"Brit-Am Now"-50

"Brit-Am Now"-50
1. Subbotniks
2. Support for Israel
3. Celts in New Zealand in Ancient Times?

Date: 07/02/2002 5:45:02 AM Central Daylight Time

1. Subbotniks

Hi. I just read a book called Highlanders by Yoav Karny, who traveled
through the Caucasus countries a few years ago. He has one chapter on
the few remaining villages of the Subbotniks, who were one almost
100,000 Russians who gave up Christianity and adopted Jewish practices
even without conversion.G.

Comment by Brit-Am:
The Subbotniks were Russian Christians who spontaneously adopted  Jewish
practices.  Many of them believed they were descended from the Khazars.
Some of  the Subbotniks remained Christians and migrated mainly to North
America. Others of them became Jewish and were amongst the early pioneer
settlers of Israel. Former Israeli Chief-of-Staff Rafael Eitan also claimed
to be descended from Subbotniks  though some of his friends claim he was
fantasizing. Eitan was one of  Israel's greatest generals and is one of
those to be credited with the defeat of the Syrians in 1973 and saving the
State of Israel. The Khazars (to whom the Subbotniks claimed they were
related) were also part of the Lost Ten Tribes especially from Menasseh and
Simeon and one source says also Ephraim.
We see from this that even amongst "Judah" elements of Joseph exist and
that these were instrumental in helping establish the State of Israel and
consolidate it.

2. Support for Israel
Subject: Re: "Brit-Am Now"-49
Not only "is it the right thing to do", Eretz Yisrael is also our land as
members of The Ten Lost Tribes. We need to support our Judean brothers and
defend our land equally as well as they have.
My dream is to find a way to enter the land for more than the three month
tourist visa, learn hebrew and provide security in the Shomron for which I
am professionally trained, as the Jewish Legion is currently doing. The
problem is that I am not a Judean nor am I Orthodox. There must be another way.
James MacLean (Yahqob)

3. A supporter of Brit-Am in New Zealand is sending us a book concerning
the claimed presence of Celts in New Zealand in ancient times.
We usually keep away from such ideas since we do not need them to prove our
case and we want to remain as close to what is conventionally accepted as
Nevertheless now and again it is worth taking note that such ideas exist
and there may be something in some of them.
These notions (such as the one below and those of Barry Fell and his
school) usually presume an overlap between the Western Celts, the
Phoenicians, and the Vikings.
Since the Phoenicians were either Israelites or Canaanites or a mixture of
the two then (if these ideas are correct) the Brit-Am case is strengthened.
If they are not correct then they are no loss to us since our major proofs
derive from the Bible and from evidence that is largely accepted in the
academic world.

From: druidaugh <GaianInstituteofArcaneKnowledge@msn.com>
"Martin Doutré's thesis is that New Zealand was inhabited by
European-type people for many centuries `before' the islands were
occupied by the Maori, which invasion is said to have taken place
around AD 1200-1300. At that time, according to the received wisdom,
the islands were uninhabited.
The author has found a large amount of convincing evidence that
this is totally untrue. For example, early European visitors and
settlers wrote that many of the people were fair-skinned with blonde
or red hair, and the Maori themselves have legends of aboriginal
inhabitants known to them as `moriori', `turehu' and other names,
including `tangeta whenua' (the first people). Some of these were of
normal stature and others were of pygmy dimensions. In an early
British census, Maori and Moriori were classified separately.
Caves have been found full of human remains, which bear signs of
having been massacred with a blow to the skull. A figure of 60,000
skeletons is mentioned. Local Maoris showed no respect for these
remains, saying that they were `not our people'. In fact they were
selling the bones to a mill where they were ground up for fertilizer.
In addition to these carelessly-discarded remains, more formal
burial sites have been found in which the skeleton is crouched or in
foetal position, similar to Celtic burials of northern Europe {A
Beothuk similarity too.}. Furthermore, the jawbones of these (and the
massacre victims) are typically Indo-European. If you are not
Polynesian and you run your thumb along the underside of your jaw
from the ears forwards, you will feel a slight notch. If placed on a
flat surface, your jawbone would sit firmly. But if you are
Polynesian, the bottom of your jaw will be rounded, and if put on a
table it will rock. These jaw types are easy to distinguish, even in
Doutré also found evidence of large-scale drainage schemes and
extensive areas of crop cultivation in addition to the remains of a
large city now covered by forest to which access is discouraged.
This, he says, could hardly have been achieved by a few canoe-loads
of immigrants in the few centuries between their arrival and that of
the British… and indicates a large peaceful population. He suggests
that the Maori merely took over what they found and either killed or
assimilated the existing inhabitants. Some of the Moriori are said to
have fled to the remote Chatham Islands, where the Maori finished
them off with the connivance of the British…
Speaking of which, the author reproduces an excellent picture of
a Stonehenge-type trilithon in the island of Tonga-Tapu, of which I
was previously unaware, and also a Silbury-type mound in Western
More research is needed; if that is possible in the current
climate of white-washing early Maori atrocities and of stultifying
political correctness… "