To our kehilah, and friends of this ministry. VACCINATED OR NOT, WE LOVE YOU JUST THE SAME. VACCINATED OR NOT, YOU ARE WELCOME IN OUR COMMUNITY. We are not interested in forcing anyone to take sides in the covid 19 vaccine debate, which we have concluded, based on prayer, Biblical text, the leading of the Holy Spirit and extensive research is (with the exception of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine) not a matter of Biblical morality.
Julia and I refuse to say publicly whether or not we have had the (pfizer - moderna) covid 19 vaccines, not because we're unsure of our position but because it would only serve as fuel for further needless debate. Regardless of your position on this issue, we believe that the debate itself has been baited by satanic forces in order to distract the body of faith from our Kingdom calling. In our opinion the misuse of the vaccine debate in convergence with political debate over civil liberty is misleading. Civil liberty is a separate issue that requires discernment and should cause us to focus on the Biblical definition of freedom rather than on the tools employed by totalitarian governments in an attempt to compromise our Democratic freedoms.
Thanks for reading. We wish you transcendent peace in the King Messiah Yeshua
-Yaakov Ben Yehoshua
On behalf of the leadership of the Beth Melekh Messiah following Jewish Community, Aotearoa, NZ
Due to the uncertainty of current covid-19 lockdown protocols in NZ, our on site meeting for this week's erev Shabbat yeshivah study is cancelled. Instead Yaakov will live stream our worship music and continue our study of the Scroll to the Hebrews with Hebrews 12:1-17 teaching from home. When the lockdown is lifted we will both meet on site and live stream as per usual.
We are a Messiah following Jewish Community who seek to pass on a Messianic Jewish tradition of worship to future generations of Jewish and Gentile followers of Yeshua the Messiah. We are disciples of HaMashiyach Yeshua. This Ministry was founded on the 17th day of Nisan, 5773—28th day of March, 2013.
UNITY IN MESSIAH
YAAKOV'S CHALLAH RECIPE
1 Tblsp of bakers yeast
2 cups warm water
1/2 cup sugar
7 1/2 cups of flour
1/2 cup of olive oil
1 Tblsp salt
PREPARE BREAD DOUGH AT LEAST ONE DAY PRIOR TO YOM SHISHI (Friday).
PREPARE AS FOLLOWS:
1.) Pre-heat oven to approximately 70 degrees Celsius then turn off.
2.) Add 1 Tblsp of sugar and 1 Tblsp of yeast to 2 cups of warm water. Place in oven until yeast activates (Approximately 10 minutes).
3.) Separate the yoke out of one egg and store the egg white in the fridge to use later to glaze the challot prior to baking. Add the yoke to the remaining egg and beat together.
4.) Fill a large bowl with 3 3/4 cups of flour. Add the remaining sugar. Add salt, and make a well in the center of the flour. Then pour the yeast mixture, beaten eggs and olive oil into the flour and mix slowly, add the remaining flour and mix until slightly sticky.
5.) Lightly dust a bench top with flour. Then tip dough onto bench and kneed until the dough is slightly sticky but not wet.
6.) Place dough into a large bowl and cover it with Glad wrap (Plastic wrap). Put it in the fridge and leave to double in size over night.
ON YOM SHISHI (Friday):
7.) Pre-heat oven to approximately 70 degrees Celsius then turn off.
8.) Take dough from fridge and kneed it for 5 minutes then return it to the bowl, cover it again with Glad wrap and put it in the oven to rise for 2 hours or until it doubles in size.
9.) Once the dough is doubled in size remove it from the oven, kneed it again and then divide it into two parts and divide each part for braiding.
10.) Braid each loaf and place on a greased oven tray or on an oven tray covered with baking paper.
11.) Cover the loaves with a tea towl and place back into warm oven for 1 hour.
12.) After 1 hour, remove the risen loaves and and coat them with the egg white, using a pastry brush.
13.) Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
14.) Bake the Challot in the oven for 30 minutes.
15.) Remove the Challot and leave to cool on a bench or table. Cover it with a tea towel.