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Brit-Am Now no. 1168
Date 12 Sivan 5768 15 June 2008
1. Question on Ethiopian Jews and the Tribe of Dan
2. Leah: Reactions to Brit-Am Comments on
Noachide Movement
3. The Brit-Am Web Site: Favorites
Artcles and Search Strings
4. Prophetic Outlines of Biblical Books
5. Single-horned 'Unicorn' deer found in Italy
6. Questions from a Red-Haired Identifier with Esau
7. Question on DNA Tests and Identifying with Judah


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The Lost Ten Tribes of Israel
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1. Question on Ethiopian Jews and the Tribe of Dan

Dear Yair,
I was wondering something. I receive newsletters from The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews. It had an article about the Ethiopian Jews. It said in the article that the descend from the tribe of Dan from the line of King Solomon and Queen of Sheba. Is Dan also part of the tribe of Judah? Did it mix with the tribe of Judah and become part of Judah also? I was wondering because supposedly most of the ten lost tribes lost their identity and intermarried with gentiles or something like that. I think that's how it goes. I know Levi and Benjamin did join with Judah but what about Dan? Are most of the other tribes amongst the gentiles and unknown to their identity? Val :)

Brit-Am Reply:
The idea that part of Dan went to Ethiopia dates back for quite a while.
There may be something in it as we discussed in our work "Ephraim".
Nevertheless there is no evidence that this was ever an Ethiopian or Ethiopian Jewish tradition but rather something that other said about them.
If it is true it could apply to a small portion of the ancestors of the Ethiopian Jews who from Iran moved to Yemen and from there to Ethiopia.
Most of Dan according to our findings went to Scandinavia (Denmark), Wales, and Ireland.
The Brit-Am understanding is that most of the Lost Ten tribes are at present amongst nations identified as being non-Jewish or 'Gentiles".
Some have intermarried but traditions that exist indicating that the rate of intermarriage in the End Times will be revealed to have been much less than one would suppose.

2. Leah: Reactions to Brit-Am Comments on Noachide Movement
Re: Brit-Am Now no. 1167

You wrote concerning the Noachide movement.
"It is a large movement, with a lot of backers, a lot of discussion and decisions behind it, a sophisticated approach, and extensive social networking.
This is important and is something Brit-Am cannot offer. At least not for now."


From what I have seen in the past few years concerning the Noachide movement is that it is providing a group to be part of.  Those who are coming out of Christianity and realize that they are of the lost tribes feel a need to be part of a recognized group.
They love Judah and desire for Judah to recognize them.
This is what draws them away from Brit-Am to become a Noachide. I say this because I have a friend that has done this.

The only problem that I see with being a Noachide is that you are making a statement that  you are not a covenant people.  The Lost Tribes are a Covenant People and should be instructed accordingly. Noachide does not recognize the Lost tribes or emphasize the importance of the covenant. 

The covenant is what was written, The Torah.
2Ki 23:24
 Moreover those who had familiar spirits, and the wizards, and the terafim,
and the idols, and all the abominations that were seen in the land of Yehudah and in Yerushalayim, did Yoshiyahu put away, that he might confirm the words of the law which were written in the book that Chilkiyah the Kohen found in the house of YHWH.
 25 Like him was there no king before him, who turned to YHWH with all his heart, and with all his soul, and with all his might, according to all the Torah of Moshe; neither after him arose there any like him.

Maybe this should be a goal for the Brit-Am to come together no matter what our difference  of religious beliefs and re-affirm the covenant. To be part of a Recognized group without having to deny our identity, but maybe this is asking too much. Maybe one of the three Rs should be Recognition and leave the Reconciliation up to the Almighty?
Shouldn't Recognition come before Reconciliation?

 You Wrote:
Since "Joseph" (i.e. the Ten Tribes) technically and temporarily may not be bound entirely by the Law at present
there is no real reason why they should relate to the Oral Law one way or another.
On the other hand,
Something like this should not be reject just for the sake of rejecting it.
We do not need any more cause for Division than we already have.
The Sages said that willingness to accept the Oral Law is a mark of Israelite Ancestry.
Nearly all major points in the Oral Law also have roots in the Hebrew Bible.
One should be very careful about not accepting it.


The majority of those that are at present re-affirming the Covenant do not completely reject the Oral Law.  Many of us do some of the Oral Traditions but do not consider them as important as the written Torah. I do not believe that any of the Lost Tribes reject the Oral Torah just for the sake of rejecting it. We just do not see it as important  as the Torah.  If we do not keep all of the Oral Law does that make us not a Covenant people?

Many Blessings,

3. The Brit-Am Web Site: Favorites Artcles and Search Strings
What are the major search entries that bring people to our site?

