What is in a Name....Ohr Yeshua Messianic Synagogue

The name of our congregation, Ohr Yeshua Messianic Synagogue, is perhaps a bit of a mystery to those unfamiliar with Hebrew.
 
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The name of our congregation, Ohr Yeshua Messianic Synagogue, is perhaps a bit of a mystery to those unfamiliar with Hebrew. אור, Hebrew for light, reveals that our Messiah is light to those who find Him. ישוע, is the original name given to our Messiah. It was not Jesus, Jesu or any other name. When one reads the Gospels it becomes apparent that His name is Yeshua as it means Salvation. We are told that we are to call Him Yeshua as He will save His people. This is typical Hebraic style of rhyming. משיחית, this is the type of synagogue and reveals our Jewish tradition which is Messianic Judaism. It is Judaism that incorporates the teachings of our founder, Yeshua of Nazareth. We also follow His disciples teachings contained in what we call the Apostolic Writings. This does not exclude the teachings of Jewish Sages and Rabbis except when it conflicts with our Rabbi Yeshua’s and His disciples teachings. בית כנסית , these two words in Hebrew mean house- בית, of assembly- כנסית. Thus we are a Messianic house of assembly, whose style of worship is Jewish and is centered on our Father, the Eternal One, our Messiah, who is the Father’s agent of redemption, and the Torah, God’s eternal Instructions. "Torah" is often incorrectly translated as "Law."