Based on "Kuntres, Zug MeKudash.
Torah veTefilah" (1998) by Zeev HaLevi Kamen.
[This is a short collection of essays that we purchased by chance in the local
synagogue. It does however contain an approbation by the previous Lubavitcher
Rabbi as well as approbations by other rabbis.|
It may therefore be considered the work of a known and responsible Torah scholar. ]
Putting Joseph in the pit and then selling him to foreigners in effect meant dispossession and dismissal from the family circle. This may be paralleled by failure to admit the Israelite Ancestry of Joseph. Such however, in our time, is not (or at least not yet) the problem. It is not a question of failure to acknowledge such ancestry. It is rather not knowing about it. Both Joseph and Judah have to be made aware as to who Joseph is. This is the first step for anything else.
The Glorious Queens of England.
Israelite women folk both in Judah and amongst the Ten tribes are among the most self-assertive in the world. Sometimes they seem to have exaggerated in this regard!
At all events, the Lost Ten Tribes under Joseph probably reached the heights of their glory and prestige under the British Empire though the USA has not done bad for itself either.
England under the Tudor monarchs threw off the yoke of Rome and of Europe. Henry-vii and Henry-viii laid the basis for English power. Under Elizabeth-i (1533-1558) England became a great power, defeating Spain, and beginning its overseas expansion in full confidence of its abilities.
Later, in the time of Queen Victoria (1819-1901) the British Empire reached the height of its glory. It ruled over one-quarter of the globe and one-fifth of world population. Benjamin Disraeli, the Jewish Prime Minister of Britain had Victoria crowned Empress of India (1876).
Unlike Elizabeth-i who never married, Victoria had a happy marriage with Albert, the Prince Consort. They had eight children. After Albert passed away, the widowed Victoria played a feminine and maternal role towards her subjects with great success.
My father, William Hugh Davis, said that there was an opinion that it needed the presence of female monarchs to fully draw out the masculinity of British subjects.
This ties in with the above article since we consider the British to be primarily descended from Joseph and thus through Joseph from Rachel.
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