Does Judah go to Ephraim?
The Problem of "Joey-Boy"!
The following article deals with some complicated yet important issues.
Usually our articles are relatively simple in structure dealing with a specific
issue and providing a clear-cut answer.
This article may be an exception.
We are about to throw up ideas, observations, etc, somehow or other all
connected with each other
and hope that the reader will be able to sort it all out for themselves and
benefit from it.
It may be considered as much an attempt to clarify our own attitude to ourselves
as to present it before others
and to draw from them a pertinent response.
We ourselves have evolved over the years. Our attitude has been modified and our
We are dealing with this subject in order to clarify the issue and find answers.
Our answers may sound somewhat blunt but at least they are honest or an attempt
to be so.
How Many Orthodox Rabbis Support or at least think along the same lines
This is a question we have been asked several times in the past and I recall
having answered it.
At present I cannot give a number but we function by virtue of who we are and
the support of others.
Nevertheless the question itself and the attitude it reveals bring up other
How do you define a Rabbi?
What is support?
What is Brit-Am in your eyes?
What do you see the purpose of Brit-Am as being?
What is "Ephraim"?
We consider "Ephraim" to represent all of the Lost Ten Tribes no matter what
There are some "Ephraimites" who seem to identify "Ephraim" as a specific type
of Messianic Christianity
and recognition by Judah to be willingness to accommodate it. Nothing could be
further from the truth.
Is Brit-Am to be considered a Jewish emissary from Judah to Ephraim?
Is Brit-Am an emissary of Ephraim to Ephraim with the primary representatives of
Brit-Am at present being
practitioners of the Jewish Faith and using Jewish sources alongside regular
Biblical and conventional ones?
Assuming Brit-Am deserves support, Who should support Brit-Am?
What is the situation?
How strong is the evidence that Brit-Am has?
Is Brit-Am indispensable?
Or could Brit-Am now be easily displaced by whosoever would wish to do so?
What is the purpose of Brit-Am?
How important should we consider ourselves?
Brit-Am provides interesting and valuable information, helps others and
dialogues with them.
It does all this overall in an attractive format and entertaining manner which
has value in its own right.
This in itself should be enough. Should it not?
Some Answers and Points to Ponder
Brit-Am is recognized for what it is in some quarters and has been
The respect that Brit-Am receives however to some degree is an outcome of the
support or lack of it emanating from Ephraim.
"Judah" helps and has helped greatly but in doing so (from our perspective) has
been doing a favor for Ephraim.
If anyone should help and identify with Brit-Am it is Ephraim more than Judah.
Concerning the attitude of Judah, let us elaborate a little:
Prophecy as understood in Jewish Sources says that Judah will go out to
"Ephraim" (the Lost Ten Tribes) and bring them back.
[Jeremiah 3:18] IN THOSE DAYS THE HOUSE
OF JUDAH SHALL WALK WITH THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL, AND THEY SHALL COME TOGETHER OUT
OF THE LAND OF THE NORTH TO THE LAND THAT I HAVE GIVEN FOR AN INHERITANCE UNTO
The exiles of Judah and Benyamin
[i.e. the present-day Jews] are destined to go unto them [the Lost Ten Tribes]
and bring them back in order to merit with them the Messianic Era and life in
the World-To-Come. This is as it says, In those days the house of Judah shall go
unto the house of Israel and they shall come together out of the land of the
north unto the land that I have given for an inheritance unto your fathers
Song of Solomon 905.
What does to "bring back" mean in the
eyes of Judah?
It would mean converting to Judaism whether through formal conversion
in the conventional sense or some type of "renewal of the covenant" that would
Judah is not about to do this. At least not based on the evidence that Brit-Am
Brit-Am is also not in favor of such an attitude. Neither does Brit-Am advocate
such a policy.
Experience shows that neither "Judah" nor "Ephraim" are built for this at
Also such a step would require a degree of Divine Inspiration and factual
certainty well beyond what is now apparent.
What then is the point of Brit-Am
Brit-Am has come up with, or refers to, facts and insights worth knowing
in their own right.
It is for the good of Judah and of Ephraim that this knowledge be made widely
available and considered by as many as possible.
We cannot say how things will turn out but we believe it will be for the good
and it is good that we prepare the way by giving over what we know.
Brit-Am Outreach to Judah needs discretion and sensitivity.
There are those in Ephraim who would want to harm Judah by inducing Judah to
believe as they do.
There are none in Judah interested in changing the beliefs of Ephraim since
is Imperfect regarding specific individuals and Judah is not built for it.
Nevertheless, More in Judah should be made aware of Brit-Am.
