"Brit-Am Now"- 407

June 1, 2004
1. Ezekiel
2. Brit-Am DNA Circle
3. Letter from the Netherlands
4. Other Claims to Israelite Ancestry
5. Not Satisfied with Brit-Am?

             Ezekiel (37:15-28) saw the return of the Ten Tribes as an
indispensable requirement for the deliverance of Israel and Judah. The
stranger who sojourns with us and identifies with us will have the same
rights as us (Ezekiel 47:22). He also has the same responsibilities
(14:7-8). God will once again accept Judah and all Israel
(16:62).   Ezekiel (23:2-3) indicates that from the very beginning the two
sections of the Children of Israel, i.e. "Judah" and "Israel" or "Ephraim"
were distinct entities with their own predispositions.   The Lost Ten
Tribes will be ingathered (11:17). God is still with them (11:16). Ezekiel
(11:18) says that first the exiles will return to the Land of Israel and
after that they shall put away their idols and keep the Law (11:2). Ezekiel
says that Judah has an obligation to help the Lost Ten Tribes return. The
complete return of Judah is dependent upon the return of "Samaria" (16:53,
55, 61) meaning the Ten Tribes especially Manasseh. Manasseh today is
mainly the USA. God will renew His covenant with Judah and with Israel
             Ezekiel 37 says that God told him to take the stick (in Hebrew
"etz" which can also mean "wood", or "tree") and to write upon it, "For
Judah and for the Children of Israel who are joined to him", i.e. "For the
Jews". He was told to take another stick and write upon it, "For Joseph,
the stick of Ephraim and for all the House of Israel who are joined unto
him" (37:16). He was then told to join them together and they were to be
one (37:17). Ezekiel explained that "Judah" and "Israel" (the Lost Ten
Tribes) are destined to be (37:19-21) gathered together into the land of
Israel and there re-united. The re-unification must take place initially
through our own initiative: Ezekiel takes the sticks and writes upon them
and joins them together in his own hands but then God makes them one in HIS
hand (37:19): They are to become one kingdom and one king shall rule over
them (37:22). This King will be either a descendant of David or King David
himself. They shall keep the Law (37:24). God will dwell amongst them and
the Tabernacle-Temple will be rebuilt (37:27-28 ch. 43). The land of Great
Israel from the Nile to the Euphrates and beyond will be divided up amongst
the twelve Tribes of Israel (chapter 47). The non-Israelite stranger who
dwells among you will receive an inheritance together with the Tribe he
dwelt amongst (47:22).

2. Brit-Am DNA Circle
Brit-Am is forming a group to study how DNA findings affect Brit-Am beliefs.
In the past whenever we came across evidence that appeared to contradict
Brit-Am findings we examined it
and in many cases accepted it (with or without modification) and often
found that it actually supported our beliefs.
We accept the truth wherever we find it and know that ultimately all truth
must converge to the same conclusions.  There is apparently some truth in DNA findings that we should
not reject.
We do not consider DNA claims an exact science and do not want people to think
that DNA claims can replace Biblical and Historical Researches.
WE do think that DNA studies can help.
At all events it is worth our while to know something about the subject and
how Brit-Am beliefs stand up to recent findings.

Our attitude on the whole may be exemplified by taking head shapes as an
In the past the shape of the head was considered to be inherited and
Different races and migratory movements were determined by examining head
shapes of living persons or of skeletons.
Later it was found that in some cases and in some periods of history head
shapes have changed and are changing at present. Nevertheless, Changes in head shape and
comparison of different shaped skulls
are still VERY useful in archaeology and in ethnological researches.  They
must however now be considered with great reservation and in conjunction with other findings.
It may be that a similar position will ultimately be accepted concerning DNA.

At all events, people who have knowledge of the subject have agreed to join us
and some of them are actually in favor of our position.
It appears that DNA findings can be interpreted as consistent with Brit-Am
conclusions. Not only that but Brit-Am is actually providing answers to DNA conundrums
that were turning up.

