1. Kosher Meat
2. Brit-Am Branch Reports
3. ZEBULON by Yair Davidiy
Date: 06/06/2002 6:03:06 AM Central Daylight Time
Subject: Kosher Meat: Re: "Jerusalem News"-47
> 8.Yediot Acharonot (3.6.02): Holland has forbidden Jewish ritual slaughter
> of beef. The justification given was to avoid suffering of the animals even
> though this is doubtful and alternative methods used in non-Jewish
> slaughtering actually cause much more suffering. The Nazis also forbade
> Jewish ritual slaughter. Jews are forbidden to eat meat that has not been
> ritually slaughtered and prepared. Kosher meat is probably also much
> healthier. In Sweden and Switzerland Jewish ritual slaughtering of animals
> has been forbidden for some time.
This is shameful for Sweden.
Kosher meat is however still available in some shops in Sweden, in the
but all or most of it is imported.
Some decades ago there was still a shop even here in my relatively small
kosher meat was sold, mainly to the local Jewish community of course.
Ritual slaughter of sheep however seems to be still allowed to some extent in
Sweden. Because there exist at least one Swedish slaughter-house, which only
practices Muslim halal butchery of sheep. But I believe that the sheep have to
be anaesthetized before the ritual slaughter, and that would probably not
Regarding food in Sweden I can also mention that there exist at least some
taboos generally in Sweden.
Due to the ongoing foot-ball championship in Korea, where they eat for example
dog meat, there was an opinion poll in a large Swedish news-paper today.
The question was "Would you consider eating dog meat?". At least 70% of the
Swedes say that they would never try dog meat. This kind of meat is normally
never served in Sweden.
Although there exist large numbers of horses in Sweden (used of riding etc),
horse meat has also been a taboo in Sweden for several centuries, although
some people here have now started to eat it to a lesser extent. I believe
that the Swedish taboo against horse meat was reinforced by Swedish priests,
who derived it from the Bible in the 17th century.
In the past (some century ago) Swedish priests, based on the Bible, also
recommended the Swedish population to refrain from eating crayfish.
The Swedish taboo against frog meat, a taboo that the French do not follow,
is still strong here in the country. Frenchmen are sometimes (at times when
they are somewhat disliked) called grodätare (frog-eaters) in Sweden.
Reports were received from several branches and excerpts from some of them
will be published shortly.
On the whole things are progressing though certain problems remain that
will have to be overcome.
Adapted from “The Tribes” by Yair Davidiy
"And the sons of Zebulon; Sered, and Elon, and Jahleel" Genesis 46;14.
Zebulon is identifiable with Holland.
The symbol of Holland was a ship in popular tradition13 and a ship
was the symbol of the former Dutch Republic. Many of the Boer (Afrikaans)
population of the Republic of South Africa are of Dutch descent. A ship was
also the symbol of Zebulon14. Zebulon, in Talmudic Literature, was
pictured as a merchant seafarer, which description fits the Dutch.
Rotterdam in Holland is the world's busiest port. Moses blessed Zebulon
(Deuteronomy 33; 19): that he should "Suck of the abundance of the seas and
of treasures hid in the sands". Today both South Africa and Holland are on
the seashores and a good portion of the earlier diamond wealth of South
Africa was found in the "sands".
Zebulon, though dominant in Holland, is also represented by
"Halland" of the southwest coast of Sweden, and by Hallin in Norway which
names come from that of Elon, son of Zebulon, as does the name for Holland
Only The Dutch dwell "on the shores
of the Sea" since the Dutch descend
Jacob prophesied (Genesis 49;13): "Zebulon shall dwell at the
haven of the sea and he shall be for an haven of ships; and his border
shall be unto Zidon". Zidon, at one stage, was conquered by the “Sakkara”
who were named after the Tribe of Issachar but whose forces in this case
probably comprised or at least included men of Zebulon. Prophecies
concerning the tribes were applicable both within the Land of Israel and
outside of it. In both cases, some degree of literal significance is to be
expected. The expression concerning Zebulon, "His border unto Zidon" could
be fulfilled in a number of ways.
