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38 ‘Speak unto the children of Israel, and bid them that they make them throughout their generations fringes in the corners of their garments, and that they put with the fringe of each corner a thread of blue. 39 And it shall be unto you for a fringe, that ye may look upon it, and remember all the commandments of the LORD, and do them; and that ye go not about after your own heart and your own eyes, after which ye use to go astray; 40 that ye may remember and do all My commandments, and be holy unto your God.
Israelites wear fringes because it’s a commandment of TMH. It’s just that simple. Of course, there are different styles and different sizes, but they all follow the commandment: it must be a fringe and it must have a cord of blue. Think of a curtain tassel wrapped with blue.
“1 And the LORD spoke unto Moses and to Aaron, saying unto them: 2 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying: These are the living things which ye may eat among all the beasts that are on the earth.”
Leviticus 11 outlines a list of animals, birds, and fish that we CAN eat. We do not ingest anything outside of this list. Currently, foods that are certified kosher and halal are the closest we can get to eating according to Leviticus 11. We can speculate why these restrictions are in place, but unless God Himself confirms it, we might never know. We simply obey.
There are some exceptions, so please speak to the Rabbi or someone knowledgeable about this topic. For example, shrimp is Halal but it is NOT kosher and NOT allowed by Leviticus 11.
7 Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. 8 Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work; 9 but the seventh day is a Sabbath unto the LORD thy God, in it thou shalt not do any manner of work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, nor thy man-servant, nor thy maid-servant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates; 10 for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested on the seventh day; wherefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day, and hallowed it.
TMH has instructed that we keep this day holy, we do not do anything secular on this day. We avoid work or heavy lifting, TV, games … anything that is NOT classified as holy.
We observe the Sabbath on the Seventh day of the week (Saturday). There is no biblical support for the Sabbath being on any other day except the seventh day.
What is the difference between those who call themselves Jews and those who call themselves Israelites?
This is the short answer, the much longer answer will be covered in a separate section on the website. To put it simply: Israelites base their doctrine on Torah while those who call themselves Jews base their doctrine on the Talmud.
We do not accept Jesus as a Messiah, we do not pray through him nor do we accept the New Testament as canon. We do not believe that the New Testament contains the word of God directly. Many precepts that are in the NT are copied directly from the Old Testament. We pray directly to the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and focus on the commandments listed in the Old Testament or the Torah.
We do not require any conversion, we only ask that if you’ve been called that you learn as much as you can / observe the Holy Days with us until you’re comfortable enough to call yourself an Israelite.
Unfortunately, after the fire, B’nai Adath does not have a building. We’re in the process of trying to find a temporary space. Meanwhile, we meet regularly throughout the month, meeting dates will be posted on our calendar.