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Old 20-08-2011, 05:22 PM   #25
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Default War of Independence

Many Irish Jews supported the Irish Republican Army and the First Dail during the Irish War of Independence. Michael Noyk, was a Lithuanian born solicitor who became famous for defending captured Irish Republican prisoners such as Sean MacEoin. Robert Briscoe was a prominent member of the IRA during the Irish War of Independence and the Irish Civil War. He was sent by Michael Collins to Germany in 1920 to be the chief agent for procuring arms for the IRA. Briscoe proved to be highly successful at this mission and arms arrived into Ireland in spite of the British blockade.

Grave of an unknown Jew in Castletroy, Limerick

The vast majority of Scottish Jews are Ashkenazi.

The Scarlet Thread

And it came to pass in the time of her travail, that, behold, twins were in her womb. And it came to pass, when she travailed, that the one put out his hand: and the midwife took and bound upon his hand a scarlet thread, saying, This came out first. And it came to pass, as he drew back his hand, that, behold, his brother came out: and she said, How hast thou broken forth? this breach be upon thee: therefore his name was called Pharez. And afterward came out his brother, that had the scarlet thread upon his hand: and his name was called Zarah - (Gen 38:27-30)

Akhenaton - As the Sphinx-like Lion (of Judea). He was the Biblical Moses and the true "King of the Jews."

Pharaonic Lion and Unicorn - primarily symbolizing the Cult of Aton and the Tribe of Judah, both renegade exiles from Egypt.

The Yew Tree - One of the most sacred of all trees in Druidism. The taller and thinner variety of yew (similar to the cypress), known as fastigiata, grew abundantly throughout Western Ireland and was sacred to the ancient warrior queen and goddess of the Tuatha de Danann, Banbha, after whom Ireland was once named. Botanists believe all other Yews in the world to be descended from two Irish trees. County "Mayo" comes from the word meaning "yew forest." Interestingly, the most sacred Egyptian groves, orchards, and temple precincts appear to have had these Irish yews in pride of place. According to Ralph Ellis, the yew was the Egyptian's original "Tree of Life," and it featured prominently in Egypt's most sacred mystery school traditions and initiatory rites. It was a symbol of death and underworld rites. The oldest implements in the world, dating to over 50,000 years ago were made of yew wood. The tree may have been considered sacred because it poisoned all animals that ate of its bark or leaves except the stag and deer. The deer and stag were supremely sacred to the Irish Druids. The Yew can still frequently be found in British churchyards. Given that the Yews are older than Christian churches, it follows that Christian churches and cathedrals were deliberately positioned near to the tree for symbolic purposes. A study of the Yew tree serves to confirm the West to East movement of the elements of religion. The last letter of the Irish Ogham alphabet "I" was connected to the yew tree. The letter turns up as the Hebrew Yod, the first letter of the name of god Jehovah whom Moses suggestively met at a "burning bush." The word yew may be connected to the word Jew, from Yahu or Juda. So, were the "Jews" originally "men of the Yew" - that is initiates of Druidic colleges?


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