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From: Yair Davidi [mailto:britam@netvision.net.il]
To:    heb_roots_chr@hebroots.org
Subject: Isaiah 45 no.1
 SCRIPTURAL INSIGHTS INTO THE TEN LOST TRIBES By Yair Davidi
NOTE FROM EDDIE:
   Yair Davidi is an ORTHODOX JEW who lives in Jerusalem, Israel and 
has a ministry devoted to the research of the Ten Lost Tribes and 
education that that the Ten Lost Tribes will be reunited with the 
house of Judah in the end of days at the dawn of the Messianic Era.
END OF NOTE
Isaiah-45
[Isaiah 45:1] THUS SAITH THE LORD TO HIS ANOINTED, TO CYRUS, WHOSE RIGHT 
HAND I HAVE HOLDEN, TO SUBDUE NATIONS BEFORE HIM; AND I WILL LOOSE THE 
LOINS OF KINGS, TO OPEN BEFORE HIM THE TWO LEAVED GATES; AND THE GATES 
SHALL NOT BE SHUT;
Adapted from "Joseph" chapter eight. Explains Isaiah 45:1 and Isaiah 45:14:
CYRUS
The Prophet Isaiah had already predicted that a ruler named Cyrus would be 
the one to free the exiles. Cyrus was recalled by NAME in Isaiah 44; 28, 
"To his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have held..." and in the 
next verse, 45; 1: "That says of Cyrus, He is my shepherd..."
Both traditional and modern commentators usually understand Isaiah chapter 
45 to be referring to Cyrus the King of Persia. Cyrus was the King of 
Persia who conquered Babylon and enabled the Jews to return to Judea and 
rebuild the Temple.
Isaiah prophesied about 100 years before Cyrus. Josephus relates that CYRUS 
was shown his name written in the Prophecy of Isaiah and this is what led 
him to allow the Jews to return. Not only did Cyrus conquer Babylon and 
help the Jews return to their land, he also conquered Egypt and ruled over 
Nubia south of Egypt. Nubia was known as Cush. Cyrus also ruled over 
regions to the west of India and parts of Pakistan-India itself. The 
following verse in Isaiah can therefore be applied perhaps to Cyrus:
"THUS SAYS THE LORD, THE LABOR OF EGYPT, AND MERCHANDISE OF ETHIOPIA [in 
Hebrew: "CUSH"], AND OF THE SABAEANS, MEN OF STATURE, SHALL COME OVER UNTO 
YOU, AND THEY SHALL BE YOURS: THEY SHALL COME AFTER YOU; IN CHAINS THEY 
SHALL COME OVER, AND THEY SHALL FALL DOWN UNTO YOU, THEY SHALL MAKE 
SUPPLICATION UNTO YOU, SAYING, SURELY GOD IS IN YOU; AND THERE IS NO ELSE, 
THERE IS NO OTHER GOD" (Isaiah 45;14).
We, however, believe this verse is not addressed primarily to Cyrus but to 
the Ten Tribes in Exile. Some proof of this has already been indicated: 
Concerning the idea of Cyrus, the following points should be noted:
There is a principle that Prophecies that were written down, even when they 
were fulfilled shortly afterwards, will have a larger application in a 
later period especially towards the Latter Days. The Prophecies are usually 
designed to accord to some degree with contemporary events or with things 
that would occur shortly after. The main gist of the Prophecies however was 
for the Latter Days. Even the Commentators who apply all of the chapter to 
Cyrus have to admit that it does not exactly fit in key details. It must 
have a wider application.
Even in the verses where the name CYRUS is expressly mentioned, the sages 
understood the verse as applying to Cyrus only in a PARTIAL SENSE: For 
example,
"The Holy One, Blessed He, said to the Anointed-Messiah, I have a complaint 
against Cyrus, I said he will build my House and gather in my exiles but he 
went and said, Whoever amongst my people wants to go up can do so [and 
build the House themselves]..." (Megilla 12; Rashi), i.e. the expression in 
the verse Isaiah 45;1: "...to his anointed, to Cyrus," was understood as 
applying to two different people, to the Anointed-Messiah and to Cyrus! 
