Glimpse into Early Christian Practice and Belief
Toby Janicki is the author of the new book published by Vine of David, The Way of Life, an important translation and Messianic Jewish commentary on the Didache. We learn from Toby in this video why he believes the Didache is such an important work, specifically in terms of some of the practices mentioned in the text that traces back directly to Jewish traditions.
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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.
By Mark S. Kinzer
Taming the tongue is one of the major concerns in Jewish teachings about ethical conduct (mussar). This book contributes to the conversation from a Messianic Jewish perspective, bringing to bear the powerful teachings of Yeshua and the apostles.
Why didn’t the LORD simply specify the date on the Hebrew calendar, 6 Sivan, on which to celebrate Shavu’ot? Counting the Omer links Shavu’ot explicitly to Pesach. Counting each day is like adding a link to a chain. In a sense, therefore, Shavu’ot is the ultimate fulfillment of Pesach.