Happy Hanukkah! Take a deep breath!
 
 
  Breaking Free Chizuk #1597  
 
 
In Today's Issue
   
Announcements: Get in your last tax deductions for 2016
Torah: Hanukkah Humor
Testimonials: Loneliness and Davening
Announcements: GYE's New Video Site
Sayings: Take a deep breath
12 Step Attitude: True Chanukah Light
 
 
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Torah
 
Hanukkah Humor
 
By Bardichev

As an El-Al plane landed on Chanukkah at Ben Gurion airport in Israel, the voice of the Captain came on:

"To those who are still seated, we wish you a Merry X-mas, and hope that you enjoy your stay ... and to those of you standing in the aisles, we wish you a Happy Chanukah, and welcome back home."

***

From O'Mottel's Kitchen:

Happy Chanukka!
In addition to our classic potato latkes, we also feature:
Carrot latkes
Beet Latkes
Apple latkes
Pumpkin Latkes
Zucchini latkes
Sweet latkes
Spicy latkes
Fish Latkes
Imitation crab latkes
Bread crumb latkes
Cholint Latkes

and finally
Possum Latkes with gribenes and shmaltz.
Enjoy!

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From Bardichev:

HOLY FRIENDS

YES IT IS CHANUKKA

OK WE ARE NOT EXACTLY THE MACCABEIM OF OLD

BUT HOW CAN WE WAGE A WAR OF FEW AGAINST MANY

PURE AGAINST UNPURE

CAN WE ??

YES, WE CAN!!!!

DELETE YOUR FACEBOOK ACCOUNT

CONVINCE YOUR "REAL" NON-VIRTUAL FRIENDS TO DO THE SAME!

***

A woman goes to the post office to buy stamps for her Chanukah cards. She says to the clerk, "May I have 50 Chanukah stamps?"

The clerk says, "What denomination?"

"Oh my God," the woman says, "has it come to this? Give me 6 Orthodox, 12 Conservative, and 32 Reform."

Testimonials
 
Loneliness and Davening
 
By Ovadia

Dear everyone, thank you all for your care and concern - and most of all - your love. Yesterday was Sunday, which is my hardest day, as I am usually alone in the office. Well, by the time I had finished with the Chizuk email and reading through all your replies in my thread, I could not even THINK of looking at anything inappropriate.

This morning, I listened to a Shiur about Chanuka from Rabbi Akiva Tatz. (The shiur can be found here).

Here's a quote from the Shiur:

"Darkness brings a natural fear. Not the fear of being attacked, but the fear of being alone. One who is spiritually developed does not fear being alone. On the contrary, he feels a tremendous thrill in being alone. The Greeks extinguished that. Western culture is afraid to be alone. The Jewish idea of meditation is not to switch off and relax, but to switch on the real mind and connect. We are supposed to do this at least three times a day."

Which made me think: Why do I/we find davening so hard? It is because we are so uncomfortable being alone.

And this is also one of the major triggers for the addiction. We need to try to feel Hashem more, and stop fearing loneliness.

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True Chanukah Light
 
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