BYNA Newsletter – Summit Recap (Mar. 26, 2017)

Shalom and Welcome!

Shalom Brothers and Sisters in Messiah!

Welcome to our BYNA Newsletter — BYNA Summit Recap Edition! Besides the Summit, in it you will find articles for enriching your daily walk, practical applications of Torah principles, updates on events, news from Israelites around the world and some fun stuff as well. May it be a blessing to you as you seek to follow our Messiah!

The Council of Elders
The Executive Council
B’ney Yosef North America

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Welcome Great Creator — BYNA Summit Opening

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BYNA Summit: Where Do We Go From Here?

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BYNA Summit: Where Do We Go From Here?

by Ken Rank,

Impactful. Unifying. Hilarious. Informative. Positive. Inspiring. Healing. These are just some of the words that come to mind when I think of the recent B’ney Yosef North America (BYNA) Summit that was held February 12th -14th in Mesa, AZ.

The Summit kicked off in a most unique way, giving weight to a well known word, protocol. Among those who attended this gathering were members of the Akimel O’otham and Pee Posh tribes (better known in English as the Pima and Maricopa tribes), indigenous peoples of the American south-west. A time of mutual blessing was offered, gifts were exchanged as a sign of respect for one another, and new friends were most certainly made.



BYNA Recap — Mike Clayton, Joined to HaShem

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Mike Clayton of Joined to HaShem gives a recap on BYNA Summit. Click image to go to video.


Israel – Yah’s Chosen Land

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Take the Summit home with you!

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An invitation from Al McCarn, BYNA Executive Director

There is much more to share about the Summit, which is why video and audio recordings of the gathering will be available soon! BYNA is accepting preorders for DVDs, CDs, and digital downloads. Just fill out this form:

BYNA Summit DVD-CD Order Form

and mail it to BYNA, PO Box 298, Newberry, SC 29108.

Digital download preorders are available for the reduced price of $75. After the release date (TBA) the price will go up to $120.

For more information, visit the BYNA website at or email


The Prodigal Son – As you’ve NEVER heard it before!

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The Prodigal Son Story: Featuring Mike Clayton, Hanoch Young and Dr. Suuqiina


Exodus Road Band LIVE – Shema Israel

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Prayer Psalms, Psalm 148

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Prayer Psalms

Prayer Psalms, Psalm 148

by Ephrimona of


Baruch Ata,

YHVH – Elohey Yisrael, Avi

(Bless You, YHVH – Elohim of Israel, my Father)

Praise You – YHVH -Boreh Olam (Creator of the Universe). We praise You from the heavens; we praise You in the heights! All the angels along with all Your hosts praise You, for You are El Shaddai (God Almighty). Even the sun, moon and stars of light praise You; the heavens of heavens and the waters above the heaven praise Your name of YHVH – Ribon Olam (Sovereign of the Universe)! For You commanded, and they were created; You have established them forever and ever. You have decreed that they shall not pass away. Therefore we praise You – YHVH – El Olam (Eternal God), from the earth, even the great sea creatures and all the depths; fire and hail, snow and clouds; stormy wind, all fulfill and accomplish Your word.

Your name, YHVH, alone is to be exalted, for Your glory is above the earth and heaven. Therefore oh mountains and all hills; fruitful trees and all cedars; beasts and all cattle; creeping things and flying fowl; kings of the earth and all peoples; princes and all judges of the earth; both young men and maidens; old men and children praise the name of YHVH, for Your name alone is exalted; and Your glory is above the earth and the heaven.

You, YHVH – Elohey Yisrael (God of Israel), have exalted the horn of Your people and the praise of all Your called out ones of the children of Yisrael, for we Your people are near to You, to worship You and praise You, for You are El Ne’eman (Faithful God).

link to the latest of Ephrimona’s Prayer Psalms


Torah Portions and Teachers

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Torah Reading, photo courtesy of Yocheved Bloomfield

Torah Portions

1 April 17, Vayikra, Leviticus 1:1 – 5:25
8 April 17, Tzav, Leviticus 6:1 – 8:36
15 April 17, Chol Mo’ed Pesach
22 April 17, Sh’mini, Leviticus 9:1 – 11:47
29 April 17, Tazria/Metzorah Leviticus 12:1 – 15:33

Where to Find Torah

From Barry Phillips, Remnant of Yisrael
Foundations for Life
and Torah Teacher’s Round Table

From David Jones, Ruach Ministries
Tasty Torah

From Mike Clayton, Joined to HaShem
Living Torah and Joined to HaShem videos

From Yocheved and Pinchas, Kol HaMashiach Messianic Congregation
Weekly Torah Portions on Video

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Upcoming National Shabbat Venues

Growing the Nation through Shabbat

Mar 25, 2017, Jasper GA

Start Date & Time:
1:00pm @ 25 Mar 2017
End Date & Time:
8:00pm @ 25 Mar 2017
Jerusalem Community Center
2681 Jerusalem Church Road, Jasper, GA, United States

For locations and further details check out National Shabbat here

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What’s for Dinner? – Biblically Kosher Meals


Braised Lamb


4 lamb shanks, fat trimmed
salt and pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 yellow onions, diced
2 celery ribs, diced
2 carrots, diced
2 cups full-bodied red wine
1 cup beef stock
1 tablespoon dried rosemary
3 garlic cloves, crushed
1 bay leaf


Season the lamb shanks with salt and pepper. In a large, deep pan over a medium-high flame, warm the olive oil and then brown the shanks on all sides, about 5 minutes in all.
Transfer the shanks to a dish.
Add the onions, carrots, and celery to the pan and cook until onions are translucent.
Add the wine to the pan, and bring to a simmer, stirring up any bits off the bottom.
Add the stock, rosemary, garlic, bay leaf and shanks to the pan and bring to a boil.
Place the lid on the pan, and put it in the preheated oven. Cook about 2 hours. Serve with mashed potatoes or rice and a nice salad.

Bon Appetit! / b’te’avon!

4 servings.


Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem

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Prayer for the State of Israel


Our Father in Heaven, Rock and Redeemer of Israel, bless the State of Israel, the first manifestation of the approach of our redemption. Shield it with Your lovingkindness, envelop it in Your peace, and bestow Your light and truth upon its leaders, ministers, and advisors, and grace them with Your good counsel. Strengthen the hands of those who defend our holy land, grant them deliverance, and adorn them in a mantle of victory. Ordain peace in the land and grant its inhabitants eternal happiness.

Lead them, swiftly and upright, to Your city Zion and to Jerusalem, the abode of Your Name, as is written in the Torah of Your servant Moses: “Even if your outcasts are at the ends of the world, from there the Lord your God will gather you, from there He will fetch you. And the Lord your God will bring you to the land that your fathers possessed, and you shall possess it; and He will make you more prosperous and more numerous than your fathers.” Draw our hearts together to revere and venerate Your name and to observe all the precepts of Your Torah, and send us quickly the Messiah son of David, agent of Your vindication, to redeem those who await Your deliverance.

Manifest yourself in the splendor of Your boldness before the eyes of all inhabitants of Your world, and may everyone endowed with a soul affirm that the Lord, God of Israel, is king and his dominion is absolute. Amen forevermore.



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digital art by Yocheved