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 the Hebrew language is read from right to left).  6 candles in addition the Shamash candle now shine brightly!

Candle Lighting Blessing:

Barukh attah Adonai Eloheinu Melekh Ha’olam asher kideshanu bemitzvotav vetzivanu lehadlik ner shel Chanukah.

“Blessed art thou, Lord our God, King of the universe who sanctifies us with Thy commandments and commanded us to kindle the lights of Chanukah!”

Traditional Reading of Night 6:  Numbers 28:1-17, 7:54-59

 

Rededication of the Temple:

Hanukkah is a celebration of the Hebrews regaining control of the Temple and once again cleansing it from the impure state it was in and rededicating it to once again be in service to Yahweh.  This also becomes symbolic of what we are to do as well, because the physical temple was a type of how He would choose to dwell among us, the lively stones that together build His house.  We too must rededicate our temples, making sure that anything that would cause it to be niddah/impure is removed and we allow Him to cleanse us by the washing of the water of His Word so that we can be prepared for His service and His presence.

Looking closer at the Temple, it is interesting to note that it was built to be laid out in the form of a man lying down on the earth.  This pattern is seen with Adam in the Garden being stretched out and Eve taken out of his rib, Abraham is laid out in the earth as the Burning Furnace passes through the pieces, Isaac is laid out on the earth upon the altar, Jacob is laid out in the earth as he dreams of the ladder, and then finally we see Yahshua our Messiah laid out on the earth in order for His Bride to be taken out of His side.  The Temple is a powerful model that teaches us how to interact with our King.

And so in order to help this become more tangible, we’d like to share the Temple Institute’s website where you can scroll through pictures and basically go on an interactive tour, helping the story of Hanukkah come into perspective a little more!

https://www.templeinstitute.org/illustrated_tour.htm

Hanukkah Recipe:

Pareve Corn Kugel

1 (10 ounce) can white corn, drained

1 (11 ounce) can cream style corn

3 eggs

1/2 cup all purpose flour

2 teaspoons salt

2 tablespoons sugar

1 cup liquid non-dairy creamer

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1/3 cup dried cranberries

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Grease a 9×13 inch baking dish.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the white corn, cream corn and eggs until well blended. Combine the flour, salt and sugar; stir into the corn mixture. Mix in the creamer and oil, then fold in the cranberries. Pour into the greased pan, and spread evenly.
  3. Place the baking dish in a large pan with 1 inch of water. Bake for 1 hour in the preheated oven, until firm.

Courtesy of www.AllRecipes.com

Hanukkah Song/Video:

Marty Goetz – Chanukah

http://youtu.be/tsoY1dJdP5w