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Judaica (clockwise from top): Shabbat candlesticks, handwashing cup, Chumash and Tanakh, Torah pointer, shofar and etrog box
Jewish people are descendants of the Twelve Tribes of Israel, and acknowledge Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob as the patriarchs of Israel and the Jewish people. Historically, Jewish people have not acknowledged Yeshua (Jesus) as the Messiah promised to Israel.
2. Christians are typically non-Jews who have responded to Yeshua in faith to experience spiritual rebirth and reconciliation to God.
3. Messianic Jews are people of Jewish heritage who maintain their Jewish identity and acknowledge Yeshua as the Messiah. We celebrate our scriptural traditions and traditions from the Talmud if it doesnt contradict Gods word. We prefer The Jerusalem Talmud
Differences between Messianic Jews and Christians:
Once you understand the history of Judaism, Christianity, and Messianic Judaism, you can begin to dive deeper into the similarities and differences between Messianic Jews and Christians. Here are a few of the major differences between the two.
Messianic Jews and Christians both embrace the entire Hebrew Bible and the New Testament as Spirit-inspired Holy Writ. However, many Messianic Jews continue to live by the first five books of the Bible, called the Torah, something most Christians do not.
our synagogue is big in teaching the Torah 📜( First 5 books of the Tanaka or Bible (law )
Messianic Jewish people observe the Sabbath, or Shabbat, during the traditional Jewish time starting before sunset on Friday evening until Saturday night. While there are several theories on when the Christian church deviated from the traditional Jewish day of Shabbat, Christians have been observing the Sabbath on Sundays since the second century. Although cf day off rest for Jews and Christians is the 7 day sabbath NOT SUNDAY
Christians observe holidays that are disconnected from the Bible, like Christmas and Easter Sunday. While Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus (Yeshua) and Easter Sunday celebrates His resurrection, the timing of these holidays historically corresponds with pagan holidays.
Messianic Jewish people also observe the resurrection of Yeshua from the dead, believing His resurrection is evidence of His finished work in conquering sin and death for us. . Messianic Jews generally celebrate Yeshuas resurrection on the first day of the Week of Unleavened Bread, also called Passover. Date Name Remarks
March 21 April 24 (floating date) Passover פסח A seven- or eight-day festival in Judaism (seven days in Israel, eight outside of Israel), commemorating the Exodus of the Jews from Egypt. For Karaite Jews, Passover is the holiest day of the year and is the festival that marks the beginning of the year. Some Christian groups celebrate Passover instead of Easter. In many regions with large Jewish communities, schools close for all or part of Passover.
May 9 June 12 (floating date) Shavuot שבועות A two-day (one in Israel) festival celebrating the receiving of the Torah at Sinai and the harvest season of the Land of Israel. Many people have the custom to eat dairy foods, specifically cheesecake.
September 5 October 5 (floating date) Rosh Hashanah ראש השנה Observed by Jewish people. Traditional beginning of the Jewish High Holidays. It also celebrates the beginning of a new year on the Hebrew calendar. In regions with large Jewish populations, schools and universities may close on Rosh Hashanah. It is a widely accepted custom to dip an apple in honey on the first night. Unlike other holidays where the Diaspora (outside of Israel) celebrate extra days, this holiday is observed for two days everywhere.
September 14 October 14 (floating date) Yom Kippur יום כיפור Observed by Jewish people.
This day marks the end of the Ten Days of Penitence that began with Rosh Hashanah. It is described in Leviticus as a "Sabbath of rest," and synagogue services begin the preceding sundown, resume the following morning, and continue to sundown. Orthodox and many Conservative Jews fast on Yom Kippur. In regions with large Jewish populations, schools and universities may close on Yom Kippur.