Alternately the verse was formulated in deliberately ambiguous language 
giving Cyrus the potential if he so wanted to have done more than he 
actually did!
The Commentary Daat Sofrim (Isaiah 45): <<For the address to Cyrus 
was not "To Cyrus his Anointed-Messiah" but rather it was said, "To his 
Anointed-Messiah, [and] to Cyrus," as if to two different entities.>>
The whole of this Prophecy of Isaiah is arranged in an oracular style of 
mainly short paragraphs with no necessary strong connection between them. 
The expression concerning "LABOR OF EGYPT, AND MERCHANDISE OF ETHIOPIA [in 
Hebrew, CUSH], AND OF THE SABAEANS" is not necessarily connected to the 
preceding verses concerning Cyrus. The following verses return to speak 
only of Israel. The verse itself speaks of an ultimate acknowledgement of 
the God of Israel by the captives. This could only apply to Israel. Israel 
is discussed before Cyrus is spoken of, and afterwards Israel is again 
mentioned. In Isaiah 43;3 it says "FOR I AM THE LORD YOUR GOD, THE HOLY ONE 
OF ISRAEL, YOUR SAVIOR, I GAVE EGYPT FOR YOUR ATONEMENT, ETHIOPIA [Hebrew: 
"CUSH"] AND SEBA UNDERNEATH YOU." Here Egypt, Cush, Seba are linked with 
Israel and can be understood in the Hebrew as being placed under Israel's 
subjection!!!
A simple reading of Isaiah chapter 45 does not leave much room for Cyrus, 
the emphasis is on Israel.
This is the verse we are primarily considering:
"THUS SAYS THE LORD, THE LABOR OF EGYPT, AND MERCHANDISE OF CUSH, AND OF 
THE SABAEANS, MEN OF STATURE, SHALL COME OVER UNTO YOU, AND THEY SHALL BE 
YOURS: THEY SHALL COME AFTER YOU; IN CHAINS THEY SHALL COME OVER, AND THEY 
SHALL FALL DOWN UNTO YOU, THEY SHALL MAKE SUPPLICATION UNTO YOU, SAYING, 
SURELY GOD IS IN YOU; AND THERE IS NO ELSE, THERE IS NO OTHER GOD" (ISAIAH 
45;14).
One may take this verse as perhaps applying to Cyrus though there is no 
necessity to do so. Even if it is taken as applicable in part to CYRUS the 
context and the similar verse in Isaiah 43;3 concerning Israel says, "Egypt 
for your atonement, CUSH and Seba underneath you." This shows that the 
primary application is to Israel. In all the rest of chapter 45 following 
verse 14, Israel is addressed to and mentioned: "Israel shall be saved" 
(45;17) "the seed of Jacob" (45; 19), "all the seed of Israel" (45;24). You 
may yet not be convinced but take the verse as applying to Israel and 
consider our explanation:
According to our understanding of the Prophet Isaiah (43;3 and 
45;14 and the verses around them) it was predicted that the Lost Ten Tribes 
would rule over India, Egypt and much of Negro Africa. The trade with India 
would be theirs, the recompense arriving (via the Suez Canal) at Egypt 
would be theirs, and they would transport Negroes (many of whom were 
large-bodied) across the seas in chains. The whole passage ends on the 
point that in the Last Days they will return to worship the True God. In 
their own way they had always subconsciously acknowledged the One God Of 
Israel to some degree, but had publicly worshipped something else as 
explained at length elsewhere in Ephraim. In the Last days Israel will then 
worship the True God and descendants of the Negro slaves will also see the 
truth and bear witness to the God of Israel. We identify the Lost Ten 
Tribes headed by Britain and America as Israel. If we consider Britain and 
North America as one "Anglo-Saxon" entity then the Prophecy indicates that 
the Lost Ten Tribes are amongst them. The British ruled India. Economically 
they gained very much from trade with India, they ruled Egypt and 
controlled the Suez Canal linking the Mediterranean Sea with the East. They 
also controlled much of Africa and Negro Slaves in chains were sent by them 
and others acting on their behalf across the Sea to North America and to 
the West Indies. They have an ambivalent attitude towards the God of the 
Bible but formally worship in a way described in Isaiah in the rest of 
chapter 45.
