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December 3, 2010, 3:34 pm
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The light of Chanuchah continues forever 

year upon year and its getting bright  !




The Chanukah Dreidel (Dreidle)



The dreidel is one of the best known symbols of Chanukah. A four-sided top with a Hebrew letter on each side, the dreidel is used to play a fun Chanukah game of chance.



נ    ש  ה   ג  





The letters on the dreidel, Nun, Gimmel, Hey and Shin, stand for the Nes Gadol Haya Sham, which means “A Great Miracle Happened There“.


According to some historians, Jews first played with a spinning top during the rule of the Greek King Antiochus’. In Judea, Antiochus had outlawed Jewish worship, so the Jews would use a game with the spinning top as a ruse to conceal that they were secretly studying Torah. 



 Even the child’s dreidel (Hanukah spinning top) holds great secrets.  Its four sides corresponding to the Tetragrammaton (YHVH), but 4 sides engraved with the Hebrew Letters 



 Four letters whose numerical value add to to 358, that of Mashiach, the Messiah. 

The light  each night we light connect us to the special light of miracles available to us once a year for 8 days staring every 25th of Kislev (Sagittarius). It’s different light/energy than what’s available to us in the 8 days of Sukkot-Shemini Atzeret; and it’s different from the light available to us during the 8 days of Pesach (Passover) -Shavout; and it’s different from the energy available to us on the 8 other holidays throughout the year. In total there are 32 days of varying special Light/energy (besides te Holy light of Shabbat). This connects to the 32 Paths of Wisdom of the Tree-of-Life through which these various light shine unto us. These 32 Paths are “connections” of Divine energy. Each connection has many Divine names which can reveal its light. This is all taught to us in “Safer Yetzera” the Book from the Biblical patriarch Abraham. 


One of the main ideas of Chanukah is “that nothing is ever lost“, once it goes from a potential state to physical one it’s ever present in existance. So the light of the first night, is added to the second and so on until the 8th day when we have the light of 1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8 = 36 candles. 


The sum of all the Torah occurrences of the words “first” through “eighth”—echad, sheni, shlishi, reve’i, chamishi, shishi, sheve’I, and shemeni—is            (echad appears in the Torah 189 times-  +sheni 125+shlishi 2+ reve’i 2+2+2+0+0times- shemeni) = 322 and since the sum of days (numbers) 1-8 representing all the summary Chanukah lights for the 8 days is 36, and (322 + 36) = 358.= Mashiach, the Messiah 



Now concerning the Chanukah blessings on the words L’hadleek Ner Chanukah and the kavanot (meditations) that we’ve learned from the Ariza”l, the 3 first letters Lamed, Nun and Chet, spell out in small gematria, 3,5,8 or 358, Mashiach. 


The 3 first letters Lamed, Nun and Chet of L’hadleek Ner Chanukah is the word Nachal (a holy Name that means stream or river, and also inheritance) and it has a numerical value of 88, which when aided by a kolel of 1 = 89, that of Chanukah itself. 


L’hadleek plus the kolel (1) = (179 +1) = 180= (name of 72+63+45) = 180 


The word for eight (8) in Hebrew is shemonah, and a simple permutation of the letters in shemonah (ShMNH) gives us hashemen. “the oil” (HShMN), and also neshama (soul, NShMH), all of which have the numerical value of 395, that of the 5th word in the Torah, H’ShMa’im (the Heavens). 


On a simple level, over the 8 nights, we’re lighting 44 candles in total including the shamesh every night, 44=(A – AH – AHY – AHY”H)=Dm (Blood in Hebrew) showing us this reaches all the way down to the lowest level of the soul in the blood as it says in the bible “the soul (Nefesh) is in the blood” (Leviticus 17:11) 


Our lighting the Menorah each night rekindle the energy from the night before and culminate in completeness on Zot Chanukah (the 8th day) then: On the 1st night we light 1 candle and it stays lit metaphysically for (at least) 8 days; and on the second night we light 2 candles that stay lit, we have a total of 3 lit (rekindled) that second night. On the 3rd night we are lighting (rekindling) 1 + 2 + 3 or a total of six; and so on, until we have 1 + 3 + 6 + 10 + 15 + 21 + 28 + 36 = 120, Moses live 120 years. There are also 120 permutations of the 5 letters of the Divine name Elohim (in Hebrew) which has the numerical value of 86 which is the same in Hebrew as hateva (nature). All the powers within nature are connected to the revelation of these lights. 


The numerical value of mazal (Divine influence of Providence) is 77 and their are 77 consecutive doubling of words in the Torah (the same word occurring twice in succession), the midpoint of which is at the words Darosh, Darash, whose numerical value is 504 + 504 = 1008 = (28 x 36). Now the beauty of this is that the 1st 8 words of the Torah have a total numerical value of 3003, which is the sum of all the positive integers through 77, and that if we consider all the cumulative lit Chanukah lights as a multiple of 8 days: 1 x 3 x 6 x 10 x 15 x 21 x 28 x 36 = 1008 = 504 + 504, the values of Darosh, Darash, the midpoint of the 77 double words in the Torah. Interestingly enough, there are 25 words with the value 504 before and 25 after that midpoint, once again referring back to the 25th of Kislev, when we connect to the 8th of the 13 attributes of God’s names that open up flow of mercy  and  open  the stream of mazal  (Divine providence) into our lives and the world. 




Now know this for every candle we light below, one is lit above. By kindling the Chanukah manorah the Manorah in the Holy Temple is lit. So for the 156 plus 1 collective one we light each Hanukkah, another 157 are lit above, making 314 in total, with 314 being the numerical value of Shadai (ShDY) and of Mettatro”n. And of the 1008 plus1 we light in a multiple effect, a total of 2018 candles are lit above and below (1008+1+1008+1) each Chanukah in each of our homes in preparation for the Messiah in the year 2018 CE (5778HC), our inheritance. 


And the letters in in Chanukah (Chet, nun, vav. caf, hey) when spelled out add up to 661, which is the same numerical value of Ester, as in Queen Ester, which is quite fitting, considering her role on Purim to save the Jews in exile, and also that, as we’ve been told by the Ari, she was an incarnation of Sarah, the Matriarch, whose numerical value is 505 and even more so since we light a total of 156 Chanukah lights each year, and Ester, of numerical value 661 = 505 + 156. 




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