2 33 1.08% tribe of dan
3 32 1.05% brit-am
4 22 0.72% tribe of benjamin
6 18 0.59% kings of israel and judah
7 17 0.56% brit am
8 17 0.56% edom
9 15 0.49% britam.org
10 15 0.49% lost tribes of israel
11 15 0.49% tudor rose
12 15 0.49% urartu
13 15 0.49% yair davidy
14 14 0.46% britam
15 13 0.43% assyria
16 12 0.39% egyptian slaves
17 10 0.33% tribal symbols
18 10 0.33% tribal symbols and meanings
19 10 0.33% tribe of gad
20 9 0.29% isaiah summary

What are the most popular articles at present?

8254 0.21% /HebrewTypes.html
5 295 0.20% 10717 0.27% /anthropology.html
6 265 0.18% 4856 0.12% /Questions/QuesSymbols.html
7 245 0.17% 8544 0.21% /ContentsSubject.html
8 234 0.16% 3498 0.09% /dan.html
9 227 0.15% 60349 1.51% /jerusalem/jerusalem451to480.html
10 193 0.13% 21210 0.53% /CamReaAssyria.html
11 192 0.13% 1512 0.04% /Rose.html
12 190 0.13% 3964 0.10% /Tribesman/AncestryAthol.html
13 180 0.12% 103309 2.59% /tamary-tu.mp3
14 177 0.12% 1486 0.04% /Proof/ProofsIntro.html
15 173 0.12% 2843 0.07% /kings.html
16 166 0.11% 768 0.02% /the-Tribes.html
17 157 0.11% 5107 0.13% /Questions/QuesSouthAfrica.html
18 154 0.10% 3957 0.10% /Questions/mtDNA.html
19 151 0.10% 4740 0.12% /books.html
20 149 0.10% 6231 0.16% /khazars.html
21 148 0.10% 2206 0.06% /benjamin.html
22 143 0.10% 374 0.01% /NowDirectory.html
23 143 0.10% 2273 0.06% /Questions/QuesLand.html
24 139 0.09% 7296 0.18% /Questions/QuesTarshish.html
25 139 0.09% 3700 0.09% /judah.html
26 134 0.09% 1432 0.04% /bkephraim.html
27 128 0.09% 1473 0.04% /Questions/Y Haploroup I.html
28 125 0.08% 3359 0.08% /CimmScyth.html
29 125 0.08% 4170 0.10% /CompleteExile.html
30 125 0.08% 3725 0.09% /Questions/QuesEdom.html

Brit-Am Note:
The above represents the situation at a given moment.
It is fairly representative of what prevails most of the time apart from
our article on the Khazars usually being included while the articles on DNA
and Edom are not permanently represented.

4. Prophetic Outlines of  Biblical Books
 Main Brit-Am Scripture Points
This article was published some time ago but it is still worth drawing attention to.
It provides a quick five-to-ten minute read with many of the important points of Biblical Prophecy immediately concerning the Lost Ten Tribes
given in very brief (half-sentences) outline.
Sip a cup of coffee or herbal tea and scan through it.

5. Single-horned 'Unicorn' deer found in Italy
By MARTA FALCONI, Associated Press Writer

Unicorn Deer

ROME - A deer with a single horn in the center of its head, much like the fabled, mythical unicorn, has been spotted in a nature preserve in Italy, park officials said Wednesday.

"This is fantasy becoming reality," Gilberto Tozzi, director of the Center of Natural Sciences in Prato, told The Associated Press. "The unicorn has always been a mythological animal."

The 1-year-old Roe Deer, nicknamed "Unicorn", was born in captivity in the research center's park in the Tuscan town of Prato, near Florence, Tozzi said.

He is believed to have been born with a genetic flaw; his twin has two horns.

Calling it the first time he has seen such a case, Tozzi said such anomalies among deer may have inspired the myth of the unicorn.

The unicorn, a horse-like creature with magical healing powers, has appeared in legends and stories throughout history, from ancient and medieval texts to the adventures of Harry Potter.

"This shows that even in past times, there could have been animals with this anomaly," he said by telephone. "It's not like they dreamed it up."

Single-horned deer are rare but not unheard of, but even more unusual is the central positioning of the horn, experts said.

"Generally, the horn is on one side (of the head) rather than being at the center. This looks like a complex case," said Fulvio Fraticelli, scientific director of Rome's zoo. He said the position of the horn could also be the result of a trauma early in the animal's life.

Other mammals are believed to contribute to the myth of the unicorn, including the narwhal, a whale with a long, spiraling tusk.

