"Brit-Am Now"-116

1. Activity in UK.
2. Brian James: Making Contact
3. Questions on (a) setting up a new Brit-Am branch and (b) the attitude
of  the State of Israel

1. Activity in UK.
The following message indicates one characteristic of a growing interest in
Brit-Am in the
UK., i.e. very few (if any) really active branches of Brit-Am BUT an
interest in, and adoption of,
Brit-Am interests by other similarly-minded groups and individuals.

From: Cath
Subject: RE: Making Contact

Hello Yair,
Thank you for your e-mail and the desire to make contact with us. All I feel
I can do is tell you a little about ourselves, our aims and how this fits in
with yourself. I live in Huddersfield, England with my wife Cath and
daughter Jenny who has just started her college education. My son is in
U.S.A. married to an American girl. We are not in fellowship at the moment
but do try to attend meetings if they sound in line with what we are
pursuing, even if this means travelling. Oftentimes we simply spend Sabbath
(7th day) in the nearby hills equipped with the Scriptures, study notes and
a picnic hamper. Wonderful fellowship with each other and with the Almighty.
Much of our study times centre around the weekly Torah portions and whenever
possible we share our thoughts, mostly with Cath's sister and her husband
who have like-minded views to ourselves. They live about 70 miles from here
so we meet up whenever we can. In actual fact we are spending the Feast of
Tabernacles with them and some other friends over in Wales (one month later
than Judah, due to the timing of the moon in relation to the Spring Equinox
this year). As sons of Jacob we feel a need to live out a Torah-based
lifestyle and to promote this understanding among others. We do this mainly
by publishing a magazine called Mal'akh. The approach is one of seeing Judah
coming to completion in the Messiah and the restoration of the two houses,
and therefore it is not our intent to missionise Jewish people to a
Christian Religion. We are in fact running a series of articles by yourself
regarding teaching on the 10 tribes, along with other teaching that the
whole house of Israel has to return to a Hebraic understanding of the
scriptures and a Torah lifestyle.
Hope that this gives you a flavour of who we are and what we are about. We
value the work you are doing and look forward to further interaction with
you in the future.
David and Catherine (Lodge)

2. Brian James: Making Contact
Subject: Re: "Brit-Am Now"-115

Yair I did recieve your "making contact" as well....i have been trying to
read as much as i can and i am enjoying it. I am a student of middle
eastern History, so i do find your topic very informative for my own
studies. As for the Topic of "Law" (Torah) it will go forth from Jerusalem,
to all the world. Thanks for your unrelenting efforts to inform all those
"who have ears to hear". Shalom.
Brian James

3. Questions on (a) setting up a new Brit-Am branch and (b) the attitude
of  the State of Israel
"Scott"  wrote:
>I don't see one [a Brit-Am branch] for [my state] .  I wouldn't know what
>to do, or how to do it, but am willing.

>I was raised in this knowledge from my youth upward by my father.  It
>appears he will soon pass, and it would be a good way to fulfill the
>commandment to honor my father by carrying on his work.


>On another subject, We will fight together, Judah having drawn first
>blood, against all the enemies of Ha Shem.  We will, however, have
>suffered a great depletion in the mass return due to various trials, and
>will, in the end be defeated militarily.  At the lowest point, however,
>Messiah will come, and we will be rescued.

>On another subject, I tried to immigrate to Israel in 1995, but the  folks
>in the immigration office wouldn't hear of it.

I was perfectly willing to be used for cannon-fodder, but that wasn't good
enough.  How can there be a reconciliation while one side just doesn't want
it? Nevertheless, "the two shall be made one stick," in God's  own time.

(a) Regarding the setting up of a Brit-Am branch in your area:
All you have to do is serve as an address, receive contacts of those
then arrange meetings and supervise them so that nobody with outside agendas
disrupts them or tries to take them over.
The meetings should have some point of interest centered on a Brit-Am theme
or teaching.
and some light refreshments, e.g. water, soft drinks, biscuits, etc.

All of the above could result  in your having to go to some trouble and
perhaps minor expenses.
If you think you can go ahead with this please let us know,
If not, it does not matter, not everyone can do this and sometimes people
think they can arrange meetings properly,
then find it more difficult than they expected.

(b) Regarding the attitude of the Israeli immigration authorities and
Israel in general:
They sometimes hassle everyone including people more Jewish than themselves.
This is the reality but things are getting better. The Israeli bureaucracy
should learn
manners and efficiency from the British though in some areas the British
and others
could learn from the Israelis.

