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Kislev Energy

The energy of the Hebrew month of Kislev is one of light and miracles. It’s also a month of gratitude as it says in the prayer ‘haneirot hallalu’ after lighting the Chanukah candles:

‘We kindle these lights ….. in order to offer thanks and praise to Your (Hashem’s) great Name for Your miracles, for Your wonders and for Your help and salvation.’

In Jewish tradition the number 8 represents the supernatural, the miracles that we recognise as being more than the natural miracles as represented by the number 7, recognised through the natural order as in the days of the week.

When we acknowledge the miracles in our lives step by step and candle by candle, our gratitude to Hashem lights up our soul, gifting us with the ability to spread light and illuminate the world.*

Happy month of Kislev
From The Team at the Rosh Chodesh Women’s Circle**


Footnotes:
*Check out our Kislev newsletter for more about Chanukah and the RCWC mailchi.mp/74671ff68ba2/kislev-tevet-shining-our-light with its feature article: Growing - One Candle at a Time

** Following our AGM on November 7, 2021, the RCWC Board of Management consists of: President: Sara Gutnick; Vice-President: Elissa Blaser; Secretary: Naomi Rafael; Treasurer: Ayala Bekker; Evelyn Rose. To express your interest in joining the RCWC check out our website www.RCWC.org.au.
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RAIN on the SEVENTH DAY
 
While we began praising HaShem as the giver of rain on Shemini Atzeret, we only start requesting rain in Israel on the seventh of Cheshvan. The reason is that the pilgrims who come to Yerushalayim for Sukkot needed about two weeks to get home, and it would be inconsiderate to pray for rain while they are still on the road. Although we do not have the Holy Temple and the pilgrimage today, the message of consideration and kindness, Ahavat Yisrael, remains.  
Rain is the source of survival - at the right time, where we need it, when we need it.  
Rain is a connection from Above to below.
The Talmud tells us rain is a blessing. It is Hashem’s compassionate statement that He is present in every detail in our lives.  Chassidic thought teaches that rain symbolises Hashem blessing our endeavours.  Knowing this alters our awareness of the gifts Hashem bestows upon us and opens our hearts to others with whom to share these gifts with.  
Gratitude and Loving Kindness go hand in hand. The month of Cheshvan, in particular the seventh of Cheshvan, strengthens us in this regard.  
 
For more about Cheshvan see our latest newsletter https://mailchi.mp/f7a7281ce2c0/cheshvan-and-a-special-candle-lighting
 
Today’s post is dedicated to Liba a”h, who by her very name and essence, epitomised the message of the seventh day of Cheshvan, the day that she was born on.  
For more: https://rcwc.org.au/affiliates/candlelighting/
www.RCWC.org.au

RAIN on the SEVENTH DAY

While we began praising HaShem as the giver of rain on Shemini Atzeret, we only start requesting rain in Israel on the seventh of Cheshvan. The reason is that the pilgrims who come to Yerushalayim for Sukkot needed about two weeks to get home, and it would be inconsiderate to pray for rain while they are still on the road. Although we do not have the Holy Temple and the pilgrimage today, the message of consideration and kindness, Ahavat Yisrael, remains.
Rain is the source of survival - at the right time, where we need it, when we need it.
Rain is a connection from Above to below.
The Talmud tells us rain is a blessing. It is Hashem’s compassionate statement that He is present in every detail in our lives. Chassidic thought teaches that rain symbolises Hashem blessing our endeavours. Knowing this alters our awareness of the gifts Hashem bestows upon us and opens our hearts to others with whom to share these gifts with.
Gratitude and Loving Kindness go hand in hand. The month of Cheshvan, in particular the seventh of Cheshvan, strengthens us in this regard.

For more about Cheshvan see our latest newsletter mailchi.mp/f7a7281ce2c0/cheshvan-and-a-special-candle-lighting

Today’s post is dedicated to Liba a”h, who by her very name and essence, epitomised the message of the seventh day of Cheshvan, the day that she was born on.
For more: rcwc.org.au/affiliates/candlelighting/
www.RCWC.org.au
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UNITE with LIGHT
Today 4:30-4:45pm 
 
What a great initiative from Project High Holidays, uniting and uplifting us all.  A huge thank you to the Rabbis and Rebbetzins for their dedication, creativity in their many initiatives. You have made the High Holidays so special for so many and continue to bring light and joy to our hearts.  
We encourage all women to register on this link : www.ulight.org.au 
To view it live at 4:30 join this link: www.live.ulight.org.au.
 
After that candle lighting time for Melbourne will be at 5.54pm
Shabbat Shalom and a Good Year 
www.RCWC.org.au

UNITE with LIGHT
Today 4:30-4:45pm

What a great initiative from Project High Holidays, uniting and uplifting us all. A huge thank you to the Rabbis and Rebbetzins for their dedication, creativity in their many initiatives. You have made the High Holidays so special for so many and continue to bring light and joy to our hearts.
We encourage all women to register on this link : www.ulight.org.au
To view it live at 4:30 join this link: www.live.ulight.org.au.

After that candle lighting time for Melbourne will be at 5.54pm
Shabbat Shalom and a Good Year
www.RCWC.org.au
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ROSH HASHANA
The birthday of humanity, the day that Adam and Eve were created. 
The day that we accept and proclaim G-d as King of the Universe. 
And the day that G-d recalls all of his creations and determines their fate for the coming year.
May this Rosh Hashana be awe-inspiring and meaningful, and may it bring a happy, healthy, peaceful and prosperous year ahead.
Shana Tova Umetuka 
 
PS: We have a very special Eshet Chayil event coming up on September 13.
For more and to RSVP: https://events.humanitix.com/rcwc

ROSH HASHANA
The birthday of humanity, the day that Adam and Eve were created.
The day that we accept and proclaim G-d as King of the Universe.
And the day that G-d recalls all of his creations and determines their fate for the coming year.
May this Rosh Hashana be awe-inspiring and meaningful, and may it bring a happy, healthy, peaceful and prosperous year ahead.
Shana Tova Umetuka

PS: We have a very special Eshet Chayil event coming up on September 13.
For more and to RSVP: events.humanitix.com/rcwc
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MY MOTHER, MY INSPIRATION
 
RCWC - Eshet Chayil - Third Annual Event
In Memory of Rebbetzin Chaya Z. Kramer
Monday September 13, 2021 - 7 Tishrei, 5782
Click on the link below to find out more about this event and to RSVP  
https://mailchi.mp/c7dde8da24ee/eshet-chayil-3rd-annual-event

MY MOTHER, MY INSPIRATION

RCWC - Eshet Chayil - Third Annual Event
In Memory of Rebbetzin Chaya Z. Kramer
Monday September 13, 2021 - 7 Tishrei, 5782
Click on the link below to find out more about this event and to RSVP
mailchi.mp/c7dde8da24ee/eshet-chayil-3rd-annual-event
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