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Jewish religious organization claims that the Ten Tribes are in effect the
English, the Americans and other peoples in the west. For this reason they are
a little less anti-Semitic and slightly more supportive of
Are the Lost Ten Tribes now living in the west?
Is President Bush the head of the Tribe of Manasseh?
Is Tony Blair a member of the Tribe of Ephraim?
it for these reasons that the
answer to these questions, according to Brit- Am which is an organization of
observant Jews in
When asked about what our claims are based on we bring evidence from the Bible, the Sages, linguistics, and from history. In addition, we point to what is happening in our world today when (despite negative phenomena) the peoples of the west are almost the only ones that sympathize (even a little) with the State of Israel, and amongst whom there is any point in arguing on behalf of the Jewish Nation.
the past amongst the Jewish people discussions were held concerning the fate of the Ten Tribes.
Suggestions were made about peoples in
How Did the Lion Become a British Symbol?
What proofs do we have?
Ten Tribes were exiled and lost "in the
descendants of the Ten Tribes were described as symbolized by the lion and the
unicorn which are the symbolic emblems of Britain (Numbers, 24: 8-9 ) and of
the bald-headed eagle (Micah 1:16) which is the symbol of the USA. The Tribe of
Ephraim was represented by an "Aegel" ("Bull-Calf", Jeremiah 31:18) and
the name "Aegeli" was a nickname for an Angle whose people gave their
The Talmud, Midrash and Rabbinical sources explain the relevant Biblical verses in the same way as understood by our organization, "Brit-Am". The Sages confirm the Biblical and historical findings that we base ourselves upon. Similar affirmations are found in Classical Authorities such as Targum Yehonatan, Rashi, Iben Ezra, Radak (Kimchi), Ramban (Nachmanides), Abarbanel, etc.
meaning of names of countries and peoples in the Hebrew language according to
the great commentators together with tribal characteristics in the light of the
Sages parallel the identifications of "Brit-Am". The name
"Machir", for example, in Hebrew
can represent the principle of price [which is one of the meanings of the name "Machir"]
i.e. Capitalism. The
Hebrew name "Machir" ("HaMachiri") was transliterated in
the Latin of Europe as "Americo". Eventually the name was given to an Italian navigator,
"Americo Vespucci", who gave his name to the whole of
The name "Manasseh" according to the commentary of Rabbi Shimshon Raphael Hirsh (Genesis 32:33) represents the principle of collective responsibility and of responsible representation such as that of the
the name "Ephraim" may be explained as encompassing the meaning of
"high social class" and of an aristocratic society with all its
ensuing values and considerations such as those practiced in
The Messiah son of Joseph in Jewish tradition (e.g. Malbim on Ezekiel 37) will be the leader of the Ten Tribes and he represent the process that in the Latter Times involves their fate.
By comparing descriptions of the Messiah son of Joseph it is possible to identify descendants of the tribes as nations that today fulfill the described task.
Jewish philosophers and Rabbinical Commentators explain the characteristics of the tribes and especially the differences between Joseph and Judah. These explanations are frequently based on fine distinctions in Biblical verses and traditions. All this strengthens the identification of "Brit-Am".
A portion of the Exiles
The rest of the Exiles went to the north of the Assyrian Empire and there they became part of the Confederation of the "Children of Gomer" (Hosea 1).
history they are referred to as the "Gimirri" (Cimmerians), Scythians
and Goths. The Cimmerians invaded
Khazars were part of the Ten Tribes, especially from Manasseh and Simeon. They
of Jews who were forced to change their religion or assimilated are to be
found in many parts of the world. They will return in the Last Days and it would seem that their
destiny is wound up with the return of the Ten Tribes.
Tony Blair and his wife: The Tribe of Ephraim
Linguistic: The "Celtic" languages of
In the "Germanic" languages and especially in English there are parallels to Hebrew in the changes of letter sounds and vocabulary. The Germans are not part of the Ten Tribes but they were influenced by them in the past.
The Culture of the West is Hebraic culture in many ways. Ruth Schechter from the
Religious Values: There exists a tendency amongst western people to adopt from
the Bible or from the Jews in general religious customs, beliefs and patterns
of thoughts Even the more devout Christians among them tend to emphasize the Hebrew Bible
["Old Testament"] and to reduce the pagan elements in their religion.
4. Identification as Israelites: Great men as well as whole groups that were important in the history of the West identified as "Hebrews". Although they usually intended more in the spiritual sense than in the physical one their heroes, manner of speech, and outlook were those of the Hebrew Bible.
