What is Netzarim?


The Orthodox Netzarim were the original Torah followers of Rabbi Eashua (Jesus) of the first century C.E. This is fully documented by Rabbi Harvey Falk and others. The Religious Community of Orthodox Netzarim is a religious association of men and women, old and young, united in their commitment to Torah study. We are not associated with modern day Christianity, “Messianic” or any new age or new religious groups or cults.

The so-called “hypocrites” described in the New Testament were “Bet Shammai” Pharisees. To turn around, and ascribe these very same labels to modern Jews (who come from Bet Hillel Pharisees who existed at that time) is a betrayal of everything the real Eashua (“Jesus”) stood for.

The Netzarim were the original Torah followers of Rabbi Eashua  in the first century of the common era. As was the case in ancient times, the Community today has specific doctrines that the first century spiritual leaders disseminated and died for. The true religion of Torah produces a major change in the life of any sincere convert and the fruits they produce are always manifest.

The community of Netzarim was established in faith and is instructed to stand fast in the faith that its founder gave to it (Acts 16:5). It was Rabbi Eashua ‘s mission to do the will of the Father, to help provide a means for humanity to be saved from destruction and to destroy the evil one’s works, and Rabbi’s true disciples follow their supreme teacher’s example.

We are dedicated to living a Torah observant lifestyle in a modern day setting, without compromising God-given truths of the Scriptures, as taught by the historical teachers of the Torah including Rabbi Eashua (Jesus) and those whom he appointed.

The Netzarim are the followers of Eashua (Jesus), and mentioned numerous times in Scripture.  Notable verses include:

(1) Isaiah 11:1 Isaiah 11:1 And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Netzer (Branch) shall grow out of his roots. Our Savior, Eashua haMoshiach, is the Netzer in our understanding

(2) Matthew (Mattyah) 2:23. “He will be called a  Netzari (Nazoraios).
We here learn that the Savior was a Netzari.

(3) Acts (Ma’asei) 24:5. (Tertullus the Lawyer is speaking to Festus the Governor:) “This man Saul is a troublemaker. … He is a ringleader of the Netzari (Nazoraion) sect.” And here we learn that those who followed  Saul were Netzari.

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(4) Acts (Ma’asei) 11:26. It was at Antioch that the disciples were first called “Christians”.

Netzari ≠ Christian. Antioch was a pagan city It was populated by Greeks. “Christian” means “Smeared One.” This title was probably not complimentary, but meant as an insult, and is only mentioned as an aside. The Savior and his disciples were Israelites, and spoke the language of Israel. But “Christian” is a Greek word; one that the disciples would never use, though pagan Greeks would.  “Christian” is found only three times in the Greek Scriptures. It is not found at all in the Scriptures of the Israelite language.

Nazorean, Nazarene, or following the sect of the Nazarenes mentioned in Mattyah (Matthew) 2:23 and . Netzer means “branch” Yeshayahu (Isaiah 11:1).  It also means guardian or keeper, as in “keeper of the Torah,” the commandments of Father Yahweh.

Dedicated Today With Gratitude
by Anonymous
“Hodu LeHashem Ki Tov, Ki Leolam Hasdo! With great thanks and tremendous gratitude to Hashem for all our blessings.”