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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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
  1. Do not speak any lashon ha’ra while the Chanukah candles are lit, since Hashem visits each house at that time.
  2. Giving tz’dakah after lighting the candles is a big s’gulah for getting your t’filos answered right away.
  3. 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.
  4. The fifth night of Chanukah is a s’gulah for miracles and to change the order of the world in a positive manner.
  5. There is a s’gulah for single girls to daven for their match on Erev Shabbos of Chanukah.
  6. 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.
  7. Many women have found many miracles happening to them when they stayed and prayed by the lights of Chanukah.
  8. 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!


List of People Who Need a r’fuah sh’leimah (a complete recovery)

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

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