1. Brit-Am in Texas and Israel.
3. The situation today and Hosea
Date: Tue Jun 25, 2002 1:15 am
1. Brit-Am in Texas and Israel.
3. The situation today and Hosea
Brit-Am in Texas and Israel
There was a Rally for Israel in Dallas, Texas, held by the Texas branch of
The rally was successful but apparently consisted mainly of Brit-Am people
The local Jews there are apparently Reform-oriented and pro-Palestinian.
Christian groups and Messianics stayed away.
There is a positive aspect to this isolation.
Brit-Am is on the map.
Government officials, rabbis, and public representatives in Israel and the
USA have begun to take notice of Brit-Am
and have been given favorable reports.
It may be just wishful thinking on my part but I often receive the
impression that people who are attracted to Brit-Am have a uniqueness of
their own. There is a special quality that unites us.
We are going ahead with preparing a work in Hebrew based on a translation
of "Ephraim". I am pleased with the work and am optimistic concerning its
future reception. We hope to distribute the book when ready at cost price
(if we can) mainly to people in the settlements and to Rabbinical teachers
I once went to visit a friend in a Yeshiva (Rabbinical College) and was
approached by one of the Rabbinical teachers. The Rabbi asked me about the
beliefs of Brit-Am and I
told him briefly. He seemed skeptical so I gave him a copy of "Lost
Israelite Identity" on condition he read it. He did so and became
convinced. He said that the book rang true and had caused him to change his
entire world view. From this we see that we can be effective and that there
is a lot of work we can do.
We are also preparing a new edition of "The Tribes" and another book. We
would like to do other things including a mass mailing to all those on our
snail mail list, etc. All these ongoing efforts and planned projects
Lately the situation has been improving. Different people have been sending
in relatively small amounts that taken together have amounted to a modest
but very helpful assistance to us. We have been able to function freely,
pay debts, and work with optimism. I hope this will continue and increase.
Please assist Brit-Am in whatever way you can.
Also please spread word of our message to anybody you feel would appreciate it.
This evening when walking to my home I observed outside a
hamburger and sausage bar here in my hometown a red-headed
man with a large red beard. He sat on a bench outside the
hamburger bar and in front of him on the table was a book
entitled "DETTA ÄR ISRAEL" ("THIS IS ISRAEL"). The title
on the cover was written in large light-blue capitals, and
beneath the title was a large yellow map of the present
state of Israel. Probably this man who looked like a
quite normal Swedish worker was reading a pro-Israel book.
(As a matter of curiosity I could also mention that on the
opposite side of the square where the mentioned hamburger bar
is located there was until recently a pizzeria known as "Shalom".
I used to go there and eat occationally.
The owners of this pizzeria, which existed under the
name "Shalom" in this town for about one decade, were once
asked by a Dutch guest-worker: "Are you Jewish, or why is
the name of this pizzeria Shalom?" The owners replied (according
to what I remember):
"No, we are not Jewish, but we think that the word "shalom"
sounds nice, and therefore we thought that it was a suitable
name for this pizzeria.")
Generally I would say that it seems like interest for Israel
is increasing in Sweden currently. During the last few
months I have also observed in public places here in Sweden
a number of people wearing neck-laces with the Hebrew letters
"CHet-Yod" (CHaY) or the star of David in metal.
I do not know if they all are Jewish or if other Swedish
sympathizers of Israel are wearing them as well.
Today I also observed the attached photo in a local magazine.
Obviously some Israeli tourists still visit Sweden...
The situation today and Hosea
Adapted from “Ephraim” Chapter Two
The Lost Ten Tribes in the west in Arab sources.
The early post Christian Jewish populations
of Palestine and
Arabia appear to have had the notion that the Lost Ten Tribes, or at least
part of them, were in the Blessed Isles of the West. This in Classical
Terminology meant the Isles of Britain and Ireland!
This concept reflects an earlier tradition. The Jewish populations
who had originated this belief were destined to be scattered, destroyed, or
forcibly converted to Islam by the Muslim Arabs. What ideas they had about
most things often have to be reconstructed from Muslim sources showing
Traditions of apparent JEWISH ORIGIN derived through Arab
intermediaries state that the CHILDREN OF MOSES were in the far west in
"Djabarka” (i.e. "The Golden Castle"), in the "Islands of the Happy",
dwelling in a town wherein the remnants of AD were also to be found.
The sons of Ad who, along with the sons of Moses, dwelt in these
islands were identified with Israel. "The Islands of the Happy" in the far
west in which dwelt both the sons of Moses and the sons of Ad were the
The Arab-Jewish sources said that the remnant of Ad together with
the Sons of Moses were in these Western Isles of the Happy. “Ad” in Arab
folklore and written tradition belonged to the family of Abraham. A brother
of AD and sometimes identified with him was HUD. "HUD" is derived from a
word-root meaning to "Judaize", or denoting the Jews. "Hud" was identified
as ancestor of the Jews says the Encyclopedia of Islam. "Hud" in other
words is another name for Judah (in Hebrew 'Yehudah").
Hud in the Koran was sent to the people of his brother, Ad. The people of
Ad refused to receive Hud and therefore the people of Ad were swept away by
a violent storm. Ad (brother of Hud) was therefore an Israelite people who
because of their sins and refusing to listen to Hud (Judah) had been blown
away to the west. The remnant of Ad together with the Sons of Moses were
said to be in the Western Isles of the Happy, meaning in Classical terms,
in the British Isles.