         This is the simple meaning of the verse, BUT in order to 
understand and appreciate this plain meaning there are several other 
factors to consider.
The King James version says:
"THUS SAYS THE LORD, THE LABOR OF EGYPT, AND MERCHANDISE OF CUSH, AND OF 
THE SABAEANS, MEN OF STATURE, SHALL COME OVER UNTO YOU, AND THEY SHALL BE 
YOURS: THEY SHALL COME AFTER YOU; IN CHAINS THEY SHALL COME OVER, AND THEY 
SHALL FALL DOWN UNTO YOU, THEY SHALL MAKE SUPPLICATION UNTO YOU, SAYING, 
SURELY GOD IS IN YOU; AND THERE IS NONE ELSE, THERE IS NO OTHER GOD" 
(ISAIAH 45;14).
The expression "labor of Egypt" is an accurate translation but the words in 
Hebrew [yagiat Mitsraim] can also be rendered as "that which comes unto
Egypt".
The "merchandise of Ethiopia" can also be rendered as the "merchandise of 
Cush". "Cush" is the Hebrew word translated as Ethiopia. "Cush" was also 
the Egyptian word for the region of Nubia meaning southern Egypt and the 
Sudan. The Greeks applied the name "Cush" to the whole of eastern Africa1. 
On the other hand, ethnic and geographical names such as "Kash" or "Kas" or 
"Kush" are also found throughout early Indian histories as well as in 
neighboring areas. In Modern Hebrew "Cushi" usually means a Negro of 
African origin and India is known as "Hodu". In Biblical Hebrew however 
there is no distinct name for India. Both Ethiopia and neighboring parts of 
Africa and India would have been referred to in Biblical Hebrew as CUSH. 
The ancient Sumerians and Assyrians used the same term ("Meluccha") both 
for Ethiopia and for northwest India. Classical Greek Geographers (such as 
Herodotos) referred to the area northwest of India as the "Ethiopia of
Asia".
         The Aramaic Translations to the Bible often translate "Cush" as 
"Hodu" or "Hindiki" both of which mean India. The famous commentator Rashi 
also equated "CUSH" with India. There was a close connection between India, 
Ethiopia, and Africa. The Rabbinical Commentator and international traveler 
Avraham Iben Ezra noted a similarity between Ancient Egypt and India with a 
similar caste systems, sacred animals and so on. The verse in Isaiah may 
therefore be referring to India under the name Cush.>>
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From: Yair Davidi [mailto:britam@netvision.net.il]
To:  heb_roots_chr@hebroots.org
Subject: Ve-Etchanan no.1
Ve-Etchanan
This week's portion is named after the word's translated as "I
BESOUGHT" in the first sentence.
s.1
[Deuteronomy 3:23] AND I BESOUGHT THE LORD AT THAT TIME, SAYING,
Moses begged God to let him enter the Land even though it had already
been decreed that he would not enter.
Our sages taught that one should never give up and always request the
help of the Almighty. Everything can be changed. It was decreed 
against King Hezekiah that he should die. The Prophet Isaiah had said
so by the mouth of God. Nevertheless the king prayed and the decree
was annulled.
[2-Kings 20:1] IN THOSE DAYS WAS HEZEKIAH SICK UNTO DEATH. AND THE
PROPHET ISAIAH THE SON OF AMOZ CAME TO HIM, AND SAID UNTO HIM, THUS
SAITH THE LORD, SET THINE  HOUSE IN ORDER; FOR THOU SHALT DIE, AND NOT
LIVE.
[2-Kings 20:2] THEN HE TURNED HIS FACE TO THE WALL, AND PRAYED UNTO
THE LORD,  SAYING,
[2-Kings 20:3] I BESEECH THEE, O LORD, REMEMBER NOW HOW I HAVE WALKED
BEFORE   THEE IN TRUTH AND WITH A PERFECT HEART, AND HAVE DONE THAT
WHICH IS GOOD IN THY SIGHT.  AND HEZEKIAH WEPT SORE.