Allies of the Jews: In the events of our times these peoples, and particularly
Philo-Semitism: There exists amongst the peoples we identify as the Ten Tribes
a greater sympathy for the Jews and for the state of
7. Contribution to Humanity: Despite their many sins they have given much to the world, more than any other ethnic group, and even more than the rest of mankind put together, they became a "Light to the Gentiles" (Isaiah 42:6)
Christian Lovers of Israel Blowing the Shofar in the Golan
words of the Sages and Great Jewish Thinkers confirm the interpretation of
What however should it mean for us if part of the peoples of Western Europe are our blood relations?
Are they also Jews? What are the implications? Must we, based on a handful of Biblical verses, accept the English and Americans as our "Lost Brothers"?
Jewish people should study the subject-matter of the Lost Ten Tribes whilst strengthening their Judaism and learning the sources.
If after such study the claims of "Brit-Am"are accepted as proven, it will be
necessary to spread knowledge of the Ten Tribes and to seek to bridge the gap
between Judah and Joseph. The Jewish people needs the
Ten Tribes. The Ten Tribes need
ball is in the hands of
the Bible it says that towards the last days the Ten Tribes will return and re-unite with
Ten Tribes are required to seek the Almighty, the G-od of
[NRG Editorial Comment:]Anglo-Israelites
"Brit-Am" is therefore an exceptional organization in this scenario since it is comprised of religious Jews.
Link to Brit-Am Site
Until Now 56 reactions under 41 Discussion Headings:[reactions begin from the latest to arrive (highest number) and work down to the first]
40. If Everything is Known
and the Past and the Future are already written,
What are we doing here?
39. Cheap Philosophy
The claims are ridiculous.
The former head
of the Worldwide Church of God in
38. The word "British" is in fact "Covenant-Man" [Brit-ish].
That is "Man of the Covenant".
Nevertheless in my opinion
this has no connection to the Jews but rather to the Free Masons
who at the moment control
Reaction to the above Reaction [not translated: Original in English]:
Rubbish! Brit might be [covenant] but ISAH is common suffix.
37. Leave Childishness Alone. The bottom line is that we are all brothers and sisters.
36. Research is research! And according to books I read the claims are true.
The lost 10 tribes? [not
translated: Original in English]
Igli has nothing with
We have Jews from Zvulon in China at Kai-feng who say they are YO'day ,likewise many hebrew words are found in Japanese with different tonality etc..etc......
I extend my warmest greetings to you [not translated: Original in English]
Ngozi Igbo girl,
We met last christmas at Abakaliki : Igboland Nigeria
34. A load of rubbish just like your beloved Palestinians who claim descent from the Philistines. Think about this.
Zerububiel, Maaleh Karnfayim
33. What a Thrill! We searched for a Refuge and found a family!
We have a blood belationship with the most enlightened of Americans!
With the Klu Klax Klan!! With the Inquisition!! With the Great White Egyptian Nation!!
What a thrill that these are your family relations.
Would not Bin Laden be preferable?
32. There is no doubt that human genes are intermixed.
If we are to consider this however,
"[If we are to be related to someone]. It would be preferable to be related to the Descendants of Ishmael than of Esau". I do not think that Western Culture exactly suits us. The disasters that the descendants of Esau have visited upon the Jews were much worse than those of the Ishmaelites.
31. It is preferable that we not have any connection to Bush.
needs such an idiot in the family?
bnei menashe, bnei menashe,
29. [not translated: Original in English] to be honest, i feel closer to the moderate muslims than to those
english, the anglo saxons can be lovely people indeed, when you follow their way, but when you oppose them...ooohhhh... when you go against them...the hard cold blooded looks they can have on thier faces...the amazing violence...the arrogance...no, they cannot be called jews, not even the lost 10 tribes...it is simple mathematics...the common bussiness language will be allways the language of the concorer, the ruthless, the violent...and with a small change in history - it could very well be the germens...and than what? we will see power greedy jews saying the germans are the lost 10 ??
concorer ella conqueror Ya ahbal !1 "
Ali, Sakhnin, 17/05/07 09:42
ooh, i my mistake, i bag your parden "
avi tzanani, 18/05/07 06:20
I bag yr parden ??!!!....i "
28. Is Sarkozi
really the chief of Zebulun tribe???? [not translated:
Original in English]
In Hungarian Shar means
''Bots'' He is a villager
Different from a city dweller who in some languages is considered a man of asphalt.Son pere est d'origine Hongroise
27. excellent book
i know about it! [not translated: Original in English]
kabbalah and meditation for'' the nations''
everything is there
for more info you can call me
Just for General Knowledge,
25. The Germans, for instance, are descended from the Concubine of Shimala. The Ashkenazim are descended from the maidservant of the maidservant of Issachar. That is the reason they still have not liberated themselves from servitude.
