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Yehuda Bachana

Born and raised in Jerusalem, Yehuda serves as the Deputy Director of Netivyah and one of the elders of the “Ro'eh Israel” congregation. He is married to Lydia, and they have three children.

Yehuda Bachana

This week we celebrate Sukkot and focus on the Exodus from Egypt. We also learn about the commandments concerning Sukkot, the importance of teaching and educating our children, and the values of the “lulav” (the four species). This Shabbat the Torah reading will be different. Not the weekly Torah portion, but rather the reading is… Read More

On Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement), we fast. We fast because we’re not only individuals, but also a Messianic Jewish congregation consisting of families with kids. It’s not just “me, myself and I”. We are connected to this people, and our growing children are an integral part of this people: the people of Israel,… Read More

Of all the Jewish holidays, Rosh Hashanah is the most obscure holiday in the Torah. The Torah does not reveal to us what exactly the precepts of the holiday are, and what is its meaning. What is clear to us is only the main commandment of blowing of the shofar. Nehemiah 8 describes for us… Read More

Netivyah wishes you a happy Jewish New Year! Usually we celebrate Rosh Hashanah in our community with family and friends. However, this year, due to the global situation, everyone will celebrate at home. Traditionally, besides being the new year, Rosh Hashanah is also the day on which God’s judgment is set for the coming year.… Read More

Netivyah wishes you a happy and kosher Passover! Usually we celebrate Passover in our community with family and friends. However, this year, due to the global situation, everyone will celebrate Passover at home. We’ve put together a list of things necessary for the Passover Seder, along with some highlights (“Seder” means order, as in the… Read More

In all of our hearts beats the traditional prayer: “Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the Universe, who has granted us life, sustained us, and enabled us to reach this occasion.” As of November 16, 2019, we have been officially listed with the Israeli government as a Messianic Jewish non-profit organization for 40… Read More

 Read the teaching below, or watch a video of the teaching by Yehuda Bachana. This Shabbat we read Parashat Bamidbar. The name of the weekly Torah portion is determined by the first word that appears in it, so too is the name of the five books of the Torah. The name is determined merely by… Read More

 Happy Jerusalem Day! Hello to our friends, I invite you to celebrate Jerusalem Day with us, the day in which we thank God for His great grace, for fulfilling the words of the prophets in our time. I personally thank God that I was privileged to live in this time of the rebirth of… Read More

   We stand at the opening of Memorial Day (Yom Hazikaron) and Independence Day (Yom Ha’atzmaut). We stand in this place with mixed feelings – joy, blessing, and pride, mixed with sadness. The joy is that God has brought us back from the four corners of the earth to the land of Israel! And… Read More

Read the teaching below, or watch a video of the teaching by Yehuda Bachana. This Shabbat is Sukkot, and therefore there is a special reading from the Torah. The unique portion focuses on the Exodus from Egypt and touches on the reason for the commandment of the commemoration of Sukkot. In addition, it highlights the… Read More

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