A Catholic Jew Pontificates

I love opinionated non-PC people. This blog is to vent my opinions on life, the universe and everything. Which is 42 which in gematria is "My Heart" (LBY) according to Rabbi Abulafia. The Divine Heart is the centre of everything.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

West Family and the Holocaust: The Suffering of a Dutch Jewish Family

 My fourth cousin Jozef West and his wife Roossie Tof who both died in Sobibor



My grandmother's paternal grandmother was an English Jewess called Matilda West who came to Australia from England in 1875 with her husband James Lewis and children. Her parents Simeon Levi West and Mary Ann Payne had arrived in New South Wales in 1869 as well as her brother Simeon Levi West (Uncle Levi) who served as a crypto-Jewish Rabbi or Hazzan like his father.

The older Simeon Levi West had been trained as a crypto-Jewish Rabbi or Hazzan (worship leader) by his maternal great uncle Thomas West who had been trained as a rabbi in Amsterdam. Simeon's father Reuben West was born in Amsterdam in 1764 and he married his English relative Elizabeth West of Sulby the daughter of Joseph West the gamekeeper of Sulby Hall in Welford for the Payne family. Reuben's brothers Levi and Nathan of Amsterdam married the sisters of Elizabeth West. Reuben moved to England to train as a gamekeeper with his relative and future father-in-law Joseph West (b.1740) son of Reuben West of England (b.1720).

Reuben West of England had a brother Solomon West (b.1724) who settled in Amsterdam who was the father of Nathan (b.1760 Amsterdam), Reuben (b.1764 Amsterdam) and Levi (b.1771 Amsterdam). Their mother was Susanna Solomon of London whose Solomon family had come originally from Amsterdam. I had known that Nathan West had a son Salomon Nathan West who was born in 1785 in Amsterdam. I had also known that the crypto -Jewish English branch of the West family had often sent certain sons to the Netherlands to stay with their West relatives in order to train as rabbis. However I had never traced until recently the descendants of the West branch who remained as open Jews in the Netherlands.

Recently I discovered these descendants and was shocked to find that so many of them had died in the Nazi Holocaust. I was shocked to read of my West relatives being gassed in Sobibor and Auschwitz as well as dying in other camps. As my family in Australia had been untouched by the Holocaust I was surprised at the depth and sadness of my reaction to finding out that I had numerous third and fourth cousins who had died in the Holocaust. It became much more personal to me in a manner that is hard to describe even though I had never known these cousins of mine.

The first of my relatives I discovered was Jozef West of Wildervank who with his wife and Saartje West one of his daughters died in Sobibor on May 7 1943. I then noticed that their other daughter Roosjen West had died November 7 1942 at Auschwitz. Jozef was a butcher in Wildervank as was his cousin Salomon West. Josef was nicknamed 'Black West' and his cousin 'Red West' (Salomon had red hair). During the Second World War, Jozef West went into hiding in Drenthe.  However he was not happy with it. During a walk he was picked up by the Landwacht and then sent east to Sobibor with his family to the gas chambers.

I then went on to find more and more with the majority of them being killed at Auschwitz. Whole branches of my West family exterminated. I also felt great shame as at one stage of my life when I was a teenager I had been influenced by anti-semites and had actually believed that the Holocaust was a hoax or at least exaggerated. I sincerely apologize to all my martyred cousins and to all those who suffered at the hands of the Nazis. I was shocked to learn on Jewishgen that "As a percentage, Dutch Jews probably perished at a higher rate than any other West European country."

Then I found  that Jozef West's brother Benjamin West with his wife and two children Salomon and Sophia West died in Auschwitz in 1943. I was almost relieved to see that another of Jozef and Benjamin West's brothers Nathan had died in 1939 but was saddened when I saw that his son Salomon West had died in Auschwitz and that his son David and daughter Roosien West had died in Sobibor. I was pleased to see that they also had a sister Saar West who died in Tel Aviv in 1993. Jozef's sister Rachel West also died in 1942 in Auschwitz and her husband Jacob Nijveen died in Konigshutte a Nazi work camp in 1942. They were all the descendants of Salomon West (b.1854).

Then I discovered that Salomon had a brother Jozef West (b.1856) whose sons Helman, Levie Jozef, Mozes and Lazarus West and their sister Hillechiene West all died in Auschwitz as well as their brother Nathan Salomon West who died in Central Europe in 1944. Salomon also had a brother Mozes West (b.1859 Wildervank) a Jewish merchant who had four children that died in Auschwitz in 1942. And so it went on moving from branch to branch of these descendants of my ancestral uncle Salomon Nathan West (b.1785). Many of them lived in the villages of Veendam and Wildervank. 

The villages of Veendam and Wildervank had a large number of Jewish residents until 1942. Common family names were: Cohen, Van Delft, Valk and West. Our West family intermarried with these other Jewish families who also died in the Shoah (Holocaust). There was a synagogue for the Jewish community in Veendam. The first Jewish inhabitants in this area arrived about 1700, and the first synagogue was built in 1745. By 1880 there were about 645 Jews living in Veendam, Wildervank and nearby villages. When World War II broke out, there were a total of 215 Jewish residents in Veendam and Wildervank. Only 5 Jews from Veendam and Wildvank survived the death camps.

