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"Judah and Joseph Need Each Other:
Yair Davidiy and A Clarification."
by Alexander Zephyr.
The article below may be offensive to some people. We would not normally publish
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The content is of interest.
In addition to this, since we may have misrepresented the author on another
matter we owe
him the opportunity to fully express himself and his opinion deserves to be
"Judah and Joseph Need each Other:
and A Clarification."
by Alexander Zephyr.
Thank you for posting my Article (Part 1),
Judah Should Bring the Ten Tribes
by Alexander Zephyr(with
some Editorial Comments by Brit-Am).
Is Brit-Am a "Guardian"?
that you are having a hard time with criticism against you made by some
people. They imply you welcome the Christian Messianic groups,
Restoration of Israel Movement, 'Joes' and 'Jacks' of Joseph,
Ephraimite sects, Born again Christian Zionists, Jews lost to
Christianity, 'Love for Zion', 'Ten Triber', converters to Judaism,
(did I listed them all?) who want to make phony Aliyah to Israel and
settle in Samaria and in the West Bank. Most of these people are
Christians and they believe that the Land of Israel is their eternal
inheritance to share with Judah. Basically, the accusers are saying
that 'Brit-Am envisions Jewish and Gentile reunification and
co-inheritance of the Land of Israel.'
Also, there is a plot going on in the USA to bring 1000 missionaries to Israel
'under the guise of
newly converted to Judaism' with Orthodox Conversion certificates to settle in
Israel according to the Low of Return for the purpose of missionizing against
Any person who is familiar with your writings will not
these accusations as false and absurd, he will simply laugh at the
accusers. You have always advised on many occasions to those of the
Ten Tribes who inquire about immigrating to Israel not to do so at
this point of time and wait until there be a prophesied in-gathering under the
Messiah ben Joseph at the beginning of the
Here I am going to demonstrate your position on the subject by
quoting from your writings:
'Experience shows that insincere converts or Gentiles who infiltrate
the Jewish People join the Mixed Multitude and fight against the
'If the Jewish People depart from the Torah, fall into sin, and or
mix with the Gentiles they are in danger of being expelled from the
Land and suffering (God forbid|) another Holocaust or worse.'
'The phenomenon of a "Return to Hebrew Roots" in our opinion
indicates an instinctive arousal amongst "Joseph" and is a sign of the
impending Redemption of ALL Israel. It is as if
feeling it in "their bones" and are beginning to return to their
'The truth is that wherever one finds Christians there too will be
missionaries. The Christian faith requires its believers propagate
'We have written quite vehemently against Christian
our site. Missionaries steal from the flock of the Almighty!'
Ephraimites should therefore at the present time
concentrate on their own communities in their own countries and
strengthen their connection with the Almighty through Bible Study and
'Certain sects who also to some degree agree with our identifications
tell their members that they are "Ephraimites", or "Joes", or "Jacks",
or whatever other name is appropriate.
They say in effect that this means they are the same as Jews only in
some cases a little bit better since (amongst other points) they are
also Christians. They then lead their followers to believe that by rights they
be allowed to settle NOW in the Land of Israel and be treated the same
as Jews but under a different name.
This is promoted as an agenda for which they should work towards achieving.
THIS IS IN BAD TASTE.'
'The task of Judah is to keep the Law. Jews are not allowed to become
Christians. They can not accept any other prophet than Moses, no new
revelation of Jesus or Mohamed.'
'Missionaries act against the will of God and are liable to be punished
because of it' (Deuteronomy 12:32; 13:6).
I think there are more than enough of your written
confirming your strong stand on these disputed issues. Those who are trying
to wrongly accuse you should be ashamed of their actions and certainly
own you an apology.
Personally, it was quite a disappointing surprise that
you put me in the
same boat with those who accuse you of helping the phony Christian
Aliyah to immigrate to Israel for the purpose of Missionizing to Jews.
This is what you wrote about me in your article:
Is Brit-Am a "Guardian"'
'It is perhaps significant that on almost the same day that this
article has been posted by Brit-Am another article has been sent out
alongside of it. The article is, 'Judah Should Bring the Ten Tribes
Back!!!' by Alexander Zephyr. In his essay the author urges Judah to
accept immediately members of the Lost Ten Tribes as immigrants to
Israel and even go out and vigorously urge them to come over!'
My writings had an intention very far from the impression given by your
I thought that you know me better.
You portray me as a best friend of Baruch Abramovich and Co. I think that you are mistaken.
We ourselves had never heard of B. Abramovich prior to receiving the
We never said nor did we imagine that Alexander Zephyr had any contact with him
or with any of the others.
