"Brit-Am Now"- 420

July 2, 2004
1. The Order of Redemption
2. Everything Depends on Your Behavior
3. Khazars and Jews, Eskimoes and Danes
4. Brit-Am Meeting in Sweden
5. The Most Important Thing
6. Article by Zippora Feld
7. Brit-Am Activities at Present

1. The Order of Redemption is:
a. A portion of Judah returns to the land
and rebuilds it.
b. Judah establishes an independent state: at first similar to that of
the time of the Judges and of Ezra later evolving into a Kingdom ruled by
a descendant of David.
c. The Lost Ten Tribes in their Places of Exile re-unite with Judah
and then together  they (or at least a representative portion of them)
move to the Land.  Jeremiah 31, Hosea 1:10-11
d. The Lost Ten Tribes take over Lebanon, Syria, and outlying regions.
Zechariah 10,  Micah 7:14
e. The Lost Ten Tribes re-unite (for the second time?) with Judah in the
Land. This is accompanied by a religious purification
of Judah and Joseph and division of the area of greater Israel (from the
Nile to the Euphrates and beyond)
amongst all the 13 Tribes. Ezekiel 37, 47
f. Some of the Lost Ten Tribes re-settle in Samaria: This may happen as
part of process no. d or it may be a later development. Jeremiah 31
All of the above is the basis of an article we are preparing that will
explore this whole question more thoroughly.

2. Everything Depends on Your Behavior
Torah.org: The Judaism Site, http://www.torah.org/
Maimonides (1137-1204)
a) Reward and Punishment
Every person is free to choose between good and evil ways, as it says "Man
has become like one of us to know good and evil" (1. Gen. 3:22). G-d does
not decree in
advance who will be good and who wicked, as it says "Evil and good do not
come out of the mouth of the High One"( 2. Lamentations 3:38). This is a
great principle of the
Torah, as it says "Behold, I have set before you today life and good,
death and evil" (3. Deut. 30:15), and it says "Behold, I set before you
today a blessing
and a curse" (4. Deut. 11:26) -- the choice is in your hands. All of a
person's actions
are under his control; nothing compels him. A person is therefore judged
according to his actions -- if he does good deeds he is rewarded; if he
does evil deeds he is punished.

3. Khazars and Jews, Eskimoes and Danes
One could theoretically propose that all the Danes descend from Eskimoes
and that all the people of Scotland are a  mutant branch from the pygmies
of New Guinea.
Similarly some people keep sending me articles saying that Jews are Edomites
and/or  they all descendants of Khazars who were (they claim) a
Turkish-Mongolian people.
These ideas are theoretical. They are also not true.
even if they were true, the present day Jews would still be JUDAH AS
Apart from that, people who are obsessed with the idea that the Jews are
from somebody else and evidently do not want to belong to the same nation
as Judah
may have a point. You do not have to be an Israelite.
Peoples who are not of Hebrew descent also have a place in this world and
can find their own
salvation. In fact it is easier for them. They are better off.
Israelites are chosen for a special destiny but they also have a
corresponding higher obligation.
The doing of justice and judgement is incumbent upon all Israelites:
Bahya Ibn Pakudah (C. 1040 - 1080 CE Sarragosa, Spain) points out that the
"choseness" of
the seed of David meant an EXTRA OBLIGATION to judgment and justice.

We believe we have proven (by bringing the proofs of others and also by our
own research) that most of the Lost Ten Tribes went to
certain areas. It may be that a majority of the people in some places are
descended from Israel
but nobody is giving out  blank cards of entry.  Even if somebody wished to
do so, it would not be worth much.
If one feels that one belongs to the Israelite people then in the light of
our findings one may well
indeed be of Israelite descent but it is not proven. Just a probability.
By the same token if one has an instinctive aversion to belonging to the
same people as Judah then maybe one does not.
There is no need to make a fuss about it.  Those who attack Judah are in
effect saying they do not belong to Israel
or/nor wish to belong. They do not have to. If physically they are
Israelites then something is wrong with them.
There is something pathological about compulsive behavior that causes
people to nullify
Judah for one reason or other and when these reasons are rejected or proven
wrong to keep coming back
with newly invented arguments on the same theme, as some of them do. If
they are not
Israelites then they should reconcile themselves to  reality and leave
those who are alone.