The story of Ad and Hud is an independent non-Biblical Arabic
account concerning the Israelite Lost Ten Tribes of Israel. These
Israelites because of their sins had been expelled by the Assyrians
(2-Kings ch.17). Some of whom had been taken overseas immediately to the
west. Their exile had come upon them as a punishment from God for sinning
(2-Kings ch.17.). Amongst the places they had gone to were the Western
"Happy" or "Blessed" Isles meaning those of Britain. The "Islands of the
Sea" (Isaiah 11;11) is listed as one of the places of exile.
Mohammed in the Bible and "Ephraim"
A psychopathic vision-seeing Arab named Mohamed (550-632 CE)
decided that he had received a prophetic revelation superseding all others.
He proceeded to persuade his fellow countrymen to believe in him. Wars were
fought against non-believers. Peace was made with the major Tribe of Jews
and at an opportune moment the Treaty was broken, the Jewish males were
killed and their women taken. The breaking of the treaty was without
provocation. Moslem theologians justify the treachery and view it as
conduct to be emulated by true believers. The Arabian Jews had been
treacherously exterminated at Mohammed's direction. The presence of Jews in
the Arabian Peninsula was ultimately forbidden for all time. The Saudi
Arabian Government does not permit Jews to enter its territory. American
servicemen who are Jewish have to hide the fact when posted to Saudia!
There probably are some descendants of Jews and Israelites amongst the Arab
peoples but on the whole they are subservient to Arab culture. Only in
nations identified by us as dominated by Israelites has the Hebrew
character of Israelite descendants been enabled to even partially express
“Ephraim” in the Bible represents the Lost Ten Tribes in general
especially “Joseph”, i.e. the USA and Britain and related peoples.
Regarding the future, some type of ill-fated bond between “Ephraim” and the
followers of Islam is spoken of in the Biblical Book of Hosea. It is
obvious that the same Biblical Prophecies may legitimately often be
understood in several entirely different ways - as they were perhaps
intended to be. The verses should be seen in their context The overall
message is that the Prophet Hosea condemns Ephraim, uses a word which may
be understood to be a form of the name "Mohammed", speaks of the region of
Egypt and the east, and predicts a disaster which somehow involves a mad
prophet also identified traditionally as "Mohammed": The quotations are
from Hosea chapter nine:
" Do not be happy Israel, do not rejoice
like (other) peoples, for
you have sinned (and gone) away from your God...(Hosea 9;1).
Note that “Israel” is told not to be
“happy” because they have
departed from the truth. By “Israel” in this case Ephraim i.e. the Ten
Tribes in their place of exile is intended.
"THEY WILL NOT DWELL IN THE LAND OF
THE LORD, EPHRAIM SHALL RETURN
TO MITSRAYIM (EGYPT) AND EAT UNSANCTIFIED BROTH IN ASSYRIA (9;3).
"FOR BEHOLD THEY ARE GONE DUE TO LOOTING
EGYPT [Mitsrayim], MOPH
[Memphis] GATHERS THEM, MACHMAD [i.e. Mahomad] BURIES THEM, THEIR SILVER
ENSNARED, THE THORN IN THEIR TENTS [tabernacles] INHERITS THEM (9;6).
Note: the word we transliterated from
the Hebrew as “Machmad” is the same
as the Arabic for Mohammed. The KJ translates the Hebrew "machmad" (i.e.
Mahommed) as "pleasant places" and such a rendition is also linguistically
feasible. It should be repeated that the language of the Prophets often
seems to deliberately allow itself of more than one meaning.
"THE DAYS OF VISITATION HAVE ARRIVED,
THE DAYS OF PAYMENT HAVE
COME, ISRAEL SHALL KNOW, THE PROPHET IS EVIL, MAD [Hebrew: "Meshuga"] A MAN
OF SPIRIT BECAUSE OF YOUR TRANSGRESSION AND OF GREAT HATRED (Hosea 9;7):
"EPHRAIM LOOKED OUT WITH THE GOD OF
THE PROPHET, A HIDDEN SNARE ON
ALL HIS PATHS, HATRED IN THE HOUSE OF HIS GOD (Hosea 9;8):.
As mentioned above, "The mad prophet"
inn Hosea 9;7 was considered
by some (e.g. Maimonides, 1135-1204, in his "Letter To Yeman") to be a
reference to Mohamed and the name of Mohammed (in Hebrew and Arabic:
"Machmad") does appear in the previous verse (Hosea 9;). The desert sun,
sparse diet, and seclusion (as well as the possible use of hashish and
various weeds smoked by some of the Arabs) are liable to play tricks on
highly strung spiritually inclined individuals. If the people concerned
also suffer from epileptic attacks (as Mohammed did) and delusions of
grandeur so is the propensity for error compounded.
The Jewish Biblical commentator RASHI (on The Book of Obadiah)
believed that the Lost Ten Tribes of Israel migrated into Zarephath. Rashi
identified Zarephath with the land of France while Don Isaac Abarbanel
equated "Zarephath" with both France and England together.
In the time of Rashi France and England were indeed more or less one
cultural continuum. Nachmanides (in "The Book of Redemption") considered
the term "Zarephath" to encompass all of the Northwest European region.
Nachmanides emphasized that the Lost Ten Tribes were still in his time in
those regions and that they were destined to wage war against the forces of
“Edom” as predicted in the Bible.
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