September 19 October 19 (floating date) Sukkot סוכות A nine-day (eight in Israel) holiday celebrating the huts Jews lived in for forty years after the Exodus before getting to Israel. It also celebrates the cloud of glory that protected the Jews in the desert during the same period. Jews eat, and some sleep, in a special hut called a sukkah outside their home for the first seven days. Also, the 'four species' or 'Arba Minim', ארבע מינים, the Lulav לולב or Palm Fran, the Etrog אתרוג or citron, the Aravot ערבות or willow branch, and the Hadasim הדסים, are shaken in the sukkah in the morning, as well as during prayers. The Seventh Day, known as Hoshanah Rabbah הושנה רבה is the last day of the season of repentance started on Rosh Hashanah, and has extra prayers in addition to the extra holiday prayers. The Eighth day is known as Shemini Atzeret שמיני עצרת and is to some degree considered a different holiday. The ninth day (or part of the eighth in Israel) is known as Simchat Torah שמחת תורה and celebrates he finishing of one cycle of reading the Torah or bible, and includes much joyous singing and dancing with the Torah scrolls during prayers.
November 28 December 27 (floating date) Hanukkah חנוכה An eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Second Temple in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt of the 2nd century BC. Candelabras are lit, one candle on the first night and adding one candle per night. It is also a widely accepted custom to spin a top-like toy called a dreidel, and to give coins to the children.
February 23 March 26 (floating date) Purim פורים A one-day holiday, celebrated the Jews being saved from a plot by Haman, the second-in-command to Persian king, Achasverosh, or Xerxes, to exterminate every single Jew. It is generally celebrated by reading the Book of Esther in Synagogue the preceding night (which, like all Jewish holidays, is actually part of the holiday) and in the morning, giving charity, giving presents of food baskets to at least two friends, and having a celebratory feast. Unlike most other Jewish holidays (other than Hannukah), work is allowed including using electricity, and other prohibited actions on Sabbath, and other holidays. The day before (or the Thursday before, if Purim is on a Sunday) is a fast day commemorating the fast of Esther before she met with King Achashverosh. In Jerusalem, Purim is celebrated the day after the rest of the world.
Additionally, Messianic Jews observe the traditional Jewish holidays and feasts such as Purim, Chanukah, the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur), Feast of Trumpets (Rosh Hashanah), and the Feast of Booths (Sukkot).
Most Christians do not observe the biblical commandments regarding dietary practices. These include the avoidance of scavengers of land or sea, with the exception of mammals that both chew the cud and have hooves, like sheep, goats, and deer. Clean animals to eat
Whatever animals that have divided or cloven hoofs and chews its cud you may eat. Lev. 11:2; Deut 14:6.
Fishes that have fins and scales may be eaten (Bass, croppie, flounder, cod, haddock, pike, salmon, sunfish, mackerel, snapper, trout, perch, smelt, tuna, etc.). Lev. 11:9; Deut 14:9.
All clean birds can be eaten (e.g., chicken, turkey, pheasant, quail, grouse, partridge, etc.). Deut 14:11, 20.
Insects-locust, bald locust, grasshoppers. Lev. 11:22.
If a clean animal dies it is considered unclean until evening. Lev. 11:39-30.
Animals which you can eat--ox, sheep, goats, deer, Roebuck, gazelle, fallow deer, wild goat, antelope, buffalo, caribou, elk, ibex, wild ox, moose, chamois. Deut. 12:15,22; Deut 14:4-6.
For many Messianic Jewish people, the basic biblical commandments found in the Torah are still observed. This observance enables Messianic Jewish people to maintain their God-given identities as Jews. Our synagogue forbids unkosher food to eat.
The Messiah and the Jewish People
While there are many similarities between Messianic Judaism, Christianity, and Judaism, Messianic Jewish people embrace their Jewish heritage, while believing that Yeshua is the Messiah, the promised Redeemer of Israel and all of mankind. John 1:17
For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.
The synagogue faces in the direction of Jerusalem 20D - rules for synagogue
no messianic Jew may eat unkosher food
No one who is in any way unclean should enter the house of the LORD. 2 Chron. 23:19.
