Is the Didache on Par with the Bible?
Toby Janicki, author of The Way of Life, a new commentary on the Didache, explains that Vine of David does not put the text of the Didache on par with that of other New Testament books, but emphasizes that the Didache was highly regarded by the early church fathers, and even viewed as Scripture by some. It was probably the most popular of the extra-canonical works in the early centuries of Christianity.
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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.
Blessings of Thanks Before and After Meals
Nodeh Lecha, or as it is called in English, We Thank You, offers a simple and innovative liturgy for disciples of Yeshua by weaving the ancient meal blessings of Judaism together with recently discovered prayers of the early believers.
The seventeenth of Tammuz begins a three-week period of mourning which culminate with the ninth of Av, the fast day that commemorates the destruction of the Temple. The Three Weeks should be a time of increased Torah study and giving of charity—in keeping with the verse, “Zion shall be redeemed by justice, and those in her who repent, by charity” (Isaiah 1:27).