The purpose of this page is to provide halacha (the way we walk in our Torah obedience) specific to Natsari women and for those who wish to learn how to be Natsari women. This is not to say that everything on these pages is absolute, but it does answer many questions that we have concerning a woman's Torah obedience. We have also provided for levels of observance to allow for growth and time for learning.
Whom will he teach knowledge? and whom will he make to understand the message? those who are weaned from the milk and drawn from the breasts? For it is precept on precept, precept on precept, line on line, line on line; here a little, there a little. Yeshuayahu (Isaiah) 28:9-10 A Word About Traditions
Traditions are not Torah. They are simply the way we obey the Torah. For instance, some have the tradition of lighting two candles to begin Shabbat, others 3, and still others light a candle for every member of their home. This is a matter of personal preference and is not dictated in the Torah. The tradition of candle-lighting to begin Shabbat goes back to more than 3500 years. In the Torah we are told not to kindle a fire on Shabbat, therefore our candles are lit before the sun sets. When candles are lit after sunset, this is a direct violation of The Eternal's command. If we come to love the candle-lighting so much that we ignore His command and light the candles after sunset, then we do as Yeshua condemned, by putting the traditions of men above the Torah of YHWH. (Mark 7:9)
This halacha guide will not only discuss our responsibilities in Torah, but the way that we keep them (traditions). Some of the traditions date back to the first believers in Yeshua, others are taken from Orthodox sources, since as Natsari we lean toward the Orthodox way. It needs to be made clear that no tradition is Torah, but it is through traditions that our Torah obedience can be enhanced and helps us (and our children) to understand and remember.
Soon we will be posting instructions and teachings on the Torah as it apples to us today in the 21st century. So far planned categories will be Our Bodies, Our Homes, Worship, and the Moedim.
Listen to me, you who follow after righteousness, you who seek Yahweh: look to the rock whence you were hewn, and to the hole of the pit whence you were dug. Look to Abraham your father, and to Sarah who bore you; for when he was but one I called him, and I blessed him, and made him many.