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2. Tessa in New Zealand: More Thoughts
on Racial Considerations
Subject: Re: Brit-Am Now no. 1125
Shalom Yair - re Russ Curenton
Whether one uses the term race (normally applied to people) or breed (normally
applied to animals), discussion on racial mix is unhelpful if it is not linked
to a discussion on the parameters for inclusion in the Abrahamic Covenant. The
Almighty chose Jacob/Israel to be his covenant people but those who wilfully
stray outside the terms of the covenant risk exile from his family. As Rahab and
Ruth willingly took on the 'cloak' of an Israelite, they became Israelite by
faith. Race no longer mattered. It's the same for us - the important thing is
our attitude to Torah. If we spurn the Word then it doesn't matter what race we
are - we have placed ourselves outside of the covenant and being Jewish or
British will not remedy the situation. If we adopt the Word then we become
As regards the comments that pure bred animals are more valuable, there may be
some superficial truth. However inbred animals are often structurally unsound
and the common interbred mutt is usually the healthiest dog on the block! The
Patriarchs were more inbred than is advisable today but the gene pool no doubt
contains more errors than existed 4000 years ago. More important was the need to
establish a family which would worship the Almighty alone - a tough call in
ancient Mesopotamia. Once established though, the 12 sons must have married
(interbred) outside the family in order to establish the Tribes.
I believe that the instructions to not intermarry with the Canaanite nations
were solely to do with the risk of idolatry, Canaanites being utterly evil and
irredeemable. The principle still applies today in that a follower of Ha Shem
should not marry someone who worships another god, but race is no longer a
criterion (unless someone can identify any remaining Canaanites). There is a
danger of prideful elevating or cruelly alienating each other if the race card
Blessings - Tessa
3. Brit-Am Clarifications Concerning
Race and the Bible etc
The Biblical Attitude
The Bible has no position regarding racial coloring.
There are no racial distinctions in the Bible in the Modern Sense.
Israelites were forbidden to intermarry with foreigners UNLESS those foreigners
part of Israel.
Certain races were pointed out by the Bible for "special" treatment.
Since the Assyrians (referred to in general terms as "Sennacherib")
conquered many nations and transferred their populations around,
sometimes taking all the women to one area and all the males to another, racial
in Biblical Terms have been legally annulled.
No-one today can say for sure who they or others are descended from in Biblical
In Biblical Times,
The Prohibition of intermarriage was ESPECIALLY stringent against Canaanites.
There are prohibitions or partial restrictions on intermarriage with Edomites,
Intermarriage with Edomites and Egyptians even after their conversion
(acceptance of Israelite suzerainty
and the Law of Moses) was forbidden until three generations had passed.
[Deuteronomy 23:7] THOU
NOT ABHOR AN EDOMITE;
FOR HE IS THY BROTHER: THOU SHALT
NOT ABHOR AN EGYPTIAN; BECAUSE THOU
A STRANGER IN HIS LAND.
[Deuteronomy 23:8] THE CHILDREN THAT ARE BEGOTTEN OF THEM SHALL ENTER INTO THE
CONGREGATION OF THE LORD IN THEIR THIRD GENERATION.
Edomites were genetically close to Israelites since the forefather of
Edom was Esau who was the
twin brother of Jacob forefather of the Twelve Tribes of Israel.
The Egyptians were descended from Ham and therefore were genetically distant
though the wife of Joseph and mother of Ephraim and Manasseh was an Egyptian.
For that matter in the Book of Chronicles and elsewhere we find references to
the "Aramaean" (translated as "Syrian")
concubine of Machir and other indications of foreign admixtures.
The males of Ammon and Moab were forbidden forever though their females were
permitted at once.
[Deuteronomy 23:3] AN AMMONITE OR
MOABITE SHALL NOT ENTER INTO THE CONGREGATION OF THE LORD; EVEN TO THEIR TENTH
GENERATION SHALL THEY NOT ENTER INTO THE CONGREGATION OF THE LORD FOR EVER:
This prohibition applied to males not females.
See our article:
"Loyalty to David is Required:
Ruth and the Oral Tradition"
This is why Ruth the ancestress of David was accepted.
Ammon and Moab were also genetically close to the Israelites and possibly in a
physiognomic sense it would have been difficult to distinguish
between Hebrews and them.
See the Brit-Am series:
THE PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY OF
THE HEBREW PEOPLES
Pictures of Ancient Hebrews
Concerning Ammon and Moab it says that intermarriage with them (i.e. their
males) was to the tenth generation
but tradition understood this to mean forever.
The Term "Mamzer" (Bastard)
It also says that a "mamzer" was forbidden for ten generations.
[Deuteronomy 23:2] A BASTARD [Hebrew: "mamzer"]
SHALL NOT ENTER INTO THE CONGREGATION OF THE LORD; EVEN TO HIS TENTH
GENERATION SHALL HE NOT ENTER INTO THE CONGREGATION OF THE LORD.
The Hebrew word "mamzer" is translated as "bastard" but a mamzer is not the same
as a bastard in the English-language sense.
The word "mamzer" means:
(a) Someone whose mother was married according to the Law of Moses
(i.e. in our present-day terms "Jewish") and who was born from a union with
another male under the law of Moses
other than her husband.
