B’nei Moshe is transliterated Hebrew for “Sons/Children of Moses”. This is not a literal claim, but a figurative one denoting our distinct principles of faith and adherence to only the most ancient expression of Israelite faith.
B'nei Moshe accepts only the Torah (The books of Moses: Genesis/Bereshit through Deuteronomy/Devarim) as divine and authoritative. The articles we have published explore how and why we have arrived at this conclusion, with simple and convincing evidence directly from the texts considered holy by both Judaism and Christianity.
Contrary to popular consensus, the true and ancient Israelite faith is not represented by either Judaism or Christianity. Judaism began with Eli who rebelled against the truth and YHWH's chosen place, fled to Shiloh and established a duplicate, corrupt religious system, complete with a counterfeit tabernacle and its related implements.
Only the Israelite Samaritans (descendants of the tribes of Joseph and their Aaronite priesthood which continues to this day) can truthfully lay claim to an unbroken faithfulness to YHWH's covenant from the time of Moses.
B'nei Moshe embraces the four principles of the Samaritan faith, considering the additional fifth, a belief in a taheb (restorer from the tribes of Joseph, similar to Judaism’s messiah from the line of David) as a later prophecy, unknown unless and until it happens (in accordance with the Torah's requirement of a prophet recorded in Devarim 13:1-5).
Principle 1: One Almighty
There is but one Elohim, YHWH. He delivered the descendants of Jacob and those who left with them from Egypt, gave them the Torah at Mount Sinai, and brought them to his chosen dwelling place in the land promised to their forefathers Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
Principle 2: One Prophet
Moses ben Amram, was a prophet like no other. He was the man YHWH chose to lead his people out of Egypt to their inheritance, and through whom the Torah was given at Mount Sinai. As it is written in Deuteronomy: Since then, no prophet has risen in Israel like Moses, whom YHWH knew face to face.
Principle 3: One Holy Book
The Torah. The books of Moses, containing the record of creation, the stories of the patriarchs and their experiences in the land and at Beit El (the house of God), the time in Egypt and exodus therefrom, the giving of the 10 commandments heard by the entire nation at Mount Sinai, and the detailed instructions given by YHWH to Moses. Moses cautioned against any addition to or subtraction from his commandments (Deuteronomy 4:2). No other book is divine, and all writings that have been mistakenly elevated to such a level can be easily shown to be inferior.
Principle 4: One Chosen Place
Beit El, the holy dwelling place of YHWH, known by the patriarchs, is that place the Israelites sang of in the Song of the Sea (Exodus 15:13, 17), the place they considered their final destination. It is the residence of YHWH mentioned in Deuteronomy 12:5 to which all offerings were to be brought and pilgrimage feasts celebrated. It is the place where Joshua erected stones on which he wrote the entire Torah and then read it aloud to the entire nation (Joshua 8:30-35). It is Mount Gerizim beside Shechem (modern Nablus in the West Bank).
This website provides a full social media environment similar to Facebook. We welcome anyone to join in order to comment on our blog posts or join the conversation. We are working toward building a Torah (only) community. Members with a blue "verified" checkmark after their names are part of this effort. Once we have made sufficient progress on this community to admit members, we will provide more information on this page.
(Please note that our social network has just gone live in December 2021, and it will take time to gain members and traction. Please don't let any present lack of activity discourage you!)
B'nei Moshe is an informal community and offers this online community website and its associated mobile apps (coming soon) free of charge. There are no costs to join. We are here to provide information and connect with people who are seeking Biblical truth and wish to connect with others of like mind.
If this appeals to you, please consider this brief guide through some of our articles as a good introduction and overview of the reasons why B'nei Moshe holds that the Torah alone is divine and authoritative, and the commonly accepted later texts are theologically problematic and error prone.
If you are or were raised Christian, it's useful to first examine some foundational tenets of Christianity and really examine their truthfulness (or lack thereof). For this reason, we suggest having a read through the following articles as a primer before moving on to the articles directed toward adherents to Judaism:
If you are Jewish, the above articles are of somewhat lesser interest for you, although they might provide you with information to counter Christian missionary activity. However, you might just be surprised to learn that Judaism itself is also deeply flawed. We present the following articles for your consideration: