| SIDE TWO by Yair Davidiy
THE DESTINY OF JOSEPH
The European Union funds elements that see the Jewish settlers in Judea and Samaria as the main obstacle towards the establishment of a Palestinian State. They believe that if they can undermine the religious belief in the Bible of Jewish settlers in Judea and Samaria, if they can make the Jews stop believing in the Divine Origins of the Bible, of the Torah, they can reduce the determination of the Jewish settlers to continue to live in Judea and Samaria. The European Union in effect has dedicated funds towards the undermining of belief in the Bible by the Jewish people.
We noted that some of the countries in the European Union have significant proportions of Israelites in their populations. Many of the Leaders of The European Union are suspicious of the USA and resent Britain. They think Britain is too closely connected to the USA. They think that Britain does not really belong to Europe and that Britain will interfere with the integration, with the bonding together as one people, of Europe- that Britain does not want the complete unification of Europe. They even think that Britain joined the European Union only to weaken the European Union from within and that Britain should be either completely overtaken by the European Union or thrown out of it.
It may be that some time in the future the European Union will act against the USA and Britain. Those European nations that have a significant proportion of Israelites in their populations may be misled into participating in the betrayal of the USA and Britain just as Joseph was betrayed by his Israelite brothers. This idea at the moment is just speculation but the elements exist and it is worth keeping in mind. The possibility that just as Joseph was betrayed by his brothers so too could this betrayal be repeated if those members of the European Union who have a strong proportion of Israelites in their population join the rest of the European Union in betraying Britain and the USA is not an original idea of ours. It was put forward a long time ago by other people. The great Jewish Legal expert known as the Rambam or Maimonides said that one should recognize the truth wherever one found it. It is also a principle in Rabbinical thought to try and always acknowledge the source of your information or ideas that you have. In our written publications this is what we attempt to do though sometimes it causes complications.
At all events the claims we have made against the European Union regarding the State of Israel have been documented. Most of the documents in question were made public a few weeks ago in the Israeli newspaper “Maariv” which is probably the second most important newspaper in Israel.
The European Union is against the Jewish people. It is against the State of Israel. It is against belief in the Bible. The European Union is attempting to undermine belief in the Bible. It is against the Jewish people believing in the Bible. The European Union is doing what it can to destroy the Jewish people, whether it knows it or not, whether it is conscious of it or not this would be the outcome of the policies of The European Union were its policies to succeed. The European Union is giving money and support to the Palestinians who want to destroy the Jewish people. The European Union is also against the USA and is liable to betray the USA. Countries in The European Union are also supporting Sadam Husein in Iraq who is another enemy of the USA and of Israel. By supporting Sadam Husein these European countries are helping to undermine American influence and power in the world and this is what they want to do.
It is also interesting to note that very often the real enemies of the Jewish people are also the enemies of Britain and of the USA. In a lot of ways they always were. It was always that way to a degree but we could not always see it. Now things are becoming a bit clearer. May the God of Israel help all of us. May we know the truth and do the will of God as well as we can.
The USA today is the only nation that really supports the State of Israel. The USA stands between the State of Israel and the rest of the world. There are indications that important elements in other Israelite nations such as Britain, Holland, Scandinavia, and elsewhere would also want to help the State of Israel but cannot do so. They are however pleased to let the USA do it for them. The USA in a sense represents them. Through supporting the State of Israel against the rest of the world the USA lets the rest of the world know that the USA has values that are beyond those of its own self-interest. The USA by supporting the State of Israel makes sure that it is a power to be reckoned with. By supporting the State of Israel the USA in effect also supports itself and affirms its basic belief in Biblical Truth. On a spiritual level it may be that the State of Israel helps the USA in the same way that the USA helps the State of Israel. It works both ways. God will reward those who help His people, and we will remember and be grateful.
The Bible continues with the story of Joseph:
[Genesis 37:24] AND THEY TOOK HIM, AND CAST HIM INTO A PIT: AND THE PIT WAS EMPTY, THERE WAS NO WATER IN IT.
The “ISHMEELITES” were descendants of Ishmael the son of Abraham or people confederated with Ishmael and ruled by Ishmael and his descendants. Many Arabs are in this category. Many Arabs descend from Ishmael. Desert trade was always important. In the old days before the time of refrigeration spices were important to preserve and flavor meat and foodstuffs and also as medicines. Many spices came from India and the Arabs served as intermediaries trading and conducting traffic across the desert to the Mediterranean World where it was past on to North Africa and Europe. This pattern continued and expanded right up to modern times.
