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Miketz, 24 Kislev 5779
December 2, 2018

We will begin the festival of Chanukah tonight and with each day we watch the menorah grow brighter. The Kabbalists teach us that we should sit in front of the menorah after kindling the lights and watch and listen to the flames. Why should we listen to the flames? Does this mean to actually hear the sound that they make or does this mean to hear the message of the lights? I think one of the most beautiful messages of the menorah is how it sits in darkness throughout the year, and then as Chanukah begins each day it gets brighter and brighter. Our transformation is much the same way. Our soul sits in darkness until we decide to begin the great task of transforming our ego selves. Once we do start the journey, each day as we transform a little more, our souls become a little brighter. Just like the menorah, it is a gradual change. When you kindle the lights of the menorah, meditate on your own Light, see yourself becoming more of a channel for the Creator's Light. As we become brighter, the world becomes brighter and soon love and harmony will be commonplace. May we receive many miracles, blessings and much Light during the upcoming Chanukah holiday!

Shavua tov v'Chanukah sameach,

Chanukah Service - Sunday, December 2, 2018 - 8:00 PM EST
Chanukah Service - Monday, December 3, 2018 - 8:00 PM EST
Chanukah Service - Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 8:30 PM EST
Chanukah Service - Wednesday, Dec 5, 2018 - 8:00 PM EST
Chanukah Service - Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 8:30 PM EST
Chanukah Service - Friday, December 7, 2018 - 3:00 PM EST
Kabbalat Shabbat with Torah Reading - Friday, December 7, 2018 - 8:00 PM EST
Chanukah Service - Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 8:00 PM EST


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Parashat Miketz
Torah Portion:
Bereshit (Genesis) 41:1-44:17
Maftir For Shabbat Rosh Chodesh: Bamidbar (Numbers) 28:9-15
Maftir For Shabbat Chanukah - Day 6: Bamidbar (Numbers) 7:42-47

Haftarah For Shabbat Rosh Chodesh: Yeshayah (Isaiah) 66:1-24

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Beginning on Sunday night, December 2, 2018 at 8:00 PM EST, we will offer a nightly Chanukah service complete with lighting of the Menorah, blessings and songs.  We invite you to join us. Some days may vary, please see our CALENDAR for schedule.

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