Category Archives: Shabbat

Book of Hebrews, part 4 — Rest, Sabbath-rest, and rest in Yeshua

A prominent Bible teacher has challenged the validity of the Book of Hebrews in the Apostolic Writings because he thinks the writer was attacking the validity of the Torah, the law of God. In Hebrews 3-4, some see the teaching that the seventh-day Sabbath has been replaced with “daily rest in Yeshua,” but a careful reading reveals just the opposite. Continue reading Book of Hebrews, part 4 — Rest, Sabbath-rest, and rest in Yeshua

Why Do We Light the Menorah, Wash Our Hands, etc.?

Kathy De Fever sings an ancient prayer over the lighting of the seven-branch candlestick, called menorah in Hebrew for "light." Richard Agee explains the menorah and hand-washing symbols long-connected with God’s rest days, called Shabbat in Hebrew and transliterated as Sabbath in English. Continue reading Why Do We Light the Menorah, Wash Our Hands, etc.?

Aaronic & menorah blessings

Kathy De Fever sings these two blessings every Shabbat.

Aaronic blessing

Num. 6:24-26

The LORD bless you, and keep you;
The LORD make His face shine on you,
And be gracious to you;
The LORD lift up His countenance on you,
And give you peace.
Amen.

Blessing of the menorah (seven-branched candleholder of Israel)

Blessed are You, oh LORD our God, King of the world,
Who has sanctified us by Your commandments,
And Who has commanded us to be a light to the nations,
And Who has given us Yeshua, the Light of the world.
Amen.