SHALOM KOL YISRAEL B'SHEM YAHSHUA HAMASHIACH. Blessing and peace to all who enter in the Name of the Holy One, Blessed be He. May the Elohim of Yisrael bless you on your spiritual journey.
CELEBRATING SPIRITUAL RENEWAL IN THE MESSIAH AND PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CREATOR IN THE TIKKUN OLAM
The Website of B'nai Avraham a Nazarene Yisraelite Congregation and the teachings of Rabbi Edward L. Nydle
If you are looking for a spiritual home that allows for personal growth and study, then perhaps we may be the home you have been looking for all these years.Our congregation studies the Scriptures from a Hebraic perspective and at a depth that few other congregations have ever attempted.It is a place that you are welcome in a non-judgmental environment that fosters personal maturity and spirituality. If you are looking for a spiritual home that encourages individual and communal transformation and responsibility, perhaps B'nai Avraham is the place for you to experience real change and grow into spiritual maturity.
We are attempting to model a spiritual community whose goal is to break down inequalities and validate each individual as unique and deserving of respect. Since the Torah is all about social relations, we not only seek Truth ,but also attempt to bring about the tikkun ( restoration) olam by actions that reflect and embodies the truth we learn. Torah is transformation and change of individuals, communities, and the world through right thoughts, words, and deeds. We stress the need for individual wholeness before communal integration.Since you are a microcosm of the macrocosm when you function separate from the whole, you become fragmented. When you are fragmented inside , there can be no wholeness on the outside.
IF YOU ARE TIRED OF ORGANIZED CORPORATE RELIGION AND HAVE A DESIRE TO WALK IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF OUR MASTER YAHSHUA, THEN B'NAI AVRAHAM MAY BE THE PLACE YOU HAVE SEARCHED FOR IN YOUR SPIRITUAL JOURNEY.EXPERIENCE THE FREEDOM OF TORAH OBSERVANCE AND THE LIBERTY THAT MESSIAH BRINGS TO THE SOUL. MAKE YOUR EXODUS FROM THE "CHURCH" DOGMA'S AND DOCTRINES OF ROME AND PROTESTANT CHURCHES, AND PASSOVER INTO THE LAND OF MILK AND HONEY- YISRAEL.FIND OUT ABOUT YOUR PLACE IN THE OLIVE TREE OF YISRAEL AND ATTACHMENT TO THE CHOSEN PEOPLE OF YHWH.BE PREPARED TO QUESTION ALL YOU HAVE BEEN TAUGHT IN PREVIOUS CONGREGATIONS.
is B’nai Avraham?
is B’nai Avraham? B’nai Avraham is a small congregation of men, women, and
children who are on a journey of faith to live as the early followers of the
Messiah lived. Just as the early talmidim
(students) of the Messiah Yahshua were called Nazarenes in the beginning, the
congregation has taken on the “name “of Nazarene Yisrael. B’nai Avraham is Hebrew and means “Children of Avraham” and is
taken from the book of Galatians:
“Know you therefore that they which are of faith, the
same are the children of Abraham.”Galatians 3:7
is located in Ottumwa, Iowa. We meet in various homes and discuss the Torah and
the teachings of our Great Master, Yahshua. Our community seeks to engage in
open interactive dialogue and stay on the cutting edge of traditional teachings
of the sages of ancient Yisrael and Yahshua HaMashiach. We incorporate the TaNaK, BritChadashah, Talmud, Midrash, Zohar, and Kabbalah in all our discussions. We
encourage questions and free thinking in our studies. The asking of questions
is the only way to find the answers that you are seeking. B’nai Avraham
presents a nonjudgmental arena for your questions and growth.
We also observe
all the Feasts of YHWH as commanded by the Torah of Moshe (Moses) according to
the Hebrew calendar. Our observances are more traditional, while others are
experimental and avant-garde.
was one of the founding congregations of the Union of Nazarene Yisraelite
Congregations (UONYC) whose world- wide headquarters is now located in Ottumwa,
Iowa, USA. Rabbi Nydle, as one of the original founders of the UONYC, sits of
the president of the Board of Rabbis of the UONYC. Rabbi Nydle is ordained and
the teacher /leader/rabbi of B’nai Avraham. The associate rabbi and cantor,
Tebalyahu Heckart, is perhaps one of the most gifted cantors of the Shabbat Siddur and High holy Days Machzor.