He has not.
We wished merely to illustrate that a need exists and is felt by friend and foe
alike in the "Ephraimite" world to settle in Israel.
Apart from individual cases, on the whole, we advise non-Jewish believers of
Israelite descent to do their thing amongst their own people, where they are, to
support the State of Israel and their own Tribal nations, to learn the Bible,
lead good Biblically oriented lives, and to look out for future developments.
Alexander Zephyr, as this article makes clear, agrees with us more than we
It should be emphasized however,
We never intended to imply anything negative about Alexander Zephyr in the first
We have only admiration for him and for his writings as may be seen by the fact
that we edit, prepare, and publish his articles on our web-site.
Seems, you do not realize that by criticizing me you, in turn, criticize
yourself. There is
nothing in my writings which contradicts the teachings of Brit-Am.
I have to admit that I learned a lot from your unique theological approach. I
share and esteem many of your ideas. In many instances of
Theology Polemics and the need for Rebuttal against some 'professors' in the
past you have given me strong support and a highly qualified
Now, let me explain myself on this particular issue. The article I sent was
named 'Judah and Israel.' You renamed it, 'Judah Should Bring
the Ten Tribes Back!!!' This is fine. As an editor, you can do such things. The
name is not the problem. The problem is that you somehow
conclude that I propagate the idea, as those people (or movements) who accuse
you, that Judah should go to the Ten Tribes and immediately
bring them ('Joes' and 'Jacks', Ephraimites and Christian Missionaries) as
immigrants to the Land of Israel. If I would not know
you for your integrity and honesty, I would have right away jumped to the
conclusion that you were using such tricks with the text as are done in the best
manner of Christian Fundamentalists. These are well known for their
manipulations with the 'proofs.' I understand that you were upset with the
people who had criticized and those who had brought it about. At that moment
you, probably, had not finished reading my article to the
end: Otherwise you would have understand that there is no base to simplify my
position as saying, 'Judah should go to the Ten Tribes and immediately bring
them to Israel.' That is absolutely not what I wrote and not what meant.
The main reason I wrote the article is to show that there is a huge
difference between the house of Judah, the Jewish People, and the
House of Israel, the Israelite People of the Ten Tribes. They are
different nations now, living in different countries of the World,
having different histories, cultures, languages, traditions, and
religions. The Almighty, since the separation of the United Kingdom of
Israel, throughout the Hebrew Bible, has always threatened them
separately and never stated that they are the same nations at this
period of time as they had been in the era of Moses when they received
the Heavenly Torah on Mount Sinai and became one Israelite nation.
There are dozen upon dozen prophecies in the Scripture saying that all
the Tribes of the Two Houses of Israel will definitely re-unite and be
redeemed by the Almighty in the End Times with the advent of the Messiah (ben
Joseph or ben David). Together they will have usher in the wonderful Messianic
World. All the great Sages, the rabbinical literature and
other related sources have pointed out that there will be
a re-unification of the Twelve Tribes and a Final Redemption of
Despite all of this, the Jewish People (I am speaking of the
majority in Israel and in the Diaspora) do not understand these
prophecies. They do not want to listen about the existence of the Ten
Tribes in exile, not even to mention sharing the Biblical Land with
them. They simply ignore the plain truth of the Bible.
This is only partly correct.
On the whole mainstream Jewish awareness of the subject of the Ten Tribes is
When such awareness does exist the question arises as to with whom the Ten
Tribes may be identified?
Different contenders have been proposed.
Brit-Am needs to get the attention of Judah and present the case for Brit-Am
After that comes the question of gulf in religious belief and how this may be
bridged or overcome or simply ignored??
The Bible itself speaks of these matters and refers to the complexity of some of
the issues involved.
21 Then you will say in your heart,
' Who has begotten these for me?
Since I have lost my children and am desolate?
captive, and wandering to and fro?
has brought these up?
There I was, left alone;
But these, where were they?'
To me, this situation is very upsetting. Most of the rabbis and scholars believe
that there is no such thing as the hundred millions of Israelites
from the Ten Tribes still in exile. They use the 'Replacement Theory'
which basically holds that the Ten Tribes is a myth and fairy story,
and the Jewish People, Judah, is Biblical Israel, and all the
prophecies of the re-unification and redemption in the End Days pertain to them.
To show that their approach is wrong and they should
position and act according to the will of God as expressed on multiple occasions
in Scripture, - is the main reason I wrote the article!
