Why is the Brit-Am Message not more Widely Accepted?
First of all, relatively speaking, not that many have heard of Brit-Am/Hebrew Awarness.
Secondly the quality of the presentation has varied. In some cases it has been quite good while in others it needed improvement.
Our answer at present will be based on the assumption that the presentation was of a reasonable standard and that it was paid attention to.
[In one way or another a large number of people, at some time or other, have been exposed to the Brit-Am message].
We identify the Lost Ten Tribes as possibly found in many areas and especially in Europe, and after that with the most important provable concentration in the following countries:
Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Switzerland, and the Anglo countries, i.e. Ireland, Britain, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa.
Our strongest proofs derive from the Hebrew Bible alongside Rabbinical tradition. Our interpretations however are not widely known nor necessarily accepted everywhere. In order for the public at large to countenance our explanations they need to see a correspondence with secular and historical evidence.
Why do people who do hear, or read, the message not accept it?
The reasons given are (not necessarily in any order of importance) include:
DNA, Ideology and Politics, Theology, Conventional History, Conventional Chronology.
Public Acceptance usually follows the following lines:
A number of people become interested. It has potential importance.
Experts in the relevant fields examine it. If the experts accept it public acceptance then widens. If they do not, interest withers away.
Brit-Am LTT Proofs rely on:
The Hebrew Bible especially according to the Hebrew text.
Rabbinical Commentaries on specific points taken together and in light of other matters.
These are our strong points but they are not what Public Opinion and Academia want to deal with.
Nevertheless for some the Brit-Am'Hebrew Awareness Explanation resonates with Biblical Instinct and Subconscious Ancestral Recollections.
All This however invovles esoteric matters best left for another time.
Mainstream Opinion will not agree with Brit-Am Concerning the Ten Tribes due to:
DNA. Our explanation is that DNA studies are valid within historical limitations. Whole populations changed their DNA over a short period of time. That is why the Genetics of Western Peoples is now different from that of the Jews. There may be other explanations.
Ideology, Politics, and Theology. We accept and promote belief in the Literal Truth of Hebrew Scripture. Many cannot accept this.
Conventional History and Chronology. This differs from Brit-Am Understandings.
We hope to prepare articles dealing in more depth with these and related matters.
When as a young university student in Australia I began a more earnest attempt to live according to the Bible one of my mentors was Rabbi Meshullam Klarberg.
Later, after moving to Israel a friend and guide was the brother-in-law of Rabbi Meshullam, Rabbi Uri Kaploun. Rabbi Kalpoun was also quite an intellectual. He had helped edit the Encyclopedia Judaica and was involved in other religious and scholarly enterprises. At some stage I told Rabbi Kalpoun of my interest in the Brit-Am Solution concerning the Ten Tribes. Later he received a copy of our work, "The Tribes."
After reading it he remarked approximately:
"My impression after reading the book is the same as it was when I first heard of it.This is something that cannot be proven one way or the other."
The message for the moment is indeed that as far as the Public is concerned is that, at the best, IT CANNOT BE PROVEN ONE WAY OR THE OTHER.
People who study the Brit-Am message and its sources will become convinced of it.
The Bible in the Light of Rabbinical Evidence and other factors is ON OUR SIDE.
This however only becomes apparent after studying what we say and it ignores other fields of evidence as conventionally accepted.
It is an uphill struggle.
There is a Reason for this.
This is how Divine Providence wants it for the moment.