The Kedoshim's everlasting Rest (Shabat)
Erev Shabbat Hadlakat Haneyrot (Candle lighting Messianic Siddur)
Singapore – Candle lighting times:
Friday, August 18, 2006 – Light Candles
at: 6:55 PM / 1855 Hrs
Saturday, August 19, 2006 –
Havdalah 7:44 PM / 1944 Hrs
For other places see: http://chabad.org/calendar/candlelighting.asp
Shabbat Nachamu 3 - Third Shabbat of the Consolation of Israel
& Shabbat Mevar’chim HaChodesh – Shabbat of the Proclamation of the New Moon
New Moon of the Month of Ellul – August Wednesday evening 23-25, 2006
Shabbat is mainly a day of rest andspiritual enrichment, refreshing time, renewal. The word Shabbat comes from the root Shin-Bet-Tav, meaning to cease, to end, or to rest. Shabbat is also described as a bride or queen (Queen of Shabbat), as in the popular Shabbat hymn Lecha Dodi Likrat Kallah (come, my beloved, to meet the [Shabbat] bride). The word Kallah means bride is also the same word Ka'al means it is done, accomplish, complete or finished. With Yeshua's final and dying words, He sealed the marriage covenant to his beloved bride with His blood. Shabbat is said "more than Yisrael has kept Shabbat, Shabbat has kept Yisrael." The Torah prohibits "melachah" (Mem-Lamed-Alef-Kaf-Heh), which is usually translated as "work," Base on the Exodus chapters 31, 35 - 38 the rabbis found 39 categories of forbidden acts, all of which are types of work that were needed to build the sanctuary: (Mishnah Shabbat, 7:2)
It is considered a great mitzvah and responsibility to honor the Shabbat by lighting candles 18 minutes before sunset on Friday evening, 18 is the number of life. Light is life =Yeshua has this words to tell us concerning the light "I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life. Believer in Yeshua are called us out of darkness into His marvellous light: - 1 Kefa 2:9 . The women of the household will gather together around the table (known as table of Altar) to light the candles. Married woman and widows usually cover their heads like what you see on the above picture, the unmarried women such as daughters do not cover their head. Strike a match and light each candle. Cover your eyes as you pray then open your eyes and enjoy the warm candle light. Below is a sample of prayer for woman only. In the Chumash that the mother of Yisrael Rachel had given were three Mitzvot that are special for women. They are the Challah bread, Niddah (the Torah of ritual purity), and Neros ( the lighting of the Shabbat candles)
The meaning of the two candles
20:9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:
20:10 But the yom hashevi'i (7th day) [is] the shabbat of YHWH (יהוה) thy Elohim (אלהים): [in it] thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that [is] within thy gates:
20:11 For [in] six days YHWH (יהוה) made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them [is], and rested the yom hashevi'i (7th day): wherefore YHWH (יהוה) barak (blessed) the shabbat day, and hallowed it.
5:13 Six days thou shalt labour, and do all thy work:
5:14 But the Yom HaShevi'i [is] the Shabbat of YHWH (יהוה) Eloheicha: [in it] thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, nor thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thine ox, nor thine ass, nor any of thy cattle, nor thy stranger that [is] within thy Sha'ar; that thy manservant and thy maidservant may rest as well as thou.
5:15 And zakar that thou wast a servant in ha eretz Mitzrayim, and [that] YHWH (יהוה) Eloheicha brought thee out thence through a yad chazaka (mighty hand) and by a stretched out arm: therefore YHWH (יהוה) Eloheicha commanded thee to Shomer Yom Shabbat.Take note that this is tradition, not Scripture... blessings for woman of the household
1. Before lighting the candles, stop and contemplate what one is about to do and thank the Almighty for the joy and privilege of lighting into the lights and thus remember and observe the Shabbat.
2. Light the Shabbat candles. Everyone, male and female, is obligated to light candles; when both men and women are present, traditionally the lady of the house or any other lady present lights them for all who are present because this is one of the mitzvot traditionally assigned to women.
3. Many follow the custom of drawing their hands to their faces three times in a circular motion, beckoning Shabbat to enter.
4. After the third circle, the one saying the blessing closes one’s eyes and/or shields the eyes with the hands and says the following blessing:
Baruch atah Adonay Eloheinu Melekh Ha Olam, Asher Kidshanu Bid-varecha Ve Natan Lanu et Yeshua mishichenu Ve Tzevanu LeHiyot Or La Olam Amen
Blessed are You Adonay Eloheinu King of the Universe who has sanctified us in Your word and given us Yeshua a our Mashiach and command us to be light to the world Amen.
5. Gaze at the fire and continue with further prayer for blessing and healing of those who are unwell. Thereafter, this prayer may be recited:
Greet each other with Shabbat Shalom.
Note: if candles finish burn out or turn off due to wind, we are not to light again. This unique commandment, entrusted to the Jewish woman, is rich with meaning and purpose. In a world so full of darkness the candles lit by Jewish women and girls bring light, joy and holiness. A little light dispels much darkness.
Notice the passing of her hands 3 times over the candles as the light is being drawn toward the woman.
The woman's head is usually covered as a sign of her submission to Elohim's commandments.(Korintos Alef 11)
Wish each other in the family Shabbat Shalom then Awaiting the invited guest arrival and a short time interval of fellowship.
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