The pioneer returnees of Ephraim are beginning to
awaken to their identities as
Some Practical reasons
Why Returning Ephraimites Should Support Judah
in the land
By G-d’s merciful grace, the
initial returnees from the northern House of Israel, exiled in 721 BCE, have
just recently begun to be awakened to their forgotten identities.
They have not taken part in the labors, sacrifices and battles of Judah,
who has secured a foothold for independence
in the Land, known since 1948 as the State of Israel.
Though they are divided among themselves,
most of the few pioneers of the Ten Tribes have a burning desire to realize some
kind of helping relationship with their brethren in the Land.
Various ideas of cooperation are being
advanced by their fledgling organizations that these early returnees are forming.
They are all addressing this conundrum with various propositions and
plans. The bottom line to all these hopeful plans and initiatives is to
Some are undecided on the
method of helping, and some do not know if they should help or whom to help.
They ask, “Why should early Ephraimites support
We all know that Judah and Ephraim should all be together in the Land. Eventually we will be there, but for various serious reasons this is not possible now. Neither is it advisable for most of the few Ephraimites to settle in the Land at this time. What is advisable is to realize that their Jewish brothers and sisters who have made aliyah are preparing the way for others and therefore they should be helped by those who are not there yet. The State of Israel that they founded at great sacrifice represents the beginning ingathering of Judah who in turn is preparing the way for the rest of the Israelites, the exiled and so-called Ten Tribes.
Shaar-Israel invites all
returnees to take part in Shaar-Israel’s group efforts
with projects to help
This article is based on a recorded lecture by Yair Davidy,
on Why We Need to Support the State of Israel. It
may be heard at:
For additional reading on “Why The State of Israel Should be Supported,” see: http://www.britam.org/SupportIsrael.html
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