"Brit-Am Now"-600

1.Cruzita Giron : The Values of Circumcision
3. New Entries in Brit-Am Genealogy Section
4. Sharon Lindstrohm:  Star Spangled Banner
5. Did You Know?
Light to the Gentiles
Egypt and Suez Canal
Geographical Extremities
Isle of Flaming Fires

1.Cruzita Giron : The Values of Circumcision
Subject: Re: "Brit-Am Now"-599
item #3. William Rasmussen: Circumcision Lessons the Risk of AIDS

Shalom Yair:
Yes, HaShem is right on everything concerning the lives and health of HIS

children. There is no question that Circumcision is the right thing to do

period! Just as He told His chosen children what to eat and why!
When our son was born 42 years ago, my wonderful Jewish Dr. asked me if I

would like for her to circumcise him. She explained that it was for
reasons, I said of course, knowing full well the pain he was going to
undergo. I wish now that we had been able to witness it, but that was way

before my husband and I became aware of our Sephardic Jewish roots.
When our only great-grandson was born, his mother insisted that he be
circumcised period. She is aware of her double Jewish heritage, but I am
not sure if that had any bearing on her decision. Father G-d in His
infinite knowledge knows what is best for His children.
Sincerely, Cruz Giron

3. New Entries in Brit-Am Genealogy Section
Some new, and/or enhanced pages for the Genealogy section are as follows:

4. Sharon Lindstrohm:  Star Spangled Banner

Hi Yair,

At a friend's house tonight we were talking politics. My friend did not
know that the Star Spangled Banner had any verses beyond the first----

"Oh, say can you see, by the dawn's early light,

What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming?

Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight,

O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?

And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air,

Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there.

O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wave

O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?"

This struck me as incredible at first because it wasn't too long ago that

neither did I know there were 3 more verses to that beautiful song:

"On the shore, dimly seen through the mists of the deep,

Where the foe's haughty host in dread silence reposes,

What is that which the breeze, o'er the towering steep,

As it fitfully blows, now conceals, now discloses?

Now it catches the gleam of the morning's first beam,

In full glory reflected now shines on the stream:

'Tis the star-spangled banner! O long may it wave

O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore

That the havoc of war and the battle's confusion

A home and a country should leave us no more?

Their blood has wiped out their foul footstep's pollution.

No refuge could save the hireling and slave

 From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave:

And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave

O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand

Between their loved homes and the war's desolation!

Blest with victory and peace, may the heaven-rescued land

Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.

Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,

And this be our motto: "In God is our trust."

And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave

O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!"

We all (Americans) should KNOW the rest of this song, because it sounds
much like Israel.


Brit-Am Note:  The full text of  "The Star Spangled Banner " is also to
found in  our work
"Ephraim" (2nd edition) on p.244.

5. Did You Know?
Light to the Gentiles
Israel would be a "Light to the Gentiles" which amongst other qualities
entails originality and empathy

Egypt and Suez Canal
According to the Bible Egypt and the Suez Canal should be subject to
(as it once was to Britain)

Geographical Extremities
The Bible says the Lost Ten Tribes will be at the Ends of the Earth
The continents of America and Australia,
and the geographical extremities of South Africa and  north and west

Isle of Flaming Fires
In Anceint Times the term Isle of Flaming Fires was pertinent to Britain
and the Bible says this would be
a major center of the Ten Tribes.