1. A Tiny Offering of Poetry for Tu B'Av - Festival of Love, Unity, and Forgiveness.
Jeremiah 31:19(20) is Only One Verse in the Bible!
(a) Conventional English Version (NKJV).
20 Is Ephraim My dear son?
Is he a pleasant child?
For though I spoke against him,
I earnestly remember him still;
Therefore My heart yearns for him;
I will surely have mercy on him, says the LORD.
(b) More Literal Birit-Am Translation.
Ephraim My Dear Son,
Is He a Child of Playful Delights?
Every Day I speak of him.
I will Remember Him and he will be remembered
Therefore my inner-being yearns for him,
I will have mercy on him with love
says the Almighty.
(c) Poetical Rendition.
[See Jeremiah 31:20]
Ephraim my darling boy
A child of love and joy
Every day I recall his name
Therefore he shall come again.
My soul to him does yearn
Ephraim must return
I will shower him with love
Says the One Above.
2. Diane: Yearning to be in Jerusalem.
RE: From Brit-Am: A Tiny Offering of Poetry for Tu B'Av -
The poem touched my heart and put a yearning in it to be there in Jerusalem.
God bless you, Diane
3. How do you know that those you reach out to about Israelite Ancestry really are of Israelite descent?
How can you distinguish? What about others (from non-Israelite peoples according to you) who nevertheless respond to your message?
The only way to reach descendants of the Lost Tribes is to make the message available to all.
We assume that they who belong will instinctively respond.
So far on the whole this approach has proven itself.
The Brit-Am message in addition to our main emphasis concerning Israelite Ancestry also deals with Biblical Consciousness in general.
If non-Israelites also relate to this then all the better.
There is a principle that if one has good intention then even if mistakes are made the ultimate results will be positive.
Wikipedia tells us: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ International_aid_to_Palestinians According to the Development Assistance Committee, the main multilateral donors for the 2006?2007 period were UNRWA and the EU (through the European Commission); the main bilateral donors were the US, Japan, Canada and five European countries (Norway, Germany, Sweden, Spain and France).
Taking the contributions of Israelite nations altogether we find that most Palestinian Money comes from Israelite entities according to the Brit-Am definition.
The Motivations for giving to the Palestinians include the following:
a. Genuine Humanitarian Concern especially in line with Christian tradition of caring for inhabitants of the Holy Land.
b. A mistaken but genuine belief that through helping the Ps establish themselves the chances for peace in the Middle East are increased and this therefore is also for the good of the Jews and Israel.
c. Setting up a P entity as a rival to and possible replacement of the State of Israel.
The question is whether or not the Ten Tribes involvement reflects a psychological subconscious yearning to be in the holy Land and a resentment of Judah for being already there???
We are not denying the immense help and support that the State of Israel has received from Joseph especially the USA.
Nevertheless everyone has a darker side as well as a positive one. People do not always realize the harm they do but still do it alongside an otherwise positive existence.
This also applies to Nations.