[2-Kings 20:4] AND IT CAME TO PASS, AFORE ISAIAH WAS GONE OUT INTO THE
MIDDLE COURT,  THAT THE WORD OF THE LORD CAME TO HIM, SAYING,
  [2-Kings 20:5] TURN AGAIN, AND TELL HEZEKIAH THE CAPTAIN OF MY
PEOPLE, 
THUS SAITH THE LORD, THE GOD OF DAVID THY FATHER, I HAVE HEARD THY
PRAYER, I HAVE SEEN THY TEARS:  BEHOLD, I WILL HEAL THEE: ON THE THIRD
DAY THOU SHALT GO UP UNTO THE HOUSE OF THE  LORD.
[2-Kings 20:6] AND I WILL ADD UNTO THY DAYS FIFTEEN YEARS; AND I WILL
DELIVER THEE AND THIS CITY OUT OF THE HAND OF THE KING OF ASSYRIA; AND
I WILL DEFEND THIS CITY FOR MINE OWN SAKE, AND FOR MY SERVANT DAVID'S
SAKE.
[Deuteronomy 3:28] BUT CHARGE JOSHUA, AND ENCOURAGE HIM, AND
STRENGTHEN HIM: FOR HE SHALL GO OVER BEFORE THIS PEOPLE, AND HE SHALL
CAUSE THEM TO INHERIT THE LAND WHICH THOU SHALT SEE.
Joshua was from the Tribe of Ephraim. According to tradition he
married Rahab the Canaanite harlot (Joshua ch.6) who helped the
Israelites capture Jericho. From this union emerged Jeremiah the
Prophet.
This proves the point.
Everything can be rectified.
Pray and do repentance and everything can be put right. Note "it can
be" does not guarantee that it will be but it often is and the message
of the Bible is that God wants you to pray as if it will be if we ask
sincerely enough.
In principle all our women should be virgins until they marry and
righteous good wives after that always supporting their husbands to go
in the right way. All our man should be paragons of virtue, deeply
spiritual, and "he-men" hero-types into the boot. It does not always
work out that way. Things can go wrong. The message of the Bible is to
keep trying. Never give up. Always pray. Always try to do as well as
you can in every sphere.  God will help us. We will help ourselves and
be helped.
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From: Yair Davidi [mailto:britam@netvision.net.il]
To:  heb_roots_chr@hebroots.org
Subject: Ve-Etchanan 6,7
Ve-Etchanan 6,7
s.6
[Deuteronomy 7:4] FOR THEY WILL TURN AWAY THY SON FROM FOLLOWING ME,
THAT THEY MAY SERVE OTHER GODS: SO WILL THE ANGER OF THE LORD BE
KINDLED AGAINST YOU, AND DESTROY THEE SUDDENLY.
When the Lost Ten Tribes return whichever tribe a person belongs to
will be determined through the male line. What happens when an
Israelite male comes with a non-Israelite female? There are several
answers: 
1. This will not happen. Only "pure" Israelites will apply.
2. The female partners will be rejected as in the time of Ezra. 
3. The females partners and their children will be accepted  even though in
the Time of Ezra they were not. This opinion is that of the Abarbanel
(ca. 1490s) based on hints in Biblical verses. 
At present the Lost Ten Tribes are not obligated by the Mosaic Law 
but rather are considered "Gentiles for all intents and purposes".  
This however is a kind of temporary suspension and the Lost Ten 
Tribes will be re-accepted in the Latter Days. Judah and Joseph will re-unite.
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From: Yair Davidi [mailto:britam@netvision.net.il]
To:   heb_roots_chr@hebroots.org
Subject: Akev s.3
Akev s.3
s.3
[Deuteronomy 9:16] AND I LOOKED, AND, BEHOLD, YE HAD SINNED AGAINST
THE LORD YOUR GOD, AND HAD MADE YOU A MOLTEN CALF: YE HAD TURNED ASIDE
QUICKLY OUT OF THE WAY WHICH THE LORD HAD COMMANDED YOU.