[Genesis 37:26] AND JUDAH SAID UNTO HIS BRETHREN, WHAT PROFIT IS IT IF WE SLAY OUR BROTHER, AND CONCEAL HIS BLOOD?
The Rabbis in the Talmud severely condemn Judah over this and say that it is forbidden to praise Judah for this. Judah they say was a natural leader and could have used his inborn authority to return Joseph to his father. Even so things are not so simple. There is also a school of thought saying that both Joseph and his brothers had made serious mistakes about the motivation of each other. Joseph had said bad things about his brothers that were not exact and could have had dangerous consequences at that time. Likewise the brothers misunderstood Joseph and may have been acting in the interests of what they considered to be their own self-interest and their own self-defense.
[Genesis 37:27] COME, AND LET US SELL HIM TO THE ISHMEELITES, AND LET NOT OUR HAND BE UPON HIM; FOR HE IS OUR BROTHER AND OUR FLESH. AND HIS BRETHREN WERE CONTENT.
Jacob in the past had tricked his father by donning the clothes of Esau and using a goatskin. Jacob had dressed himself up in the clothes of Esau his brother and pretended to be Esau in order to receive the Blessings from Isaac his father. The children of Jacob used clothes and a kid goat to, in turn, mislead Jacob. Jacob had misled his father. The children of Jacob misled their father using the same things that Jacob had used mislead his father, Isaac. This was not punishment since Jacob when he tricked his father Isaac had been fulfilling the will of God according to the commandment of his mother. Nevertheless the Commentators suggest that even “unmerited” disaster dresses itself in the form of “measure-for-measure” retribution.
[Genesis 37:34] AND JACOB RENT HIS CLOTHES, AND PUT SACKCLOTH UPON HIS LOINS, AND MOURNED FOR HIS SON MANY DAYS.
Joseph was sold in Egypt to PotipharThe Midrash on this verse says that Joseph looked like a “Germani” meaning like a very fair person from the far North at that time. A “Germani” in the time when the Midrash was written meant someone from the far north and a very fair person, who looked like someone from the far north. Joseph, according to another Midrash, looked like his father Jacob but the other brothers apparently did not all do so. There were different physical types amongst the ancient Israelites ranging from quite dark types to very fair ones. The Ancient Israelites contained both fair-complexioned people and very dark ones. They were not all of one type. Physical appearance is determined by both hereditary factors and by the environment. Physical appearance is an outcome of environmental factors combined with the interplay of genetic potentialities over a period of time ranging from one generation to hundreds of generations. The Physical appearance of the ancient Israelites varied from one region to another. Some Israelite Tribes were much darker than other ones.
[Genesis 39:1] AND JOSEPH WAS BROUGHT DOWN TO EGYPT; AND POTIPHAR, AN OFFICER OF PHARAOH, CAPTAIN OF THE GUARD, AN EGYPTIAN, BOUGHT HIM OF THE HANDS OF THE ISHMEELITES, WHICH HAD BROUGHT HIM DOWN THITHER.
Joseph said: “HOW THEN CAN I DO THIS GREAT WICKEDNESS, AND SIN AGAINST GOD?” Joseph said. Joseph said: “HOW THEN CAN I DO THIS GREAT WICKEDNESS, AND SIN AGAINST GOD?” Joseph said that: Even if the wife of Potiphar had said that her husband would not mind or that she was an independent entity, an independent being, and not obligated to her husband in this matter, or that her husband would not mind, that they believed in free love, or open marriages, or something like that, the bottom line is that God forbids intercourse with another man’s wife. Joseph said: “HOW THEN CAN I DO THIS GREAT WICKEDNESS, AND SIN AGAINST GOD?” Joseph refused to sin against God. God forbids adultery. It is forbidden to do it and Joseph refused to do it and we should follow the example of Joseph.
[Genesis 39:10] AND IT CAME TO PASS, AS SHE SPAKE TO JOSEPH DAY BY DAY, THAT HE HEARKENED NOT UNTO HER, TO LIE BY HER, OR TO BE WITH HER.
Joseph did not want even just “TO BE WITH HER”. Even just “playing around” with another man’s wife, having any kind of physical contact is forbidden.
[Genesis 39:11] AND IT CAME TO PASS ABOUT THIS TIME, THAT JOSEPH WENT INTO THE HOUSE TO DO HIS BUSINESS; AND THERE WAS NONE OF THE MEN OF THE HOUSE THERE WITHIN.
Joseph was almost assaulted. Joseph ran out and then he himself was accused of attempted rape. Things like this do happen sometimes. Most times when a woman accuses a man of rape, or attempted rape, or of sexual molestation the claim is justified. This is the way the police usually look at it. The police usually assume that the woman when she complains of such a matter is telling the truth, and she usually is. She usually is telling the truth. There are however exceptions to the rule and it sometimes happens that the woman is not telling the truth but has other motives. At all events the wife of Pharaoh accused Joseph of attempting to rape her and this was not so. The wife of Pharaoh had accosted Joseph and attempted to molest Joseph but Joseph was the one who was accused of wrongdoing.
[Genesis 39:13] AND IT CAME TO PASS, WHEN SHE SAW THAT HE HAD LEFT HIS GARMENT IN HER HAND, AND WAS FLED FORTH,
She said: “HE HATH BROUGHT IN AN HEBREW UNTO US TO MOCK US”. She called him a Hebrew. She called Joseph a Hebrew. “AN HEBREW” in the Hebrew language is “ivri” or “ibri”. The early Celtic settlers of Britain are known to us as Celts. The Celts were conquered by the Anglo-Saxons and by the Vikings and Normans. Most of the early Celtic settlers of Britain and Ireland came from Spain. Before arriving in Spain they had come from the Middle East and they were Israelites who had been exiled by the Assyrians. The Celts in Britain called themselves Iberi, which means Hebrews. They called themselves Hebrews. They identified themselves as Hebrews. The ancient writer Ptolemy and others document this. Most inhabitants of Britain and descendants of the British come from the so-called “Celtic” element. The Anglo-Saxons, Vikings, and Normans (who were largely also of Israelite descent) conquered the Celts and imposed their culture and language on the native so-called “Celtic” inhabitants. The previous Celtic inhabitants from then on ceased to regard themselves as Celts, even though they were so. They adopted the culture of the people who had conquered them and identified themselves with their conquerors. The “Celts” of Britain had not originally referred to themselves as “Celts”. They had called themselves IBERI, i.e. They had said they were HEBREWS!
After being falsely accused of attempted rape, Joseph was put in prison. In prison Joseph found favor in the eyes of the Prison Commander and he was put in charge of the other prisoners.
In Genesis 40 it is recounted how two officials of the King of Egypt were put in Prison while Joseph was there. They were put in prison with him. The two officials both dreamt dreams that Joseph successfully interpreted: One of the officials was executed (as Joseph had predicted) and the other was restored to his post. Two years later (as recounted Genesis 41) the King of Egypt had a dream that troubled him and he could not receive a satisfactory interpretation of it. The official who had been put in prison and whose dream Joseph had interpreted told Pharaoh the king of Egypt about Joseph. Joseph was brought before the King of Egypt. Joseph interpreted the dream of Pharaoh to be a warning about a coming famine. Joseph advised Pharaoh how to prepare for this famine. Joseph was then made second-in-command to the king and he was put in charge of all Egypt. When the famine came to Egypt the Land of Canaan, where the family of Joseph was, was also affected. The brothers of Joseph came down to Egypt to buy provisions for themselves and for their families. In Egypt the brothers were brought before Joseph. The brothers did not recognize Joseph but Joseph recognized them. Joseph became reconciled to his brothers and their father Jacob was also brought down to Egypt.
Jacob blessed Joseph, “The blessings of your father have prevailed above the blessings of my progenitors unto the utmost bound of the everlasting hills: they shall be on the head of JOSEPH, and on the crown of him that was separated from his brethren” (Genesis 49;26). Jacob in this blessing described Joseph as he “that was separated from his brethren” (Genesis 49;26). Stephen Collins points out that the descendants of Joseph in North America, Britain, Australia, New Zealand, and so on nearly all live in areas where they are cut off from contact with other descendants of Israel.
All of the Blessings and all of the Prophecies given unto Israel were to therefore become especially strong and apparent amongst the descendants of Joseph: And, indeed they are. It was shown in previous lectures that the Blessings given to the Children of Israel entailed:
# It was promised that Israel would receive the possession of strategic thoroughfares and points of access to potential enemies. The Israelites were to receive “the gates of your enemy” and “the gates of those that hate you” as the Bible says, as the British and Americans have usually been in possession of the strategic points throughout the world that qualify as the Gates of their enemy (Genesis 22;17 24;60).
#The Bible promised that Israel would possess Mineral resources and natural riches- “the Blessing of the Deep” were promised to Joseph: The British and Americans have usually always had this blessing.
