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Time To Dream

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Time To Dream

The neukdah known as a cholam is the only neukdah that is in the air. This is because it represents a dream. As a result, the word חולם consists of the same letters as חלום, dream.

 

The light of נר חנוכה resembles a חולם, as the ו appears as the candle while the dot above the ו looks like a flame. This hints to the notion that we should dream by the נר חנוכה.[1] For this reason, Chanuka coincides annually with Parshas Miketz, the parsha about dreams.

 

Let us dream of the person we desire to become, the life we want to lead and the things we want to accomplish.

 

Incidentally, there is a saying, “If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough.” Someone else said, “As long as you’re going to be thinking anyway, think big.”



[1] In the name of the Chida.

Writer of the weekly Fascinating Insights Torah sheet in Englishעברית ,אידיש and français
Author of Seven Books including the recently released “Remarkable Insights about Death and the Afterlife”

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