As evidence show, the Jewish People is not ready for this monumental task: To go
to the Ten Tribes to teach them Torah and knowledge of the God of Israel in
order to bring them back to the religion of their fathers and to the Promised
So, how in the world could you impute to me the opinion that Judah should go out
and bring Ten Tribes back immediately?
Do you recognize the writings below? (quotes from Brit-Am articles):
'Judah must seek to bring the Lost Ten Tribes back. God makes the
participation of Judah in the process of returning the Lost Ten Tribes
a prior condition for the rehabilitation of Judah himself!'
'We see from the above that Judah will help Joseph return and play
a TEACHING role in the Renewal of the Covenant BUT it will not be as
Judah at present necessarily understand it. Therefore the time has not
Is it not true that both of us speak the same language, and have the same
It may be that basically we have the same message.
There seems however to be a difference in emphasis and priority.
We need to do research; publish results of the research; clarify as much as
possible research issues; encourage overall positive energy on the matter; let
the concerned parties know what is going on.
This to our mind is the main thing.
This is what HAS TO BE DONE NOW!
Other matters and even discussions about them can wait though there is always
room for awareness promotion.
Relatively speaking, subjects concerning issues beyond initial identification
are less important at this stage.
The third point I would like to make is on the understanding of the
terms of 'Waking up the Ten Tribes to their Israelite identity,' or
'To discover their Hebrew roots,' or 'Israelite Tribal Identity'.
What does it all mean?
You have answered:
'The Lost Ten Tribes will not necessarily have to convert to Judaism
in our sense of the word though they will renew the covenant between
Israel and the Almighty and Judah is obligated to assist them.'
'Prophecies concerning the Ten Tribes indicate that they are being called upon
to repent and return. To return implies keeping
'The Ten Tribes are Gentiles (goim). They are allowed to be Christians as a tool
of Divine Providence to bring the Lost Ten Tribes back.'
In another place you wrote that Judah should not try to convert Christians of
the Ten Tribes and the house of Israel will reunite with
Judah as being Christians.
I do not remember writing that but may have done so.
Most of the Ten Tribes when they return according to our understanding will
Whether or not Judah should try and convert "Joseph", I cannot say. Perhaps they
What we can say is that,
A. Brit-Am is not to be involved in this matter.
B. Judah at present has neither the intention nor the desire to convert anyone
This is the reality. This is the bottom line.
The rights and wrongs of the situation should not concern us.
We need to study the Bible and see what Scripture says.
We are quoting Alexander Zephyr for the sake of fairness
but we do not necessarily agree with what we says.
I think that 'Present-day Israelites are Christians' (so leave them that way)
does not represent what
'Lost Israelite identity' or 'Hebrew roots' should be. Their eyes still
have not been opened to the Almighty God of Israel...Scripture and the Sages say
is not acceptable! And to 'bring them back' does not literally mean to
bring them to the Promised Land only, but rather to turn them back to the God of
Israel and His immortal Torah.
I doubt very much that the Almighty will redeem those of the Ten Tribes who wish
to remain 'Christians.'
Those who reject God of Israel and continue to worship false gods,
who can not save, and craven idols, 'Will I number you to the sword,
and you shall all bow down to the slaughter' (Isaiah 65:12).
Yet, in another place you [i.e. Brit-Am] say,
'I personally believe that
the Ten Tribes should be close to the Law. But how is debatable.'
Let me explain my position on this matter. Yes, you are
right; I would
send Judah to the Ten Tribes to bring them back as soon as possible. But
not in a way you criticize me for. Judah will bring to the Holy Land
not 'Joes' and 'Jacks', not 'born again Christian Zionists', not Christian "Ephraimite"
Tribers who use their 'Hebrew roots' to
make a phony Christian Aliyah in order to 'steal Jewish People from the flock of
Quite the contrary.
'My' Judah would bring back newly repented, Torah accepting Israelites with a
'new heart' and a 'new
spirit' who finally got out of their 'graves' and found the God of their
fathers, the one and only Almighty God of Israel. Yes, I would send Judah
to the Ten Tribes to bring them the light of the Divine Torah with its
everlasting Laws, with the knowledge of God that they might realize
who they really are and be able to restore themselves to the position they were
in at Mount Sinai when the Creator revealed Himself to all
Twelve Tribes of Israelite nation and gave them His Torah.
That is what I wrote in 'The Peace Process':
'We sincerely believe that the time has arrived for
Christians, descendants of Joseph and other tribes of Israel in exile
today, wherever they are, to awake to their Israelite identity, repent
and acknowledge the God of Israel; and start helping Judah in his
lonely fight against the unjust and corrupt World, to bring God's Plan
to a glorious conclusion.'
'Whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be delivered'
Ramban (Nahmanides) explained that Israel had been exiled, separated
from nourishment of the wisdom of Torah, from the Law, and he welcomed
the idea that Judah, the keeper of the Low, should go to the Ten Tribes and
awaken them to the knowledge of God of Israel.
'For Torah will go forth from Zion' (Isaiah 2:3).
'For a long time Israel had been without the true God,
and without a
teaching priest, and without Torah' (II Chronicles 15:3).
Judah is that 'Teaching Priest' who perfectly understands the prophecies of the
End Times (I sincerely hope and
believe that this time will eventually come!) and destined, called by God to
fulfill the Divine Mission ' to bring his brothers and sisters
of the Ten Tribes to the God of Israel; to His Torah and to the Holy Land.
Judah and Israel will be 'as though I had not cast them off' (Zechariah
Yair, all over your writings you stress this point of the importance
of Judah going to Joseph. I see no differences in our positions
We stress the need for knowledge of Israelite Ancestry.
We believe that is our task and that is what we should concentrate upon.
That is what our Age needs, now!
Other matters may or may not be important but our Mandate does not cover them.
'Eventually a re-union between Joseph and Judah will take place. The
sooner the better' (From your article: Moshiach ben Joseph). 'The
sooner the better' is the same as my saying 'immediately' (I never actually
used this word, rather said 'as soon as possible') that you blame me for.
'The children of Israel in the Last Days will seek the Lord
their God' (Jeremiah 50:4-5). It definitely means the God of Israel, not
This one below is the strongest point I found in your writings
on the discussed subject:
'Regarding the Future redemption, the
Shimeoni on Song
of Solomon 1:16) states:
'The Ten Tribes who were exiled beyond the
Sambation River are they
whom the exiled of Judah and Benjamin are destined to go unto and to
bring them back in order to merit with them the days of the Messiah
and life in the World-to-Come, as it says, 'In those days the house of
Judah shall go unto the house of Israel, and they shall come together
out of the land of the north to the land that I have given for an
inheritance unto their fathers' (Jeremiah 3:18).
That is what my article 'Judah and Israel' (i.e. 'Judah Should Bring
the Ten Tribes Back!!!') is all about!
POINT IV, the last one.
How will the Ten Tribes return to the Land of Israel? In some of your
writings Brit-Am says that 'we have always stated that when the Ten Tribes
return it will be as one main group under a Divinely Appointed Leader,
the Messiah son of Joseph.'
In other places you say that they will return in stages.
My opinion is that the Israelites definitely will return in stages, gradually
over a period of time. I described this process in more detail in my
'The Wars of
A simple example from Scripture may illustrate this point. You support the
opinion of Rambam (Maimonides) that before Gog attacks Israel, Judah and Joseph will have been
already re-united. I am too in agreement with this. It will have been one of the
stages of reconciliation between Judah and Joseph. Most probably, this
reunification at the beginning of the Messianic Era will take place under the
leadership of the Messiah son of Joseph. Together they will have brought the
'fist of My judgment' upon their Arab-Muslim enemies round about. They will have
restored the Land of Israel to its Biblical borders. There probably
will be more stages. Our Sages say that the re-gathering will be a slow
process. They compare it to the breaking of the night by the dawn light
of coming morning. Nevertheless, there will be a final reunification
under the Messiah son of David (the Messiah son of Joseph by this time
will not be alive), and it will happen after the Wars of Gog when all
his hordes will have been defeated by Almighty.
'Now will I bring back the captivity of Jacob, and have mercy on the
whole house of Israel. Then My people will know that I am the LORD
their God, because I sent them away to exile and brought them home
again. I will leave none of my people behind' (Ezekiel 39: 25, 28).
To summarize my position on the whole issue of 'Judah goes to the Ten
Tribes of Israel', let me finish with a few lines from the
that are pertinent to the present discussion.
The Ten Tribes of Israel are still in the 'graves of exile'. They have
completely lost their Israelite identity. Their 'dry bones' are waiting for
spiritual revival and restoration to their original faith in the God of Israel
and His immortal Torah. Today most of the World unjustly goes against the Jews.
Anti-Semitism, hatred and racism have reached unprecedented levels. The Jewish
People depend on their Israelite brothers and sisters. Judah and Joseph must
reunite in order to face the enormous challenges of these troublesome times of
the end of our age. Judah cannot fight God's wars alone. The sooner they
reunite, the sooner they will be redeemed by the Almighty.
Still remain sincerely yours, Alexander Zephyr.
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