Something bothered the sages of Israel when they read Exodus 20:8. The verse does not simply say “Remember the Sabbath,” indicating the need to set apart the Sabbath at its outset on Friday evening, but it says, “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.” Certainly if the night of the Sabbath is to be sanctified, then how much more so the daytime! Thus, they instituted a custom of brief Kiddush blessing along with the daytime Sabbath meal called Kiddusha Rabba: “the great sanctification.”
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Meditating on His Own Torah
In The Sabbath Table, we included a special version of Kiddush on Erev Shabbat for Messianic Gentiles which highlights their important place in the Kingdom and relationship with the Sabbath.
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Selected Writings of Rabbi Isaac Lichtenstein
The Everlasting Jew
Rabbi Isaac Lichtenstein (1825-1908), serving as a district rabbi in Hungary, had an encounter with the Gospel that changed his life. He became an outspoken disciple of Yeshua, but remained faithful to Torah. The Everlasting Jew is a new collation of his inspiring writings.
Every Tongue and Tribe
The sages of Judaism understood that the beauty of Torah should be accessible and understandable to all. God desires that Torah study be available for the people of all nations. The Torah Club team is currently working with several leaders and translators to see Torah Club materials translated into other languages.