4. Brit-Am Meeting in Sweden
From: rjan Svensson <orjan.svensson@mbox300.swipnet.se>
Subject: meeting

Monday evening we had a Brit-Am meeting here in Sweden organized
by Mona Duke. I held a lecture regarding recent discoveries
concerning Hebrew messages in the world's longest and most
famous runic inscription - that of the Rok Stone in Ostergotland,
which has more than 700 runes on it.
The meeting was also held in Ostergotland just outside the
city of Linkoping.
Peter Caspersson also held a lecture regarding connections
between the tribes of Israel and the pyramids of Egypt, and
amazing relations between the name of God and the Golden Section and
several ancient structures and mathematical theory.
About six persons were present in the meeting. Some persons
came and went during the meeting so maybe we were eight persons
as most.


5. The Most Important Thing
The Most Important Thing is to believe in God and study the Bible and do
the best you can according to your understanding.
I have got a lot to improve in this regard and so do most of us here. It
can be done with a little effort.
The point is to make a beginning and God will help us the rest of the way.

6. Article by Zippora Feld
An article by Zippora Feld (daughter of RabbiAvraham Feld) concerning the
importance of Unity amongst Israelites
is to be found at


or at:

7. Brit-Am Activities at Present

Brit-Am is very low on funds at present so we are not advertising or
anything and are cutting
costs as much as possible. Mailings of the magazine are in process and
should reach all
those who are subscribed soon.
I have been asked why I frequently use the expression "we" when in fact I
seem to be the only one
in action. This is not so. We would not function were it not for the
co-operation, voluntary
participation of others, along with moral support, ideas and information,
book orders
and offerings of all those who back us and identify with. Betty Mattheson
has enabled us to present a state-of-the-art top quality web site.
Go to our web sites frequently since there is often new material being posted
and a lot of articles worth reading that you probably missed the first time
you were there.

Biblical Proofs are  our strongest and most important convincing agent.
In the past we went though large sections of the Prophets emphasizing
aspects ofsignificance to Brit-Am beliefs. We are still doing this through our series
on Judges and Psalms.
I am going back over Isaiah in the Hebrew along with the insights of Major
and related sources. There was a lot of material of very great importance
that we overlooked
the first time round. We hope to publish the results of the present ongoing
study in a new book.
We are also preparing a work proving the Israelite origin of the Khazars
while discussing all other
possibilities. This work will also contain NEW information and insights
concerning the Israelite origin
of several peoples in Europe, according to Brit-Am beliefs.
The publication  of books puts out important information, increases the
spread of the message and its depth,
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"Brit-Am Now"- 420b
1. New "Brit-Am" Sympathetic Sites
2. In Defence of Judah and Joseph
3. About the Khazars

1. New "Brit-Am" Sympathetic Sites
<http://www.houseofephraim.com>www.houseofephraim.com .
Looks promising but time will tell how it develops.
 From time to time we draw attention to different sites that bear a message
that is
a similar direction to our own. This does not make us responsible for any
that may be introduced on the sites in question, only that for now at least
they are worth viewing.
See also:

2. In Defence of Judah and Joseph
From: Harold Hemenway <jewishchristian@seanet.com>
Subject: Re: "Brit-Am Now"-418
Hi Yair,

I have a number of points I would like to make in response to your latest

1.) The Talmud has much wisdom in it, but it also blasphemes Jesus the
Messiah and tells Jews to mistreat anyone who believes in Jesus the
Messiah.  Therefore when Jews follow the Talmud, in these ways, they commit

2.) Jews are in general more obedient to the Bible than Christians, but
they fall short of perfection by a long shot.  They keep a Passover on the
15th rather than 14th.  They keep a man-made calendar rather than actual
observation of the heavenly bodies.  They keep a Sivan 6 Pentecost rather
than a Sunday Pentecost and they don't eat lamb on the Passover but use a
shankbone.  Typically their tassels have no blue thread in them.  They
don't tithe.  These are just a few of the errors committed by Jews as well
as those errors in point number one..

