New letter for Chanukah from our Rebbe Rav Eliezer Berland shlit”a, which was written from between the walls of prison to his attorney, and which he requested to publicize speedily to his students.
“The eight days of Chanukah come to nullify the power of the eight kings of Edom (Parashat Vayishlach – Breisheit 36:31-39): Bela ben Beor (the aspect of Da’at-knowledge), [who] swallows the entire world, and with the first Chanukah candle we subdue him.”
“Yovav ben Zerach from Batzra (aspect of Chesed-kindness) who we subdue with the second candle.
“Afterwards, Chusham from the land of the Temani (aspect of Gevurah-strength) who is full of strengths and we subdue him with the third candle.
“Afterwards, we have Hadad ben Bedad (Tiferet-Beauty), who is a person that always rejoices in wars, and the fourth candle subdues him.
“Afterwards we have Samla from Masreka (Netzach-victory and Hod-splendor), who whistles at the entire world and is subdued with the fifth candle.
“Afterwards there is Shaul from Rechovot HaNahar (Yesod-foundation, and his place ‘Rechovot HaNahar’ alludes to Binah-understanding), who spread out over the entire world like a river (Nahar), and he is subdued with the sixth candle.
“Afterwards, we have Chanan ben Achbor (Malchut-kingship), who we subdue with the seventh candle.
“Then comes Hadar ben Pa’u, who makes himself as if he prays, builds churches and mosques, and we subdue him with the eight candle.
“Greetings to everyone”