Chanukah that it is considered to embody the entire festival of Chanukah?

    We find[4] that Beis Shammai and Beis Hillel – the Torah academies of Shammai and Hillel – differed with regard to the manner of kindling the Chanukah lights. Beis Shammai maintained that the lights should be lit in descending order: on the first night, eight lights are lit, on the second night seven, and so on until the final night, when only one light is lit.

    Beis Hillel, however, maintains that the lights are lit in ascending order: on the first night one light is lit, on the second two, etc., until on the final night all eight lights are lit. The halachah favors Beis Hillel.

    The reason for the disagreement is as follows:[5] Beis Shammai is of the opinion that we look at matters as they are in their potential state. Thus, on the first day of Chanukah eight lights are lit, for this day encompasses, in potential, all the days of Chanukah that follow.

    Beis Hillel, however, maintains that we look at things as they exist in actuality. Therefore, the number of lights lit are in accordance with the actual number of days of Chanukah – i.e., on the first day only one light is lit, for in actuality it is but the first day of the festival, and from that day on an additional light is lit each day.

    Our Sages relate[6] that the word “Chanukah” is an acronym for “Eight lights are to be lit, and the law is in accordance with the opinion of Beis Hillel.” That the name of the holiday itself is said to emphasize the opinion of Beis Hillel clearly indicates that on Chanukah, particular emphasis is placed on the actual rather than on the potential.

    What is it about Chanukah that emphasizes the superiority of the actual over the potential?

    The argument as to whether one should lean towards potentiality or actuality is in truth a dispute regarding Torah and mitzvos in general. G-d gave His Torah and mitzvos to the Jewish people. Torah and mitzvos therefore reflect aspects of both the Giver and the recipient, G-d and the Jewish people.

    We thus find that on the one hand Torah is not subject to impurity even when studied by an impure individual, for it remains G-d’s Torah – it retains the aspects of the Divine.[7] On the other hand, a Torah master may forego his own Torah honor, for the Torah is considered to be his property – it possesses the aspect of the recipient, the Jewish people.[8]

    As a result, there are two ways in which Torah can be manifest within this world – reflecting the perspective of the Giver, or reflecting the framework of the receiver, the Jewish people.

    Beis Shammai holds the view that Torah primarily reflects the perspective of its Giver. They therefore say that matters of Torah and mitzvos should always be viewed in their potential state, since from the perspective of the Giver, all of actuality already exists within the Divine potential.

    Beis Hillel, however, is of the opinion that most important is the consideration of how Torah and mitzvos affect the Jew as he actually exists as an imperfect created being within this world. Therefore, until a matter has obtained its actual fulfillment, nothing has been accomplished – we must look at matters of Torah and mitzvos as they exist in actuality.

    If this is so regarding all other aspects of Torah and mitzvos, says Beis Hillel, how much more so with regard to Chanukah, for Chanukah is particularly connected with the recipient, which is man. This is because Chanukah differs from all other Torah festivals in that it is of human, Rabbinic origin. Thus, Chanukah in particular reflects Torah and mitzvos from the perspective of the recipient – the aspect of the actual rather than the potential.

    This is why it is only on the final day of Chanukah – when all eight days and lights have been actualized and lit – that we say: “This is Chanukah.”

  2. midnightrabbi says :

    There’s good news from the Tolna Rebbe who now has a new Shul which still needs some help with the final payments , email if you can help , as you can see they can’t fit into the old shul. This is all in the Merit of Dovid of Tolna the original Tolna Rebbe whose Yahrzeit is today Netsach Sheb’Netsach, may His merit protect and bless us !

    Check out the Tolna Rebbe in English <-click here !

  3. Midnightrabbi inspired says :

    Reblogged this on midnightrabbi inspires! and commented:

    #Chanukah #2013 😀 midnightrabbi 😀 excited to be together!

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