1. What is the attitude of Judaism to the Messiah?
Judaism emphasizes belief in One God and Keeping the Commandments especially as explained by the Sages.
The Messiah should come keep to strengthen believe in One God and to further Keeping of the Commandments both in the physical and spiritual sense:
Physically by enabling the Keeping of Commandments that against our will fell in to abeyance e.g. Jubillee years, Cities of Refuge, etc.
Spiritually by vitalizing our consciousness and invigorating the will of all Israel to learn and keep the Commandments.
The Messiah comes to perfect and enhance the Jewish Religion not to replace it.
Other sources give additional attributes such as world peace (Isaiah 2:4) and universal acknowledgement of the Almighty (Zechariah 14:9).
"Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall man learn war anymore." (Isaiah 2:4).
God will be King over all the world on that day, God will be One and His Name will be One (Zechariah 14:9). http://www.aish.com/jw/s/48892792.html
This is not only my personal understanding of the matter but what you will find written elsewhere.
Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan, "A Handbook of Jewish Thought" (1992) volume 2 has a chapter on The Messianic Era that you may find pertinent to this issue.
I assume this helps.
2. More Jewish-Israeli Songs About the Ten Tribes.
The Return of the Ten Tribes from the Exile of Assyria.
"And in that day a great shofar will be blown, and those who were lost in the land of Assyria and those who were driven out to the land of Egypt will come and worship the LORD on the holy mountain at Jerusalem." (Isaiah 27:13 )
UVAHU HA'OVDIM B'ERETS ASHUR
V'HANIDACHIM B'ERETS MITSRAYIM
V'HISHTACHAVU L'HASHEM B'HAR HAKODESH
All of the clips below are worth seeing. We would especially recommend those by Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach and Shlomo Bar.
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3. Rabbi Fishel Mael and New Rabbinical Sources for Brit-Am.
Rabbi Fishel Avraham Mael of Baltimore, USA is by profession a psychologist for working people.
A Google search should bring up a few notes about him.
In addition he is also in our opinion a great Torah scholar.
He wrote a book in Hebrew "Sefer Shivtei Israel" , 5757 (1997), or The Book of the Tribes of Israel.
We have spoken of him before:
#6. New rabbinical Work on Israelite Tribes
Fishel Mael ("Sefer Shivtei Israel" ,5757) published a book in Hebrew http://www.britam.org/now/now486.html
The official title in English (as shown on the back page) is:
The Twelve Tribes of Israel.
An Anthology and Novellae Based on Biblical, Talmudic, and Midrashic Sources.
This work is about 550 pages long in Hebrew text meaning in English terms the equivalent of ca. 700 pages.
Each page is full of important information that deserves to be well considered.
That makes for a lot of work, or pleasure. In our case it means both work and pleasure.
Anyway this is a book that eventually should become a classic.
The author brings together numerous Biblical and Rabbinical sources concerning the characteristics of each and every tribe.
Very often the information given helps strengthen and confirm our own understandings that we derived from other sources.
Even points based on archaeological and historical evidence are often confirmed by Rabbinical statements.
We have used this work in the past as a Search of the Brit-Am website will show (at least 12 results).
We would have used the work more but different considerations held us back.
We do not like stepping on other peoples toes and who knows how far one can and/or should go with the research of others?
Now however a telephone conversation with Rabbi Fishel Mael has given us a go-ahead to make wider use of the material in question.
We will therefore begin a series of articles based on this work and giving some outline information about it.
At present the book is not available in English.
If an English Translation does eventually become available there will still be room for explanatory articles about it and based on its findings.
In fact we may in some degree even be helping to prepare a market for such a work.
Rabbi Fishel Mael knows about Brit-Am. He has read our articles that quoted from his works.
He is not entirely convinced concerning our Identifications but neither is he against them.
As these articles progress we will keep Rabbi Mael informed of them and perhaps consult together from time to time.