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What are some intresting Remazim like Acronyms and Numerical equivalents (Gematrias) with the word Chanukah for some fillers for a Chanukah Party speech?

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Roshei Teivos of Chanuka = Ches Nairos V'Halacha K'Bais Hillel

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The word Chashmonai is Roshei Teivos - Chodesh, Shabbos, Milah, Nidah, Ishus, Yichud Hashem wjich are the six Mitzvos the Yevanim wanted to eradicate. (Shaar Bas Rabim)

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Maccabe: מכבי = Mi Chamocha Ba'elim Adonai

  • Also Matisyahu Kohen Ben Yochanan. – Alex Dec 6 '10 at 3:35
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חנוכה could be split into two words: חנו+כה, which means "rested on 25". The Hashmonaim rested from the war on 25 of Kislev.

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The reason Yavan was able to take control of the Bais HaMikdash is that Yavan = 66 and Haichal = 65

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    I doubt that is the reason... – Double AA Mar 28 '12 at 6:21
  • Source - Bnei Yissochor – Gershon Gold Mar 28 '12 at 13:12
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    What's your point? – Double AA Mar 28 '12 at 15:19
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25th word in the Torah is Ohr, a hint to the miracle of Chanukah, which happened with lights on the 25th day of Kislev.

  • +1. There's a source for this observation. Do you know what it is, by any chance? (I don't.) – msh210 Dec 25 '11 at 4:09
  • @msh210: I read it in Sefer HoToda'ah (book of our heritage), but it was the student edition and didn't bring the source. – Menachem Dec 25 '11 at 21:12
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How about this: Number of pesukim in the parasha of the korbanos of the nesiim (and the gematria of chanuka).

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The Agra D'Kalla says that the word Breishis בראשית is Roshei Teivos as follows.

A: א'נטיוכות ר'שע י'גזור ת'כתבו ב'קרן ש'ור

B: י'שועה ר'בה ת'היה ב'זמן ש'ימלוך א'נטיוכות

C: י'שועה ר'בה ת'היה ש'ינצחו ב'ני א'הרן

D: ב'ימי ר'שעת י'ונים ת'הללו ש'ם א'דנות (Hallel)

E: ב'ימי ר'שעת י'ונים ת'דליקו ש'מונה א'ורות

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Gimraya of Hanuka:

  • Zeh Mazal
  • Milev Tov
  • Ze MaHalev
  • VeHaya Ki Yeviacha
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In Parshas Bereishis, the 25th word is Ohr.

In Parshas Ma'asei, the 25th stop is Chashmonah.

In Parahas Emor, immediately after the Yamim Tovim is the Menorah, a hint to Chanukah. After that is the Shulchan, a hint to Purim and its mitzvos of food.

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