Germany as Measured by Brit-Am "Ephraimite" Criteria (25 April, 2013, Iyar 15, 5773)
Germany is shown to not be dominated nor strongly influenced by Israelites. Germans who migrated to the USA however were of Israelite Origin. They were different from those who stayed behind.
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Germany in Rabbinical Writings is identified with the Children of Japhet such as Gomer and two out of the three sons of Gomer, Ashkenaz and Togarmah. Alternatively, Germany is identified with Magog son of Gomer. These identifications are taken from Midrashim and Commentaries to Genesis 10. The Vilna Gaon is quoted as taking these identifications as all pertinent. One understanding of his commentary says that he identified Scandinavia and Northern Germany with Gomer and southern Germany with Magog. Another source (Talmud, Megilla 6) said that both Rome and the three hundred provinces of Germany pertained to Edom. Again a commentary on this says that Edom is to be identified with the Rulers of Germany rather than the ordinary people. Rabbi Avraham Iben Ezra (on Obadiah 1:20) quoted a tradition (repeated by the Radak) that the Germans were Canaanites who had been driven out or fled from before the Israelites when they conquered the Land of Canaan meaning the Promised Land of Israel.
Our own studies indicated that groups (Idumae, Odomantes, etc) that may be identified with Edom were to be found to the northeast and southeast of Germany whence came peoples who moved into Germany. It is interesting to note that Jew-haters often claim that the Jews are really Edomites either through the idumeans of Herod who became Jews or through the Khazars. The Jew-haters who make such equations in many cases are of German descent. Most of the Idumeans actually did not become Jews but even if they did it would not change much. The classical profile of the Germans as they depicts themselves fits that of Esau.
Esau (Edom) had been blessed in a similar way to Jacob.
38 And Esau said to his father, 'Have you only one blessing, my father? Bless me also, O my father! And Esau lifted up his voice and wept.
39 Then Isaac his father answered and said to him:
'Behold, your dwelling shall be of the fatness of the earth,
And of the dew of heaven from above.
40 By your sword you shall live,
And you shall serve your brother;
And it shall come to pass, when you become restless,
That you shall break his yoke from your neck.'
In deciding where or not a particular nation descends from Israel we use the Brit-Am "Ephraimite" Criteria.