Another branch of the West family descended from Salomon Nathan West (b.1785) was that of his son Joseph Salomon West of Wildevank (b.1815 Wildervank d.1888 Wildervank) who was a Jewish butcher or Shochet. Joseph's son Nathan West settled in Winschoten about 20 kilometres from Wildervank where he was a shochet and cattle dealer as was his son Jozeph West of Winschoten. Jozeph West of Winschoten's mother Anna Stoppelman was murdered in Sobibor in 1943 and his sister Heika was gassed in Auschwitz in 1943 and Jozeph and his wife and 12 year old daughter Josephina West were gassed in Auschwitz in 1942 and his son Nathan West was killed in 1944. The older Nathan West of Winschoten's sisters Mrs Roosien Beem, Mrs Mozina van Stedum and Mrs Betje de Lange descendants also were murdered in the concentration camps. Winschoten had a Jewish population in 1942 of around 500 and only about 20 of them survived the Holocaust.



 Levie van West who died in Mauthausen in 1942
It has made me wonder if I have other cousins descended from the Levie and Leon family of Holland from whom my grandmother also descends on her direct maternal line that were likewise exterminated. I have also not researched thoroughly other branches of the West family in the Netherlands such as those known as "van West" who descend from Reuben's brother Levi West (b.1771). Levi (or Levie) had at least two sons born in Amsterdam Salomon and Abraham van West. One of his descendants from his son Abraham Levie van West was Jacob van West (son of Levie Abraham van West) whose son Barend van West (b.1882) with Barend's wife Sara Segal and their six daughters in 1942 were gassed in Auschwitz and his grandson Levie van West (Barend's son) died in Mauthausen Nazi camp. Many others of the Jewish van West family were also to die in the Nazi death camps.

I also discovered another branch of the West family in the Netherlands using the van West surname who had become Frankist or Catholic Jews. One would hope that by the time of the Holocaust others would have forgotten their Jewish origins and they may have been spared the gas chambers. The Nazi's also sent all those Jews who were Catholics or Catholics of recent Jewish ancestry to the death camps. Such was the fate of St Edith Stein and 1,000 other Catholic Jews from Holland who were gassed together on August 9 1942 at Auschwitz. The very next day on August 10 1942 my 50 year old Dutch 4th cousin Jozef West son of Mozes West was gassed in Auschwitz. Of the 107,000 Jews transported from the Netherlands only 5,000 survived the Holocaust.

Sunday, January 07, 2018

Geologic Time Scale From a Creationist Perspective

The evolutionary geologic time scale

Both Creationists and Evolutionists believe in biological speciation. However Creationists believe that speciation occurred from kinds which were formed originally by the Creator.  Creationists also believe that our present species descend from those pairs who survived the great Flood. Young earth creationists believe that speciation can take place rapidly and all our modern day species plus many extinct species descended from the kinds in the Ark or those marine kinds that survived the upheaval of the Flood.

Many Creationists believe that the extinctions of the Permian period in which 90 % of marine and 70% of animal life became extinct was due to the Great Flood of Noah. Many Creationists hold that the Great Flood occurred about 4,350-4,450 years ago not 245 million years ago proposed by the Evolutionists for the Permian. Other people believe the Great Flood occurred at an earlier date around 4700-5000 years ago. I hold that the Flood probably occurred around 2404 BC. I hold that the separation of Pangaea (which like some scientists I believe was circular) and the formation of continents occurred rapidly during the catastrophe of the Tower of Babel at the end of the Triassic and beginning of the Jurassic-Cretaceous-Paleocene-Eocene period (they are four layers of the cataclysmic events of 1960 BC).  The so-called Cretaceous–Paleogene boundary and the Eocene–Oligocene extinction event  which were synonymous was the time of the catastrophes of the time of Abraham and destruction of Sodom around 3,950 years ago and the end of most of the dinosaur kinds. However the so-called Paleocene and Eocene periods may have been synonymous with the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods being deposits caused by the cataclysm of the the time of Abraham and Sodom. This was also a time of rapid speciation by mammals. This also caused the Great Rift from the Middle East to Mozambique and the separation of Madagascar (Mauritia) from Africa.







I also propose that around 3,760 years ago there was a nuclear winter in the days of Joseph that ushered in the Ice Age during the time Evolutionists call the Pleistocene. At the end of the Pleistocene were the events of the Exodus around 3,350 years ago which began the so-called Holocene period rather than 11,000 years ago claimed by the Evolutionists. In the Triassic Period the climate was mostly hot and dry which dried up the earth after the great flood and during the Jurassic-Cretaceous-Paleocene-Eocene period the climate became warm and humid with the growth of tropical jungles. 

