November 14, 2002
1. STEPHEN SPYKERMAN: Experience in Sweden
2. Fratricidal Incidents in History
3. David Horowitz has passed away
4. Orjan Svensson: KINNARED
5. Evelyn Ring: Huge temple found in Tara of Ireland
1. STEPHEN SPYKERMAN: Experience in
Subject: Re: Biblical Names: Sweden
MESSAGE FROM: STEPHEN SPYKERMAN - U.K. REPRESENTATIVE OF BRIT AM
Dear Orjan & Yair
Thank you for your message to Yair Davidy Re: Biblical Names in Sweden. In
your message you mentioned the great Lutheran Cathedral in Upsala, and this
reminded me of my one and only visit to Sweden. In 1998 I attended the
International Conference of ICCC in Orebro. ICCC stands for International
Christian Chamber of Commerce and the organisation was founded by a Swede by
the name of Gunnar Olson. On my way back from the conference I ended up at
stockholm central station with several hours to spare. Having put my lugage
in a locker, I stood outside the station wondering which direction to go in.
As I paused there not quite knowing what to do in this strange city, I heard
the music from a military band coming around the corner, and as the band
passed in front of the station, I decided just like a child to follow the
band. What I did not know then was that the band was taking us to the Royal
Palace for the changing of the guard. As we approached the palace we passed
by a great Lutheran cathedral, and I felt that an inner voice was urging me
to go into its side entrance. I decided that I would go inside on my way
back to the station to catch the bus to the airport. Thus I saw the changing
of the guard ceremony and then decided upon lunch in the old part of the
city. The service was rather slow in the restaurant and by the time I passed
by the cathedral again, I was running a bit short of time. I decided that
regretfully, I would have to give the cathedral a miss. Again, I felt the
inner voice exerting itself most strongly this time, as it was almost
compelling me to go inside. I obeyed the call and went in, and once inside
and having become accustomed to the semi darkness of the place, I saw a
sight that literally took my breath away. As I turned into the central isle
with its soaring Gothic height, I saw in from of the high altar THE GREATEST
AND MOST MAGNIFICENT MENORA I HAVE EVER SEEN. I was over awed by this most
inspiring sight as I slowly walked up to this towering symbol of Israel.It
was so huge that it completely dwarfed the altar. It totally dominated this
ancient church, as it reached almost right up to the ceiling. Then, as I
slowly walked back, I admired the pulpit, which was an incredibly ornate
baroque affair carved all over with brightly gilded cherubs and scrolls.
Then I saw a golden sun mounted above it on to a pillar, and inside this sun
were written the Hebrew letters Yod Hay Vav Hey - proclaiming the ineffable
and unutterable name of Hashem the Great God of Israel. At this moment, I
was so blessed that it is difficult to convey how greatly moved I was. It
was so inspiring and I shall never forget it in all my life. It was such a
great surprise and so completely unexpected. Later on I understood that the
Kings and Queens of Sweden are crowned seated underneath this great Menorah.
As for me, the experience was so powerful, that I did not need any more
proof that the Swedish people too, are one of the tribes of the Lost House
I hope this account blesses you as much as the event blessed me.
God bless you Orjan Svenson and Yair and keep up the good work you have been
called to do.
2. Fratricidal Incidents in History
We recently spoke of anti-Semitism and the relative lack of it as being one
(out of several) of
the signs of Israelite descent. This criteria is true and valid and proven
in practise. Nevertheless, we should keep things in perspective. The Lost
Ten tribes derive mostly from the Kingdom of "Israel" that split away from
Judah (1-Kings 12:19-20).
The "Jews" of today are descended mostly from inhabitants of the Kingdom of
Sometimes the two separate kingdoms ("Judah" and "Israel") co-operated with
each other 9e.g. 2-Chronicles 18:3) but at other times they were hostile
and fought wars against each other.
Isaiah indicates that a certain feeling of tension between the two Houses
of Israel will continue almost unto the Last days.
This is what we said in our Commentary on Isaiah:
[Isaiah 11:12] HE WILL RAISE AN ENSIGN FOR THE NATIONS, AND WILL ASSEMBLE
THE OUTCASTS OF ISRAEL, AND GATHER THE DISPERSED OF JUDAH FROM THE FOUR
CORNERS OF THE EARTH.
OUTCASTS OF ISRAEL, = The Lost Ten Tribes who will be found gathered
together in specific areas.
THE DISPERSED OF JUDAH i.e. the Jews who are scattered all over the world.
[Isaiah 11:13] THE JEALOUSY OF EPHRAIM
SHALL DEPART, AND THOSE WHO HARASS
JUDAH SHALL BE CUT OFF; EPHRAIM SHALL NOT BE JEALOUS OF JUDAH, AND JUDAH
SHALL NOT HARASS EPHRAIM.
<<Concerning who did Isaiah pronounce
this prophecy. He was speaking only
concerning Judah and Joseph. Said Rabbi Shmuel son of Nachman in the name
of Rabbi Yonathan, when Joseph and Judah were arguing the Holy Angels said
to each other, Let us go down and see what is happening. Usually when a
bull and a lion confront each other the bull retreats before the lion. In
this case a bull (Joseph) and a lion (Judah) are arguing and there is a
standoff. Jealousy will continue to abide between these two until the
Messiah comes, as it says, "THE ENVY ALSO OF EPHRAIM SHALL DEPART, AND
THE ADVERSARIES OF JUDAH SHALL BE CUT OFF: EPHRAIM SHALL NOT ENVY JUDAH,
AND JUDAH SHALL NOT VEX EPHRAIM" [Isaiah 11:13].>> (Tanchuma, VaYigash, 4).
