"Brit-Am Now"-769
1. Charlotte Mecklenburg:  "It helps confirm what they believe"
2. The Dutch are the world's tallest people
3. Messiah Son of Joseph from Manasseh?
4. More Feedback from Radio Interview
5. DNA and Nial of the Nine Hostages

1. Charlotte Mecklenburg:  "It helps confirm what they believe"
Subject: "Ami-Shav" in Brit Am now-768
"Brit-Am Now"-768
#7.  Justified Jealousy of Rabbi Avichail?

Dear Yair,
Regarding what you said about Ami-Shav, my experience regarding this, is this: Christians who do not want to believe that they are from the 10 lost tribes, or that there may be 10 lost tribes but it would never include Christians are very thrilled to hear about the Ami-Shav group because this is their answer to the prophecies that mention the subject.  It helps confirm what they believe. Therefore if Ami-Shav is getting contributions from Christians, it is from these people and there are many more of them then there are of those who adhere to the ideas set forth in Brit-Am or elaborated in scriptures.
If a person already has a preconceived idea or one handed down to them, it is very difficult for them to see what the scriptures in their entirety are saying about this subject. It seems that Truth usually ends up being held by a remnant, I wish it could be different but that will come at a later time.
Charlotte Mecklenburg

2. The Dutch are the world's tallest people

Subject: The Dutch are the world's tallest people

The Dutch are the world's tallest people
By ARTHUR MAX, Associated Press Writer
Fri Sep 15, 5:25 PM ET

Most of us are taller than our parents, who probably are taller than their parents. But in the Netherlands, the generational progression has reached new heights.

In the last 150 years, the Dutch have become the tallest people on Earth — and experts say they're still getting bigger. It is a tale of a nation's health and wealth.

Prosperity propelled the collective growth spurt that began in the mid-1800s and was only interrupted during the harsh years of the Nazi occupation in the 1940s — when average heights actually declined.

With their protein-rich diet and a national health service that pampers infants, the Dutch are standing taller than ever. The average Dutchman stands just over 6 feet, while women average nearly 5-foot-7.

Ask Pieter Gijselaar about the problems of the very tall.

At more than 6-feet-10 1/2, he spends a lot of time ducking through doorways and guarding against minor head injuries. In an economy-class airline seat, he only fits in the emergency exit row. He had to have the seat of his Volkswagen Golf specially fitted and blocks put under the legs to raise his office desk.

But Gijselaar, a 28-year-old real estate agent, says he has it easier than his father, who is 6-foot-5.

"Buying clothes and shoes is not a problem anymore. You can always find stores that sell large sizes," he said. "But it's not cheap. I don't get any discounts off the rack."

Though people tend to stare, Gijselaar says being head, shoulders and trunk above everyone else makes an impression. "People don't forget me. If you meet me a year from now, you'll remember who I am."

The Dutch were not noted for their height until recently. It was only in the 1950s that they passed the Americans, who stood tallest for most of the last 200 years, said John Komlos, a leading expert on the subject who is professor of economic history at the University of Munich in Germany. He said the United States has now fallen behind Denmark.

Many Dutch are much taller than average. So many, in fact, that four years ago the government adjusted building codes to raise the standards for door frames and ceilings. Doors must now be 7-feet, 6 1/2-inches high.

For years, the Dutch national air carrier had an agreement with the Tall People's Club to give preference to club members for front seats with extra leg room. The airline scrapped the deal last year because of complaints of discrimination by more normal-sized people, club spokesman Paul van Sprundel said.

Though that was a setback, the national railway did ask the club to try out seats for new railway cars.

"More and more people are becoming aware of our needs," Van Sprundel said.

The club has a membership of 2,000 individuals and families, or about 4,500 people including children. But Van Sprundel said the requirements are minimal, to conform with similar clubs in other countries — about 6-foot-3 for men and 5-foot-11 for women.

By those standards, he estimates about 800,000 people would qualify in this country of 16 million.

It wasn't always this way.

In 1848, one man out of four was rejected by the Dutch military because he was shorter than 5-foot-2. Today, fewer than one in 1,000 is that short.

George Maat, an anthropologist at Leiden University Medical Center, cites a study done in 1861 correlating the height of conscripts to the availability and price of rye, then the main food crop. One year after a poor crop, the number of men rejected as too short shot up.

Height appears to come naturally with the territory. Two thousand years ago, the men of the Low Countries stood about 5-foot-9 — tall for the age — and were enlisted as guards for the Roman emperor, Maat said.

Average heights declined over the next 1,800 years as food supply failed to keep pace with population growth and people moved into disease-ridden cities, said Maat. He spoke from his office, cluttered with leg bones and skulls, overlooking a grassy quadrangle that is the burial site of thousands killed by plague in 1635.

Even during the 17th century, when Amsterdam was the world's richest city, wealth was concentrated in the hands of a few merchants and average height did not increase.

It took until World War I for the Dutch to regain the 4 inches they lost over two millennia.

