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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State of Israel has flourished and prospered, bringing the barren desert to full bloom. Nonetheless, the redemption is not yet. We still await the time when Yeshua our Messiah will arrive and Israel and all kingdoms will be subject to him.
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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.