Welcome Chanukah, Shabbat and Rosh Chodesh Tevet this afternoon and appreciate the special opportunity we have been given to celebrate our wonderful Jewish heritage.

To appreciate the connection between parashat Mikeitz read this Shabbat and Chanukah, read this enlightening thought entitled; “Chanukah-The Struggle of Joseph and Judah” from Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald’s Torah message on this week’s Torah portion, Mikeitz. Out of respect for the Sabbath, please consider printing it out Friday afternoon if you plan to read it on Shabbat.