Shabbat and Candle Lighting for Friday, November 30, 2018 / 23 Kislev 5779
Light Shabbat candles at 5:02 p.m
ngregation Kehillah and Friends,
parasha for this Shabbat is
Vayeshev (same root as
teshuvah...to return), "and Jacob returned to the land where his father dwelled." It focuses on Joseph and his dreams, being sold into slavery by his brothers and his imprisonment in Egypt, setting the stage for his service to pharaoh due to his ability to interpret dreams.
A kavannah for candle lighting for Parashat Vayeshev
Please help me to appreciate the gift of my dreams, to understand them and to learn and grow from them, that they may help mereturn to You, Source of all goodness, and guide me along the path of goodness. And may I be privileged to do at least one thingbetween this Shabbat and the next to help make the dream of another come true.
The first candle of Chanukah is Sunday night (so, two blessings plus the Shehecheyanu)! As we prepare to celebrate the Feast ofLights and recall the miracles that happened in the lives of our ancestors (...she'asah nisim la'avoteinu....from the second blessing ofthe candle lighting), remember, too, that miracles are all around, every day.
"There are two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle." - AlbertEinstein
Here's are links for helpful Chanukah 101 information: