Lighting Shabbat candles is one of the most universal and longstanding Jewish practices. By participating in this tradition, your family connects with today’s Jewish community worldwide and the generations from long ago. The custom of lighting candles is rich in symbolism and creates an atmosphere of sanctity and beauty. It communicates to us on a deep level that holy time has begun and that the busy and worried weekday world is fading away. The light of the Sabbath candles reminds us of the divine revelation of God through our Master Yeshua the Messiah.
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Selected Writings of Rabbi Isaac Lichtenstein
Rabbi Isaac Lichtenstein (1825-1908), serving as a district rabbi in Hungary, had an encounter with the Gospel that changed his life. He became an outspoken disciple of Yeshua, but remained faithful to Torah. The Everlasting Jew is a new collation of his inspiring writings.
This coming Shabbat is Shabbat Shekalim. On this Sabbath a special maftir reading of Exodus 30:11-16 occurs to remind us that in the days of the Temple, the annual half-shekel Temple tax was collected during the month of Adar. It is around this time that the story of the shekel in the fish’s mouth from Matthew 17:24-17 took place