(Reblogging from United2Restore.) The number 40 is a very intriguing number. It shows up 146 times in Scripture and it seems like it has 40 purposes. Testing, trial, probing, correction, warning, encouraging… it is likely we don’t even know all of God’s reasons behind the repetitive use of this number.
(Reblogging from the B’ney Yosef National Shabbat.) Repentance, reconciliation, and restoration are all elements of the journey of the bride. It is at this time, starting with the first of Elul, that BYNA has chosen to focus on this part of the journey of the bride that began at Passover and continues through the cycle of … [Read more…]
As a Torah keeping individual, one of the most difficult and trying conversations that I am faced with (by those who do no share my opinion on the validity of the Torah) is that because of Yeshua’s death on the cross, I have been “set free” from “the curse of the law.” Now I understand … [Read more…]
At the BYNA Summit meeting in March, the leadership had put together a proposed “Articles of Declaration” to explain the history of who we are as a movement, and to give clarity and direction for where we need to be going in the future. In addition to a preamble, a main text, and a closing … [Read more…]
HaShem asks in Isaiah 66:8, “Shall a nation be born in a day?” He uses the analogy of a woman in labor giving birth elsewhere to describe the coming forth of the nation of Israel, (Hosea 13:13) so this analogy, at some point, becomes a prophecy; and this prophecy, at some point, comes to fruition. … [Read more…]
In the words of the 20th century Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, “More than the Jews have kept the Shabbat, the Shabbat has kept the Jews.” I would suggest that in the exact same way as the cultural identity of the Jewish people was preserved for the last 2,000 years, so will the people of Ephraim– … [Read more…]
When I arrived at the Congress in Ariel, I was immediately met with a spirit of love and cooperation, and not with the intense debate I was expecting. I was able to connect with nearly 130 delegates from thirteen countries around the world, and I believe that each and every man and woman who was … [Read more…]
This short little Teaching text, attributed to Yeshua’s twelve Emissaries, is more commonly known as “the Didache,” which is a Greek term meaning “teaching.” It is easily divided into two distinct sections: the first being a retelling of the “Teaching of Two Ways;” and the second being an authoritative teaching for how the Assemblies should … [Read more…]
Aside from the fact that he was literally called “ben Yosef,” (John 1:45) there are many undeniable similarities, taken from the Scriptures, between Yeshua of Nazareth and Yosef the patriarch. Now notice the following parallels between Yeshua and Yosef.
Pharaoh gave to Joseph of the Hebrews Asenath, the daughter of Potipherah, priest of On, as his wife. This is an account of their story, restored for the Commonwealth of Israel, and updated to common English by Jesse ben Joseph; based upon the Armenian manuscript, as translated by Jacques Issaverdens, in the Gregorian year 1901.