About Us

About Us

Benei Yisrael is a small community of Torah observant people in the Nashville, Tennessee, USA area. We have aligned  ourselves with YHVH, God of Israel, and with the descendants of the northern kingdom of Israel, the Israelite Samaritans.

What we believe

We adhere to four simple principles of faith:

  1. One God, the God of Israel
  2. One Prophet, Moses son of Amram
  3. One Holy Book, the Torah (five books of Moses)
  4. One Holy Place, Mount Gerizim

Joining YHVH’s people

We believe that anyone who discovers the truth of the Israelite Samaritan perspective, who wishes to join the Israelite Samaritan community worldwide, can do so by following the simple biblical example of Exodus 12:48:

When a foreigner lives with you and wants to observe the Passover to the LORD, all his males must be circumcised, and then he may approach and observe it, and he will be like one who is born in the land – but no uncircumcised person may eat of it. (Exo 12:48 NET)

The Hebrew language behind the phrase “like one who is born in the land” means identical to, not just similar to. The plain meaning of the Hebrew is that one who commits to join YHVH’s people is circumcised (if male) and then partakes of Pesach, symbolically leaving his former condition, just as the Israelites left Egypt, thereby joining him/herself to YHVH and His people.

In so doing, one becomes indistinguishable from a native born Israelite. Committing to join YHVH’s people also means joining their covenant with YHVH, which requires loyalty and obedience to his commandments.

Our mission

We are a first and foremost a local community, but we also hope to provide assistance and information to others in North America who are being called by YHVH to the Israelite Samaritan way of life.

YHVH willing, we hope to serve as an loose association of multiple communities on our continent, with a directory to help visitors to our website find a community or individuals of like mind nearby.

If this has piqued your curiosity, please contact us for more information.