Our latest work, "The Khazars. Tribe 13" may well enable a breakthrough in this
What degree of knowledge now exists?
Quite a lot of knowledge exists and when studied with an open mind this
knowledge is quite powerful
and convincing. Nevertheless impediments exist to its widespread and complete
(a) The Nature of the Knowledge.
To appreciate the Knowledge an attribute of Pyschological Initiation is
The subject needs to be induced to listen to what we have to say and to consider
Other people have said things that at least superficially were similar to what
we say and have used similar sources
and were proven wrong. We are different but in order to demonstrate the
difference we need first to obtain a hearing.
(b) The Certainty of the Knowledge.
The Knowledge is quite strong but not "air-tight" and in the eyes of some
may be considered "flawed".
(1) Biblically and Rabinically our proofs are good and true ones but they could
be ignored or it could be claimed
that other opinions exist or that the subject is open to interpretation etc.
(2) Historically Our proofs are good and more and more evidence is becoming
available to support them.
Nevertheless the Brit-Am explanations are not supported by conventionally
accepted academic scenarios and "scientific" methods.
(3) In some fields conventionally accepted "science" as presently understood is
DNA for instance says that most people (at least concerning the males) in the
West came from the west,
are related to others in the center and east and are not related to the Jews or
to any other Middle East populations.
It may be countered that this is not entirely correct. It is overly-simplistic
and open to debate.
Even so such is the general impression.
We believe that eventually our understanding of DNA may well be modified and it
will become more compatible to
the Brit-Am understanding of the past. At the moment this is not the case.
The same applies with some other disciplines though objections from the point of
view of DNA are probably the strongest
since the science of DNA is new, not enough is known concerning the effects of
the environment on DNA, and other factors
have not been sufficiently examined.
(4) Objective Proofs Still Need Emotional Willingness.
Individual certainty or "spiritual conviction" without factual evidence is not
worth much in the eyes of others.
Our proofs and evidence etc apply in the general sense. They may not be
pertinent in the case of every specific individual.
Nevertheless, some degree of inner identification and instinctive agreement is
(5) The Existence of Anti-Jewish Sentiment. To hold anti-Jewish sentiments and
still claim Israelite Ancestry
is contradictory. Relatively speaking nations that Brit-Am says contain a good
proportion of Israelites on the whole are the
very countries that to some degree are the least anti-Jewish when all things are
considered. Nevertheless even these entities often speak and act against the
State of Israel and many of their citizens appear to be antagonistic towards the
What then is the Purpose of it all?
We see from the above that knowledge exists and deserves to be related to
yet the matter is not a simple one.
A certain dynamism is required.
We need to make the knowledge available, discuss it, clarify it, modify it when
required, debate it, make it known, increase it, deal with any problems there
may with it, etc.
We also all need to lead good lives (as well as we can), believe in the Bible,
pray, and so activate ourselves
as if to increase our Biblical certainty on these and related matters. This will
also influence others and give inspiration and inner certainty to everything
We also need to reduce the power of negative forces by increasing belief in the
Bible, encouraging Biblically-correct behavior, and reducing antagonism towards
the State of Israel and the Jewish People.
A would-be rival to Brit-Am said to me some time ago, words to the following
you have written the books. The Biblical and Rabbinical sources are now all
available from your works.
The implied dismissal of the need for Brit-Am is impertinent in itself.
What further need is there of you and of Brit-Am?##
It could however have something to say for itself if Brit-Am was not functioning and
if someone else would read what we have written, internalize
it and also bring forth worthwhile
insights of their own. So far this has not been done. It could conceivably be
done in the future.
If such were the case it would not replace Brit-Am but rather complement it.
But even this has not been done.
Brit-Am is still functioning and God willing will continue to do so for as long as necessary.
We, at least for now, are what there is.
We have proven an ability to be open to others, receive from others and to
promote what others have to say
when they do say something.
When others do make an input to this subject we take cognizance of it and acknowledge it.
Brit-Am may not be perfect but we are improving.
We have merited in the past to receive insights and discover facts of value to the cause of
"Judah and Joseph" eventually recognizing each other for who they are. At present we still from
time to time merit to do so.
Brit-Am is active, viable, and of value.
it is not easy (in fact verges on the impossible) however for us to work alone.
We need your ongoing interest in Brit-Am.
We also need your offerings and purchase of our publications.
Brit-Am is afull-time enterprise and like all other projects of this nature needs funds and support.
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[1-Kings 19:12] AND AFTER THE EARTHQUAKE A FIRE; BUT THE LORD WAS NOT IN THE
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