When asked to explain his actions, Alexander said that he'd previously seen the High Priest in a dream.Alexander interpreted this vision as a good omen and thus spared Jerusalem, peacefully absorbing Israel into his growing empire.I live in North Vancouver, Canada and I have looked everywhere for Chanukah candles - but to no avail.
When you complete your formal prayers, add some of your own composition, and speak to God as a friend.
try to enhance the quality of my prayer by revealing to God everything that is on my mind, just as I would with a trusted friend.
In gratitude, the Sages decreed that the Jewish firstborn of that time be named Alexander -- which remains a Jewish name to this very day. Moses was the only prophet to whom God spoke directly, just as a person would converse with a friend.
However, this uniqueness went only one way; every single human being has the ability to speak to God directly, "as a person would speak to a friend." Indeed, we should do so.
Shimon feared that Alexander would destroy Jerusalem, so went out to meet him before he arrived at the city.
Upon seeing the High Priest, Alexander made the rare move of dismounting and bowing.We also plead with Him as a child does with a parent, which He is.But we certainly would never tell a king everything about ourselves, and we all have things which we would never want our parents to know.For this, all you need are some standard shot glasses.Pour in some olive oil, and top it off with a floating wick.Then line 'em up in a neat little row, and you're all set to go!