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The Fifth Candle

Thursday, December 26: Tonight we light five candles … one for each book of The Torah. The first candle for Genesis, the 'beginning' and the Covenant. The second candle for God’s revelation in Exodus. The third candle for the guidance of Leviticus. The Fourth candle for the resilience of community chronicled in Numbers. The Fifth candle for Moses’ proclamation of God’s law in Deuteronomy. Five (5) is the number of 'protection'. There are five (5) Books in Psalms. There are five (5) knots in the “tzitzit.” The five (5) books of the Torah chronicles six (6) centuries of human history as a witness to and affirmation of God’s faithfulness and it is that faithfulness that inspires confidence in us that there is life in The Word of the Living God.

Know that, "[H]e who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty [Whose power no foe can withstand]. (Psalm 91:1, Amplified).

Praise be to God.


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