"Brit-Am Now"-144

November 11, 2002

1.President John Adams
2. Recognition by Judah of Israelite Ancestry
3. Our "Rivals" DO receive support!

1.President John Adams
From: Women in Green <wfit2@womeningreen.org>
Subject: President John Adams Speaking About the Jews' contribution to mankind

"I will insist that the Hebrews have done more to civilize men than any
other nation. If I were an atheist and believed in blind eternal fate, I
should still believe that fate had ordained the Jews to be the most
essential instrument for civilizing the nations. If I were an atheist of
the other sect, who believe or pretend to believe that all is ordered by
chance, I should believe that chance had ordered the Jews to preserve and
propagate to all mankind the doctrine of a supreme, intelligent, wise,
almighty sovereign of the universe, which I believe to be the great
essential principle of all morality, and consequently of all civilization."
-John Adams, 2nd U.S. President, 1806

2. Recognition by Judah of Israelite Ancestry
This can only be achieved through general recognition by means of history
alongside Biblical and Scriptural proofs.
Brit-Am is the only organization that can achieve this.
Do not be misled.
There are no shortcuts.
Do not hope that through Brit-Am other agendas can be served.
We are not misleading anyone.
Brit-Am needs support like any other organization.
Not only Judah has to be convinced of this truth but so too does most of

3. Our "Rivals" DO receive support!
The Amishav organization headed by Rabbi Avichail looks for the lost tribes
in Asia and elsewhere. About ten years ago I spoke with Rabbi Avichail. My
impression was that he personally
is not interested in historical proofs, nor in Scriptural interpretations
nor even especially in Rabbinical Classical opinion.
He  however (along with his supporters) use these sources to back his
claims up. He is interested in people who believe
they are of Israelite ancestry and are prepared to convert to Judaism. He
is not interested in people from the west.
He received a lot of support along with a lot of opposition. Now they are
setting up an office with paid emissaries overseas
as the following news item relates. Read it through and then see our
comment after it.

Arutz-7 Israel National News, November 10, 2002
Jewish Outreach Center Opens In Northeastern India
For the first time, a Jewish educational institute has been opened in
northeastern India to reach out to members of the Bnei Menashe, a group
claiming descent from a lost tribe of Israel. Located in Aizawl, the
capital of the Indian state of Mizoram, the new Amishav Hebrew Center
?will offer a variety of classes on Hebrew language, Jewish history and
tradition to the Bnei Menashe,? said Michael Freund, Director of the
Jerusalem-based Amishav organization, which is behind the center?s
?Our goal is to reach out to the Bnei Menashe and to help them to deepen
their Jewish knowledge and understanding,? Freund said. ?They are our
brothers and sisters, and we have an obligation to assist them.?
Recently, Amishav dispatched teachers from Israel to man the center,
including members of the Bnei Menashe who spent time studying in Israeli
yeshivot. Dozens of potential students have already signed up for the
center's classes.
Over the past year, Freund noted, Amishav has translated and published
half a dozen titles on Jewish topics in the Mizo language used by
Aizawl's Bnei Menashe community, including a weekday and Sabbath prayer
book, a Hebrew-English-Mizo dictionary, and a guide to the Jewish
festivals. By next summer, Amishav plans to open an additional Hebrew
Center in the neighboring state of Manipur, along India?s border with
Burma, where a large concentration of Bnei Menashe currently resides.
[Michael Freund]

Brit-Am comment: We have met some of the people concerned in the above.
We have no special attitude towards them one way or the other.
Their path is not our path since the circumstances are different.
They can claim that the way they are going even if they are wrong no great
harm can be done.
Against us they can say: Even if Brit-Am is right if we are not careful we
could cause damage.

Be that as it may, the bottom line is that they are succeeding relatively well
because they receive support from those who agree with them.
If you want Brit-Am to succeed you have to support it.
The principles that Brit-Am stands for can only be forwarded by Brit-Am itself.