"Brit-Am Now"-636
1. Radio Interview Now Available From Britam Website
2. Continued reactions to Radio Interview
3. URL on Kabballa
4. Gold and Silver in Ancient Ireland??
5. Hebrew, Celtic, and Scythian Art

1. Radio Interview Now Available From Britam Website
The recent radio interview of Rabbi Avraham Feld and Yair Davidiy
by Tamar Yonah is now available from the front page of the Brit-Am

2.  Continued reactions to Radio Interview

a. Shalom Pollack
From: shalom pollack <shalompo@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: Brit-Am Radio Interview

Hello Yair,
I heard the interview.
Congratulations, it  was  excellent!
Hopefully it  will help convince   more  to sign up for the Brit Am tour. .
Happy Chanukah,

For details of the Brit-Am Tour, click here:

b. From: Gary David Atkinson

boker tov Yair
do more radio interviews it was good and the more you do the better you will get. the almighty is using you greatly in these last days. do you understand how great?

c. Dear Yair and Rabbi Feld,
     My husband and I listened to your radio show last night and I began to cry.  I do not consider myself a particularly "emotional person", but when I realized that your show was being broadcasted throughout Eretz Israel, my spirit soared.  The end of days is truly upon us and the reunification of the 12 tribes is beginning to take place.  Hashem is revealing to many who "have eyes to see and ears to hear" His awesome end time act of reuniting brothers.  We love you dearly and we long for the day when we can live in Israel and observe Torah and rejoice with Judah!
     Kol tov,

P.S.  After hearing your broadcast I have to say that we think that you are both wonderful and we are praying for others to hear and understand what Hashem has for us to accomplish in this hour.  We have bought all of your books and we are so amazed with how all of the end time pieces of the puzzle are beginning to fit together.  We stand with you and we love you.

e. From: Julie
Subject: Shalom!
Shalom Mr. Davidiy and Happy Hanukkah!

I heard your interview on the Artuz-7 Tamar Yonah show
and I was delighted to see that you do the wonderful
work you do!!!

You see-I recently came back to my Jewish roots. My
surname is K..., (From Germany(Prussia) to Russia
(Norka) to the US. and my mother's surname is David!!!
(From Canada through the UK) So I had always heard
that we may have some Jewish heritage and my family
has always been Zionist-but I really felt led to
pursue this-even though I had no "hard proof"....

My husband-who went with me to Israel last Summer to
protest the expulsion- has been given a true "Jewish
Heart".  We both suspect he has Jewish roots as well.
His family name is D....He tells me he is descended from
the "Kings of Ireland"(Brian??) -and he has Scottish
roots as well.  And from the bit I have read already
on your website-it appears there's another "Yid" in
the family!!!:):)

Anyway-BLESS you for what you are doing and I intend
to buy your latest book soon!!!


3. URL on Kabballa
Below is an URL on Kabballa or Jewish Mysticism.
We do NOT  recommend that people learn Kabballah
nor can we answer questions about it.
We recommend that people learn the Bible especially with Brit-Am and similar
commentaries and that Jews supplement this learning with
traditional Rabbinical sources.
Kabballah however is not negative when properly understood.
It can help some people who feel a pull in that direction
and every now and again we are asked about it.

4. Gold and Silver in Ancient Ireland??
Many of the ancestors of Scottish and Welsh tribesmen sojourned in Ireland
before crossing to Britain in addition to the great number of people from Ireland
who moved to Britain, North America, Australia, and similar areas at later dates.
Ancient Irish history is important from several points of view.
A great deal of gold artifacts of high quality from Ancient Times have been found in
Ireland.  Was the gold mined in Ireland or was it bough with silver from irish mines?
The question has recently come up as to whether there were both silver and gold mines
in Ireland. Did the Phoenicians plant Israelite captives directly in Ireland  to work
the mineral resources in the same way as they did in Spain?

Gold, mined in Ireland, was shaped into beautiful lunulae (moon disks), probably worn as decoration by tribal leaders and priests. Gold has been found in bogs or under standing stones, perhaps left as offerings for the gods. Later, in the Bronze Age, Ireland's metalworking skills were the best in Europe, with Irish craftsmen creating quantities of beautiful gold jewelry, exquisite bronze horns, tools, and weapons of all kinds. Trade routes distributed the manufactured goods while raw gold, tin, and other materials not found in Ireland were imported from Britain and continental Europe.

The Irish Bronze Age may have ended in economic collapse, since technology declined as contact with Europe lessened around 500 B.C.

Some Celtic La Tene (from Switzerland) iron artifacts have been found in Ireland, but there's no evidence that a European Celtic invasion introduced Iron Age technology. Irish smiths learned to fashion the new metal, copying European styles and developing their own. Ireland's Iron Age was a status-conscious culture with prestige objects displaying the height of blacksmith art. Irish builders and engineers also raised huge earthworks and temples. A massive 120-foot-wide circular wooden temple was built, burned, and buried at Navan Fort in Ulster, perhaps in sacrifice to the local god. Roman coins, glass, wine -- even an optometrist's tool -- have been found in Ireland from the first century A.D. Ireland raided and traded with the Empire, absorbing the technology it needed. Things wouldn't change until the coming of Christianity in the fifth century A.D.

