What is the Difference Between Hebrew Nations (Brit-Am), Identity groups, and the Ephraimites? (1 December, 2013, 28 Kislev, 5774)
Groups that are active concerning the Ten Tribes being in the west may be divided into the following:
a. Hebrew Nations (Brit-Am)
b. British Israel and Identity
Finds the Lost Ten Tribes amongst Western Nations.
HN concentrates on Research, spreading this knowledge, and working towards the Reconciliation of Judah and the TTs.
Our message concerns physical descent and its implications.
Hebrew Nations (Brit-Am) is headed by Yair Davidiy, a citizen of Israel, and at present resident in Jerusalem.
Yair Davidiy is an Orthodox Jew and HN works in accordance to Orthodox Jewish standards though most of its supporters may be Christians.
HN in effect emphasizes Biblical values and is possibly the LEAST SECTARIAN OF THEM ALL.
HN is against Christians missionizing Jews.
HN is against the notion that non-Jewish descendants of Israelites should come to settle in the State of Israel at present.
We are in favor of the TTs conquering other sections of the Promised Land and settling therein.
The Promised Land of Israel includes parts of Egypt, Sinai, parts of Saudia, Gaza, Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, Cyprus, parts of Turkey and parts of Iraq.
We also feel that most of the emphasis should be placed on the TTs in their present places of sojourn.
British Israel and Identity Groups
These groups (like HN) concentrate on physical identity.
Some (but not all) of them are anti-Jewish even radically so.
Some of them are connected to some religion or other.
We find their research to be often outdated, misleading, and inaccurate.
Where their research claims are correct or at least in the right direction we use them while acknowledging the source.
Ephraimites belong to specific Christian sects.
On the whole they do not emphasize physical descent.
They rather seem to imply that anyone who believes like they do is an automatic Israelite.
There are exceptions.
Eddie Chumney, for instance, uses Brit-Am material concerning Israelite origins together with his own.
Most of them however do not seem to want to spread the message about physical descent. Nor do they speak much about Biblical Proofs.
Ephraimites often claim they want to come and settle in the State of Israel as fully-fledged Israelites alongside the Jews.
Their justification for this is not clear.
Should the State of Israel accept every non-Jew who feels Israelite (but not Jewish) in his heart but produces no other reason?
Especially in view of the negative attitudes some of them have?
The impression is that Ephraimites sometimes have missionary intentions.
Others seem to be anti-Jewish.
Many of them advocate Conspiracy Theories that verge on anti-Semitic propaganda.
There is also the phenomenon of American pseudo-Karaites who seem invariably to be anti-Jewish.
Different Ephraimite groups have adopted Karaite teachings alongside rabidly anti-Jewish doctrines.