B’ney Yosef North America Policy Statement

The Elders and Administrative Council of B’ney Yosef NA have not sanctioned any other organization nor their mission even though some may have a similarity of purpose. We have clearly stated that we believe the unification of Yosef and Yehudah can only be accomplished by dialogue through mutual respect. Mutual respect does not include coercion or evangelization of the other. Some organizations seem to suggest that the only way for Yehudah and Yosef to unite is through Yosef becoming Yehudah. This is not uniting, it is conversion. Other groups suggest that the only way we can have a dialogue with Yehudah is if they accept our Messiah. This also is conversion not uniting under mutual respect. The final changes required for our future union is left to God, not the whims of organizations and the manipulation of others, so our understanding is that only mutual respect of the other is a means through which we can have an open dialogue. Anyone indicating something different from the above-stated goals is ceasing to speak for BYNA, even if they are sharing their personal opinion and are in some way associated with us.