One beautiful feature in the decoration of metal-work seems to have entirely originated in Celtica. Enamelling was unknown to the classical nations till they learned from the Celts. So late as the third century AD it was still strange to the classical world, as we learn from the reference of Philostratus:

"They say that the barbarians who live in the ocean [Britons] pour these colours upon heated brass, and that they adhere, become hard as stone, and preserve the designs that are made upon them."

Dr J Anderson writes in the Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland:

"The Gauls as well as the Britons of the same Celtic stock practised enamel-working before the Roman conquest. The enamel workshops of Bibracte, with their furnaces, crucibles, moulds, polishing-stones, and with the crude enamels in their various stages of preparation, have been recently excavated from the ruins of the city destroyed by Caesar and his legions. But the Bibracte enamels are the work of mere dabblers in the art, compared with the British examples. The home of the art was Britain, and the style of the pattern, as well as the association in which the objects decorated with it were found, demonstrated with certainty that it had reached its highest stage of indigenous development before it came in contact with the Roman culture." {Quoted by Mr Romilly Allen in Celtic Art p. 136. TWR}

The National Museum in Dublin contains many superb examples of Irish decorative art in gold, bronze, and enamels, and the "strong Celtic tinge" of which Mr Romilly Allen speaks is as clearly observable there as in the relics of Hallstatt or La Tene.

Britam Comment:
We will continue we hope this thread on the Mineral Resources of the British isles and their Israelite significance later.
Notice the mention of enamel working in Celtic Ireland in the quote above and compart  it to the following item

5. Hebrew, Celtic, and Scythian Art
Extracts from:

Article on Scythian Art
After 600 b.c.e. (i.e. in the 500s b.c.e.) the Scythians appear to have reached the region beyond the Caucasus in a flood, judging by the number of Scythian objects that  began to appear in the region at that time83. It was in this period that the Scythians in the Middle East had been betrayed by their  Median allies  and were being forced northwards by the Medes. The first examples of Scythian art were thoroughly Middle Eastern in style84 and according to Sulimerski85 they were actually imports from the Middle East area. Nothing like them had previously been known north  of the Caucasus Mountains. The objects found have been described as identical to those from Phoenician artworks..

                The earlier finds sometimes employed a polychrome enamel technique. The ivories of Nimrud also utilised an enamel-like process. The Russian historian and archaeologist M.Rostovsteff observed: "The technique of the early Scythian finds is not different if compared with that of the famous ivories of Nimrud"86. As mentioned above, the ivory figures of Nimrud (Assyria)in some cases were signed in Hebrew by Israelite craftsmen! The Scythian enamel work was centered in the Caucasus and surrounding area and after a short while disappeared from that region.

                The enamel technique of Israelite "Phoenician" origin which disappeared from the Scythian Caucasus region was to be reported of some centuries later in the western Celtic countries. There was a linkage between the Phoenician Hebrew techniques of enameling (as exemplified in ivories signed by Hebrew craftsmen in Assyria) and between the unique enameling expertise of the Celts in Britain. The Scythian Artistic characteristics and enameling expertise of the Anglo-Saxons who came later, may have been influenced by the Celts or may have developed from independent sources.

                This enamel technique was unknown to the Romans and to the rest of the Classical world. The centre of the technique was in Britain and from Britain some knowledge of the technique spread to Gaul87.

  Philostratus (200s b.c.e.) reported:
                 "They say that the barbarians who live in the ocean  pour these colours upon heated brass, and that they adhere, become hard as stone, and preserve the designs that are made upon them"88.

                P. Jacobstaht, considered a major authority on Celtic art, stated: "Celtic enamel has its only analogy in the Caucasus"89. This enamel style of the Caucasus was that of the early Scythians who were continuing Israelite-Phoenician artisanship. The enamel expertise and style disappeared from the Scythian area and re-appeared in Celtic Britain. In general early Celtic art reveals strong parallels to that of the Scythians, Egyptians, and "Phoenicians90.

The English Connection.
                 More than 1000 years after the first appearance of the Scythians the Anglo-Saxons invaded Britain. The Anglo-Saxons arrived from Scythia and were descended from the ancient Sakai. Their arrival in Britain was accompanied by a revival of the enamel process91. The Anglo-Saxon style was similar to that known on the Continent yet it had its own peculiarities and in some respects was "reminiscent to that of the early Scythian period"92 .

                The above notes trace the Phoenician enamel style from Israelites in Assyria to the Scythians of the Middle East to the Scythians north of the Caucasus to the Celts in Britain and then to the Anglo-Saxons who invaded Britain and became the English. The Anglo-Saxons were either influenced by the British Celts whom they conquered; or they brought knowledge of the original Scythian style with them; or both; or the noticed similarities were due to one of those freaks of history which sometimes seem to happen.