"Brit-Am Now"-825
1. Athol Bloomer: British Israel, Dina, Joseph, and Dan
2. Do Jews Know the Bible?
3. Pax American and Brit-Am Teachings

1. Athol Bloomer: British Israel, Dina, Joseph, and Dan
From: Athol Bloomer <>
Subject: RE: "Brit-Am Now"-824
Dear Yair,

Just writing in regards to the statement in your post by one person: "The British monarchy and its prime ministers and Foreign Office fabricated British Israelism in the nineteenth century, from earlier versions of the story. " What utter rot. British Israelism became popular through the work of John Wilson and drew on older beliefs that had been growing in popularity. Henry Drummond and the Catholic Apostolic Church also had a place in its genesis. The British Israelites of the 19th century were pro Zionist and actually involved in encouraging Jewish immigration to Palestine. Jacob Montefiore a cousin of Sir Moses Montefiore was one of the influential British Israelite leaders involved in these pro- Zionist ideas of British Israel. These early British Israelites did not believe they were replacing the Jews but that the Jews were the House of Judah and that the British Peoples were the House of Israel/Ephraim. Your writer seems to want to see a conspiracy where there is a movement of the Spirit revealing Lost Israelite Identity. I am surprised he didn't add that the Vatican was involved in some way as well.

In regards to your recent article in the magazine on the Tirbe of Dan, i would like to comment.  I do not believe after further study that the Tuatha de Danaan of Ireland are part of the Tribe of Dan. Tuatha de Danaan is the Tribe of Dinah (Dana/dona). These Daughters of Dinah (also called Daughters of Danaus) left Egypt for Greece and and later went to the British Isles. In many of the old accounts they talk about Diana the goddess who is the paganisation of Dinah. These Daughters of Dinah are Josephite - descended from the seven daughters of Joseph and Asenet (the daughter of Dinah and the Prince of Shekhem). They are a matriarchal clan of the Josephite tribes. They may have intermarried with elements of the tribes of Dan and Gad in Greece but are primarily Josephite.

I also enjoyed your article on the Ark. However Catholics believe that the Ark from Solomon's Temple was hidden in a cave on Mt Sinai (see 2 Maccabees 2) by Jeremiah and will not be found until the time of Mercy and a revelation of the Shekhinah (Gillui Shekhinah). This is also confirmed by the Catholic Mystic Blessed Anne Emmerich (who was born in the 18th century). St Thomas Aquinas (13 th century) and other Catholic writers state tyhat elijah and Enoch will reveal the hiding place of the Ark.

Cheers and Happy Hanukkah Athol Bloomer

2. Do Jews Know the Bible?
Q. I have heard claims that religious Jews do not really know the Bible.
Is this true?
Answer: We all could know the Bible better than we do.
It does not necessarily need much effort and it is worth it,
exhilarating, enjoyable, and of lasting value.

Orthodox Jews divide the Bible into three sections:
a. Torah: These are the first five books of the Bible
written by Moses. These  Five Books of Moses are known in English
as the Pentateuch and in Hebrew also as the "Chumash"
(the "ch" is pronounced more like an "H" than anything else)
which means "Five".
The word "Torah" in Hebrew literally means "Instruction".
The term "Torah" can be applied to any instruction and is frequently used
as referring to religious teaching in general.
This is not so confusing since the context usually tells us what the intention is.

b. Neviim i.e. Prophets.

c. Ketuviim i.e. Writings e.g. Psalms, Proverbs, etc.

The three together are referred to as "Tanach", i.e. the Bible.

The Torah is read right the way through in the Synagogue every year.
Each Shabbat a different section is read. This is the weekly portion.
The "Torah" of Moses is where emphasis is placed.
Religious Jews are consequently usually familiar with the Torah often knowing
it of by heart.