No one who is emasculated, or has his male organ cut off, shall enter the assembly of the LORD. Deut. 23:1.
A bastard (mongrel) shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD; even to his tenth generation. Deut. 23:2.
No Ammonite or Moabite (those of another race). shall enter the assembly of the LORD; none of their descendants, even to the tenth generation, shall ever enter the assembly of the LORD. Deut. 23:3; Neh. 13:1.
Women are to keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted for them to speak, but they may speak through their husbands. 1 Cor. 14:34-35.
Women are not to teach in the church. 1 Tim. 2:11-12.
You shall not plant a grove of any trees near the alter of the LORD your God. Deut. 16:21.
Each member of the church or assembly of God is to use their gifts for the edification of the church. 1 Cor. 14:5, 12.
Give no offense to the church of God. 1 Cor. 10:32.
A church is not to have those within it who hold to the doctrine of Balaam. Rev. 2:14.Ritual baths near the synagogue after 70 CE: Jews abandoned the habit of building mikva'ot next to their houses of worship after the 70 CE destruction of the Jerusalem TempleConfederate farmerscontinues this practiceAfter the destruction of the Temple, the mikveh's main uses remained as follows:
by Jewish women to achieve ritual purity after menstruation and after childbirth before they and their husbands may resume marital relations;
by Jewish men to achieve ritual purity after ejaculation;
as part of the traditional procedure for conversion to Judaism;
to immerse newly acquired utensils used in serving and eating food;
to immerse a body as part of the preparation for burial (taharah)
Traditionally, the mikveh was used by both men and women to regain ritual purity after various events, according to regulations laid down in the Torah and in classical rabbinical literature.
The Torah requires full immersion
after Keri normal emissions of semen, whether from sexual activity or from nocturnal emission. Bathing in a mikveh due to Keri is required by the Torah in order that one should be allowed to consume from a heave offering or sacrifice; while Ezra instituted that one should also do so in order to be allowed to recite words of Torah. The latter case is known as tevilath Ezra ("the immersion of Ezra")
after Zav/Zavah abnormal discharges of body fluids
after Tzaraath certain skin condition(s). These are termed lepra in the Septuagint, and therefore traditionally translated into English as leprosy; this is probably a translation error, as the Greek term lepra mostly refers to psoriasis, and the Greek term for leprosy was elephas or elephantiasis.
by anyone who came into contact with someone suffering from Zav/Zavah, or into contact with someone still in Niddah (normal menstruation), or who comes into contact with articles that have been used or sat upon by such persons
by a Kohen who is being consecrated
by the Kohen Gadol on Yom Kippur, after sending away the goat to Azazel, and by the man who leads away from the goat
by the Kohen who performed the Red Heifer ritual
after contact with a corpse or grave, in addition to having the ashes of the Red Heifer ritual sprinkled upon them
after eating meat from an animal that died naturallytzitzi
Tekhelet by commoners, the source and practice of using a Tekhelet thread in Tzitzit was lost for most Rabbinic Jews. Their Tzitziyot are usually all white. Karaite Jews believe that the importance of Tekhelet is that the color of thread is blue-violet and it may be produced from any source, including synthetic industrial dyes, except impure (a state mostly overlapping unkosher) marine creatures, rather than insist on a specific dye. Therefore, they believe that the rabbinic tradition of relying on a dye from a mollusk is incorrect. They suggest that the source of the dye was indigo or Isatis tinctoria.
Rabbinic Jews have specific traditions on how the tassels are to be knotted. Karaite Jews, for their part, have certain traditions on the manner of braiding the tassels, although they are not binding. Consequently, the way the Tzitziyot are made usually distinguishes Karaite Tzitziyot from rabbinic Tzitziyot.
People born of incest, illegitimate birth, Transgenders masculine women, May not enter in the synagogue 🕍Deuteronomy 23
No one who has been emasculated by crushing or cutting may enter the assembly of the Lord.
