<<Well I've spoken to many rabbonim about you and your theory and no way, no how, do they concur with your findings.
Answer: They do not have to.
If they disagree with us, Why are they not coming out openly against us?
Within limits we welcome debate since among other things it helps clarify our own position.
On the whole to be honest, our experience with Rabbis is
that most feel they do not know the sources in question well enough to be able to decide one way or other.
The idea that the Lost Ten Tribes are in the West is novel and strange.
The question as to whether or not it is true takes secondary consideration as to (if true, or if given widespread
recognition) what are the implications?
<<Do the 10 other tribes have amnesia? They don't have any
recollection of the revelation at Har Sinai and of the 2 Beit HaMikdashim?
They dont remember their brothers and sisters of Judah, Levi and Benjamin? Even
the conversos from the Inquisition over 500 yrs ago have started to discover
their Jewish origins (baruch haShem). Many are converting back to our people
especially in the southwestern US and
Part of being "Jewish" by ancestry is remembering and returning.
It was prophesied that the Lost Ten Tribes would forget
and be forgotten.
See the "Maharal", "Netzach Yisroel", ch.34
<<Moreover, the racist comment from one email you received from
probably a member of the "12 Tribes"--a black group in USA claiming
to be the real Jews and we, the present day Jews are imposters has only one
How can our Semitic race be so fair skinned? We Jews did not, for the most part look like the gentiles of
You say the Polish Jews are white but their DNA connects them to the Jews of the East
whom you assume are darker and also that being darker was the original color.
This may be so but we doubt it and the evidence seems to be on our side:
THE PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY OF
THE HEBREW PEOPLES
Pictures of Ancient Israelites
Even if it was true, in the same way as the Polish Jews according to you apparently changed their skin
through environment while remaining related to Eastern Jews so could the "white people" of the west have done
Admittedly the lack of outright DNA evidence for the Brit-Am position is a problem
but answers are available and science is tending towards our position.
Incidentally, quite a few Jews would be justifiably offended by the cavalier way
you explain their "coloring" or lack of it.
In your case I assume that you really are Jewish but you should be aware that we have had several cases of
people claiming to be Jewish, making statements such as your own concerning
"natural" Jewish coloring etc and then turning out to be other than how they presented themselves.
<<Frankly, your theory might make the Celts feel good about Israelite origins--but there is no basis to believe that is true.
You can believe what you like and if you do not wish to believe you will not do so.
We have written articles and books etc with evidence from the Bible, the Rabbis, and numerous
other fields. Take it or leave it.
If you discount our evidence you should give reasons why
or, in our opinion, keep quiet about it.
<<Also, some gentiles who are aware of your theories just use it as conversion ploys to bring us to Christianity (chas v'shalom [Heaven Forbid]). I cant see the benefit of making gentiles believe they are part of b'nai Yisrael [Children of Israel]--it just further waters down who we are as Jews and our mission of tikkun olam umalchut Shadai [Rectification of the World and the Kingdom of the Almighty].
You have a point.
There is always a danger of our information being misunderstood and misused.
We are doing what we can to obviate this matter.
There are Christians who want to make Jews Christian because they actually hate Jews
and there are Christians who missionize because they love Jews
and MISTAKENLY think they are doing a good deed.
We can try to show them the error of their ways, e.g.
in our article:
WHY CHRISTIANS SHOULD NOT MISSIONIZE JEWS
Some "Jews for Jesus" and related organizations say that Brit-Am interferes with their
missionary efforts and they have expended quite some effort and finance in order to harm us.
We think that the whole thing concerning Brit-Am and our influence on theological belief in either direction
At all events the beliefs of Brit-Am are true ones.
The time has come to make this truth known.
If we do not do it other people who are less worthy are liable to do so
and to adulterate it with all kinds of pernicious notions as has been happening..
There are numerous cases where Brit-Am has helped Jews strengthen their beliefs.
Up unto now our influence appears to have been a positive one on both Jew and Gentile.
We work for belief in the Bible.
The Jews should realize that belief in the Bible and Biblical Knowledge is their
Most of those Gentiles who support
In an ideal world we may prefer not to need the need the help of anyone.
All the world is against the Jews
and we need the help of those few Gentiles who are prepared to help us
and most of they who are prepared to do so, do so because of the Bible.
if Brit-Am is correct (as we believe it is) then the truths of Brit-Am should be
dealt with, i.e. accepted and thought over.
<<If they (the gentiles) want to become part of the Jewish people and take on the responsiblities of our Covenant with G-d--then I say welcome! Some of our most devoted Jews are gerim [CONVERTS].
This is all very well to say but the Jewish Religion does not want converts at this stage.
Those who do convert despite obstacles etc should be made welcome.
For most people at this time conversion is not an option.
Even those who do convert after going through all the selective process
and the long (one to five year course) and the committees etc
only remain observant in 15% of the cases.
We are not making a judgmental statement just presenting the facts.
