“Benei Avraham” means “Children of Abraham” and comes from the verse in Torah that states the promise from God to Avraham Avinu (Our Father Abraham): “I will multiply thy seed as the stars of heaven, and will give unto thy seed all these lands; and by thy seed shall all the nations of the earth bless themselves.” Bereshit (Genesis) 26:4
Our mission is to share the message of Torah and the Jewish Yeshua (Jesus) and create a thriving community of Torah-observant talmidim (disciples) of Yeshua.
How Are We Different?
There are many Messianic Jewish organizations in the Dallas area. We wrestle with identifying ourselves as “Messianic Jews” because we have found that most under this name are not Torah-observant and hold to Christian theology. We wish to differentiate ourselves in that we are not Jews who simply “believe in Jesus” and want to hold on to some cultural traditions from Judaism. We reject Christianity as a religious system, with its doctrines and practices, and instead, embrace Judaism, and see Yeshua through the eyes of Judaism.
We believe in a Jewish view of the person of Yeshua, not a Christian one with Jewish clothing. We support the work of Ariel Cohen Alloro, whose mission is to hold a retrial to enable the official return of a Jewish Kosher Yeshua back to the Jewish Establishment. As a Jewish Priest, a Cohen, he plans to organize and perform a traditional Pidyon haBen, a ceremonial “Redemption of the Firstborn Son” on behalf of Yeshua that would welcome him back to his Jewish family and remove all the old taboos and restrictions related to his name from an Orthodox Jewish stand-point. This must happen in order for redemption to come, as Yeshua said in Matthew 23:39, you will not see Me again until you say, ‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord.’ Roman 11:15 states of Israel, “For if their rejection is the reconciliation of the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead? For more info, please visit Ariel Cohen Alloro’s website: FacingEachOther.com and also read the free ebook which we offer on our site, “Analyzing the Gospels.”
We believe in Torah-observance. The observance level of most Messianic Jewish communities is comparable to Reform Judaism. Our Torah-observance is more towards Orthodox Judaism. We interpret the commands in the Torah through Jewish Halachah, Oral Law, and the Jewish Sages, just as the Jewish people have done for thousands of years. We keep Shabbat & the Biblical & Jewish holidays on the Orthodox Jewish Calendar, keep Kosher laws, the laws of Family Purity, etc. Isaiah 49:6 states the purpose of the nation of Israel, which is to be a “light to the nations.” Deuteronomy 4:6-8 states that God gave us his Torah to keep and do, saying, “this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples, that, when they hear all these statutes, shall say: “‘Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.’ For what great nation is there, that hath God so nigh unto them, as the LORD our God is whensoever we call upon Him? And what great nation is there, that hath statutes and ordinances so righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day?” So Torah observance should be infectious, drawing all close to Hashem and to His ways, until the day prophesied in Zechariah 14:9, when “the LORD shall be King over all the earth; In that day shall the LORD be One, and His name one.”
We offer a halachic conversion to Judaism. Zechariah 8:23 says, “Thus saith the LORD of hosts: In those days it shall come to pass, that ten men shall take hold, out of all the languages of the nations, shall even take hold of the skirt of him that is a Jew, saying: We will go with you, for we have heard that God is with you.’” Yeshua was not a Christian, he was a Jew. His people and his land are Israel. His faith was the same one established by Torah – Judaism. He did not come to make a new religion, or to start a new people. God is not a polygamist, he has one bride, one people, and there is “one body and one Spirit, one hope, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all” (Ephesians 4:5). All those who are grafted into the nation of Israel must also observe the laws of our nation – for “the same Torah/law applies both to the native-born and to the foreigner residing among you” Exodus 12:49. Conversion to Judaism is open to all who have the heart of Ruth, who declare to Israel, “Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God” (Ruth 1:16).
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