6. Questions from a Red-Haired Identifier with Esau
Mr. Yair Davidiy,
The questions I would ask of you may be unusual, but I hope you can understand why they are important to me.
I live in America, and My name is MS. I was born under the same biblical description of Esau, i.e. red hair. Even other "white people" give and have given redheads a hard time, from public school on. There is even a new group of white supremacists "identity christians" now who persecute redheads and anyone who may very well be descended from you-know-who. I have searched the Internet and the bible but can find nothing on where we with this recessive mutation came from. Only Esau have I found. As a redhead and suffering much persecution (in my formative years) I can personally understand how he'd rather destroy than unite peoples. I really like and agree with Christ's teachings, but don't consider myself a typical "christian". I, unlike most christians I've known don't seek to condemn everyone, but rather to save my own soul. I guess I take Esau's plight to heart. Someone was telling me of a talk-show they watched a few months back, in which they were seemingly ragging that redheads were gonna be gone in ten years. The story that vividly depicts Esau as a redhead seems to have doomed us all. I feel forsaken by other people and even by God. Please help if you will, I have nowhere else to turn.

Here are some questions (feel free to edit for posting if you'd like).

For Esau to have red hair wouldn't his parents have to be, well, "white?" In other words, wouldn't his parents have to have recessive biological traits ("fair")?
Are the descendants of Esau cursed forever?

Why does the bible go out of it's way to mention Esau's physical attributes? Was it intended to hurt the world's number one minority of people? Because it did and does.

Are redheads covenant people or not? There aren't many of us left so I'll groupall of us together...

Everyone and even the bible seems to condemn us. Is there anything you can say to make me feel not so damned?

Please take my questions seriously and answer them for me.

 In spiritual dire straits,


Brit-Am Reply:
You apparently DID NOT read through our web-site before sending your post.
We have a Search Engine on our site
and I found 60 entries on the subject of Red Hairs all of them interesting
and pertinent to your predicament.
You say you searched the Internet but why did you not search our URL before writing to us?

King David had red hair (1-Samuel 16:12, 17;42).
So do many Jews, many Irishmen, many Scandinavians, Rumanians, Caucasian Mountain People, etc.
Yair Davidiy as a youth had blond hair but when growing a beard a definite reddish streak becomes apparent.

(a) For Esau to have red hair wouldn't his parents have to be, well, "white?" In other words, wouldn't his parents have to have recessive biological traits ("fair")?

Brit-Am Reply:
Probably but not necessarily so. Even dark people sometimes show evidence of red hair.

(b) Are the descendants of Esau cursed forever?

Brit-Am Reply:
No. They were not cursed at all. Esau was actually blessed with a similar blessing to Jacob.
He was to dwell in a very fertile land, and be militarily powerful.
Here too, you have failed to read what we wrote on the subject.
Here Esau was to be given a very fertile land and to live by the sword. Esau in effect was to become a "Master Race" of warriors like the Spartans, Ancient Romans, and part of the Germans.

(c) Why does the bible go out of it's way to mention Esau's physical attributes?

Brit-Am Reply:
Why Not? He had them. The Bible also mentions that David was red haired


(d) Was it intended to hurt the world's number one minority of people? Because it did and does.

Brit-Am Reply:
That is what you say. Apparently you mix with the wrong circles.
What ethnic group do you belong to?
Winston Churchill had red hair.

(e) Are redheads covenant people or not? There aren't many of us left so I'll groupall of us together...

Brit-Am Reply:
Red Hair according to our understanding is an autosomal trait that can occur independently amongst different peoples without there being any familial or racial connection between them. It proves nothing in itself but if other evidence of genetic connection is available it could be taken in to consideration.

(f) Everyone and even the bible seems to condemn us.

Brit-Am Reply:
The Bible does not condemn redheads. On the contrary.

(g) Is there anything you can say to make me feel not so damned?

Brit-Am Reply:
Maybe you have other problems and being redhaired merely compounds them?
You should make it a source of strength.

7. Question on DNA Tests and Identifying with Judah

Just in case you don"t remember me I had a DNA test done at FTDNA and I share a common ancestor with a Jew from Spain, we match 12 out of 12 markers back 600 years and with another 7 men I match 11 out of 12 markers. But where does this leave me, I know the Jewish community does not accept me because I'm not Israeli thru my mother. I listen to Rabbi Tovia Singer and Rabbi Amon Itzak(please forgive me if I misspelled his name) my heart is very open to Torah and Hashem but again-where does this leave me?

Brit-Am Reply:
DNA tests and the relative importance we may attach them are still somewhat controversial.
Nevertheless what you are asking is basically a religious question of the type Brit-Am seeks to avoid since it is not part of what we are meant to be doing and are qualified for.
Everyone must seek their own path.
For those who believe there is nearly always an answer sometimes quite close to you.
God bless you
Yair Davidiy

Brit-Am is the "still small voice" that contains the truth.


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