Happy Eighth Night of Chanukah!
Tonight marks the last night of Chanukah. All eight candles burning on the
menorah is truly a sight to see. I had wanted to take a picture of all of our
menorahs lit up from outside the front of the house, but sadly it was
pouring this evening. Oh well.
Tonight, and tomorrow, the last day of Chanukah are known as "zot
chanukah" because of the passuk or verse that is read from the
Torah on the last morning of Chanukah, "zot chanukat hamizbayach".
There is a kabbalistic thought which teaches that the last day of Chanukah has a
certain power or koach to it and it is an auspicious time for prayer for what
one may need, especially for women who are trying to have children, for anyone
seeking a spouse, for a full and speedy recovery for those who are sick and for
those who are in need of a (increased) parnassah or livlihood.
You heard it here. Now think of those friends and family and loved ones that
might need an extra prayer and hop to it. And may all our prayers be answered
for the good.
And also, be sure to have just one last jelly donut tomorrow. You know you want it.
Are you a Mom?
Of course you are,
your shirt is dirty :)