The golden calf was not really initially intended as something instead
of God but rather as an intermediary instead of Moses to reach God.
Nevertheless it was considered idolatrous. The Ten Tribes when they
rebelled took to worshipping golden calves. The Cimmerian Cimbrians
who descended from  the Ten Tribes carried a metallic bull calf around
with them in their travels.
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From: Yair Davidi [mailto:britam@netvision.net.il]
To: heb_roots_chr@hebroots.org
Subject: Raeah-2 
Raeah-2
s.2
[Deuteronomy 12:17] THOU MAYEST NOT EAT WITHIN THY GATES THE TITHE OF
THY CORN, OR OF THY WINE, OR OF THY OIL, OR THE FIRSTLINGS OF THY
HERDS OR OF THY FLOCK, NOR ANY OF THY VOWS WHICH THOU VOWEST, NOR THY
FREEWILL OFFERINGS, OR HEAVE OFFERING OF THINE HAND:
[Deuteronomy 12:18] BUT THOU MUST EAT THEM BEFORE THE LORD THY GOD IN
THE PLACE WHICH THE LORD THY GOD SHALL CHOOSE, THOU, AND THY
MAIDSERVANT, AND THE LEVITE THAT IS WITHIN THY GATES: AND THOU SHALT
REJOICE BEFORE THE LORD THY  GOD IN ALL THAT THOU
PUTTEST THINE HANDS UNTO. 
One tenth of all produce was to be eaten
within the walls of Jerusalem. The sages said that an offshoot of this
requirement would be to have a member of one's household or a close
relation permanently dwelling in Jerusalem. He and his family would
then be supported by the tithed produce that had to be eaten within
Jerusalem. This person would devote most of his life to study. Thus
every family would have at least one member who was a professional
permanent student of the Law. The knowledge and awareness thus
engendered would permeate all of society.
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From: Yair Davidi [mailto:britam@netvision.net.il]
To: heb_roots_chr@hebroots.org
Subject: Akev 4
s.4
Akev s.4
[Deuteronomy 10:8] AT THAT TIME THE LORD SEPARATED THE TRIBE OF LEVI,
TO BEAR THE ARK OF THE COVENANT OF THE LORD, TO STAND BEFORE THE LORD
TO MINISTER UNTO HIM, AND TO BLESS IN HIS NAME, UNTO THIS DAY.
[Deuteronomy 10:9] WHEREFORE LEVI HATH NO PART NOR INHERITANCE WITH
HIS BRETHREN; THE LORD IS HIS INHERITANCE, ACCORDING AS THE LORD THY
GOD PROMISED HIM. 
The Levites received cities and land surrounding the
cities throughout all of Israel. After the Ten Northern Tribes split
away from Judah most of the levites moved to Judah: 
[2-Chronicles 11:13] AND THE PRIESTS AND THE LEVITES THAT WERE IN ALL 
ISRAEL RESORTED TO HIM OUT OF ALL  THEIR COASTS.   
[2-Chronicles 11:14] FOR THE LEVITES LEFT THEIR SUBURBS AND THEIR
POSSESSION, AND CAME TO JUDAH AND  JERUSALEM: FOR JEROBOAM AND HIS
SONS HAD CAST THEM OFF FROM EXECUTING THE PRIEST'S OFFICE UNTO THE
LORD:
 [2-Chronicles 11:15] AND HE ORDAINED HIM PRIESTS FOR THE HIGH PLACES,
AND FOR THE DEVILS, AND FOR THE CALVES WHICH HE HAD MADE.
 [2-Chronicles 11:16] AND AFTER THEM OUT OF ALL THE TRIBES OF ISRAEL
SUCH AS SET THEIR HEARTS TO SEEK THE LORD GOD OF ISRAEL CAME TO 
JERUSALEM, TO SACRIFICE UNTO THE LORD GOD OF THEIR FATHERS. 