<<Shabbat Shalom!! Tonight is Shabbat Across America--when the Jews of Galut [Exile] are turning Friday night into Shabbat ["Shabbat"- Sephardic and Modern Hebrew pronounciation] /Shabbos [=Shabat in traditional European-Ashkeazic Pronounciation sometimes represented as typical of the Jew in Exile, i.e. outside of the Land of Israel].
In the course of answering your question we received the following post:
What is your opinion of this?!
If you go to this URL you will find yourself on a "right-wing" Jewish blog
that recently posted messages highly favorable to Brit-Am.
Now someone designating himself "Babylonian Jew" is replying.
He does not however reply to Brit-Am directly but rather claims to be nullifying the
"British Israel" message even though until now nobody mentioned British Israel.
They did mention Brit-Am.
This person uses a string of photographs apparently taken from a racists site and includes
a Nazi Propaganda poster of a "typical Nordic". He claims that the true Jew should look like
I personally do not understand how the moderators let such a message go out from their site.
As if the Nazis are going to decide for us who is Israelite and who is not and what a Israelite should look like!!?
As for "Babylonian Jew" maybe he is such.
Another person with a similar message and similar claims however turned out to be
a Christian Arab or something, while another "clone" of the same was evidently a Portuguese
gentleman of mixed blood who fancied himself a Marrano and maybe he was
but not enough to justify his attempted disqualification of anybody who did not look like him!
So too, we have had other cases of the same genre.
Brit-Am gets them all:
From almost Neo-Nazis to Afro-Americans anti-white fanatics and Latino adolescents with fancies of "Marrano"
origins -they all come to us for some kind of exculpation.
If we were better and bigger in spirit we could probably help them but unfortunately
we have not yet reached the required level and so all of us remain frustrated.
Who knows if we are not missing something here???
3. Nickie: A List of Secular Proofs Would be Welcomed
Subject: RE: "Brit-Am Now"-903 ... secular proofs
#1. Question on Biblical Proofs
Thank you for all the Biblical proofs. YES, I would definitely like a list
of all the secular proofs as well. Sincerely ... Nickie
In God we trust
2Ch 7:14 If MY people, which are CALLED BY MY NAME,
shall HUMBLE themselves, and PRAY, and SEEK my face,
and TURN from their wicked ways;
THEN will I hear from heaven,
and will forgive their sin,
and will heal their land
Brit-Am Answer: A preliminary list of "Secular" Proofs is being prepared.
4. Dennis McGinlay: The Need for Faith
From: Dennis McGinlay <firstname.lastname@example.org>
In tandem with all the 'proofs' of prophecy, secular history, archaeological discoveries, DNA comparisons, etc., the most important and positive proof of the will of God regarding the Nation of Israel is faith. I know it and you know it. Thousands of people around the world know it. That faith does not come from within, by our own reasoning, but from God who is gathering in the chosen few who will administer and serve that new kingdom that we speak of.
May you be blessed, and all the adherents to your site be similarly blessed
Brit-Am Comment: We agree with Dennis in principle.
Nevertheless our understanding of Jeremiah ch.31 (concerning Megalithic Monuments and the
pathway of migration) etc
is that the Almighty wants us to use the evidence HE has
presented to us to prove the ancestry of Ephraim.
5. Question on Blood Groups
Q. Yair, what is the blood type of most Jews and the Lost tribes? Cate
Answer: No known particular blood type is particular to Israelites..
Jewish blood groups usually reflect the regions they came from.
A,O, and B are the most common.
A is most frequent in Scandinaivans, North American Indians, and Australian Aborigines.
O is the most common, highest amongst Indians of Central and
and "Celts" in the
B is hardly known amongst Amerindians, highest in
Jews are mainly A, some B, Yemenites Jews are usually O.
I myself am
The highest percentages of AB appear to be amongst the Ainu (18%), Tartars (13%), Peking-Chinese, Japanese, Koreans, Kalmuks, Bombay-Hindus, Gypsies, with Papuans at 9% just ahead of Polish Jews at 8%.
so I and some of the Oriental Gentleman and dwellers of eastern realms have something in common after all!
Blood types appear to be determined by environment but here again an hereditary factor
is also present or "takes over", same as with (in our opinion) DNA.
For an article with maps on Blood Type Distribution see:
Did You Know?
<<Blood type is inherited, just like eye color.
<<Certain blood types are more common in certain countries. In
<<Different kinds of animals have different kinds of blood. Dogs have 4 blood types; cats have 11; cows have about 800.
Some people think blood type tells about personality. Legend has it that Type A is calm and trustworthy; Type B is creative and excitable;
For an alphabetical list (people by people) of blood-type distribution
Monkeys also have them!
Simian blood groups
<<Two categories of blood groups, human-type and simian-type, have been found in apes and monkeys and can be tested by methods established for grouping human blood.
A-B-O groups and subgroups
According to |Evolution would I have more in common with an AB chimpanzee (if they exist?)
than with my next-door neighbor who is unfortunate enough to be merely O?