3.) Was Isaiah a traitor to Israel?  Was Micah a traitor to Israel?
Was Jeremiah?  All of these men fall under your condemnation since they
made anti-Jewish statements.  It is proper to condemn sin wherever it
is,  even among the Jews.

4.) You keep addressing us as lost ten tribes or Joseph and you act like
you represent the Jews.  But the reality is that we who receive your emails
are Jewish also in our conduct.  We keep the festivals and the Sabbath.  We
avoid unclean meats and we put on tassels and phylacteries also.  We tithe
and we pray.  Etcetera.  Yet you treat us like we are the lost ones and we
need your help.  I would respond that in many ways we are more obedient
than you (see above) and Judah is by no means perfect.  Rebukes of
correction are the path to life and they are a way of blessing the Jews.

5.) A certain percentage of Jews are Edomites and of other mixed
blood.  They can't help the way they were born.  But never-the-less this
fact should be recognized and not ignored.  Jews are perfectly willing to
falsely label Christians as Edomites and I don't hear you complaining about
that.  Yet that doesn't even have any documentation.
Feel free to respond.  I will read your response.
Harold Hemenway

Replies by Brit-Am:
1. Concerning the Talmud I have said repeatedly that questions should be
directed elsewhere.
If you are interested in replies to criticisms against the Talmud see:
The Talmud is as large as the Encyclopedia Britannica and consists of
numerous contradictory opinions. It requires the reading of many
commentaries and for practical conclusions numerous legal works have to be
consulted. The Talmud is largely theoretical. Personally I do not know what
passages you are referring to though I try to learn the Talmud every day,
studied for a few years in Rabbinical institutions, and two of my married
sons are learning in Rabbinical colleges. I am not saying that the passages
you mention do not exist just that they cannot be very prominent. Also
consider that the early Christian Church was backed by the power of Rome
(after Constantine) that persecuted the Jews. It was also quite pagan by
present standards according to the works of numerous Biblically-oriented
Christian scholars.
Anyway take claims against Judaism and the Talmud elsewhere. There are
Jewish scholars out there who are more qualified than I in these matters
and they are quite friendly.

2. Matters of observance are a subject for debate. Many (probably most)
Jews do tithe
but they do not usually consider it a commandment in the legal sense but
more of an injunction. An interesting book (translated into English) exists
with all the pros and cons of the tithing question discussed. I will try
and obtain it.

3. The Prophets condemned  Judah and Israel. The Jews today are vulnerable.
Brit-Am defends Judah and Joseph. In our Hebrew book "Achim Acharim" a lot
of emphasis is put on answering criticisms against Joseph. Also if you have
been following our series on "The Tribes" you will have noticed that a lot
of research effort
went into presenting Joseph (and Judah) in the proper positive perspective.

4. Brit-Am represents Brit-Am. We have not received a Mandate from anybody.
In our eyes we sometimes find ourselves representing Judah before Joseph or
Joseph before Judah. This is not our aim. OUR AIM IS TO ESTABLISH THE
Sometimes we evidently give the wrong impression. We do not want to present
ourselves as a religious movement. We emphasize the Bible along with
secular research mainly as it applies to Brit-Am identity. We may diverge
here and there from the main point but I do not think overduly  so. Most of
our subscribers agree to this.

5. Concerning Edomites see our Posted Article "Why the Jews Are Judah".
Concerning the existence of Edomites amongst Gentiles in Europe see chapter
eight of our book,  "Ephraim".
We defend Judah and we defend Joseph. We even feel we have an obligation in
this direction but it does not extent to all "Europeans" or "Christians" in
I have put a lot of energy and effort into defending Joseph. Our on-going
campaign against Conspiracy freaks is based on the fact that these people
usually serve an anti-Joseph agenda.
Most anti-Semites are also the enemies of  both Joseph and Judah.