Nevertheless there are indications that part of the Levites also remained with the Ten
Tribes. The descendants of Moses are discussed in "Ephraim" chapter
two: [extracts]:
<<The prophet Moses led the Children of Israel out of Egypt. Through
Moses the Israelites received the Mosaic Code. Moses belonged to the
clan of Kohat (Qohat) within the Tribe of Levi. The task of Levi was
primarily that of priesthood, instruction, policing, and border
settlement consolidation13. Levi was not given a tribal territory of
his own but rather apportioned towns and cities scattered throughout
the land of Israel. The different Levite clans were however each
concentrated in areas of specific Israelite Tribes. The clan of Kohat,
to which Moses belonged, received its settlements in areas otherwise
belonging to the Israelite Tribes of Ephraim, Dan, and halfMenasseh
(Joshua 21;5). Later, when the northern Ten Tribes under Jeroboam son
of Nebat split off from the southern ones ruled by Rehoboam son of
Solomon, many of the Levis fled southwards. 
        "Now the priests [Hebrew: "Cohanim"] and the Levites throughout the
whole of Israel resorted to Rehoboam from all their territories; for
the Levites had left all their common land and their patrimony and had
gone to Judah and Jerusalem, because Jeroboam and his successors
rejected their services as priests of the LORD, and he appointed his
own priests for the hillshrines, for the demons, and for the calves he
had made.." (2 Chronicles 11;13-15). 
        It follows from the above excerpt that a good portion of the
Tribe of Levi must eventually have been found amongst the "Jewish" southern
tribes. Some accounts (such as one of several given by Eldad Hadani)
concerning the SONS OF MOSES do mention them alongside the Jewish
exiles in Babylonia. Other legends (from the same source) connect the
SONS OF MOSES with the Lost Ten Tribes of northern Israel exiled by
the Assyrians. Among the various traditions transmitted by Eldad
haDani (ca.800 CE) was one that the Sons of Moses were somewhere
around the region of Turkestan and adjoined the Lost Ten Tribes. Even
until recently people of the Jewish faith (or of a Judaising
tradition) in this area would call themselves "Moussai"14 meaning
"followers of Moses" rather than use the terms Yehudi (Jew) or
Israelite. The ancestors of the Angles, Saxons, Jutes, and some of the
Scandinavians had once been in Turkestan and in the neighboring
regions and they did descend from the Lost Tribes of Israel. <<    
 
We mentioned Abba Abas placing the Sons of Moses in the east (in
Gabrassa) and in the west, in Gabalk, meaning France. There existed a
conceptual understanding that linked Britain and France together.
Other traditions of apparent JEWISH ORIGIN derived through Arab
intermediaries relate a similar tale. These other versions state that
the CHILDREN OF MOSES were in the far west in "Djabarka"  (i.e. "The
Golden Castle"), in the "Islands of the Happy", dwelling in a town
wherein the remnants of AD19 were also to be found20. 
        <<The sons of Ad who, along with the sons of Moses, dwelt in
theseislands were identified with Israel. "The Islands of the Happy" in the
far west in which dwelt both the sons of Moses and the sons of Ad 
were the British Isles. Later the term in Classical Writings would be
applied especially to Ireland! 
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From: Yair Davidi [mailto:britam@netvision.net.il]
To:  heb_roots_chr@hebroots.org
Subject: Shoftim-2
Shoftim-2
s.2
[Deuteronomy 17:14] WHEN THOU ART COME UNTO THE LAND WHICH THE LORD
THY GOD GIVETH THEE, AND SHALT POSSESS IT, AND SHALT DWELL THEREIN,
AND SHALT SAY, I WILL SET A KING OVER ME, LIKE AS ALL THE NATIONS THAT
ARE ABOUT ME; 
Most nations that have Israelites from the Lost Ten
Tribes prominent in their populations have monarchical type
governments: Britain, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Holland,
Belgium, Luxembourg, Denmark, Norway, Sweden. These form a majority of
the old monarchical dynasties that still continue.
