Havurah Volume 02 Number 04

Let Your Light Shine: A Children’s Holiday Outreach
Topics: hanukkah

The eight days of Hanukkah provide an excellent opportunity for you and your congregational family to shine Yeshua’s light on the residents of an area nursing home. Here are some ideas for making this a memorable holiday season as your children learn to carry the love of Yeshua to their community. Check with a local…

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In the Kitchen of Clara Rubin
Topics: recipes
Author: Laura Barron

Clara Rubin’s parents came from Russia to the United States in 1911. She was born five years later in Brooklyn, New York. Her family had fled the pogroms of Russia for this haven of freedom, but life was difficult and money was scarce. The medical dispensary in Williamsburg, run by Beth Sar Shalom, met the…

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Celebrations of Light
Topics: hanukkah, poetry
Author: Janna Sanders

In the beginning the world was in darkness God speaking, the Spirit moving let there be light we remember the miracle God’s wondrous act. The temple in darkness desecrated, defiled, a small band of warriors, the victory won, we remember the miracle God’s wondrous act. Chanting the blessings with every candle we light, every day…

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Raising Children in Two Worlds
Author: Stephen Katz

Mommy, does Grandma believe in Yeshua? “No, sweetheart, she doesn’t.” “But why not? She’s Jewish, isn’t she?!” All four of our children have initiated conversations much like the one above with my wife or me, and some of you who are parents have told me of similar interactions in your homes. Some messianic kids have…

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Messianically-Correct Candle Blessings
Topics: hanukkah
Author: Loren Jacobs

While God has never commanded us to light the Hanukkah candles, our Jewish tradition beckons us to do so. Written here are some blessings we use with our own family at home, as well as with our congregational family, Shema Israel Congregation in Detroit. The first blessing, said on the first night, can also be…

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