3. About the Khazars
Article "The Khazars" by R  Beter followed by a Brit-Am reply to the false
charges made.

1. The kingdom of the Khazars vanished from the map of the world many
centuries ago. Today many people have never even heard of it yet in its day
the Khazar kingdom [Khazaria] was a very major power, indeed holding sway
over a large empire of subjugated peoples. It had to be reckoned with by
the two neighbouring superpowers of that day. To the south and west of
Khazaria the Byzantine Empire was in full flower with its Eastern Orthodox
Christian civilisation. To the south-east, the Khazar kingdom bordered on
the expanding Moslem Empire of the Arab Caliphs. The Khazar's influenced
the histories of both of these empires but, far more importantly, the
Khazar kingdom occupied what was later to become a southern portion of
Russia between the Black and Caspian Seas. As a result, the historical
destinies of the Russians and the Khazars became intertwined in ways which
have persisted down to the present day.

2. In case you have never heard of the Khazars, I think I should mention
where you can look to learn more about them. In 1976 a book about the
Khazars was published by the British writer [a Jew] Arthur Koestler. The
book is titled, The thirteenth tribe - The Khazar Empire And Its Heritage.
The American publisher is Random House, New York.

3. History records that the Khazars were derived from a mixture of Mongols,
Turks and Fins. As early as the 3rd Century AD, they were identifiable in
constant warfare in the areas of Persia and Armenia. Later, in the 5th
Century, the Khazars were among the devastating hordes of Attila, the Hun.
Around 550 AD, the nomadic Khazars began settling themselves in the area
around the northem Caucasus between the Black and Caspian Seas. The
Khazar's capital of Itil was established at the mouth of the Volga River
where it emptied into the Caspian Sea, in order to control the river
traffic. The Khazars then exacted a toll of 10% on any and all cargo which
passed Itil on the river. Those who refused were attacked and slaughtered.

4. With the kingdom finally established in the Caucasus, the Khazars
gradually began to create an empire of subjugated peoples. More and more
Slavonic tribes, who were peaceful compared with the Khazars, were attacked
and conquered. They became part of the Khazar Empire, required to pay
tribute continually to the Khazar Kingdom. Tribute by conquered peoples has
always been a feature of empires, of course, but not in the fashion of the
Khazars. The so-called great empires of the world always gave something in
return for the taxes they extracted. Rome, for example, made citizens of
those they conquered; and in return for the taxes they levied, they brought
civilisation, order and protection against attack from would-be invaders.

5. But not so in the Khazar Empire. The people who were subject to the
Khazars received only one thing in return for their payments of tribute,
and that was a shaky promise - the Khazars would refrain from further
attacks and pillage so long as the tributes were paid. Therefore, the
subjects of the Khazar Empire were nothing more than the victims of the
giant protection racket. The Khazar overlords were therefore resented
universally and bitterly throughout their domain, but they were also feared
because of the merciless way in which they dealt with anyone who stood up
to them. And so the Khazar Empire expanded northward to Kiev [Kiev now the
capital of UKRAINE, on the Dnieper River. It is Ukraine's largest city and
a major port. One of the oldest European cities, it was a commercial centre
as early as the 5th century, and became the capital of KIEVAN RUSSIA in the
9th century and westward to include Magyars, the ancestors of modern Hungary.

6. In about 740AD, a stunning event took place. The Khazars had been under
continual pressure from their Byzantine and Moslem neighbours to adopt
Christianity or Islam, but the Khazar ruler, called the Khakan, had heard
of a third religion called JUDAISM. Apparently for political reasons of
independence, the Khakan announced that the Khazars were adopting Judaism
as their religion. Overnight an entirely new group of people, the warlike
Khazars, suddenly proclaimed themselves Jews - adoptive Jews. The Khazar
kingdom began to be described as the 'Kingdom of the Jews' by historians of
the day. Succeeding Khazar rulers took Jewish names, and during the late
9th Century the Khazar kingdom became a haven for Jews of other lands.

