A Hanukkah Poem
It was the third day of Hanukkah, and all through Beit Sar Shalom, everyone was mingling, the single mothers felt at home.
Spread across the table, were salads, latkes and more, enough for every person to come and eat round four.
The Hanukkiah candles were lit to start the evening, and then the staff led the moms in choruses singing;
“Banu Choshech Legaresh” and “Maoz Tzur Yeshuati”, these were the songs that were sung by all, oh so joyfully.
After came the meal to everyone’s delight, and then Hanukkah donuts to top it off just right.
When everyone was satisfied and had eaten their fill, the room came to a hush and everyone was still;
As a mother from Ukraine, danced with all her might, to glorify the Lord clothed in a garment of white.
Though many things took place this night and memories were made, the most important thing to remember is how much we have to give thanks.
No matter what one goes through or what troubles one may face, God is still good, at work in our lives, and is worthy of all praise!
At the close of the evening, each of the women received a gift card to be used to buy clothes for themselves and their children. It was such a beautiful and heartwarming experience to be both with these women, and in the presence of God. The women were touched, and God was glorified. This was a Hanukkah celebration to remember.
God bless you.