[Genesis 49:22] JOSEPH IS A FRUITFUL BOUGH, EVEN A FRUITFUL BOUGH BY A WELL; WHOSE BRANCHES RUN OVER THE WALL:
Joseph was here blessed that he would have a strong bow and the arms of a mighty bowman. The English and the Welsh in the Middle Ages were the best bowmen in Europe. The English won many great military victories because the English had the best bowmen in their service and knew how to use them.
[Genesis 49:25] EVEN BY THE GOD OF THY FATHER, WHO SHALL HELP THEE; AND BY THE ALMIGHTY, WHO SHALL BLESS THEE WITH BLESSINGS OF HEAVEN ABOVE, BLESSINGS OF THE DEEP THAT LIETH UNDER, BLESSINGS OF THE BREASTS, AND OF THE WOMB:
Joseph received the right of the firstborn. Jacob said that the blessings he had received would be given unto Joseph and even in greater intensity, and so it was as we saw:
[Genesis 49:26] THE BLESSINGS OF THY FATHER HAVE PREVAILED ABOVE THE BLESSINGS OF MY PROGENITORS UNTO THE UTMOST BOUND OF THE EVERLASTING HILLS: THEY SHALL BE ON THE HEAD OF JOSEPH…
#It was Promised that Joseph would receive agricultural plenty- Joseph would be “a fruitful bough.” Joseph would receive the “BLESSINGS OF HEAVEN ABOVE”. The British and Americans have been so blessed as we said. Joseph had received the blessing given to Jacob: The blessings that were given to Jacob and passed onto Joseph also included agricultural plenty:
[Genesis 27:28] THEREFORE GOD GIVE THEE OF THE DEW OF HEAVEN, AND THE FATNESS OF THE EARTH, AND PLENTY OF CORN AND WINE:
#The Blessing entailed according to Prophecy that the Descendants of Israel would be “a great and mighty nation in whom all the nations of the earth will be blessed” (Genesis 18:18) as promised to Abraham. It was foretold that the Seed of Israel would be sea-farers (Isaiah 42:10), his seed would be in many waters meaning in many seas (Numbers 24:7), and they would be a paramount world military powers (Micah chapter 5)- The British and Americans have fulfilled all these prophecies.
#The Blessings and Prophecies said that the Israelites in the Latter days would dwell primarily in the north country (Jeremiah 3) and in Islands (Isaiah 42, Isaiah 49) and at the ends or geographical extremities of the earth as measured from the Land of Israel. It was also said that some of the Israelites would dwell in Australia (Isaiah 49 says that part of the exiles of Israel would return from: “The land of Sinim” and other places. “The land of Sinim” is the Bible is Australia- -The Americans and British and their kinfolk do dwell in such regions as the Bible describes the Ten Tribes as dwelling in.
Joseph had two sons, Ephraim and Menasseh. Both Ephraim and Menasseh received the status of full Tribes in their own right. “Ephraim and Menasseh are mine; as Reuben and Simeon, they shall be mine”, said Jacob (Genesis 48;5) meaning that Ephraim and Menasseh should be counted as Tribes amongst the brothers of JOSEPH. They should be counted as Tribes in their own right. Jacob blessed Ephraim and Menasseh, “The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth,” (Genesis 48;16).
“And he blessed them that day, saying, In you shall Israel bless saying, God make you as Ephraim and as Menasseh: and he set Ephraim before Menasseh” (Genesis 48;20) i.e. Ephraim had the Predominance.
The prevalence of Ephraim is repeated in Jeremiah (31;9), “I am a father to Israel, and EPHRAIM is my firstborn”.
The Promised Blessings were unconditional, “By myself hath I sworn, saith the LORD...that in Blessing I will bless you and in multiplying I will multiply your seed” (Genesis 28;15) i.e. “By myself” by “Himself”, by something that cannot be changed. God cannot change and the blessing cannot be changed. It has to be fulfilled. As it says, “God is not a man, neither the son of man that he should repent...he hath blessed and I cannot reverse it” (Numbers 23;19-20).