In the verse,
"Zebulon shall dwell at the haven of the sea and he shall be for
an haven of ships... " (Genesis 49; 13): The expression, "dwell at the
haven of the sea" according to the HEBREW original (“Hof-yamim”) may be
preferably translated as "dwell on the SHORES of the Sea". One third of
Holland is below sea-level and another third requires the protection of
dykes to protect it from periodic-flooding, i.e. two-thirds of Holland is
literally "on the shotres of the sea". JHolland is the only nation in the
world whose population is known for dwelling extensively on reclaimed
sea-land, literally, "On the shores of the sea".
The name of ZEBULON is also found in the Sabalingoi recalled by
Ptolemy in south Jutland and northern Frisia. The name SABALINGOI in Hebrew
means "People (Goi) - of - ZEBULON" since in Northern dialects "Sabalin"
and Zebulon would have been alternate pronunciations of the same name: The
"Z" was replaced by "S"; and "goi" means people in Hebrew. The Sabalingoi
were to the north of the Sigulones (whose name in Hebrew means "Chosen
Ones") and of the Saxons and in turn, to the north of the Sabalingoi were
the Chali sons of Jahleel [Yachlayl in Hebrew, and the “Ya” would have been
dropped] (Genesis 46; 14). Jahleel was a son of Zebulon as was Sered and
also Elon. From Jutland and Scandinavia there were several waves of
migration into the area of nearby Holland especially into Frisia. The
Sabalingoi and Chali moved to the Netherlands' region. Ptolemy may be
interpreted as placing the Sabalingoi in northern Frisia and thus in
Holland or just on its borders. Pytheas20 (ca. 325 BCE) is reported as
describing Holland as peopled by Skuthai (i.e. Scythians) meaning
(probably) Frisians who, in the 300's and 200's BCE, are claimed to have
begun absorbing the native Celts. There followed several centuries in which
the population fluctuated greatly. In about 200 CE the Franks invaded.
Angles, Saxons, and JUTES from Jutland overran the land in 450-500 CE.
Consequently, Frisians, together with others, participated in the
Anglo-Saxon invasions. After ca.600 CE Frankish influence re-asserted
itself. Roughly speaking, modern Holland has Frisians in the north, Saxons
in the east, and Franks in the south. It also has important continents of
French Huguenots, Sephardic and Ashkenazic Jews, Malays, and Eurasians of
mixed blood. In other words, the population is of mixed origins like the
populations of most countries. This does not contradict the fact that a
good proportion of the people (if not most) are descended from Israel or
that amongst the Israelites a certain tribe has the ascendancy. Enough has
been shown to prove that often groups of divergent backgrounds converging
on one spot, are revealed as having originally the same tribal identity.
The FRISIANS are a people now concentrated in Northern Holland but
once spread all along the coast from Scandinavia through Holland, Belgium,
and into France21. The Angles and Saxons before they, together with other
northern peoples, invaded Britain in the 450s CE had sojourned (at least in
part) for about 200 years in Holland especially in Frisia. Some of the
Jutes had also been in Frisia. The Byzantine historian, Procopius (Gothic
War vii; 20) said that the Frisians were an important element amongst the
invaders of Britain.
The name of the Frisians is traceable to Peres son of Gilead of
Menasseh but the actual inhabitants of present-day Frisia and Holland are
identifiable on the whole more with Zebulon. In Biblical times, Tribes such
as Zebulon, Issachar, and Asher were closely associated with Menasseh and
it would seem that this linkage was repeated after their exile in areas of
their re-settlement. At all events the identity of the Frisians must be
closely linked with that of peoples who invaded and settled the British Isles.
Frisian-Legends Affirm Their Israelite
According to Frisian-legends a certain King Adel was a descendant
of Shem. King Adel in India had three sons: Friso, Bruno, and Saxo.