7. Meanwhile the brutal Khazar domination over other peoples continued
unchanged. But then a new factor appeared on the scene. During the 8th
Century there came coursing down the great rivers - the Dnieper, the Don
and the Volga - the eastern branch of the Vikings. They were known as the
VARANCIANS, or the RUS. Like other Vikings, the Rus were bold adventurers
and fierce fighters, but when they tangled with the Khazars, the Rus often
ended up paying tribute like everyone else.

8. In 862 a Rus leader named Rurik founded the city of Novgorod, and the
RUSSIAN NATION was born. The Rus Vikings settled among the Slavonic tribes
under Khazar domination, and the struggle between Vikings and Khazars
changed in character. It became a struggle by the emerging nation of Russia
for independence from Khazar oppression.

9. Over a century after the founding of Russia's first city, another
momentous event took place. Russia's leader, Prince Vladimir of Kiev,
accepted baptism as a Christian in the year 989. He actively promoted
Christianity in Russia, and his memory is revered by Russians today as
'Saint Vladimir;' and so a thousand years ago Russia's tradition as a
Christian nation began.

10. Vladimir's conversion also brought Russia into alliance with Byzantium.
The Byzantine rulers had always feared the Khazars, and the Russians were
still struggling to free themselves. And so in the year 1016, combined
Russian and Byzantine forces attacked the Khazar kingdom. The Khazar
kingdom was shattered, and the kingdom of the Khazars fell into decline.
Eventually most of the Khazar Jews migrated to other areas. Many of them
wound up in eastern Europe, where they mingled and intermarried with other
Jews. Like the Semitic Jews some 1000 years earlier, the Khazar Jews became
dispersed. The kingdom of the Khazars was no more.

11. As the Khazars moved and lived amongst the Jewish people, the Khazar
Jews passed on a distinct heritage from generation to generation. One
element of the Khazar Jew heritage is a militant form of ZIONISM. In the
view of Khazar Jews, the land occupied by ancient Israel is to be retaken -
not by a miracle but by armed force. This is what is meant by Zionism
today, and this is the force that created the nation which calls itself
Israel today. The other major ingredient of the Khazar Jew heritage is
hatred for Christianity, and for the Russian people as the champions of the
Christian faith. Christianity is viewed as the force that caused the
ancient so-called Kingdom of the Jews; the Khazar kingdom [Khazarial] to
collapse. Having dominated much of what is present-day Russia, the Khazar
Jews still want to re-establish that domination - and for a millennium they
have been trying continually to do just that.

12. In 1917 the Khazar Jews passed a major milestone towards the creation
of their own state in Palestine. The same year they also created the
Bolshevik Revolution in Russia. There followed a Christian holocaust, the
likes of which the world has never seen. The Khazar Jews were once again in
control of Russia after more than 900 years, and they set about the task of
destroying the Russian Christians - over 100-million of them, at the same
time over 20-million religious Jews also died at the hands of the Khazar
Jews. This is what the Russian Christians were up against in their 60-year
struggle to overthrow the atheistic Bolsheviks, but they finally succeeded
in their overthrow program, and now the 1000-year-old war between the
Russian Christians and the Khazar Jews is reaching a climax.

13. On August 19, 1979, Rabbi Joel Teitelbaum died in New York. He died in
the morning, and was buried the same afternoon. Very short notice, and yet
100,000 Jewish men arrived in time for the funeral. It is hard to imagine
how many more hundreds of thousands could not arrive on such short notice.
A month later, September 18, his followers placed a memorial tribute by way
of a paid advertisement in the "New York Times," and clearly it spoke for
many Jews. Among other things it said, quote:

"He was the undisputed leader of all Jews everywhere who had not been
infected by Zionism;" and also, quote: "With a courage all too rare in our
time, he called the Zionist state 'a work of Satan, a sacrilege, and a
blasphemy.' The shedding of blood for the sake of the Zionist state was
abhorrent to him."