Historical Identifications:The Tribes of Joseph, Ephraim and Menasseh, became the leading tribes of Israel. They broke away from Judah and formed their own Kingdom. The Assyrians took the Northern Kingdom of the Ten Tribes into exile. The northern Israelites, i.e. the Ten Tribes, after being exiled by the Assyrians, were taken northward and in their places of exile they became identified as the Cimmerians, Scythians, and Goths. Amongst the Scythians and in places to which Israelites were exiled were found peoples with names showing that they were descended from Joseph. There were the “Yasubi”, -which name means “people of Joseph” and there were also the “Yasubgalli “ which name means the Exiled Ones of Joseph, “Yasub” means Joseph and “galli” means “exiled”. There were also later other peoples called “Isapoi” or “Ysufzi” meaning Tribe of JOSEPH. There were other peoples of similar names amongst the Scythians and also peoples with names similar to those of Tribal Clans from the Tribes of Ephraim and Menasseh. The Scythians worshipped a figure called Aspourgos whose name derives from the same Semitic root as the Hebrew name Joseph. This figure “Aspourgos” was identified by the Scythians with Joseph and must originally have been the same person as Joseph. The existence of this deity who was identified with Joseph has recently been analyzed and proven by IRMA HAYNMAN, in a paper presented to the Proceedings of the Eleventh World Congress of Jewish Studies; in Jerusalem in 1994. The proceedings were published by the World Union of Jewish Studies.
Aspourgos in Scythian times became identified with the Biblical Joseph and from the very beginning Joseph and Aspourgos were one and the same entity. The Royal Scythians therefore had considered Joseph to be someone that must be revered. Apparently they recognized Joseph as their ancestor, as the ancestor of the Scythians.
The exiled Israelites become known as (or joined up with) the Cimmerians, the Scythians, and Goths. These all eventually all moved from Scythia (i.e. the area of Greater Russia once known as USSR) to Western Europe. The Angles and Saxons and related peoples who invaded Britain are descended from the Scythians. The peoples who invaded Britain (such as the Angles, Saxons, Jutes, and others) had moved from Scythia through Germany and for a time had settled in Germany. This does not mean that they have much connection with the people who dwell in Germany today: The modern Germans are mainly from different origins, from other peoples. The present-day Germans are not Israelites whereas many of the British and people of British-descent are. Nevertheless some of the peoples described as “German” in ancient sources were ancestors to the English and to the Dutch and to some of the French, and to the Swiss and Belgians. These peoples once lived in Germany before moving out of Germany. Also many of the people who in the past migrated from Germany to North America in the 1700s and 1800s were of Israelite descent. They were of a different stock and on the whole were not related to most of the present-day Germans. They had always kept themselves apart from the other Germans or had lived in their own regions or kept their own social classes. They were descended from Joseph and related to the Anglo-Saxons and not to the Germans who remained in Germany.
JOSEPH AND LOST ISRAELMost descendants of Joseph moved to the British Isles and later to North America, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. The blessing to Abraham involved becoming “a great and mighty nation” in which all the nations of the earth would be blessed and which would do “justice and judgement” (Genesis 18;18-19). From the context it seem that becoming mighty was a prerequisite to becoming a blessing to other nations and doing justice. The use of force and the possession of means enabling its use (if needed) were necessary to become a civilizing influence. Since the aspect of Social Justice and mercy was special to Northern Israel so too does it follow that the necessary MIGHT and Greatness be theirs, that the tools be in their hands, and these qualities were also promised to them.
The Northern Ten Tribes are often referred to collectively as “Joseph” or “Ephraim”. The forefather Joseph had been sold as a slave into Egypt. He had risen to become an effective ruler of the land and second only to Pharaoh (Genesis chapters 39-41, 41;41-44). As ruler of Egypt, Joseph had saved much of the world from famine (Genesis 41;57). Joseph had changed the Egyptian economic and social order (Gen. 47;19-26). Joseph was unknown to his brothers at first and not identified by them (Gen. 42;8). The brothers of Joseph referred to him as “The man, the lord of the country” (Gen. 42;33). They did not recognize him at first. This situation had been necessary in order for Joseph to fulfill that task allocated to him by Divine Providence, “God meant it unto good, to bring to pass as it is this day, to save much people alive” (Genesis 50;20). Joseph had been unknown to his brothers. He had been taken captive and lost. The identity of Joseph had not been known. Joseph represents the Lost Ten Tribes in Prophecy. The goal required of the Lost Tribes meant that their membership in Spiritual Israel (and therefore their obligations under the Mosaic Law) be temporarily suspended - as if to say.
According to the Talmud the Lost Ten Tribes were legally classified as “Gentiles to all intents and purposes” (Yebamot 17a). This determination of status by Rabbinic Authority was preceded by Biblical indications:-
- “Backsliding Israel had committed adultery, I had put her away and given her a bill of divorce” (Jeremiah 3;8). God had divorced Himself from the northern tribes. Likewise the Prophet Hosea, when referring to the Lost Tribes of the Kingdom of Israel, echoed, “Ye are not my people and I will not be your God,” (Hosea 1;9).
