Our Sages teach us that a prerequisite for a s’gulah to work is that the person is observing the mitzvos of the Torah. The best way for a person to achieve blessing is Torah observance and prayer, but a s’gulah can make it more propitious for a favorable outcome. Here are some s’gulos for Chanukah.
- It is a s’gulah to use the most beautiful menorah to show that you are thankful to Hashem for everything you have and for all the miracles that happen to you on a daily basis.
- It is a s’gulah to light the candles of Chanukah with olive oil. The reason for this is because olive oil is more sophisticated than other forms of candle lighting material, and it is a s’gulah for:
- banim tzadikim (righteous children), who will be smart and great in the Torah
- excellent memory for you and your family
- good vision
- Do not speak any lashon ha’ra while the Chanukah candles are lit, since Hashem visits each house at that time.
- Giving tz’dakah after lighting the candles is a big s’gulah for getting your t’filos answered right away.
- After you light the candles of Chanukah, Rebbe Nachman of Breslov says, it is a s’gulah to stay seated by the candles and to pray next to the candles for half an hour. This allows your t’filos to be answered much more quickly.
- The fifth night of Chanukah is a s’gulah for miracles and to change the order of the world in a positive manner.
- There is a s’gulah for single girls to daven for their match on Erev Shabbos of Chanukah.
- If a woman has to go through a surgical procedure or a medical consult, the Ben Ish Chai says that this woman should take upon herself on one of the days of Chanukah, not including Shabbos, to not do any tiring work, such as going to work, doing the laundry, cleaning the house, etc. She just has to stay and read T’hilim for the success of the procedure or consult. The Ben Ish Chai says that if the woman does this, then she will have great success.
- Many women have found many miracles happening to them when they stayed and prayed by the lights of Chanukah.
- It is a s’gulah to say the last pasuk in Chapter 90 and then to say Chapter 91 in T’hilim after lighting the candles on all eight days of Chanukah in the following order:
- Chapter 90: Read the last pasuk from this chapter (“Viyhi Noam Hashem…”), then go straight into reading Chapter 91.
- Chapter 91: This is a s’gulah for protection and salvation from any illnesses or anything bad. How to say this perek: seven times out loud, one time quietly to yourself.
Have a Happy Chanukah!
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Please recite Psalms 20, 30, 88, 121, and 130.
Shmaryahu ben Raizel Shoshanah Miriam
Yisrael ben Raizel Shoshanah Miriam
Eliyahu ben Rachel
Yosef Yechiyeh ben Devorah
Yitzchak ben Dafna
Moshe Shlomo HaLevi ben Hinda
Gavriel ben Yael
Shia Herschel ben Sosha
Moshe ben Sarah Yehudis
Ezra Rafael ben Taoos Miriam
Fatolah Efraim ben Leah
Meir ben Malah
Tziporah bas Fruma
Tovah Yocheved bas Esther Bukas
Ruchama Perel Malkah Leah bas Chanah Serel
Esther Hadassah bas Devorah
Shanaz bas Sarah
Moran Zohara bas Guila
Ethel Golda bas Sheindel Gitel
Blima bas Lozah
Leah bas Beila
Henya bas Brachah Devorah Leah
Saltanat Ronit bas Taoos Miriam
Mahine Miriam bas Khanoom
Blume bas Ethel Rivkah