14. These words were spoken by Orthodox Jews mourning for their fallen
leader. And the new Christian rulers of Russia would agree, for they too
regard the Zionist state of Israel as a counterfeit, a cruel and dangerous
hoax for Christians and Jews alike. The Khazar state called the "Kingdom of
the Jews" [Khazaria] a thousand years ago was a parasite, living on the
tribute from conquered peoples. Likewise today, Israel depends for its
survival on a never-ending flow of support from outside. Left unchecked,
the Russians believe that the Khazar Jews will destroy Christianity by
means of Zionism; so Russia's Christian rulers are on the offensive against
their enemies of a thousand years - the Khazars.

We Americans who call ourselves Christians have not cared enough to open
our eyes to try to save our own country, or to defend our faith. So our
land has become the battle-ground of the Christian Russians and their
deadly enemies - the Bolsheviks and the Zionists. And like it or not we are
caught up in this all-out war.
(Source: Dr Peter David Beter's Audio Letter #50. Transcribed by Amber
Clark and published in the Wisconsin Report, October 25, 1979).
Orange Street Congregational Church
Brit-Am Answers:
2. Arthur Koestler  (The Thirteenth tribe - The Khazar Empire And Its Heritage)
wished to exonerate the Jews for killing Jesus. Since at the time that
Jesus lived the Khazars were pagans and if they were the ancestors of the
present-day Jews then the present-day Jews could not be blamed for killing
the Christian Messiah, could they?

3. The Khazars were related to the present day population of Finland and to
other entities of Israelite descent. They were subject to cultural
influence from the peoples around them who included Turkish tribes. The
Mongols appeared much later.

4. Khazars were actually too civilized and advanced for their own good.

5. The Khazars built Kiev for the good of their subject peoples who were
probably better off then than ever before, or after.

6. Khakan is how the name "Cohen" is pronounced in the Ukraine and Caucasus.
Mahomed is called Magomed.

7. A Khazar Tribe were known as the Varachan Huns. These were actually an
offshoot of the Varangians. A small colony of Khazar merchants existed in
Sweden which was influenced by Khazars culture.  The Varangians were
originally allies of the Khazars but they intermixed with Slavic and other
elements and adopted Greek Christianity.  They weakened the Khazar Kingdom
but it the Mongols who destroyed it in about 1240.

11. No known Khazar heritage exists. No family names, no customs, not
anything. Claims to the contrary are unsubstantiated. They were a small
ruling elite of advanced nature who disappeared and may have been
assimilated amongst the Jewish people. If one was descended from the Khazar
it should normally be considered a great honor judging by their unique
achievements. Note the author of the above article is a Russian anti-Jewish
fanatic. He has an axe to grind and belongs to the forces of Darkness like
all who think along the same lines as himself.

12. The Russian Revolution overthrew the Czar who was oppressing his
people. It was originally intended to institute an American type of
democracy under Kerensky. The German Government  however sent Lenin in an
armored train and a case full of gold into Russia to overthrow Kerensky and
take Russia out of the First World War. This is what Lenin did. The Czar
had persecuted the Jewish religion and many Jews adopted secular beliefs.
In the early years many of the leading Communists were of Jewish origin.
They persecuted religious Jews and Zionists but they did not kill
"20-million religious Jews" since there were not that many Jews in the
world in those days. After a few years nearly all of the Jewish Communist
leaders had been killed or deposed and replaced by Gentiles.

13.  Rabbi Joel Teitelbaum was the head of the "Satmar" Hasidism from the
region of Satmar in Hungary. Hungarian scholars claimed that Jews in this
region were of Hungarian or Khazar descent. They were probably wrong but it
is interesting who the only good Jew in the eyes of the author of this
article is.

14. The Jewish people have always accepted converts and many great Jewish
leaders have been descended from them. On the other hand the Jews of Yemen
had a tradition, "Those who are not part of us will go out from us". The
author of the above article is a Russian nationalist and also speaks as if
he were an American patriot.
Perhaps he is but what kind of America? I doubt that he is of Joseph.

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