Movement for Covenant Judaism B'Nai Maccabim Synagogue Beit HaTorah Synagogue
Movement for Covenant JudaismB'Nai Maccabim SynagogueBeit HaTorah Synagogue

A Covenant Synagogue?

In Beit HaTorah, our faith is based on the Torah; the covenant that G-d gave to Avraham, Yitzchak, Ya’akov and to Moshe and the children of Yisrael. Because of our failings, this covenant had to be renewed; by the means of the sacrifice of Mashiach’s life. [We have to act upon this. His sacrifice, enables us to renew our commitment to G-d, daily; if one has fallen to the evil Inclination.] So we [should] share the joy of this covenant in our Shul. The Torah [The five books of Moshe] is the foundation of our teaching and life. 


"The Shul [Synagogue] is a large part of a Jewish life, while personal circumstances, such as illness, location, or inability to access a synagogue, might make it difficult, without community, a Jew, whether by physical descent or by conversion, cannot keep the Torah and thus, cannot please G-d." It is by the Moedim in Vayikra 23, that HaShem, the G-d of Israel "marries" His people; binding us to Him in an everlasting covenant. To ignore or miss Shabbat and the other High Holy Days, is to separate ourselves from Him. Just as in any relationship, it is not enough to express love, it must be acted upon and nurtured and our relationship with HaShem is nurtured by living out His Torah, which is His will and character and to which those who are truly His are called to conform.


The Jewish Mashiach, Yeshua, is not a human-god figure, nor is he the point of departure from Torah. Yeshua lived, breathed, struggled as a man, in whom G-d dwelled. Just as HaShem’s presence dwelled in the Mishkan, the “Tent of meeting”, so too HaShem’s, presence lives in Yeshua.  However, Yeshua established and did not replace, Torah. 


We keep the traditions of our people, Yisrael!


To sum up: This is what a Covenant synagogue is; an assembly of Jewish people, both those who are Jews by birth and those who choose Judaism, who seek to live out, teach and testify to the Covenant of G-d, the eternal Torah, brought to life and efficacy by Mashiach Yeshua.


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