2 No one born of a forbidden marriage all members has to pay 10% incomes tithes to the synagogue
As worshippers enter, they remove their shoes, wash their hands and proceed to the sanctuary where they bow towards the ark: the sanctuary contains beautiful carpets, with only a few chairs at the back (reserved for the elderly). Kippah
A kippah (/kɪˈpɑː/ kih-PAH; also spelled as kippa, kipa, kipah; Hebrew: כִּיפָּה, plural: כִּיפּוֹת kippot; Yiddish: קאפל koppel or יאַרמולקע), or yarmulke (/ˈjɑːrməlkə/, About this soundpronunciation /ˈjɑːməkə/), is a brimless cap, usually made of cloth, worn by male Jews to f
our songs are mostly the Psalms and hymns based in the Tanaka.
We read the Torah 📜every sabbath we certainly read and preach plenty from the Tanaka and The scripture of Yeshua
The prayer books are prayers in the holy scriptures Women are not obligated to do Shacharit (morning prayer), Mincha (afternoon prayer) and Arvit (evening prayer) like men because women are not bounded to time-bounded mitzvah (like praying 3 times a day). It is understood that Women being motherhood has to take care young children and babies.
Passages such as Genesis 24:65, Numbers 5:18 and Isaiah 47:2 indicate that some women chose to wear a head covering during the Old Testament time period.Tichel
the practice of Christian hair covering is commanded in Holy Scripture because if it's wrong to not wear a head covering for "praying and prophesying", then it is wrong to not wear a hair covering for modesty.
Christians are commanded to "pray without ceasing", this means that the head covering is to be worn without ceasing since it is to be worn for prayer; they also mention Christ telling Messianics to pray at home and not just in Synagogue the head covering for praying and prophesying, and the hair covering for modesty, in public worship, and at home.if jewish woman wish they may wear a Frumqua
oh married women have to Cover their hair to the Torah, the priest uncovers or unbraids the accused womans hair as part of the humiliation that precedes the ceremony (Numbers 5:18). From this, the Talmud (Ketuboth 72) concludes that under normal circumstances hair covering is a biblical requirement for women.
Having first suggested that hair covering is a biblical requirement rooted in the Sotah ritual and then proposing that it is actually a product of communal norms, the Talmud (Ketuboth 72) presents a compromise position: Minimal hair covering is a biblical obligation, while further standards of how and when to cover ones hair are determined by the community.
Elsewhere in the Talmud (Berakhot 24a), the rabbis define hair as sexually erotic (ervah) and prohibit men from praying in sight of a womans hair. The rabbis base this estimation on a biblical verse: Your hair is like a flock of goats (Song of Songs 4:1), suggesting that this praise reflects the sensual nature of hair. However, it is significant to note that in this biblical context the lover also praises his beloveds face, which the rabbis do not obligate women to cover. Though not all would agree, the late medieval German commentator Mordecai Ben Hillel Hakohen, known as the Mordecai, explains that these rabbinic definitions of modesty even though they are derived from a biblical verse are based on subjective communal norms that may change with time.
Historically speaking, women in the Talmudic period likely did cover their hair, as is attested in several anecdotes in rabbinic literature. For example, Bava Kama (90a) relates an anecdote of a woman who brings a civil suit against a man who caused her to uncover her hair in public. The judge appears to side with the woman because the man violated a social norm. Another vignette in the Talmud describes a woman whose seven sons all served as High Priest. When asked how she merited such sons, she explained that even the walls of her home never saw her hair (Yoma 47a). The latter story is a story of extreme piety, surpassing any law or communal consensus; the former case may also relay a historical fact of practice and similarly does not necessarily reflect religious obligation.
The Qualifications for a priest
The office of priesthood is not to be filled by one who has recently become a Christian. 1 Tim. 3:6.
Ministers are not to profane the name of their God. Lev. 21:6.
