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Israelite Tribes in Exile
I want to know which tribe of israel i come from. My name is Daniel ..., both of my parents are born jewish and as far as i know all of my blood family dating back as far as i know are Jewish. My mothers side of the family originates from Poland and i believe my fathers side comes from Ukraine. I was born in London, England and my great grand fathers were born in Ukraine and Poland i believe.
My mother is ... and my father is ... but his last name was changed when his ancestors moved from Ukraine from ...
I would be interested to know if there is a way i can trace which tribe i am from.
I would add that i do not keep kosher nor do i go to synagogue but i identify myself strongly as jewish and zionist. Why do some jews keep kosher and attend synagogue and others do not? Why are some religious and others not? Is there a reason for this? I have an israeli passport as well as as english.
I was recently reminded, by a detractor of the lost Israelite theory, that the book "Lost Israelite Identity" relies on circumstantial evidence which points to the horned viking helmet. In fact, Horned helmets, "made famous by the Vikings", never existed.
There have never been any Viking helmets found with attached horns. The first appearance of horns of Vikings helmets was in costume for modern Opera.
##Some of the Sea-Peoples such as the Sardana had two horned-helmuts. This was originally a Syrian habit and such helmuts are depicted on Syrian statues and were later to be made famous by the Vikings of Scandinavia.##The remark in question was made incidentally and was not trying to prove very much either way.
## This was originally a Syrian habit. Such helmuts are depicted on Syrian statues. They were later to be made famous by the Vikings of Scandinavia. Horned helmuts were not really a Viking characteristic but were known in the west and north from an earlier age.##A connection did exist between Bronze Age Scandinavia and the Middle East.
"Horned helmets are actually of Celtic influence. Some bronzed helmets buried in Visko, Denmark in 1976 were related to Vikings and shows a pair of curved horn adornments. This particular relic may have been used in ceremonial offerings.
"A portrayal of a Viking with a horned helmet and spears was illustrated in a 5th AD metalwork which originated from the Swedish coast. The image was thought to be a Viking complete with battle gears with a horned helmet who worshipped their god in a ceremonial dance.
"Figures of horned helmets continue to appear in a lot of relics that are mostly found in regions of England. Proofs and figures of the existence of horned helmets are commonly discovered in burial sites, cauldrons, decorative plates, tapestries and amulets.
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