At some time in the future this situation is destined to be changed. The lost Ten Tribes will come back. There will be a re-unification between the Lost Ten Tribes and Judah. “In the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people, there it shall be said unto them, YE ARE THE SONS OF THE LIVING GOD” (Hosea 1;10).
NATIONAL GOALSThe blessings were concomitant with a Divine Purpose. The blessings were given together with the task of fulfilling a mission amongst the peoples of the world. Of Abraham it was said, “Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him. For I know him that he will command his children and his house after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD to do justice and judgement; that the LORD may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him” (Genesis 18;18-19).
The task of performing “justice and judgement” would need to be carried out after becoming “a great and mighty nation” through which all the nations of the earth would be blessed. This was the task given to Joseph. Millions of people throughout the world (if not tens of million) have not starved to death or massacred each other only because the “Anglo-Saxon” nations saved them, preventing them from destroying themselves. The only real restraint on tyranny anywhere today is that exercised by these countries, by countries descended from Israel, especially those from Joseph.
The quality of Empathic Consideration, of Kindness (Chesed in Hebrew) was associated with the Northern Kingdom in which the Tribe of Joseph was paramount. The servants of the King of Syria said about the kings of Northern Israel: “We have heard that the kings of the House of Israel are merciful kings”, said (1-Kings 20;31): [“malchei -chesed” were they = “kings of kindness” in Hebrew]. These servants of the King of Syria were referring to the kings of northern Israel, of those Israelites who became the Lost Ten Tribes of Israel. The servants of the King of Syria said that the kings of Northern Israel were merciful kings. Even though according to Biblical standards the kings of northern Israel were actually wicked men, from the point of view of the surrounding nations relatively speaking they were considered “Merciful” Kings or in Hebrew “Malchei Chesed” i.e. Kings who are doers of Good Charitable Works who have the good of their subjects at heart.
The prophet Amos condemned Judah for not keeping the Law, he also condemned “Israel”, meaning the Ten Tribes, “because they sold the righteous for silver” (Amos 1;4-6). A great Rabbinical Authority (the “Natziv”) explained that keeping the Law was the specialty of Judah and therefore Judah was condemned when he did not keep the Law and Judah is condemned for not keeping the Law in the Prophecy of Amos: It was expected of Judah that he would keep the Law because that was the specialty that Judah had been known for. When Judah failed to keep the Law he became liable. The Ten Tribes on the other hand, represented by Joseph, had never been noted as Scripturally observant. They had never really kept the Law for very long, but they had been known for Empathic consideration of others (of “Chesed”), they had been known as being merciful to their own people and to others. When, by selling the righteous for silver, the level of Social Justice of the Ten Tribes of Joseph in the Northern Kingdom fell they became liable - And so Amos condemns them.
In their place of exile and re-settlement Social Justice is still expected from the Ten Tribes. “Hate the evil and love the good, and establish judgement in the gate: it may be that the LORD God of Hosts will be gracious unto the remnant of JOSEPH” (Amos 6;15). We see from this that Joseph is expected to Hate the evil, love the good, and do justice and judgment in his time and in his place of Exile.
Joseph is destined to re-unite with Judah. The re-union between Judah and Joseph can only take place when both Judah and Joseph are ready for it and Judah and Joseph have undertaken to reform themselves.
A Midrash says:
<<About the Ten Tribes it is written: “WOE TO THEM THAT DEVISE INIQUITY, AND WORK EVIL UPON THEIR BEDS! (Micah 2;1) which is at night. Also even during the day [they do the same] “WHEN THE MORNING IS LIGHT, THEY PRACTISE IT” (Micah 2;1). [In other words they were doing evil day and night.] In the Generation of the Deluge, of the Flood, none survived. Why should these [from the Ten Tribes] have survived? [asks the Midrash] They survived [says the Midrash] by virtue of the righteous men and women who were destined to emerge from them.>>
Righteous men and women were destined to emerge from the Lost Ten Tribes. That is why their ancestors were saved, by virtue of their descendants. We, or those among us who are descended from the Lost Ten Tribes, can justify the deeds of our forefathers. If our forefathers sinned we can atone for them. Through our own good deeds we can justify them: In ourselves, through our lives, through our good deeds and through working for the re-unification of Joseph with Judah. This is our task. This is the task of everyone descended from Israel.
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