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Lighting the Candle Night 8

Hanukkah Night 8 We’ve finally arrived at the final night of our celebration.  For 8 days we have kindled the lights, retold the story, remembered the miracles, and celebrated with our family and friends.  Now we come to the final night, and the Menorah is now fully illuminated.  On this …

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Lighting the Candle Night 7

Hanukkah Night 7 On this night, we now light 7 candles on our Hanukkah Menorah.  Once again first the Shamash (center) candle is lit, and operates as the servant candle to light the other 7 candles.  The candles are then lit from the farthest right to the left (just like …

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Lighting the Candle Night 6

Hanukkah Night 6 On this night, we now light 6 candles on our Hanukkah Menorah.  Once again first the Shamash (center) candle is lit, and operates as the servant candle to light the other 6 candles.  The candles are then lit from the farthest right to the left (just like …

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Lighting the Candle Night 5

Hanukkah Night 5 On this night, we now light 5 candles on our Hanukkah Menorah.  Once again first the Shamash (center) candle is lit, and operates as the servant candle to light the other 5 candles.  The candles are then lit from the farthest right to the left (just like …

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Lighting the Candle Night 4

Hanukkah Night 4 On this night, we now light 4 candles on our Hanukkah Menorah.  Once again first the Shamash (center) candle is lit, and operates as the servant candle to light the other 4 candles.  The candles are then lit from the farthest right to the left (just like …

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Lighting the Candle Night 3

Hanukkah Night 3 On this night, we now light 3 candles on our Hanukkah Menorah.  Once again first the Shamash (center) candle is lit, and operates as the servant candle to light the other 3 candles.  The candles are then lit from the farthest right to the left (just like …

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Lighting the Candles Night 1

To light the Menorah, first we light the center candle or Shamash/servant candle, a powerful shadow picture representing Yeshua our Messiah who lights all others.  We then light the first candle on the right side. Blessing:  Barukh attah Adonai Eloheinu Melekh Ha’olam asher kideshanu bemitzvotav vetzivanu lehadlik ner shel Chanukah. …

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Chanukkah 2013 by D. Mathews

The Dance of the Lights. *This teaching is available on CD & MP3 in our marketplace!   Ps. 19: 1- 6 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handiwork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. There is no speech nor …

Gathering Manna: The Alephbet

 Vav = 6th letter of the Hebrew Alephbet, it can operate as either as a consonant forming the “v” sound or as a vowel as the “o” or “u”. Vav Word Picture:  The Paleo letter Vav is the picture of a nail, tent peg, or stake.  It is symbolic of …

Gathering Manna: The Alephbet

Hey = 5th letter of the Hebrew Alephbet, it is translated as the “h” and forms the sound of one releasing a breath. Hey Word Picture:  The Paleo letter Hey resembles a man with his arms raised, as if beholding something or in worship.  The letter carries with it the …

Vayishlach

“And He Sent” וישלח Genesis 32:3 – 36:43 Summary:  This week’s Parshah covers Jacob’s return to his homeland.  It begins with Jacob sending messengers to his brother Esau informing him of his imminent return, and from this message Jacob is informed that Esau is preparing to meet him with 400 …

Gathering Manna: The Alephbet

Dalet = 4th letter of the Hebrew Alephbet, this letter forms the “d” sound Dalet Word Picture:  In paleo, the Dalet is represented by a door, and it looks similar to a hanging tent door.  Doorways play an important role in Covenant, because at the doorways we have the threshold.  …

Vayetzei

“And He Went Out” וַיֵּצֵא Genesis 28:10-32:3 Summary:  This Torah portion covers quite a lot of territory, in fact its within this portion that we read of the building of the majority of Jacob’s family!  Previously, in last week’s portion of Toldot, Jacob receives the birthright and the blessings which …

Gathering Manna: The Alephbet

Gimmel = 3rd letter of the Hebrew Alephbet, this letter forms the “g” sound Gimmel Word Picture:  In paleo, the Gimmel was represented by a camel and carried with it the idea of to lift up or carry.  Camels were burden bearers.  In the modern Hebrew the gimmel is often …

Toldot

Generations תולדת Toldot – Genesis 25:19 – 28:9 Summary: This portion we find a switch in the head of the house, as last week’s portion informed us of not only the death of Sarah but also Abraham.  We now pick up with the building of the house of Isaac, the …