Similarly in history peoples who contain
large segments of Israelite
descendants from the Lost Ten Tribes often fought each other.
They persecuted "heretics" and dissenters from amongst their own kin. There
were civil wars, etc.
The Vikings of Israelite descent from Norway and Denmark invaded
Anglo-Saxon England and fought against the Angles and Saxons. Atrocities
took place on both sides , one of which is recalled in the following posting:
Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2002 07:45:32 -0800
Sender: ANSAXNET Discussion Forum <ANSAX-L@LISTSERV.WVU.EDU>
It may be of interest to some of you
that this afternoon's Afternoon Play on
BBC Radio4 was 'St Brice's Day' by Tony Coult it can be heard on the net at:
The blurb is:
Racial hatred and fear of foreigners is nothing new; on November 13th 1002,
St. Brice's Day, King Aethelred tried to solve 'the Danish problem' by
ordering a massacre of all the Danish people in the country. (To be broadcast
1,000 years to the day after the St Brice's Day massacres).
The English King Aethelred Unraed (not 'unready' but 'badly-advised') feared
Danes living in England could rise against him, although Danes and Angles
(English) had lived peacefully side by side for decades. The massacre echoes
recent events in Bosnia, Rwanda, Zimbabwe and Iraq and of The Holocaust.
The play is set in the Oxfordshire village of St Frideswide (still a living
village today) and follows the village chief's daughter, Aelfwyn, who divorces
her husband (divorce was possible in 1002) and marries a Dane, Ragnar. For
Aelfwyn, St Brice's Day, 1002, was to overturn her life and mirror the
division of the country that would last for centuries.
3. David Horowitz has passed away
David Horowitz was the head of United Israel World Union
which organization believed in searching for the Lost Ten tribes all over
The headquarters of United Israel is in the United Nations building in New
David Horowitz was sympathetic to Brit-Am and open to the possibility that
the Lost Ten Tribes were in the west.
David Horowitz believed that the Mosaic Law should be applied to all
mankind. We do not agree with this nor with other aspects
of United Israel nevertheless Mr. Horowitz was perhaps a "kindred spirit"
and we regretted his passing away of which we were just informed.
Subject: Fwd: David's Death
I wonder if the word has reached you that David Horowitz died peacefully in
his sleep at age 99, almost 100, this October 27th. I attended the service
and gave the Eulogy. We will publish a special edition of the Bulletin in
the Spring. James
4. Orjan Svensson: KINNARED
From: Orjan Svensson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: "Brit-Am Now"-146
> 1. Sweden: KINNARED (like kinneret)
> Subject: Re: Biblical Names: Sweden
> The best name in Sweden is still: the town: KINNARED (like kinneret, harp
> and the galilean sea)
> From Elin in Norway and thanks for the conference in Jerusalem i september
> which I attended
Sorry to make you disappointed on this one.
"red" in Swedish placenames usually actually means
"newly cultivated place". Alledgedly it has this meaning
due to the red colour of the soil in newly cultivated
places (= settler land).
"Kinn" or "kind" in old Scandinavian (Germanic) language meant "cheek"
(as it does in modern Swedish) or "steep slope",
so Kinnared probably means "newly cultivated steep slope",
and most probably it has nothing to do with Kinneret.
However, Germanic language interpretations of some Scandinavian
place names are in my opinion mistaken. Some Scandinavian place-names
(as well as several old runic inscriptions which I have been able to
should indeed be understood as Semitic due to influence of lost Israelites
and other Semites.
However in the case of Kinnared I believe that the Germanic interpretation
5. Evelyn Ring: Huge temple found in
Tara of Ireland
Huge temple found under Hill of Tara
The Irish Examiner 12 Nov 2002
A HUGE temple, once surrounded by about 300 huge posts made from an entire
oak forest, has been discovered directly beneath the Hill of Tara in Co
Meath. Conor Newman, an archaeology lecturer at NUI Galway, said the
discovery at the ancient site made sense of the positioning of other graves
and monuments in the area.
Mr Newman, who has been working on the Hill of Tara under the State-funded
Discovery Programme since 1992, was delighted by the find. "It fills a very
important place in the jigsaw because it allows us to make sense of the
distribution of other monuments all around it."
The Discovery Programme, set up under
the auspices of the Heritage Council,
carried out a survey of the Hill of Tara between 1992 and 1996 when Mr
Newman was director.
When Mr Newman moved to Galway he continued
to be involved in the project
Using sophisticated technology, he and his team of experts mapped what was
underground. The work was slow and tedious because it yielded such a huge
amount of information.
What they uncovered eventually at the
crown of the hill was a huge,
oval-shaped monument measuring about 170 metres at its widest point. Around
it are 300 post holes measuring two metres wide, indicating a massive human
effort involved in the construction.
While the monument is located just below
the ground's surface, there are no
plans yet to dig it out.
"There was a time when excavation was
the first step in archaeological
research. That's not the case now because it really is the systematic
destruction of a monument. When you are dealing with something as important
as the Hill of Tara, you don't do something like that lightly."
Mr Newman reckons they will be able
to learn more about the site from the
data before the ground itself is finally excavated. "What we have is the
clearest underground image I have ever seen. This one jumps off the page."