Legendary sources quoted by the historian Le Petit (1601) also mention
Friso, Bruno, and Saxo and say too that they were descendants of Shem and
lived in "India". The term "India", however, did not always mean the place
known today as India but rather was more synonymous with "Cush" which term
was sometimes applied to areas east of the Caspian Sea in present-day
Central Asia and is the "Cush" (i.e. "Ethiopia") mentioned in Genesis 2;
13. The Prophets Zephaniah (3; 10) and Isaiah (10; 10) said that “Cush” was
one of the places to which the exiled Israelites would go. The Aramaic
Translation renders “Cush” as “Hodu” (translated as “India”) but is
refering to the region of Hara in eastern Iran and surrounding areas.
Similarly, Le Petit located the "India" he spoke of in a land by the
Emodian Mountains which according to Ptolemy were in the area adjoining the
Caspian and Aral Seas, in east Scythia, to the north of Afghanistan and
India-proper. Tzvi Chasdoi related that in Jewish tradition the area east
of the Caspian was known as "Cush". Jewish legends traced the Tribes of
Zebulon and Nephtali to this area and placed other Israelite Tribes in the
immediate vicinity. This is the area where Frisian legends say Friso, Saxo,
and Bruno came from.
In this land east of the Caspian archaeologists have found the
ruins of an extensive civilization whose inhabitants spoke Aramaic. Some of
the Israelite Tribes had spoken Aramaic even before their exile and the
language was used as an official tongue in the Assyrian Empire and is
believed to have been the most commonly-used one. Phillip Lozinski (1953)
believed that from this region east of the Caspian came the "Barbarian"
peoples whom he suggests may have been at least partly Semitic. They
invaded Europe beginning from around the 200s CE. Additional evidence
exists showing that the invaders must have come from Scythia and the region
east of the Caspian. These invasions and migratory movements were often
connected with activities of the Huns who themselves were a mixture of
various peoples. The Huns from this vicinity caused other nations to flee
westward. N.C. Lukman (Copenhagen, 1943) showed how in Nordic Mythology the
name Adel (meaning "Noble") was often used as a euphemism for Attila the
Hun and for the Huns in general. In the Frisian legends King Adel was the
father of Friso, Bruno, and Saxo. Scientific Linguists have concluded that
the Northern "Barbarians" who entered Europe had the later European aspects
of their languages imposed upon them by an external force. They originally
spoke both Hebrew and Aramaic.
The legends speak of these three brothers being descended from
Shem and having been in Jerusalem at the time of its destruction by the
"In the time of the destruction of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnessar
(586 B.C.), 3 brothers - Friso, Bruno, and Saxo with [their] wives,
children, and relatives fled out of the country, encouraged to do so by
announcements of the Prophets concerning the fall of the town".
In this legend Bruno represents the Angles who according to
Ptolemy had at one stage been centered on the region of Brunswick in
eastern Germany. They had also had a center in Angeln to the south of
Denmark or else they moved to Angeln prior to the invasion of England. By
placing Friso, Bruno, and Saxo in Jerusalem (which became representative of
all Israel) before its capture the legend in effect infers that the
Frisians, Saxons, and Brunswickian-Angles were therefore originally
Israelites or Jews. The Venerable Bede also identified the Anglo-Saxons
with the Ancient Israelites!
F. Koeslag points out that "In legends...events of several eras
may be concentrated around famous historical figures - as you see with
Charlemagne". The legend may therefore be taken as reflecting a tradition
that the three brothers were related to the Jews which is consistent with
their belonging to the Lost Ten Tribes who had been exiled from their own
lands in Israel at least 140 years before the actual fall of Jerusalem. The
legend contains the recognition that the three brothers had left the Land
of Israel (identified as "Jerusalem" or the Land of the Jews) before
Nebuchadnessar of Babylon captured it. The northern Israelites had indeed
been exiled prior to the Babylonian onslaught. The Lost Ten Tribes had been
re-settled in Assyria and in lands ruled by Assyria. Another Frisian legend
says that Albione and 32 sisters went from Assyria by ship and landed in
England which they called Albion. After they landed, Brutus drove them out
of the country and re-named it Britain in his own honor. The Albioni
crossed the Sea and landed in Frisia where trhey intermixed with the Saxons
and returned together with them to conquer the island. This legend may
also serve as an indicator of Israelite origins since the exiled Israelites
had indeed been re-settled in "Assyria" (or in Assyrian-controlled areas)
before asserting their independence and moving elsewhere
The legends state that via Asia Minor the people of Friso, Bruno,
and Saxo came to the west. Friso in 313 BCE landed in Friesland (i.e. in
Frisia) and founded a settlement called "Stavoren". Bruno and Saxo
(brothers of Frisso) went eastward though Saxo (according to Le Petit) then
returned to the west. Bruno founded the city of Brunswick in which area of
Germany Ptolemy placed the Angloi thus identifying them with the people of
Bruno. The Angloi (Angles) also moved northward to the regions bordering
Denmark and from there they went to Britain some of them sojourning (like
the Saxons) in Frisia on the way.
