Hoping and Praying for a Chanukah Miracle in 2023


In every generation there are hate filled enemies of G-d/Israel trying to destroy us.

And in every generation – we overcome our enemies – BeEzrat Hashem.

The Persian Empire (Haman and Achashveirosh) tried to physically annihilate the Jewish People. 

Today we celebrate Purim, while there is no Persian Empire.

The Greek Seleucid Empire tried to wipe us out in a spiritual sense.

Today – we celebrate Chanukah, while there is no Greek Empire.

The host of invaders/occupiers/enemies of the Jewish People and Israel, are today bylines in history books, while the Eternal People of G-d – AM YISRAEL are alive and well. 

And so too will be the outcome of the current war against Hamas-Islamic Jihad-Nazi-ISIS.

Hamas will no longer exist as an entity in Gaza or in Judea and Samaria.

G-d willing we will see our own Chanukah miracle and may all hostages be returned home and may Hamas be turned into dust in Gaza or buried in their “tunnels of death and hate” !!!

Maybe there are tens of millions of Moslem Fundamentalist fanatics and countries like Iran and even the bulk of nations at the UN, who dont recognize the Jewish rights to this land and who wish to drive us into the sea. 

And maybe these same sons of Yishmael/Esav/Amalek dont accept the true son of Abraham as the indigenous people of the Land of Israel !!!


Once – The few defeated the many. The pure defeated the impure.

The Maccabbee believers overcame the huge heretic and supposed invincible Greek Armies.  


The Israeli Army – the IDF – Tzahal are the modern day Maccabees at our forefront, the nation is truly united at the homefront and Hashem has our backs !!!!

The Maccabees succeeded in driving out the Greeks for a short period “From the River to the Sea”.

The Maccabee call was “מי לה’ אלי”. (Who is for Hashem – step forward to us !! ) 

Today – with the Moslem world calling this war – the Al Aqsa (Jerusalem) Flood, our call needs to be  “מי לירושלים אלינו” !!!

Who is for Jerusalem – step forward to us !!!!

And by stepping up to the “Jerusalem plate” – we too will have true peace in Israel – from the river to the sea.

Article by Daniel Luria

Daniel Luria is the Executive Director and International Spokesman for Ateret Cohanim. He is considered a global expert on Jerusalem, with a focus on urban land reclamation initiatives. he is a sought after speaker, guide, and informal educator in relation to his work in Jerusalem.

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