CHEESE ON CHANUKAH

Another reason for the custom of eating milk products on Chanukah is that the Hebrew word for cheese, חלב, (Cholov) hints to the three things that the Yevanim, Syrian-Greeks wanted to absolve from the Children of Israel, the obsevance of the New Month, circumcision and the Shabbos. The Greeks hoped to conquer the Jews and take over Jerusalem by enacting decrees against theses three basic mitzvos.

The three letters of חלב  are represented in the three mitzvos:

The letter ח' of חדש New Month is the same as the first letter of חלב

The letter ל' in the word מילה is represented by the second letter of חלב

The letter ב' in the word שבת is the same as the last letter of חלב

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