[Deuteronomy 17:15] THOU SHALT IN ANY WISE SET HIM KING OVER THEE,
WHOM THE LORD THY GOD SHALL   CHOOSE: ONE FROM AMONG THY BRETHREN
SHALT THOU SET KING OVER THEE: THOU MAYEST NOT SET A STRANGER OVER
THEE, WHICH IS NOT THY BROTHER.
[Deuteronomy 17:18] AND IT SHALL BE, WHEN HE SITTETH UPON THE THRONE
OF HIS KINGDOM, THAT HE SHALL WRITE HIM A COPY OF THIS LAW IN A BOOK
OUT OF THAT WHICH IS BEFORE THE PRIESTS THE LEVITES: 
The King had to
keep a small Torah scroll with him and constantly to learn in it. He
was supposed to set an example and live a holy life and lead the
people out to war when necessary.
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From: Yair Davidi [mailto:britam@netvision.net.il]
To: heb_roots_chr@hebroots.org
Subject: Shoftim-4
Shoftim-4
s.4
[Deuteronomy 18:9] WHEN THOU ART COME INTO THE LAND WHICH THE LORD THY
GOD GIVETH THEE, THOU SHALT NOT LEARN TO DO AFTER THE ABOMINATIONS OF
THOSE NATIONS.
[Deuteronomy 18:10] THERE SHALL NOT BE FOUND AMONG YOU ANY ONE THAT
MAKETH HIS SON OR HIS DAUGHTER TO PASS THROUGH THE FIRE, OR THAT USETH
DIVINATION, OR AN OBSERVER OF TIMES, OR AN ENCHANTER, OR A WITCH. 
The custom of passing through the fire was adopted by the ancient
Israelites who continued it in their place of exile as it says:
Extract from "Lost Israelite Identity" chapter fourteen: Britain, said
Julius Caesar, was the center of the Druidical religion. Strabo
reported that Ceres and Proserpine were worshipped in Britain
according to the Samothracian (i.e. Phoenician) rites25. In Britain
the Canaanite god Baal was worshipped and was called Bel.. The name
"Bel" for "baal" is also found as a root in some of the names of 
British kings e.g. "Cassi-belin", "Cuno-belin"; one of the names of
the sun in Gaul was Belis and Baal (or "Bel") was a sun-god. There was
a feast known as "Beltane" which in Scottish means "Fire of Bel". The
custom in Britain, Sweden, and northern Europe of jumping over fires
and leading cattle, etc. through the smoke and flames at the feast of
Beltane is a pagan Canaanite custom still practiced until very
recently in northern Europe, in Celtic and Scandinavian lands. Bel god
of the Britons was also known as Belus or Belinus similar to Bel or
Belus the Assyrian form of "baal"26. The Syrian Belmarcos had altars
in the region of Paris; many Gallic peoples worshipped the sun god
Belenus who became equated with Apollo; in Brittany (Armorica) a
priest is still (even today) referred to as a BELEC meaning "servant
of Bel"27 and BEL was an alternative pronunciation in the Middle East
for Baal!
Passing through the fire was one of the sins the Lost Ten Tribes had
been exiled for as it says: 
[2-Kings 17:17] AND THEY CAUSED THEIR SONS
AND THEIR DAUGHTERS TO PASS THROUGH THE FIRE, AND USED DIVINATION AND
ENCHANTMENTS, AND SOLD THEMSELVES TO DO EVIL IN THE SIGHT OF THE LORD,
TO PROVOKE HIM TO ANGER. [2-Kings 17:18] THEREFORE THE LORD WAS VERY
ANGRY WITH ISRAEL, AND REMOVED THEM  OUT OF HIS SIGHT: THERE WAS NONE
LEFT BUT THE TRIBE OF JUDAH ONLY.
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               YAIR DAVIDY AND BRIT-AM
   BRIT-AM is an ORTHODOX JEWISH Organization
  #1) Do Orthodox Jews believe in Replacement theology? NO
  #2) Do Orthodox Jews believe in Christian British Israelism? NO
 "Brit-Am  Israel".  (Brit = Covenant, Am = People in Hebrew)
 "Brit-Am  Israel" at present is headed by Yair Davidy and by Rabbi
Abraham Feld.
