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The Feast of Dedication (Hanukkah)

The Feast of Dedication (Hanukkah) Understanding the Jewish roots of our faith gives a new depth and dimension to our understanding of the Scriptures and our appreciation for heritage that has been left to us. The Feast of Dedication—Hanukkah—is very significant for us as Believers; because the Scriptures tell us that we are today the…

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Blessings on the Menorah First Night

Blessings on the Menorah First Night   Before kindling the Chanukah lights on the first night of Chanukah,Monday December 07, 2015, (or if you’re kindling the Chanukah lights for the first time this year) recite all three blessings. On every subsequent night only the first two are recited. Recited only on the first night (or the…

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Blessings on the Menorah Second Night

Blessings on the Menorah Second Night Messianic Jews around the world are celebrating both Chanukah and Yeshua the Light of the World. On the second night of Chanukah, two candles are placed in the far right candle holders of the Chanukiah. The candles are lit with the Servant Candle from left to right, honoring the newer…

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Blessings on the Menorah Third Night

Blessings on the Menorah Third Night Tonight is the third night of Chanukah where Jewish People are lighting three candles and saying the traditional blessings. Gifts will be opened, fatty foods will be eaten and perhaps a game of dreidel will be played. Messianic Jews are also celebrating this amazing miracle of one night’s oil…

Blessings on the Menorah Fifth Night

Blessings on the Menorah Fifth Night Messianic Judaism honors both the Jewish faith of God’s Chosen People, commemorating various commandments given and events occurring in the history of Israel as well as the coming of the Messiah, Yeshua (Jesus). After the Temple’s defilement, there was only enough oil to burn in the menorah for one…

Blessings on the Menorah Sixth Night

Blessings on the Menorah Sixth Night “Remember the wonders He has done…” —1 Chronicles 16:12 On this sixth night of Chanukah, we remember a great miracle that God performed in the history of Israel. A one day’s supply of lamp oil burned in the menorah of the newly rededicated Temple for eight days until more pure…

Blessings on the Menorah Seventh Night

Blessings on the Menorah Seventh Night   This year’s Chanukah is nearing a close. The eight-day memorial celebrates the great miracle God performed in the history of Israel at the Temple rededication. Seven candles will be lit tonight. For Messianic Jews the brightness of the candles serves as a reminder of the marvelous light of…