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Shabbat and Candle Lighting  
for Friday, October 4, 2019 / 6 Tishrei 5780   
 
Light Shabbat candles at 5:51 p.m.
 
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Dear Co ngregation Kehillah and Friends,
Rabbi Sharfman
     
This week's parasha,Vayelech   (meaning And he went...), takes place on the last day of Moses' life,   as he turns over leadership to Joshua, and completes the writing of a Torah scroll which he then   entrusts to the Levites for safekeeping in the Ark. Moses lived to be 120 years old, strong   mentally and physically, which is the source of the blessing offered at significant birthdays, "may   you live to 120..."



 
A   kavannah   for candle lighting for Vayelech
 
Holy One, may my candle lighting this Shabbat inspire me to 'go'/reach out, as did Moses, to  those I love and 'return' to my true self, the self without the layers, the self that returns, in   love, to You.

 
This Shabbat has a special name -  Shabbat Shuvah   - the Sabbath of Return. Can you see the   similarity between the words   shuvah  and teshuvah ? It suggests that this Shabbat, between Rosh   Hashanah and Yom Kippur, is a particularly important time to act on some of the commitments we   made to ourselves on Rosh Hashanah, a time to close the gap between our good intentions and our   actions. Of the many lessons Moses taught, one that resonates most with me is an idea embedded   in his teaching: words that come from the heart enter the heart.... 
    
I look forward to sharing a meaningful and uplifting Yom Kippur with you. 
 
Shabbat Shalom,
 
Rabbi Bonnie Sharfman  
Congregation Kehillah
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