Hida Palsanim, the Gefilte Fish of Next Week, close to the Night of the Carp.
Notice that the name "Brit-Am" can represent
23. Such Rubbish and Lies are not fitting for NRG. It has been some time since I read such a lot of rubbish in one article. Many facts and assumptions in it are absolutely without any foundation.
Unfortunately, the impression becomes more and more stronger
that we are one of the fifty stars of the
[not translated: Original in English] i allways knew it - that'a why i am
but it's all a complete english.
the jews are allways a reference to the ruling empire -
trying to show the way to real ruler of the world.
it's true that the anglo american empire (or ''conmnection'' as they call it) is much closer to the jewish ideas than others - cause we are near the end of days - but if it was the chinese or the iranians who ruled or will rule ''the world'' someday - they
the jews will stick to their asses, trying to direct their ways.
translated: Original in English] Semitic cultures, midle east.
The Arabs are the most near people to the jews
Anglo Saxon are the English but Saxon are German now I understand why Hitler loved Jewish.
Probably the above also applies to the Catholic kings of
Ha ha ha
16. Yair Davidiy A Serious Professional Researcher
I know Yair and I have read his book. From my personal acquaintance with the man (not in connection to the present subject) I can tell you that he is a serious person and his work is true research.
15. Every Fantasy Becomes a Journalistic Item?
What will become of you?
13. Reaction to nos. 4 and 5
You Fools! You have not learnt Torah and your head is empty!
[For this reason] You are speaking rubbish!
How [can you say] such things?
Fools. Ignoramuses, and unlearned!
First learn Torah and then judge.
12. Hold on! What is going on, here?
George Bush, Senior.
11. Completely Controverted!
Linguistic Similarity could at times occur due to certain influences and not because they are Hebrews.
It is really a ridiculous story.
This [claimed] Migration of Peoples is not described in any History Books!
The Americans are a mixture of peoples, English, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, Irish, and more others. There is no homogeneity in their backgrounds. It is impossible to assume that they are descended from Hebrews. The story of the name of Amerigo Vespucci that came out of the Bible is so much without foundation as to be embarrassing.
In conclusion, anti-Semitism and anti-Israelism is so great in
Redemption is near? Wow, Really?
10. A Feverish Illusion.
11. They forgot one thing
The Americans, Australians, British, Canadians, New Zealanders and all
the others came from
8. The English love Jewish [not translated: Original in English]
The English love Jewish and the good example is
Ha ha ha what a stupid story
[reaction in Hebrew]
The Jews love themselves even less.
See how Shalom Achshav [Peace Now movement] love the settlers and vice versa.
A real Romeo and Juliet story.
Acga Acga Acga
7. Jewish Arrogance! Absolute Rubbish!
It is unbelievable how vain one must be to think such things and even publish them!
What a load of rubbish! The Ten Tribes apparently were assimilated by the peoples of the region. All the chances are that their genes passed over specifically to the Arabs around them.
Concerning the Europeans and Americans of European origin according to their facial characteristics and other signs their origins are different from that of a Semitic source.
There were so many tribes in
The Origin of all humanity was in
6. It is possible through a simple blood test to know the origin of every person.
Geneticists today can identify the origin of a person by certain of his
DNA sequences. As far as is known about 15 per cent of the Europeans are of
5. What Rubbish!
If such is the case, the French are also part of us.
4. Horrible Rubbish!
3. I have heard of this and it is possible!
For thousands of years many Jews assimilated or were forced to become
Christians or Moslems. Take for example the new President of France or the
Englishman, David Beckham, whose origins are Jewish. I heard that in
It is therefore a possibility.
At all events, Redemption is near and so we should know soon.
2. One thing is certain
If the two tribes known to us today number 15 to 18 million (and these are the ones who survived the Holocaust) the Ten Tribes should number at least 250 million people.
It is fitting that locating them be made a national and religious goal of the highest level.
"and raise up a standard to gather in our exiles"
With Artic Thawing it would seem that real estate is in a temporary slump.
S.L. Ben Yehudah
Prices should go up now before Ahmadinejad outs out a Demolition Injunction.
Resident of Tel Aviv
It sounds a little imaginary in parts and even racist (concerning our Western Character) but nevertheless interesting.
Incidentally, it was written [above],
"The Ten Tribes will return in ships and
aeroplanes. Ephraim will return to the "
Sorry, but it would seem to me that there is not enough room
Natural Increase was not taken into account,
Which is what the Bible speaks about.
The obsessive compulsiveness of the modern world.
Which is what the Bible speaks about.