As lifestyles improve, Maat said the average height of a Dutch man could reach 6-foot-3 within 50 years. The influx of immigrants from North Africa may slow the growth rate, but their descendants could catch up in a few generations.

But wealth doesn't explain everything. Scandinavians, who are among the world's tallest people at 6 feet, are not getting taller on average, apparently hitting their genetic glass ceiling.

"With better food, Pygmies will increase in height, but you will never make Dutchmen out of them. It's just not there in the genes," Maat said.

"Since we are still on the move, we don't know where it's going to end," he said. "It's upward, yes, but how far upward we don't know."

3. Messiah Son of Joseph from Manasseh?
New entry on Brit-Am web-site,
in Rabbinical Sources
Messiah Son of Joseph from Manasseh
or Ephraim? see:

4. More Feedback from Radio Interview

From: Tamar Yonah <>
Subject: Fwd: House of Israel

Date: Sun, 17 Sep 2006 09:55:11 EDT
Subject: House of Israel


Thank you for having Yair Davidiy of Britam on your show recently. It is important for Jew's to know their brother's and sister's are awakening to their Israelite identity. We are not what many Christian leader's term "spiritual Israel". They have misunderstood the words of G-d as spoken by the prophets. We are flesh and blood descendants of the Lost Tribes. It is in these end times that G-d through obedient people like Rabbi Davidiy is causing the "valley of dry bones" to come to life. We are not Jewish because we are not of Judah. We are Israelites of the House of Israel. So you see not all Israelites are Jewish.  I am not an evangelistic Christian, but have always been more in tune to the Torah. I never really knew why until I began searching and found Britam. I have always had a love for Israel and the Jewish people. I have no doubt that many people will scoff and refuse to believe what we know to be the truth but it doesn't matter. G-d will have His way. What He has spoken by the prophet's is and will come to pass.

When the time comes for us to return to the land of our father's and reunite with the House of Judah what a great day it will be. Then the one true G-d will be glorified, and the world will worship in Jerusalem. Again, I thank you for allowing Rabbi Davidiy to speak on your show. The Lord bless you.

Brit-Am Note: Yair Davidiy is not a Rabbi.
People sometimes give me titles out of respect and I appreciate it
but it could lead to misunderstandings so it is best to refrain  from doing so.

5. DNA and Nial of the Nine Hostages
Brit-Am sure got some mileage out of the DNA test taken by one of
the sons of  Yair Davidiy.
Nevertheless, so far people seem to be getting a kick out of the whole story, so let us see
what else is new.
After homing in on an area of Northwest Ireland we had noted an opinion
that all the names concerned seemed to belong to English and Lowland
Scottish settlers in Ireland after the time of Cromwell.
Apparently this was mistaken??? or only true in part??
[the discussion is continuing on a DNA forum].
Further inquiries led us in a different direction.
We had noted a recent report in the popular press of a new DNA sub-grouping
tentatively linking up to a fifth of the males in Northwest Ireland
to a famous King known as Nial.
This new grouping is known as U [pronounced "ee"?] Nial.
<<A Y -Chromosome Signature of Hegemony in Gaelic Ireland>>
Laoise T. Moore,''` Brian McEvoy,''* Eleanor Cape,' Katharine Simms,' and Daniel G. Bradley'
We had previously overlooked this report due to misreading the
It turns out that the DNA reading we have is identical to that of
U Nial apart from a one point detergency in one of the 37 markers.
Despite our one point "deviance" authors of the DNA research study and others
close to them have been kind enough
to verbally confirm our complete "membership" assuming that our test
was reliable.
What does it really mean?
See our article:
DNA Racial Classifications Refuted!
In DNA studies of the Y (male-determinant) chromosome
there are haplogroups and haplotypes.
Haplogroups are stable and determined by SNPs (snips) but
 haplotypes are less stable and defined by STPs.
Theoretically haplotypes should be subgroupings of haplogroups
but sometimes are not.
To determine haplogroups from SNPs is expensive and difficult.
It is easier and cheaper to test the STPs and extrapolate the results.
Researchers therefore usually determine the haplotypes from
STPs and GUESS the haplogroup based on the haplotype results.
This is the way most DNA tests (including the ones you pay for)
This should work out OK but does not always do so.
In the case of the Cohen gene the Cohen haplotype is found both
where it should be according to theory and where it should not be.
The only explanation (as we explain in our article) must be that the haplotype
can spontaneously appear and is not always determined genetically,
at first though after its appearance it becomes heredtitary.
In the case of Cohens we concluded that more than half the Cohens do not
have the Cohen gene since it appeared amongst them AFTER the first
Cohen (Aharon and his family) had already been set aside for their task.
We also concluded that when the Cohen gene appears amongst non-Jews
it can only be used as supportive "evidence" of possible Jewish ancestry
when additional proofs are available.
In the case of U Nial the most concentrated results have been found in Northwest
Ireland. Additional results have also been found in Scotland, scattered in England,
Western France, and a few in the Rhine (?) region of Germany.
It could be that everyone with this haplotype derive from a common ancestor
OR an alternative explanation may yet present itself.