WELCOMING SHABBAT

SHABBAT IS MORE THAN A DAY OF REFRAINING FROM WORDLY ACTIVITY 
WHEN EXPERIENCED IN ITS SPIRITUAL FULLEST, ITS HOLINESS ENGLIGHTENS ALL OTHER DAYS OF THE WEEK
WE INVITE YOU TO ENHANCE YOUR SHABBAT WITH THESE WORDS OF TORAH 

Until the Flame Rises Up on its Own

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by Trugman, Rabbi Avraham Arieh

“The portion of Beha’lotcha begins with a description of Aaron being commanded by God to light the menorah… Rashi comments that it was to be lit ‘until the flame rises up on its own [power]’… The simple meaning is that Aaron is obligated to not only light the lights but to make sure they will stay lit on their own.

 

Spiritually, this means that a superficial love of God from obligation or a sense of duty will not do, as that is something that is imposed from without.

 

Rather, true love of God must be self-generated and approached in a manner that assures that it will be an intimate and passionate love that will stay lit through all the ups and downs of life.”

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