- The Shema
Yeshua mentioned the Shema when referencing the greatest commandment. While it is not literally a prayer or a blessing, the Shema (Sheh-MAH) is the heart and soul of Jewish prayer. It is the declaration of faith for Jewish people. The entire Shema contains three parts: Deuteronomy 6:4‒9, Deuteronomy 11:13‒21, and Numbers 15:37‒41. The first portion includes the Shema and the V’ahavta (V’ah-HAHV-tah).Shema means “hear, listen,” and is the first word of Deuteronomy 6:4. The Shema is spoken at l...
Yeshua also referred to the first verse of the V’ahavta in the context of being part of the greatest commandment (Matthew 22:36‒38). The V’ahavta is found in Deuteronomy 6:5‒9. The Jewish customs of tefillin (the-fih-LEEN) and mezuzot (meh-ZOO-zot) grew out of obedience to the commands of God contained within the V’ahavta. V’ahavtaAnd you shall love the Lord your God with all your heartwith all your soul and with all your might.And these words which I command you today shall be on your heart....
The Aleinu (Ah-LAY-noo) is a prayer recited near the end of every Jewish prayer service. The word “aleinu” means “it is our duty to praise.” The prayer directs the congregants’ hearts to their responsibility as Jewish people ‒ whom God chose and set apart ‒ to praise Him as the Master of all. It expresses gratitude for God’s covenant with the Jewish people and highlights His worthiness of all praise. The Aleinu also looks ahead to the Messianic Age when God restores all things and when “every...
Messianic Jewish Candle Lighting Ceremony For Hanukah In seeking a practical expression for this holy day, believers in Messiah Yeshua can incorporate many beautiful traditions. The observance is centered on the hanukiyah (9 candle menorah) and what it represents.
Candle Lighting Blessing (Messianic) Most followers of Yeshua do not accept rabbinical authority and therefore object that we are "commanded" to light the Chanukah candles. The following Messianic blessing may therefore be recited instead: Blessed art thou, Lord our G-d, King of the universe, who has given to us
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MESSIANIC BLESSINGS are recited in Hebrew with the intent of remaining true to the Jewish identity of Yeshua as the Mashiach of Israel and Savior of the world. Often these blessings are found in various Messianic Siddurim (prayer books), though (unlike traditional Judaism) there is no consensus on each individual blessing’s content.
Hanukkah is celebrated for eight days and nights, starting on the 25th day of Kislev (or Casleu), the ninth month on the Hebrew calendar (which corresponds to November-December on the Gregorian calendar). In Hebrew, the word “Hanukkah” means “Dedication.” The story of Hanukkah is found in the apocryphal books of First and Second Maccabees.
Download a printable version of the Hanukkah blessings. Candles are added to the hanukkiyah (menorah) from right to left but are kindled from left to right. The newest candle is lit first. (On the Shabbat of Hanukkah, kindle the Hanukkah lights first and then the Shabbat candles.)
Hanukkah Blessings. These are taken from the Prayer Book and Life Cycle Guide for Messianic Believers in Yeshua. Shehecheyanu – Traditional Festival Blessing: Shehecheyanu. Baruch atah Adonai Eloheinu, melech ha-olam Shehecheyanu v’kiy’manu v’higiyanu laz’man hazeh. Blessed are you, Oh Lord our God, king of the universe
Dec 24, 2016 · Messianic Jewish people have adapted these blessings to include Yeshua who is the Light of the World. We’ve also included some verses from the Tanakh (Old Testament) and the Brit Hadashah (New Testament) that bring together a celebration of Chanukah with the life we have found in the Light of the World, Yeshua.
In general, the blessing is supposed to precede the performance of the Mitzvah. Therefore the blessing of Lehadlik is always recited before kindling the Chanukah lights. Most have the custom to wait with the lighting until all the blessings have been recited, though some do light immediately after the first blessing.