"Brit-Am Now"-75

Date:  Thu Aug 15, 2002  4:00 am

1. Dennis McGinlay: Germany = Assyria?
2. Stephen Zimmerman: Other Identity Possibilities
3. Report from Brit-Am: Texas
4. Quote of the Day
5. [origin of nations] Link between Tibetans and native Americans
6. Yair Davidiy: Benjamin and Belgium: New Perspectives

1. Dennis McGinlay: Germany = Assyria?
Dear Yair
Thanks for the comment on Edom, but, and without going into all the
scriptural references, the Germans are more likely to be descendant from the
ancient Assyrians who God called his ROD OF CORRECTION particularly in
regard to Israel? I need hardly point out the couple of examples of this
'rod' in action these last several decades.
God bless
Dennis McGinlay

2. Stephen Zimmerman: Other Identity Possibilities
Subject: RE: Brit-Am Now"-74

The Bristish and Irish are very proveably SOME of the Lost Tribes, but not
ALL of them. EVERY family of the earth is to be grafted (nivrechu) into
Avraham's/Yaaqov's seed. (Gen. 12:3; 28:14) There are those in India (a
whole tribe in the Indian sense) who call themselves B'nei Menashe (sons of
Manasseh). It's almost certain, judging by American Cherokee customs, that
they descended from one of the lost tribes. And the list goes on and on.
Not every promise has to apply to all of the tribes, only to those to whom
it was given.
As for Edom, what do you think of the rabbinic tradition that it refers to
Rome? And Ovadyah 18 seems to fit somewhat with today's Palestinians, who
live much closer to Edom's ancient homeland (in southern Jordan).
Re: New England, Christmas was forbidden there at first--a definite attempt
to get back to Biblical roots, I'd think! Though the Sabbath was still
seen as the wrong day, they took it extremely seriously.
Stephen Zimmerman, South Carolina (USA)

3. Report from Brit-Am: Texas
From: Judy Snyder <yahudeit@e...>
Our meeting yesterday went very well, we are moving forward in all ways.
We have people that live in small towns that do not get to our meetings and
elder folk that don't get out much that receive the newsletter...everyone
is very happy to receive it and learn a bit of Hebrew. I hope you do not
mind if I use an article from time to time from the email news you send to
us. Not everyone has email access but we all keep in touch one way or
another. We have about 25 people now that are in agreement with the Brit Am
message. You have done a great thing, because some people had a deep
feeling they were connected to Israel, but there was no one to

4. Quote of the Day
From: Verba Volant <quotation@v...>
Author - Dac Pierre
French - les gens qui ne rient jamais ne sont pas des gens sérieux
English - people who never laugh, are not serious

5. [origin of nations] Link between Tibetans and native Americans
X-Sender: hiberi@y...
To: origin@yahoogroups.com
Do they come from same stock? Strong similarities exist in the lifestyles,
rituals and symbols of ancient East Asians and native Americans, says
expert http://straitstimes.asia1.com.sg/asia/story/0,1870,136996,00.html By
David Hsieh STRAITS TIMES CHINA BUREAU BEIJING - The famous Lake Tahoe in
California provides a vital piece of evidence supporting the theory that
ancient East Asians and native Americans are of the same stock, said a
Chinese expert. History professor Yang Liwen, who founded Beijing
University's Canadian Studies Centre, said Tahoe is the local Indian word
for 'great lake' while dahu means the same in Chinese. Having visited many
Indian reservations and archaeological sites across Canada, Prof Yang told
The Straits Times there are remarkable similarities in the traditional
lifestyles of Canadian aboriginal people and the Chinese. Canadian Indians'
fishing ways, for example, bear an uncanny resemblance to ancestral ways in
southern China. Symbols, rituals and altars too bear strong similarities.
Attending a 1999 aboriginal cultural exhibition in British Columbia,
Canada, he was struck by a symbol on a tribe's totem pole. It was a Chinese
yin-yang symbol. When he visited the site commemorating those who died in
the 1885 Riel Rebellion in Saskatchewan, the guide said that the dead's
heads were pointed westward because they believed their ancestors came from
Asia. In Arizona, symbols found on 7,000-year-old Indian pottery resemble
the 'Eight Diagrams' depicted in the Yijing, or Book Of Changes. In fact,
there are plenty of symbols which appear to come from the Yangshao Culture,
which once thrived in China's Henan province. For example, symbols similar
to the legendary taotie - a fierce flesh- eating monster found on ancient
Chinese bronze vessels - or Chinese characters such as wan (reverse
swastika), tian (heaven), were discovered at ancient Indian sites in
Mexico. Words and place names also sound alike, he added. Mexican Indians
call rivers 'he' and Chilean aboriginals call their young children 'wawa'.
Both sounds have the same meanings in Chinese. Prof Yang said Americans
criss-crossed the Pacific 4,000-5,000 years ago, bringing to Asia plants
such as corn, peanuts, tobacco, formerly unique to the Americas. The
common-stock theory dated back to the 1960s when scientists found that
people with 'China transferrins' - a beta globulin in blood serum - live in
East Asia and South Asia, Finland, Central America and the northern part of
South America. Prof Yang even suggests a possible direct link between
Tibetans and native Americans.

6. Yair Davidiy: Benjamin and Belgium: New Perspectives
Extract from our soon-to-be published work "Biblical Israel":
<<BENJAMIN>>: Benjamin is also dominant amongst the present day Jews. The
Jews of Romania had a tradition that they were descended from Benjamin. We
have traced descendants of Benjamin to the Normans who conquered England in
1066 and to the Belgae (Walloons) of Belgium. Present-day Belgium is
comprised of French-speaking Walloons and the Flemish who speak a
German-type dialect. Israelites are present amongst both groups but it was
the Walloons who were the most opposed to German occupation. The Walloons
descend from the ancient Celtic Belgae. In the Second World War the
Walloons went out of their way to rescue Jews and were exemplary in this
regard. The Walloons share the land of Belgium with the Flemings. The
Walloons are in the minority but they rule the country. They are active in
attempts at expanding the power of the European Union and
Internationalization in general. In some ways they are also quite active
against the State of Israel and jealous of the Jewish presence in
Jerusalem. There may be psychological explanations for this: Saul, the
first king of Israel, was from the Tribe of Benjamin (1-Samuel 9: 1-2).
Saul was replaced by David from the Tribe of Judah. At one stage elements
from Benjamin took advantage of a moment of weakness in the kingdom and led
a revolt of all the other tribes against David and Judah (2 -Samuel
20:1-2). The revolt was crushed. In Biblical times the tribe of Benjamin
was militarily very proficient and very good with the sling (Judges
20:16). Benjamin fought a Civil War against all the other tribes and was
almost exterminated (Judges 21:6).
Belgium received its name from the Belgae who were named after
Belah (pronounced “Bela-a-gh”) the founder of a clan in Benjamin (Genesis
46:21). The Belgae in Gaul were also noted for their use of the sling.
Tribes of the Belgae were also present in Britain and Ireland. Many claim
that Benjamin is prominent in Norway. There is something in this and the
Normans did in part once dwell in Norway. Norway however as a whole was
dominated by Naphtali.
<<HE SHALL DWELL BETWEEN HIS SHOULDERS<<: This is referring to God who will
dwell (make HIS presence felt) in the Temple. Jerusalem was never formally
divided amongst the Tribes BUT if it had have been then the division
between Benjamin and Judah would have run through the Temple area. The most
holy section of the Temple would have been in the portion of Benjamin.