Greetings and Shalom from B’rit Avraham Orthodox Netzarim Jewish Community Center and Yeshiva. I would like to welcome you to our website, and to our ever growing movement of Orthodox Netzarim Judaism across the world. Our purpose is to restore the Jewish people back to the Torah, the Prophets, and Writings of the Hebrew Scriptures. We believe in, and desire to introduce the Halachic Extensions of the Torah, to help facilitate “Tikkun Olam”, to heal the breach, the brokenness of our souls, by introducing HaShem, the Master of the Universe, (G-d), to every Jewish person in the world. We believe it’s important to present, accurately, a correct representation of who the Moshiach is!
We are not Messianic, we are not Hebrew Christian, or even Christian! We are not reformed Judaism, Conservative Judaism, or Reconstruction Judaism, but instead, are much like Orthodox Judaism in that we embrace fully the written law, as well as the oral law. To understand fully the purpose of HaShem in this world and the next. In Holy time and Holy space, HaShem, the G-d of concealment, can become the G-d of revealment, touching our souls (nefesh), by opening that conduit, or portal, to different levels of the kingdom of heaven (Malchut Shamayim).
In numerology, for every Hebrew letter, there is a numerical equivalence. Numerology, understood correctly, can help us understand the ancient Hebrew intent, so that as we study Torah, we draw closer to the essence of the L-rd’s revelations. The Oral tradition was here long before the known scriptures were even written or codified. Without Oral tradition it’s impossible to understand the scriptures. The Written law is inspired, and is fixed, but the Oral law is allowed by HaShem, and is in flux. How could Moses, Moishe Rebbeinu, Moses our teacher, ever know about the beginning of the world, Adam and Eve, Noah, the flood, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, Joseph and Pharaoh, unless it was orally passed down through father to son!
Our movement is Orthodox in every respect, we maintain the traditions and customs of our people. We maintain Master teacher/student (Talmid) relationships. We hold to the importance of great reverence for our Rabbis! Our Yeshiva program is based not only on the importance of schooling, but maintaining a Torah observant life, moral and ethical, to the satisfaction of the plurality of our Rabbis. We honor and observe all moedim, the L-rd’s appointed feast days, and religious celebrations. This would include Purim, Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread, Festival of First Fruits, Shavuot (Pentecost), Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year), Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement), Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles), Simchat Torah, and Channukah. All the High Holy days are observed.
Our Shabbat meetings are closed to the public. Our meetings are only for those who will benefit from them. We therefore talk to each new person who desires to visit our meetings, to make sure they are where they should be, and have a teachable spirit. We do not seek to compete with other groups. We have no desire to be like others, or to convert others, if I may use that term. We are content in who we are. Each Sabbath we close our doors to the cold, light our candles, pray, eat, laugh, read our Siddurs, sing, love, and act sweetly to each other.
In closing, a person may have all kinds of diplomas on the wall, or may be successful in this life, but if a person is only seeking a title, instead of a testimony, then they have lost the real purpose in life! It is our hope that HaShem will guide you on your journey, and that this introduction will encourage you in your search of the best that HaShem has for you. Am Yisrael Chai.
Rabbi Yosef Hilbrant