In other areas:
The State of Israel, once convinced of a certain line of action,  has
proven itself capable of making overnight changes and complete
transformations of its attitude and policies. It has pulled itself away
from the brink of military, social, and economic disaster
on numerous occasions, reformed its forces, changed its attitude,  and made
a "comeback" with resounding success.
It can (and one day will) do the same with Brit-Am.
It may seem hard to comprehend the potential at present but we only need a
few "breakthroughs" at a crucial level and everything should change
We (Brit-Am) are working in this direction.
Rabbi Feld is constantly pushing the Brit-Am cause at the rabbinical,
governmental, and social levels.
We have proven that the potential is there and the capability is within us
given the necessary means.

4. Questions on a. What can we do now?
b. What will happen in the future?
At 12:44 20/09/2002 +0100, Malcolm  OSBORNE wrote:

>Dear Yair
>Further to my representation of 09/09, may I respectfully say that a
>response would be helpful.
>If as you say, it is your thought that Judah will assist the 10 Tribes in
>renewing their covenant with the Almighty One, yet these will "not
>necessarily have to convert to Judaism in our sense of the word" -
>How can those who are Torah Observant Gentiles/Israelites, help in this
>Christians would be aware of the words of Jesus as given as "The Sermon on
>the Mount." Therein, Jesus clearly illustrates the need for people to obey
>Torah from the Heart and not merely externally. Is this not a suitable
>platform on which to reach out, at least to his genuine followers?
>I can imagine some problems with this line of thinking/ action for those of
>an Orthodox persuasion who would like to keep Jesus out of it, but how else
>can we teach those who become challenged by the message of our pending
>Return, as given by "Brit-Am," others and of course the Tanach?
>In Deuteronomy chapter 30, Moshe says this:
>1And it shall come to pass, when all these things are come upon thee, the
>blessing and the curse, which I have set before thee, and thou shalt call
>them to mind among all the nations, whither the LORD thy God hath driven
>thee, 2And shalt return unto the LORD thy God, and shalt obey his voice
>according to all that I command thee this day, thou and thy children, with
>all thine heart, and with all thy soul; 3That then the LORD thy God will
>turn thy captivity, and have compassion upon thee, and will return and
>gather thee from all the nations, whither the LORD thy God hath scattered
>thee. 4If any of thine be driven out unto the outmost parts of heaven, from
>thence will the LORD thy God gather thee, and from thence will he fetch
>thee: 5And the LORD thy God will bring thee into the land which thy fathers
>possessed, and thou shalt possess it; and he will do thee good, and multiply
>thee above thy fathers. 6And the LORD thy God will circumcise thine heart,
>and the heart of thy seed, to love the LORD thy God with all thine heart,
>and with all thy soul, that thou mayest live.
>The King James Version, (Cambridge: Cambridge) 1769.
>The Almighty has promised to return us, When we return to Him.
>As the message of our Identity becomes known, those of the tribes, will need
>help in understanding their covenant responsibilities. Yet as I cannot see
>mass conversions to Judaism [either] and bearing in mind that The Almighty
>generally uses human agents, I suggest we all need to get our heads and
>hearts around this, looking to HaShem for wisdom.
> >Again regards,
>  Malcolm Osborne

Your question may be divided into two:
a. What can we do now?
b. What will happen in the future?

a. What can we do now?
What we are doing at present is working well but there should be more of it
and the quality and quantity can be improved on greatly,
i.e. learn, internalize, spread the message, and seek where possible
means of association with others of like mind; increase support for Brit-Am
in Jerusalem,
maintain contact. Once the basic principles of Brit-Am are accepted most
differences prove
to be superficial and can be worked out. The idea is to do go ahead at full
speed with the points we
agree upon.

b. What will happen in the future?
I now realize that once the beliefs of Brit-Am become known and are
accepted at an
official level by "Joseph" then that will be the first and major step
contained in the legal
concept termed  "conversion".
"Joseph" has to know his identity and acknowledge it and then it will be
by Judah.
Brit-Am is doing what it can to forward the message both in "Joseph" and


"And I will make of you a great nation. And I will bless you and make your
name great.
And you shall be a blessing.
"And I will bless they who bless you, and curse him who curses you.
And in you shall all the families of the earth be blessed.
(Gensis 12;2-3).

The Principles of Brit-Am require:
1. Acceptance of Prophecy.
2. Self-Respect (no hatred of fellow Israelite groups, no antisemitism)
3. Acknowledgement of The Israelite Identity of many people amongst
Western Nations.

The aims of Brit-Am  are to encourage:
1. The spread of Identity Awareness.
2. Increased Identity research and clarification.
3. Association of members together for the sake of  mutual-empowerment,
learning and fellowship.

The giving of donations
together with the ordering of publications enables
Brit-Am to function.
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