Festival Candle Lighting
The custom of lighting candles at the outset of each festival is rich in symbolism and creates an atmosphere of sanctity and beauty. These festival candles communicate to us on a deep level that holy time has begun. Follow along to learn the traditional Hebrew melody for this special blessing with words in Hebrew. English transliteration and translation are also provided.
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There is no commandment in the Torah to light candles just before the Sabbath, and yet it is one of the most universal and beloved of our Jewish traditions. On a practical level, the candles enhance the joy and honor of the Sabbath by providing light and beauty.
Extensive Commentary on the Book
Vine of David has created the Love and the Messianic Age, Study Guide and Commentary to expand on the deep concepts in Paul Philip Levertoff's book. The Guide explains them, and connects them to the words of Yeshua and the apostles, and is a great resource for study and meditation.
The most important detail we receive is that James’ death took place right before Passover. Although neither Jewish nor Church literature preserves an actual date for James’ death, it seems from Josephus’ and Eusebius’ information we may conclude that James was martyred in 62 CE during the week before Passover.