The last few days have been wonderful by me, and I’m looking forwards to shabbes in the anticipation that it’ll be similarly brilliant. This shabbes we read from the book of Shemos for the first time, and I remember how this time last year, I felt as if I was starting my own personal journey, my own exodus. Plenty has happened since then, both wonderful and terrible, and I can’t wait to see where the next few months take us. In London, shabbes candles should be lit at 4:11 PM tonight, and shabbes ends at 5:26 PM on Saturday. While lighting your candles, please keep in mind Chaim Elozor ben Baila, Schneur Zalman ben Nechama, Chaim Elozor Shaul ben Esther, Yisroel ben Esther HaCohen, Elana Rachel bas Jill Leah and Rachel bas Bluma HaCohen.