 The address of  "Brit-Am  Israel"  is Yair Davidy, "Brit-Am Israel",
 P.O.B. 595, Jerusalem 91004, Israel.
The e-mail is : britam@netvision.net.il
 "BRIT-AM  ISRAEL" BELIEVES:
 *  The Hebrew Bible is the message of God.
 *  Out of the original 12 Tribes of Israel Ten were lost. Two
 remained. The present-day Jews are descended mainly from the two
 remaining Tribes of Judah and Benjamin.
 *  The Khazars were a Kingdom in southern Russia many of whose
 leaders converted to Judaism. The Khazars were descended from the
 Lost Ten Tribes. The Khazars were blood-relatives of the Picts who
 went to Scotland, and of the Anglo-Saxons, and of peoples in
 Scandinavia.
 * In addition to the Khazars, many  other converts to Judaism 
 through the ages were descended from assimilated Jews or from members
 of the Lost Ten Tribes.
 * Most of the Lost Ten Tribes migrated to Northwest and Western
 Europe and their descendants are now in those areas or in North
 America, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa.
 * We do not claim that all residents of the said nations are
 descended from Israel. We do however affirm  that most descendants of
 the Lost Ten Tribes are residents of those nations. On the whole 
they are unaware of their Israelite Identity.  Even so in the course
of history  the Israelite origins  of peoples in those areas have
influenced national developments and national characteristics.
 *  The Tribe of Joseph was divided into  two other Tribes: Ephraim
 and Menasseh. People from ALL of the Israelite Tribes congregated in
 North America but in general the U.S.A. is dominated by Menasseh.
 Britain has characteristics of Ephraim.
 * Reuben was important in France, Issachar in Switzerland, Benjamin
 in Belgium, Zebulon in Holland, Dan in Denmark, Naphtali in Norway,
 Gad in Sweden, the country of Finland was influenced by the Tribes of
 Simeon, Issachar, and Gad; Simeon, Dan, and Ephraim were important in
 Ireland.
 * There is a need for the present-day  "Jews" of Judah and the Lost
 Ten Tribes to recognize each other, and to work towards
 re-unification and reconciliation.
 * Proof exists confirming "Brit-Am  Israel"  Identity beliefs. Some
 of the evidence has been presented in works by Yair Davidy such as
 "The Tribes" (1993), "Ephraim" (1995), and "Lost Israelite Identity"
 (1996), as well as in articles in our journal "Tribesman". Much
 additional evidence is available and needs to be uncovered and
 published. Our sources include the Bible, Talmud, Midrashim,
 Commentators, Classical Greek and Roman historians, Chroniclers,
 Legends, Linguistics, Archaeology, and where pertinent racial and
 other scientific studies.
 * Even though much of the evidence has been revealed by ourselves it
is not ours alone. Our proofs have never been properly refuted. The
basic claims we have made are irrefutable. If one cannot deny our
claims and there is nobody else who can it follows that one should
accept them. This means that  the identity of the Lost Ten Tribes of
Israel with western peoples should be acknowledged.  Once this
acknowledgment is forthcoming  it is possible to discuss whatever
practical conclusions need to be made.
 IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE, IN DISCUSSION, AND/OR IN
 JOINING "BRIT-AM ISRAEL", please make contact by Return Mail.
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NOTE FROM EDDIE:
FYI:  Yair Davidy is an ORTHODOX JEW. He does NOT believe in:
#1) Replacement theology
#2) Christian British Israelism
   Yair Davidy / Brit-Am / Orthodox Jews DO believe in:
 
     The Restoration of BOTH houses of Israel in the future (the 
Messianic redemption or the Ingathering of the Exiles) (Ezekiel 
37:15-28) when the house of Israel (The Ten Lost Tribes) join 
themselves to / with the house of Judah in the end of days.
Yours for the restoration of both houses of Israel,
Eddie Chumney
Hebraic Heritage Ministries Int'l
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