WHAT IS THE MEANING OF “LAMED VAV”?
Much like Roman numerals, Hebrew letters have numerical values. Lamed “ל” has a value of 30; vav, “ו” has a value of 6. Therefore, lamed and vav together equal 36. There is a beautiful Jewish legend that says that at any time on the earth, there are 36 righteous people for the sake of whom HaShem does not destroy the world for its sins. Whether it is true or not, we believe that as much as HaShem is aware of the sin of people, he also adds into his scales of justice all the incredible good done by people of integrity.
This “goodness” is not necessarily based on religious ritual observance, civic obedience, or outward shows of charity, but the type of lifestyle King Solomon may have referred to when he said, “Many a man proclaims his own steadfast love, but a faithful man who can find? The righteous who walks in his integrity—blessed are his children after him” (Proverbs 20:6-7, ESV).
Lamed Vav House aims to publish Messianic Jewish commentaries, devotionals, haggadot, and sedarim for Shabbats and festivals that encourage ethical lifestyles of integrity in the ways of our Rabbi Yeshua, as well as spiritually enriching fiction and poetry. Religion and ritual have had too much influence on the way of faith, and as Rabbi Yeshua initiated in his short time among us, we need to remember what he meant when he quoted Hosea: “Go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice’” (Matthew 9:13, ESV). The Talmud often promotes the same ideas that Yeshua promoted—ideas of mercy, compassion, and justice (in the Jewish sense, which equates to charity). These things have the same spiritual value as the observance of religious rituals.
As a publishing house, Lamed Vav will offer options for “traditional” publishing (where the House fully funds the process) as well as “vanity” publishing (where the author partially or fully funds the process).
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There are ways that you can help us establish the Kingdom of HaShem on earth as it is in heaven; one of those is by promoting materials that encourage people to live and walk in the integrity of their discipleship to Rabbi Yeshua. You can also:
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