In addition to the weekly Torah portion a short extract from the Prophets
is also read known as "Haftorah".
These extracts comprise sections from nearly all the books of the Prophets
but they only cover a small portion of the total Prophetical works.
The Writings are often well known.
In the course of his education the Religious Jew  will probably have read the Bible right the
way through more than once.
He may however have forgotten most of it and some of it he may never have tried to understand.
Nevertheless, in my opinion Jewish Biblical Commentaries are the most thorough and satisfactory
in existence.
A religious Jew in his learning concentrates more on what the Law obliges him to
do at a practical level. This necessitate learning legal codes or source books such
as the Talmud.
After the legal codes come Moral exhortations or philosophical considerations involving
behavioral attitudes and general outlook.
There also exist legends, midrashim, popular tales, etc.
All these works frequently quote from the Bible and use Biblical examples.
It follows that a religious Jew will be well versed in certain sections of the
Bible while in others he may not be.
We are also dealing with human beings who work, raise families, etc,
struggle to get through the day, have other interests, etc. Some of them may not know much about anything at all.
At all events the emphasis is always on practical day-to-day application
of Torah law.
People from "Joseph" relate to the Bible in a different way which has its own
potential value.

3. Pax American and Brit-Am Teachings

The extracts below are from a Newsweek  article
"The End of Pax Americana" that we came across on the
Origin of Nations list.

Compare the points we emphasis with the Brit-Am teachings
such as the Blessings to Joseph and the task of the Ten Tribes
especially Joseph to civilize the world and elevate the nations.
A Blessing to Others

Light to the Nations

The End of Pax Americana
From: surfer11 <>
Subject: [origin of nations] The End of Pax Americana - Manassah's blessing to
 the world

The End of Pax Americana

The United States has unmatched military and economic strength, but is it
losing its role as a force for global stability?

By Robert J.  Samuelson

Extracts Only:

Dec. 13, 2006 - With hindsight, we may see 2006 as the end of Pax Americana.
Ever since World War II, the United States has used its military and
economic superiority to promote a stable world order that has, on the whole,
kept the peace and spread prosperity. But the United States increasingly
lacks both the power and the will to play this role.

By objective measures, Pax Americana's legacy is enormous. Since Hiroshima
and Nagasaki, no nuclear device has been used in anger. In World War II, an
estimated 60 million people died. Only four subsequent conflicts have had
more than a million deaths (the Congo civil war, 3 million; Vietnam, 1.9
million; Korea, 1.3 million; China's civil war, 1.2 million), reports the
Center for International Development and Conflict Management at the
University of Maryland. Under the U.S. military umbrella, democracy
flourished in Western Europe and Japan. It later spread to South Korea,
Eastern Europe and elsewhere. In 1977, there were 89 autocratic regimes in
the world and only 35 democracies, the center estimates. In 2005, there were
88 democracies and 29 autocracies.

Prosperity has been unprecedented. Historian Angus Maddison tells us that
from 1950 to 1998 the world economy expanded by a factor of six. Global
trade increased 20 times. These growth rates were well beyond historic
experience. Living standards exploded. Since 1950, average incomes have
multiplied about 16 times in South Korea, 11 times in Japan and six times in
Spain, reports Maddison. From higher bases, the increases were nearly five
times in Germany, four in France and three in the United States.

It is fatuous to think all this would have occurred spontaneously. Since the
Marshall Plan, the United States has been a stabilizing influence-albeit
with lapses (the Vietnam War, the 1970s inflation, now Iraq). Aside from
security, it provided a global currency, the dollar. It championed lower
tariffs and global investment, which transferred technology and management
skills around the world. It kept its markets open. It's doubtful that any
other major country would have tolerated present U.S. trade deficits (now
approaching $800 billion) without imposing pervasive import restrictions.

To Americans, the lesson of World War II was that, to prevent a repetition,
the United States had to promote global stability. It had to accept
short-term costs and burdens to avoid larger long-term costs and burdens.
But the triumphalism following the cold war fed overconfidence. Pax
Americana would continue forever. It was "the end of history''-democracy and
free markets would spread. The United States was a "hyperpower.''

The flaw in all this theorizing was to mistake strength for power.
Statistically, the United States remains the world's strongest nation. Its
economy is the wealthiest, triple the size of Japan's. Its all-volunteer
military is the best trained and most technologically advanced. "No other
state is building nuclear-powered aircraft carriers, stealth fighters or
unmanned aerial vehicles,'' writes Max Boot, author of "War Made New.'' The
United States has 12 carriers; Britain, the runner-up, has three smaller