I found the Bush Letter originally at the link:
http://www.templeinstitute.org/megillat-bush.htm It is still there as of 3:00 AM MST (Mountain Standard Time) on Wed.
January 30th, 2008.
The document, known as the Bush scroll, can be found on Rabbi Chaim
Richman's site at:
(c) Yair, the letter would seem genuine as it is posted here on the Temple Mount
I am sorry I did'nt send a link with my original question -I thought this would
have been widely disseminated in Israel. Mark Robinson
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3491779,00.html (d) Shalom Yair
Rabbi Richmond of Temple Institute spoke with Tamar Yona on her radio program
earlier this week
Re: the letter written for President Bush. Anyone interested can listen to the
program as it remains up on front 'page' for several days.
Perhaps you can give them the link.
http://www.israelnationalradio.com/ Tamar Yonah
Mon, Jan. 28
Is George Bush, Gog Bush?
(e) Subject: VIDEO OF CHAIM RICHMOND AND MEGILLAT BUSH
Shalom Yair, here is a link to the VIDEO of Chaim Richmond reading the Megillat
.. Blessings to you, Constance http://www.youtube.com/v/JW_Y1X57w1o
2. Brit-Am Reaction to "Sanhedrin"
The Letter contains the passage:
"Esteemed Mr. George W. Bush, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal (Ezekiel
38:1), leader of the west!"
Even if the "Letter" in question did ultimately reach the attention of President
Bush this expression could well have been taken as offensive
and be counter-productive.
Why this identifying sentence HAD to be included in what otherwise may well be a
positive document we cannot understand.
We are very disappointed with the implied identification of the USA with Meshech
These terms amongst scholars are usually applied to Russia and the former USSR
I know of NO known authority that applies them to the Anglo-Saxons.
The closest we come to is the Abarbanel who identifies the Spaniards with Tubal.
We are surprised that Rabbi Richmond and Rabbi Steinzaltz would put their hands to such an irresponsibility.
It is one thing to hold an opinion privately but when public expression is given
to it some kind of valid evidence is needed and they have none.
To our minds this may arouse quite a few questions regarding their reliability
Whatever minor reservations we may have had about the "Sanhedrin"
have now been magnified many times over.
Rabbi Richmond should know better and assumedly for some time now should have
been familiar with the work of Brit-Am.
Rabbi Steinzaltz is an acknowledged scholar though for at least a decade now his
works have been virtually banned by the Ultra-Orthodox and even by some the National Religious.
In fact there are few (if any at all?) Ultra-Orthodox in the "Sanhedrin" ranks.
Even so, we are surprised that Rabbi Steinzaltz and Rabbi Richmond should give
expression to an identification for which they have no apparent sources.
We have just made a big mistake in doubting the authenticity of this letter as a
result of which everyone now knows how "sloppy"
we can sometimes be. This has also necessitated us making one apology.
Nevertheless, we will make another assumption:
We doubt that the "identification" emanated from Rabbi Steinzaltz and that he
even necessarily knows about it!
He himself is the author of a commentary in which other identifications for
Mesheck and Tubal are made.
3. Brit-Am Apologies to "Watchgirl"
RE: "Brit-Am Now"-1072
http://britam.org/now/1072Now.html#72Answer #4. Answer to Questions on the "Sanhedrin" Letter, the USA as "Meshech &
Tubal", Brit-Am and Lost Israelites
#(a) Is the Letter genuine?
Our apologies for implying they may have been taken in by a hoax
are extended to "Watchgirl":
br> 4. What Should be Your Reaction to the
These people who wrote the letter seem to control enormous budgets when compared to that of Brit-Am.
Their "productions" are not necessarily better than ours but they do receive
more exposure while Brit-Am often struggles just to maintain itself.
The most appropriate reaction in our opinion should be to help Brit-Am more.
Enable us to spread the message, improve its presentation and depth of the
research behind it and let us keep on going along the path required.
You may help us by learning our message, helping spread the message to others, and by sending us money for our modest but vital needs. 5. Hosea chapter 11 Upgraded
Joseph will retain traits of his half-Egyptian origins. The mother of Ephraim
and Manasseh was from Egypt. They will worship Baal as the Ancient British,
Irish, and Gauls did. God raised them up like someone taking care of a baby but
still they rejected HIM. The Lost Ten Tribes will repent and return from the
West to the Land of Israel. Ephraim will have rejected the Almighty while Judah