Introduction: Welcome to the Bnei Yisrael Society!

Welcome to the official website for the Bnei Yisrael Society, an educational website created to facilitate the return of Bnei Yisrael of African descent to the path of a correct relationship with The Creator of the Universe through the Torah. The Bnei Yisrael are ALL of the following:

  • Direct descendants of the twelve sons of the patriarch Ya’akov (Jacob, later called Yisrael). The twelve sons of Yisrael later became patriarchs of the Twelve Tribes of Yisrael;
  • The descendants of Ya’akov as a people collectively called Yisrael;
  • Converts from the nations to the faith and culture of Yisrael, including worshipping the Deity of Israel and Creator of the Universe, Y-H-W-H.

Each of the Twelve Tribes of Israel descends from one of the twelve sons of our patriarch and ancestor, Ya’akov (Jacob/Yisrael). Genesis 49 tells how while on his deathbed, Yisrael gathered his twelve sons and addressed them, describing each of them and what would befall them in the future. These descriptions became their tribal symbols or identifiers:

Tribe Tribal Symbol
 Reuben  Water
 Simeon  Gated City Walls
 Levi  Bird of Prey
 Judah  Lion
 Issachar  Wild Ass
 Zevulun  Ship
 Dan  Snake
 Naphtali  Deer
 Gad  Good Fortune
 Asher  Olive Branch
(Ephraim and Manasseh)
 Benjamin  Shoulders/Hills

This website is dedicated to the restoration of the Torah observance among Bnei Yisrael according to halakha, the collective of religious laws derived from both the Written Torah (Torah she-bi-khtav) and the Oral Torah (Torah she-baal-Peh). Our people have never recovered truly recovered from the tragedies of the Assyrian, Babylonian, and Roman Exiles. More tragedies followed us in exile which aimed to separate us from our Bnei Yisrael heritage including the Islamic Jihadism, Trans-Saharan/Transatlantic Slave Trades, and Christian Missionizing.

While the primary audience of this website is Bnei Yisrael of African descent, all Bnei Yisrael, regardless of race or ethnicity, are welcome to learn and grow with us. It is our hope that through this website, and other efforts by those in our community to restore our heritage, that we will once again by the people that The Creator of the Universe intended us to be, a light to the nations. May this be soon and in our days!

This website will feature content to uplift and educate our growing community. It is our hope that this content will help to increase Torah knowledge, understanding, and wisdom in our community. Please join us on our journey of discovery which will help us to learn more about The Almighty, our history, culture, achievements, and current events. Through increasing our knowledge, understanding, and wisdom we will become the people The Almighty intended us to be. Please continue to visit our blog as we will be adding new content regularly.

‘The fear of Y-H-W-H is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the All-holy is understanding. For by me thy days shall be multiplied, and the years of thy life shall be increased. If thou art wise, thou art wise for thyself; and if thou scornest, thou alone shalt bear it.’ ~ Proverbs 9:10 – 12

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