Priests are not to defile or profane themselves. Lev. 21:1-4, 15.
Priests are to be males of at least thirty years of age. 2 Chron. 31:16.
Priests are not to marry a whore, widow, divorced woman or profane woman but shall marry a virgin of his own people. Lev, 21:7,13-14; Ezek. 44:22.
A minister must be blameless, vigilant, sober, just, holy, self-controlled, of good behavior, given to hospitality, and able to teach and exhort. 1 Tim. 3:2; Titus 1:7-9.
A minister must not be addicted to alcohol, violent or quick-tempered, greedy for money, quarrelsome, or covetous. 1 Tim. 3:3; Titus 1:7-8.
Must be of a good reputation outside the church. 1 Tim. 3:7.
Priests are not to make themselves bald, shave off the corner of their beard or make any cuttings in their flesh. Lev. 21:5.
Priests are not to let their hair grow long. Ezek. 44:20.
A priest shall not profane his posterity among his people. Lev. 21:15.
A priest shall not eat anything that died of itself or has been torn in pieces. Ezek. 44:31.
Disabilities and deformities not allowed for the priesthood: No blemish, blind man, lame, disfigured face, deformed limb, having a broken foot or hand, a hunchback or dwarf, a blemish in his eye, having eczema, or scabs, or crushed testicles. Lev. 21:16-23.
Priests to be of an unpolluted genealogy. Ezra 2:61-62.
A stranger (alien) who comes near the priest's office or the tabernacle shall be put to death. Num. 3:10, 38.
Ministers should not use flattery. 1 Thes. 2:5.
A minister must be one who rules well his own house. 1 Tim. 3:4-5.
A priest's daughter that plays the whore is to be burnt with fire. Lev. 21:9.
Pastors should hold fast to sound words. 2 Tim. 1: 13; Titus 1:9.
Ministers should mourn for the release of heathen control and rule over the nation. Joel 2:17.
- Tithes Tithes and offerings
A tenth part of all increase (not all wealth owned) is to be given as a tithe. Gen. 14:20; Gen. 28:22; Num. 18:21; Heb. 7:2, 4.
All offerings and things devoted to God as tithes are given to the priests and their aides. Gen. 14:18-20; Num. 18:8-19, 21, 24;
We are to honor God by bringing the choice first fruits of our land into the house of God, so He may bring prosperity to us. Exod. 23:19; Mal. 3:10-12; Prov. 3:9-10.
Withholding tithes and offerings to God is considered as robbing God. Mal. 3:8.
Do not try to purchase gifts of God with money and offerings. Acts 8:18-21.
A tenth of all the produce of the land is to be tithed to God. Lev. 27:30; Deut. 14:22; 2 Chron. 31:5.
A tenth of all cattle and farm animals are to be tithed to God. Lev. 27:32; 2 Chron. 31:6.
If a man wishes to redeem part of his tithe, he shall add to it one-fifth of it. Lev. 27:31.
You shall not bring the hire of a harlot or the wages of a dog (male prostitute) into the house of the LORD your God for any pledge, vow or tithe. Deut. 23:18.
Tithes of food and first fruits of the land are to be eaten by all the people, the foreigners, and the poor as a feast to God. Deut 12:6-7, 11-12; Deut 14:23, 28-29; Deut 26:10-11.
Those that labor in preaching and teaching the word of God, or in doing his work, are entitled to a good wage for their work. 2 Chron. 34:9-12, 17; 1 Tim. 5:17-18.
Priests and ministerial aides are to give a tenth of the tithes they receive. Num. 18:25-30.
Tithes are to be given to the priests and ministerial aides so that they may devote themselves to the law of God. Num. 18:21-24; 2 Chron. 31:4; Neh. 10:37-39; Heb. 7:5.
At the end of three years, you shall give the tithe of your increase to the ministerial aides, the sojourners, the orphans and widows in the land that they may eat. Deut. 26:12