If you’re experiencing bad weather this week- as many of us are- I hope that the warmth and joy of shabbes is a beacon of light for you. As you enjoy the splendour of the shabbes candles and the special services, take a minute to reflect upon those who cannot enjoy these things. When we experience a period without festivals, it’s easy to forget about the mitzvah of tzedekah. Be the change; the mitzvah which leads to another mitzvah; and give to others so that you, too, can be the light at the end of the tunnel. In London, candles should be lit at 4 PM, and shabbes ends on Saturday evening at 5:16 PM. When lighting your candles, please remember those who need a refuah shleimah. Please daven for Chaim Elozor ben Baila, Chaim Elazar Shaul ben Esther, Yisroel ben Esther HaCohen, Rafael ben Chaya Leah, Elana Rachel bas Jill Leah and Rachel bas Bluma HaCohen.