Ten Tribes Studies (19 March, 2014, 17 Adar-2, 5774)
1. Three NEW YouTube Clips
(a) Wipe Out Amalek!Duration: 9.32 minutes
There is a commandment to remember what was done to us and to wipe out Amalek (Deuteronomy 25:17-19) .
Descendants of Rachel (Joseph and Benjamin) are to be especially involved with this task.
(b) Aristocratic Benjamin
Duration: 18.41 minutes
The Book of Esther describes the behavior of Hadassah (i.e. Queen Esther) and her uncle Mordecai. There is an aristocratic air about them, in the good sense. They were descendants of King Saul. Michal the daughter of Saul was married to David but despised him for not being regal enough. Mordecai and Esther were meant to rectify the failings of Saul. They did so. Aristocracy was a trait of Benjamin as well as of the Tribe of Ephraim son of Joseph. Benjamin and Joseph were the sons of Rachel who had bequeathed the attribute of nobility to her offspring. See:
(c) Individual Destiny
Duration: 5.29 minutes
Queen Esther was warned not to consider her own personal safety. We all have unique tasks and obligations in this world. We may not always understand why things are as they are but there is a reason. Sometimes this may involve the actions of our ancestors.
2. Jamie Johnson: Support for Yair.
Brit-Am Now no. 2236. Ten Tribes Studies.
#7. Even if you do not like us you should help us anyway.
I appreciate this last comment below and completely agree. As someone that has had sharp disagreements with you on a number of issues, I still support the work you do because the work is very valuable to the House of Ephraim, despite any petty personal conflicts. Emotions need to take a back seat.
Far too often Ephraim thinks and acts from emotion instead of logic. They ask you controversial religious questions, often not related to the 10 tribes, and knowing you are ultra-Orthodox observant. Then they get upset at your responses, or the way in which you respond. Then they use this as justification to not provide financial support.
One should be able to put aside personal emotion for the greater good. Like really you're going to hold back support of the work of Ephraim's Identity because your feelers got hurt? Seriously? Makes one question someones true dedication to the House of Ephraim?
If Ephraim doesn't like the answer, then they shouldn't ask the questions.
Also, in my opinion if one consumes the information you provide and asks of your valuable time to answer questions, then they should support you financially. Even if its only a few dollars a month (it all adds up). This is not only biblical, but in my view almost constitutes a form of stealing.
3. Proverbs 17: 20-21Â Positivity IN, Good Vibes Out
20 The crooked of mind do not prosper,
Â Â and the perverse of tongue fall into calamity.
We should try to think straight and not mislead others.
It sometimes happens that we give the wrong impression. With a little foresight this may often be avoided.
21 The one who begets a fool gets trouble;
Â Â the parent of a fool has no joy.
We should try to be an honor to our ancestors.
22 A cheerful heart is a good medicine,
Â Â but a downcast spirit dries up the bones.
Be happy. Read the Bible and pray and an inner happiness shall suffuse you. This will radiate outwards.
People feel it.Â Â