We are part of the “restoration of all things”
and seek to restore and renew the lost faith of the early Nazarenes. We seek to
live a life Torah observance as taught and demonstrated by our Master
Teacher-Yahshua HaMashiach (the
Messiah). This renewal gives us a unique blend of intellect and heart that
allows for a healthy coexistence and creative interplay of the two.
Spirituality (not religion) is something you have to experience. It is not an
abstract nor is it a thing that you gaze at in wonder from a distance.
Spirituality is an energy that flow through your entire body and soul. It is
something that you live!
22:36-40 `Teacher, which is the great command in the Torah?' And Yahshua said to him,
`Thou shalt love YHWH your Elohim with all your heart, and with all your soul,
and with all your understanding-- this
is a first and great command; and the
second is like to it, You shall
love your neighbor as yourself; on these--the two commands--all the Torah and
the prophets do hang.
This is what
we teach here at B'nai Avraham; character improvement,
moral discipline and personality refinement. These qualities of the human soul
we place as paramount over all other teachings of the Torah. These personal
improvements are what we each need to learn and do in order to make the great tikkun Olam and to prepare the way for
the second coming of Mashiach Melek Yahshua.
We are not a
large congregation, we do not rent or own a building, nor do we have a large
amount of funds. But, we are a small dedicated group of Torah students who seek
to live the teachings of our Master Rebbe Melek HaMashiach.
Do you want to
rise up to the Heavens? If you do then you are indeed welcome to sit among us. All
our meetings are open to the public (except our Passover). Just remember that
in order to do so, you must first have your feet firmly planted on the ground.
One cannot go up before one is first able to get down. B'nai Avraham is here
just for that purpose. We want to deepen your quest and fill it with joy.
knowledge are you hungry for? What values are you seeking?
our Vision of Change article and Doctrinal Statement to
understand what B’nai Avraham believes and practices.
In brief, you should know the following about us:
We believe the Torah of Moshe (Moses) is for Believers in the Messiah.We are committed to the observance of Torah rituals, practices, and traditions and seek to rediscover the voice of YHWH through the Torah tradition, and share a love for, commitment to, compassion for,and attachment to the Jewish People.
We believe that Yahshua is the Promised Messiah (Mashiach) prophesied of in the TaNaK (Hebrew Scriptures). We teach that the "Jesus" of the "church" does not refect the Jewish Torah observant Messiah we find in the Renewed Covenant ( Brit Chadashah ).
The Torah is not "law" but instructions from YHWH concerning righteous living in this world.The Torah is the perfect law of liberty and the blueprint for live and blessings.
We keep the Shabbat of YHWH (the seventh day) and observe all the Feasts of YHWH.The times of YHWH are sacred and set-apart for gathering together, study, and prayers.The Shabbat is a delight, a time of peace, refreshing, and rest. It is not meant to be a heavy burden but rather a time to look forward to every week.
We believe in the Restoration of all Yisrael and a regathering of the Tribes of Yisrael.Moshiach will regather all the tribes into the land of Yisrael and the Renewed Covenant will be consumated by the wedding supper of the Bridegroom and the Bride (Yisrael).
Our congregation was established in 1999 and had been responsible for providing wisdom, understanding, and knowledge to seekers of Truth ever since . We are a founding member of the UONYC (Union of Nazarene Yisraelite Congregations) and Rabbi Nydle is one of the founders and the president of the Board of Rabbis for the organization. Our rabbi is one of the most profound teachers of the Word of Elohim and always challenges his students to grow and mature both in thought and deed.Rabbi Nydle's teachings can be downloaded FREE on this site.
If you choose to visit contact us by email for location and times for the meeting.We usually meet every other Shabbat if the weather permits (due to traveling conditions).Dress is casual so do not worry about wearing a tie or dress clothes.All we ask is that the men wear a head-covering of some kind (kippah ,hat,or ball cap) and the married women wear some type of head-covering.On the Holy Days we have a Torah service so you may bring your tallit (both men and women) and dress is more semi-casual.
Our mailing address is B'nai Avraham Po Box 556 Ottumwa, Iowa 52501. Email address is firstname.lastname@example.org Be sure to visit our page on FACEBOOK
If you are not familiar with our congregation and your first contact with us is online: We would be pleased to hear from you! Please let us know what your needs and questions are, we will be more than happy to help.
B'NAI AVRAHAM HAS NO AFFILIATION WITH CHRISTIANITY OR ANY JEWISH "EVANGELISM" ORGANIZATION OR DENOMINATION.WE ARE AN INDEPENDENT NAZARENE YISRAELITE CONGREGATION.