We will use the term "Jewish" below for someone who is bound stringently by the
Law of Moses.
In Biblical Times all Israelites were to be bound stringently by the Law of
After the Exile of the Ten Tribes their obligation under the Law was suspended.
Nowadays they should begin to return and re-accept the Law though their obligations
are not formal ones.
The offspring of a married Jewish woman with a Gentile is NOT a mamzer.
The offspring of an unmarried Jewish woman with a Gentile is NOT a mamzer.
The offspring of an unmarried Jewish woman with a Gentile or Jew is NOT a mamzer.
The offspring of a married Jewish man with a woman who is not his wife is NOT a
The offspring of a Jewish man with a non-Jewish woman is NOT Jewish and therefore cannot be a mamzer..
The offspring of a non-Jewish man with a Jewish woman is Jewish and not a mamzer.
(b) A Jew who is the offspring of forbidden unions, e.g. brother and sister,
etc, is a "mamzer"
if his parents were Jewish. If the parents were not Jewish the offspring may
have biological problems etc
but Biblically it is not a mamzer. The term "mamzer" can only apply to someone
who is Jewish.
(c) In some common sources as well as sometimes in everyday speech the term "mamzer"
may be found as applied
similarly to the expression "bastard" in English i.e. anyone who is the offspring of
an irregular union. This usage however is
inaccurate and offensive.
(d) The term "mamzer" is also found in the Prophets where according to some
authorities it MIGHT (and might not) be applied to Gentiles of mixed-blood
[Zechariah 9:6] AND A BASTARD SHALL
DWELL IN ASHDOD,
AND I WILL CUT OFF THE PRIDE OF THE PHILISTINES.
Here it is uncertain what the word "mamzer" means.
Rabbi Mair thought it referred to the Messianic Era and that it applies to
Israelite "mamzers" who he supposed were to be segregated from the rest of the Israelites and settled
in their own area. The majority of the Sages however rejected this opinion and
said that Elijah will purify the "mamzers" so that in Messianic Times the
category will no longer exist.
The Commentary "Daat Mikra" brings the opinion that it refers to foreigners of mixed or unknown
The word "mamzer" is explained etymologically as derived from the root "ZaR" (strange, alien)
or MiZaR (of alien origins).
According to this in Hebrew "mamzer" could mean any offspring of questionable
union BUT the Torah
applies it in legal terms, as a specific category, only to those who meet given
Concerning Racial prejudice in general see our article:
The Black Woman
"Color Prejudice Forbidden"
The Bible in principle is AGAINST the marriage of Israelites with foreigners
chiefly because this leads to Israelites departing from
their Israelite goals.
The Lost Tribes experience is different.
Here they are all Israelites and all Gentiles at one and the same time.
Brit-Am is not going to lay down any hard and fast rules where we have no
authority to do so, do not really
know, and have no firm opinion on the matter.
Since the issue does affect many and is important we can however discuss the
Personally, people should marry those of their own kind as much as this is
On the other hand to a degree marriages are made in heaven and the pre-destined
partner may belong to an entirely different race.
Prejudice does exist.
"Colored" peoples may be far more prejudiced than most whites both against other
and against whites.
In the US there exists a racial divide.
On the one hand,
Many Hispanics and Blacks may be of Israelite origin.
Many of them identify with the "Anglos" the majority of whom (or a great
proportion of which) are probably of Israelite descent.
People of African and Hispanic origin are to be found amongst
On the other hand,
Most of the Hispanics and Blacks etc may not be of Israelite origin (though many
and most of them may be potentially HOSTILE to the "Anglo" Israelite entity.
This situation means that no hard and fast answer can be given.
Personal Experience and
attitude of Yair Davidiy
Yair Davidiy was married once in the past. His former wife was of
Yemenite Jewish extraction.
These are "white" people of darkish Mediterranean type whose forefathers dwelt
in the south of Arabia.
The marriage did not work out though we had six children.
The marriage did not work out PARTLY because of cultural differences etc.
My ex-wife (fifteen years after the divorce) remarried to someone from her own
Our children are now grown and OK. Two of them are married and have children of
We all get along well.
I would like to remarry.
I would however only marry someone who is Jewish and I might look for someone
close to myself in appearance
and even background.
If theoretically I would meet an Ethiopian Jewess or a Japanese convert to
Judaism and we got along etc
I might consider marriage BUT I would probably hesitate greatly, much more than
I would if the person concerned
was more similar to myself in appearance and background.
On the other hand, good marriages are made in heaven and suitable opportunities
do not happen often.
People suitable to oneself do not usually stand outside the door in a line with application forms.
Many of us may remember the Old Nursery Rhyme, "Nobody asked you, Sir, she said."
By the time one gets through being too choosey there may be little left to choose from!
The other side also has something to say in the matter and prejudices etc exist
on both sides.
Brit-Am is the "still small voice" that contains the truth.
[1-Kings 19:12] AND AFTER THE EARTHQUAKE A FIRE; BUT THE LORD WAS NOT IN THE
FIRE: AND AFTER THE FIRE A STILL SMALL VOICE.