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Pray for peace in Ukraine! Israel! and throughout the world!

Come and see the works of ADONAI, the astounding deeds he has done on the earth. To the ends of the earth he makes wars cease — he breaks the bow, snaps the spear, burns the shields in the fire.
Complete Jewish Bible (CJB) Psalm 46:9-10 (8-9)

May it be so in our life time!

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WELCOME TO OUR SYNAGOGUE

Beit Emet means House of Truth. Beit Emet is a Karaite Messianic Congregation of Jewish and Gentile believers in Yeshua HaMashiach AKA Jesus the Christ. We're a home-based fellowship located in Northwestern Indiana. We believe with complete trust in the Hebrew Scriptures, commonly called the Old Testament as we trust in the King of kings and Lord of lords.
If you're in Northwest Indiana and think you're alone in your walk to be more like Yeshua our Messiah, keeping the commands of God and the faith of Yeshua, rest assured, you're not alone.
We welcome you and look forward to rejoicing in God with you. 

STATEMENT OF FAITH

There is one God and his name shall me one. He has many titles in Judaism. Each title that God has given us in the Hebrew Bible describes an aspect of his nature without voiding any part of who he is. He uses his titles to help us relate and to better understand of who he is and what he does. As it is stated,
“Sh’ma, Yisra’el! ADONAI Eloheinu, ADONAI echad [Hear, Isra’el! ADONAI our God, ADONAI is one]" Deuteronomy 6:4 CJB
 
 

 שְׁמַע יִשְׂרָאֵל יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵינוּ יְהוָה ׀ אֶחָֽד



 As for our redeemer, the LORD of hosts is his name, the Holy One of Israel. Isaiah 47:4 KJV

Mission

To connect people to the ancient teachings of Torah. 

Vision

To inspire the world to trust in Yeshua and to express that trust through good deeds and a Torah centered life.

How We Live

We live by a few words, "Love your neighbor as yourself." 

Come and See

 Philip found Natan’el and told him, “We’ve found the one that Moshe wrote about in the Torah, also the Prophets — it’s Yeshua Ben-Yosef from Natzeret!”


Natan’el answered him, “Natzeret? Can anything good come from there?”


“Come and see,” Philip said to him. 

John 1:45-46 CJB

the bible is one teaching

Moses gave a warning

 If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and giveth thee a sign or a wonder, And the sign or the wonder come to pass, whereof he spake unto thee, saying, Let us go after other gods, which thou hast not known, and let us serve them; Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for the LORD your God proveth you, to know whether ye love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul. Ye shall walk after the LORD your God, and fear him, and keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and ye shall serve him, and cleave unto him. Deuteronomy 13:1-4 KJV

Jesus agreed with Moses

Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.  Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:17-20 KJV

Paul agreed with Moses

But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets: Acts 24:14 KJV

Calendar

חג המצות CHAG HAMATZOT (THE FEAST OF UNLEAVENED BREAD)

This is a seven-day celebration during the first month of the year, based on how God counts years (Exodus 12:2). The first and seventh days of Unleavened Bread are High Holy's which means no ordinary work. Although the 1st and 7th Days of Unleavened Bread are days we are to rest they are never referred to as Shabbat. The Feast of Unleavened Bread is often referred to as Passover and 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc., days of Passover, it is not Passover. God did not pass over the Egyptians for 7 days. During this feast, we are commanded to not possess or consume chametz (yeast). Even a little is too much! (1 Corinthians 5:6-8) We cannot celebrate the Feast with any yeast. It is not to be found any in our possessions or in the Land of Israel. (Leviticus 23:6-8, Numbers 28: 17-25, Deuteronomy 16:1-4-8) The penalty of having chametz is the person is completely cutoff from the promise of life and the blessings of God. The Feast of Unleavened Bread is the first of three Pilgrim Festivals. 

Yeshua was executed on the Passover! He is the Lamb of God that was slain! He was in the ground when Unleavened Bread began and was there until God's appointed time, First Fruits!

ביכורים BIKKURIM (FIRST FRUITS)

This day marks the beginning of the grain harvest with barley being cut and brought to the Temple (that we currently do not have) for the wave offering. Leviticus 23:9-14. It is not a set date like the 16th day of the first month, however, it is a set day. It was always the day after the Shabbat during Unleavened Bread. Some translations read the day after the rest day, they do this to back Jewish tradition. Tradition teaches First Fruits is the 16th day of the 1st month, the day after the 1st day of Unleavened Bread. Yet in Hebrew, it reads the day after the Shabbat, השבת, Hashabbat. Reading it in Hebrew it is clear. First Fruits is always on the first day of the week according to Torah because it is the day after the Shabbat or the 1st day of the week. 
Yeshua rose from the dead on the 1st day of the week, the day after Shabbat, on First Fruit. Why? Because he is the First Fruit. 
First Fruits is also the day we are begin counting to the 50th day when we are to celebrate once again! Leviticus 23:15-16

שבועות SHAVUOT (FEAST OF WEEKS/PENTECOST)

On the day after the 7th Shabbat, 50th day, we are commanded to rejoice in the God's presence. This day is call Shavuot/Feast of Weeks/Pentecost (Acts 2).  Like First Fruits, Shavuot is not given a set date. Shavuot is given a specific day, the day after the 7th Shabbat from First Fruits. Shavuot and First Fruits are always on the first day of the week. Shavuot is the second of three Pilgrim Festivals.
Tradition has Shavuot as the anniversary of God speaking from Mount Sinai, but that is tradition, not Torah. All we know is it does meet the time frame, since it was in the 3rd Month that God spoke to all Israel (see Exodus 19:1) and it makes sense the giving of Torah would be a day to remember and rejoice. Having said that, I must go back to Torah, Torah does not give the date for that awesome event. So we do not know.
What we do know is, this is the day the Rauch (Spirit) was give to the masses after the resurrection of Yeshua in Acts 2. The original followers of Jesus were keeping the Feast of Yah along with all the other Commandments of God and GOD marked this 50th day with His Spirit. Leviticus 23:15-21, Numbers 16:9-12, Joel 2:28-29, Ezekiel 11:19-20, Jeremiah 31:31-34.

Yom Teruah

Yom Teruah
Leviticus 23:23-25 Matthew 24:30-31;
1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; 
Days of Repentance
10 Days of Awe Romans 13:11-13

Yom Kippur

Day of Atonement
Leviticus 23:26-32; Acts 27:9-10; Romans 3:25-26; 11:26-27 (the Fast)

Sukkot

Tabernacles
Leviticus 23:33-43; John 7:1-2, 8, 10, and
(The Last and Great Day) 37

Shemini Atzeret

The 8th day Assembly Leviticus 23:33-43 Revelation 21:1-3

Chanukah (Dedication)

Chanukah/Hanukkah is a Jewish winter celebration, "And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter." John 10:22 KJV. Chanukah is the Feast of Dedication. It is a 8 day celebration also known as the Feast of Lights. In 2 BCE a small group of devout Jews took on one of the most powerful forces of the time, the Syrian-Greek military. The Greeks were forcing the Israeli people to embrace pagan thoughts and ways. With the help of God a few faithful Jewish people fought to maintain the way of life God instructed Moses and won. It was a difficult fight and finally the Temple was purged and dedicated back to the God of Heaven and Earth.
God gave Israel the victory.
Now Chanukah is a yearly celebration to remember the rededication of the Holy Temple in 2 BCE. It is called the Feast of Lights because of a letter addition to the events that God allowed a one day supply of oil to last 8 days. However, this event is not found in the Book of Maccabee's. The miracle is that a hand full of people defeated the Syrian army.