1. Odds and Ends. (a) Additions to Article.
Karl Marx from Levi and Friedrich Engels from Ephraim!
The following passages have been added:
Communist ideology enthused and invigorated trade unions and social conscious
activists. The Soviet menace and radical agitation pressured Capitalist Powers
to placate their working classes as much as they could rather than risk losing
[Economic and historical forces were also at work but this nevertheless was one
of the factors.]
This forced the price of labor to rise and workers conditions to be improved.
Consequently the buying power of the public increased.
Or he [Engels] may have been from Simeon elements of which were absorbed by
Ephraim and Manasseh.
No Tribe Will Ever Disappear.
Ephraim equals Jacob; Manasseh equals Joseph. Joseph in addition to his sons was
an independent entity in his own right!
Different Names for the Same Person.
Various Applicabilities of the Same Name.
Extract: No Tribe Will Ever Disappear.
Midrash Yalkut Shimeoni, Habakuk (565):
# ... We have a tradition that no Tribe will ever disappear, as Abbaye [in the
Talmud, Baba Batra 115;b) says: We learn that no Tribe will be extinguished.
The Rashbam (c. 1085 - c. 1158 CE) learns this from the verse Malachi 3:6: For I
am the LORD, I do not change; Therefore you are not consumed, O sons of Jacob.
3. Book Received.
The Strong Horse.
Power, Politics, and the Clash of Arab Civilizations, NY, USA, 2010.
by Lee Smith.
Written by an Arabist Scholar.
Says that no matter what the USA does the Arabs will be against her.
Gives additional reasons as to why the USA needs Israel.
See solution in simply beating the Arabs down which is something we ourselves
have said in the past.
Brit-Am will probably write a short review of this work.