THE SONS OF ZEBULON
Zebulon was noticed in the Sabalingoi of Frisia; Yahleel in Chali
of Jutland. Sered, son of Zebulon, appears in Ptolemy's map as the SUARDEN
between the Don and Volga Rivers surrounded by Sarmatae, Siraceni
(Issachar), Assaei (Asher) and others. They re-emerge as the Suardenoi in
Sweden. The Suardenoi were the same people as the Continental Suardones,
who were considered, together with Angles, and Longbards, Varini, Eudoses,
and others, (Tacitus, Germania 40) as part of the Suebian confederation. At
the end of the sixth century CE Venantius Fortunatus23 mentioned Suebi,
together with Frissi in the Netherland's area, and these Suebi, according
to Zeuss, belonged to the Suarine tribe. "Suarine" and "Suardone" are
alternative appellations for the same group. Sered son of Zebulon thus also
was to be found in Holland.
ELON, son of Zebulon, was recalled in the names of Holland and
Norway's Hallin, and the ALANS; also Halland in Sweden and the Swede
associated tribe of Alands whose descendants are part of the population of
modern Finland. At all events, Zebulon may well be considered to have
gained ascendancy amongst the Dutch of Holland with their dykes and
"SEA-SHORE" settlement. Elon became the "Alans" and "Alamans" who settled
in Alsace, France. Contemporaries applied the two names (Alans and Alamans)
to the both peoples quite indiscriminately. The "Alamanii" were named after
"ALMAN" which was the Assyrian name for Holman ("Halah" in the Bible,
2-Kings 17) to which the exiled Israelites had been taken.
The Diamond Symbol of Zebulon and South
Some additional points of interest concerning Zebulon and Holland
are: The Stone of Zebulon (on the Chief Priest's Breastplate) was a diamond
(Exodus Rabah 38;5). Today, South Africa produces most of the world's
diamonds which, on the whole, are processed and traded with in Belgium.
South Africa is dominated by the Boers who mainly descend from Dutch
settlers and in Belgium the people of Flanders are considered to be of
Dutch affiliation -at least in part.
The Tribal Occupations of Zebulon Are
Those of Present-Day Holland!!
The Tribe of Zebulon in the Land of Israel was occupied in the
Purple Dye industry, in the making of White glass, and in Fishing (Numbers
Rabah 13; 16). The Purple Dye was produced from a sea mollusk by a
complicated chemical process and the dye then applied to textiles in a
manner that also required expertise. Modern Holland is prominent in both
the Chemical and Textile Industries and also in Metallurgy. The production
of white glass uses what are considered metallurgical principles. Fishing
also is important in the present day Dutch economy in which at least one
quarter of the inhabited land has been reclaimed from the sea and another
quarter or more is somehow dependent on protection from inundation:
"Zebulon shall dwell on the sea-shores
and his shore will be a haven for ships" (Gen.49;13).
The Dutch people do literally dwell on the shores of the sea and
they are the only people who do and Dutch ports serve as a haven
(harboring-place) for ships more than those of any other country!! Peoples
who settled in Holland bore names recalling those of Zebulon and the sons
of Zebulon and the present-age means of livelihood of the Dutch are
parallel to those attributed to the Zebulonites in ancient times.
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