Moments before shabbat Chanukah. Surrounded by light.

Shabbat Chanukah Sameach my friends, my family.

(Our soldier is home for shabbat. She is well, she is tired, we did laundry. All is well.) 🤍
Sharing a sweet thought that found its way to me this week from – Rabbi David Wirtschafter.
With love and blessings for revealed good.


Hanukkah lasts for eight nights but is celebrated only once a year.

Shabbat is celebrated each week of the year but lasts only for one day.

Hanukkah reminds us that there are things worth fighting for.

Shabbat invites us to imagine a world without fighting.

Hanukkah celebrates the rededication of the Temple.

Shabbat celebrates the creation of the world.

Hanukkah calls upon us to put loyalty to our people above personal security.

Shabbat calls upon us to put personal relationships above professional goals.
Hanukkah marks the end of a war.

Shabbat marks a cessation from work.

The lights of Hanukkah celebrate freedom from tyranny.

The lights of Shabbat celebrate redemption from slavery.

Just as this evening invites us to kindle two sets of candles, so too may the message of both Hanukkah and Shabbat light the way for us each day, even during the darkest of nights.