“On the seventh day YHWH rested. . . .”
But on Chanukah, the miracle lasted for eight days. It lasted longer than creating the universe and all its inhabitants? Granted, making oil last for eight days seems far less complex than the act of creation. But still, it lasted eight days. A day longer than creation. Does humanity really need such a reminder of the ongoing work of creation?
What do you think?
The number seven is one of the most magickal numbers. The seventh day is the day of rest; the Sabbath. A day we honor for its own sake. Honor the Sabbath. Honor the seventh day.
In all cultures, myths and legends seven represents…
completeness and totality
Six is balance and harmony. The Shield or Star of David (Mogen David) — has six points. There are six days of creation before we rest.
The number five in numerology is the human being. Tonight we light the candles for the sacrifice of the Maccabees.
Matathias bold, five brave sons had he
Eliezer eldest son
Simon, John, and Johnathan,
And Judah Maccabee,
And Judah Maccabee
— R. Grossman
Four is a great number for Jewish women. We have four matriarchs and four corresponding phases of the moon. That’s right – four. The holiday of the dark moon, Rosh Chodesh, was given to Jewish women as a gift for their refusal to hand over their gold to create the golden calf at Mount Sinai.
The lives of the three patriarchs and four matriarchs create the story of the five books of the Torah.
Light the fourth candle and remember each of the Hebrew matriarchs.