Anyone who wishes to join the Brit-Am DNA circle may do so by sending a message
to Yair Davidiy <yair@britam.org>
containing the words  "Brit-Am DNA Join" in the Subject line or in  the  message itself.

It may take a week or two before the project gets rolling so be patient.
Anyone who joins does so on the understanding that:
All letters and opinions may be re-used by Brit-Am as Brit-Am decides
with the name and e-mail address of the authors quoted UNLESS the person
considered explicitly requests (in each letter sent) that this not be so.
Summaries and extracts or entire letters will be posted periodically
on a section of the Brit-Am website set aside for that purpose.
Articles in the Brit-Am magazine, "Brit-Am Truth", on the subject will also go out.

3. Letter from the Netherlands
Dear Yair Davidy

hope you are well in all aspects of life. I would like to know if number 7
is the last issue of your magazine. If there are new numbers I will ask you
to send them up to me.
I always enjoy to read your magazine very much and am looking forwards to new
Do you know more about the origin of our Royal House "Oranje-Nassau"?(Jewish
I wrote you about Arthur Zuckerman and The Jewish Princedom in feudal France
and the first William of Orange (au court nez) who was half Jewish and half
Our Royal House has always been supporting the Jews and the Jews our House
of Orange. This is the reason that Hitler hated our queen (Wilhelmina) and
she hated Hitler (the personification of evil).
Anyway, I wish all the best.   Greetings,

                                                         Fred J. Koeslag

Fred Shalom,
Issue no 8 has come out but I have not yet posted them.

4. Other Claims to Israelite Ancestry
Japanese Claims:

Indian Claims (mainly in Spanish):

Partial Answer to other Claims and DNA similarities etc:

The Brit-Am beliefs are based primarily on Biblical proofs together with
some traditional Rabbinical sources.
We also have concluded that the historical evidence supports our conclusions
and that these conclusions fit all of the evidence taken together better
than any other possible solution.
In the past we used the following criteria (as explained in detail in our
book "Ephraim"):

1. Blessings: Economic and Physical Blessings as promised to Israel in
2. Indications of Scripture: Biblical Evidence predicting whereto the Lost
Ten Tribes would go, what type of religion and government they would have,
3. Groundwork: Historical, Archaeological, and Related Proofs showing paths
of migration.
4. Judah: This entails proven feelings of kinship and sympathy with the
Jews and a Relative Lack of Anti-Semitism when compared with others.
5. Originality: Innovation and Intellect: A minimal degree of national
Intellectual Wisdom and Honesty.
6. Bravery: Proven Military Prowess in the past at least and at present in
7. Empathy: The Doing of Social Justice.

The said criteria apply to the nations concerned as a whole and over
significant periods of time
and are expressed especially through the deeds and attitudes of great leaders.

Historically the Ancient Israelites were related to the peoples of Aram
(Syria and Mesopotamia),
Edom, Moab, and Ammon. They also physically intermixed with Canaanites and
At itmes they ruled over these peoples and at other times these peoples
ruled over them.
It may be that these peoples absorbed some influences and that Israelites
intermixed with them.
At all events we seek countries whereto the majority of Israelites went and
where they expressed
their characteristics and predicted Israelite destinies.

5. Not Satisfied with Brit-Am?
Last week two people wrote us with articles disputing our relying on the
simple meaning of the Bible where it says that
Ruth was a Moabite.
Apart from that, quite a few subscribers asked to be taken off the list.
People vote with their feet, as Lenin said.
No-one actually complained. They just went.
In addition to this, just when we were faced with extra expenses, sales and
offerings have decreased drastically
for unknown reasons.
It may be a coincidence or it may be a Cyclical event but if there is any
dissatisfaction we would like to be aware of it.
We do listen to criticism and advice. We may not always act
on it (though we often do) but we do consider it and appreciate it.

If you value Brit-Am. If you think we are positive and should keep going
please help us to do so.
God bless you
Yair Davidiy

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