After the cataclysmic events around 1960 BC the weather became a lot cooler (Oligocene) but then warming up in what is called the Miocene and then cooling again in the Pliocene before the events around 1766 BC that led to the Ice Age. The Ice Age lasted about 200 years not the thousands taught by Evolutionists. Thus most animals and humans that lived more than 4,000 years ago would have none or little dna in their remains or it would be very degraded due to hot and moist temperatures of the period before 1960 BC. Thus human remains that are claimed are thousands of years older is due to false dating methodologies for both their remains and the archeological sites. It has been demonstrated that the carbon and radiometric dating methods give false dates due to solar radiation flux which had cause ancient remains to be dated much older and others much younger. This increase in radiation also affects the mutation rates of human dna.

Creationists have differing opinions about what part of the geologic deposits are a result of the worldwide Flood and what the boundary is between the Flood and post-flood period.  Many of them see the death of the dinosaurs as occurring with the worldwide Flood and thus see the Triassic and Jurassic periods as part of the Flood of Noah deposits. I however think that the reptilian dinosaur ancestors were brought on the Ark and they possibly attained their great heights due to human manipulation of the genes by the civilisation of Cainan and Nimrod in the late Triassic period. Most of the Dinosaurs but not all were killed by the events 1960 BC. The destruction that left these geologic layers was due to a Nuclear War which destroyed Uruk (Mt Augustus), Sodom and Gomorrah and formed craters such as the Chicxulub, Chesapeake Bay and the Popigai craters which triggered further natural environmental destructions and led to a cooler period in earth history.
 A rough outline of Pangaea the original supercontinent

Note: While I am not convinced of a Darwinian evolutionary understanding of science I do believe that those who do hold evolutionary views can be just as devout Catholics or Christians as those who don't. Nor do I think God couldn't have used a evolutionary method for creation if he so desired it, I just don't believe he did. I am opposed to fanaticism on both sides of the issue and believe one shouldn't lose their sense of humour.  That being said I know I am a Divine creation and those who disagree with me are definitely descended from ape-like creatures!!!!

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Y-dna of the 13 Tribes of Israel


The male y-dna descendants of the six sons of Jacob's wife Leah belong to R1b. The male y-dna descendants of the two sons of Joseph belong to R1a. The male y-dna of the descendants of Benjamin are Q. The descendants of Jacob's sons by Bilhah and Zilpah are of NO y-dna.

1. Reuben: R1b U152, R1b M335, R1b Z2118 and may also be found among branches of R1b P312.

2. Simeon: R1b DF27 and may also be found among other branches of R1b P312.

3. Levi: Levite clans are found among  R1b PF7562 (as well as Judah), R1b Z 2103 L277, R1b ZZ337 as well as R1b-V88. 

4. Judah: Clans of Judah are to be found among R1b Z103 Z106, R1b M73 (Zerah Judah), R1b PF7562 (as well as Levi) and R1b DF99 (Davidic), R1b Y18209 (Davidic), R1b A9063 (Davidic), R1b L21 and R1b S245/Z260 (Davidic House of Nathan). Being a male line descendant of the Tribe of Judah is not the same as being a Jew though some Jews do descend from Judah.

5. Dan: Clans of Dan are to be found among N1c2-L666, N* and P*. Many researchers of the past have confused the paternal descendants of Dan who sailed on ships with the maternal descendants of Dinah who also sailed on ships as the priestesses of Dione or Diana. The ancient Milesian Gaels were guided in their travels by these priestesses.

6. Naphtali: the clans of Naphtali are of N1a1-M46, N1b and N2 ydna.

7. Gad: the clans of Gad belong to O1 and O3.

8. Asher: the clans of Asher belong to O2 ydna.

9. Issachar: R1b DF19, R1b DF100/S2100 and may also be found among branches of R1b P312.

10. Zebulon: R1b U106/S21, R1b L238  and may also be found among branches of R1b P312.

11. Ephraim: R1a Z283, R1a YP4141, R1a YP1272, R1a YP1051 and may be found among other branches of R1 and R1a .

12. Benjamin: the clans of Benjamin are Q ydna and
R1b3*.

13. Manasseh: the clans of Manasseh are R1a Z93, R1a L664, R1a FGC9988  and among other branches of R1 and R1a.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Garabandal Warning in 2022: Two Stars Colliding: Miracle April 13 2023?



I have on this blog written about speculations about when the world wide warning mentioned at Garabandal would occur. I have written about the possibilities for 2018 in the past. I now think it is unlikely that the Warning and Miracle will happen then. Conchita one of the visionaries has said that the warning, “will be like two stars colliding, a lot of noise, a lot of light, but they won’t fall down”. 

In recent reports scientists from Calvin College in the USA have predicted that two stars of a binary system near the Cygnus constellation will collide in Feb/March 2022 or possibly a year either side of this date. Thus this prediction could occur anytime between 2021-2023. One prominent Rabbi in Jerusalem has connected this with the messianic prophecy about the star of Jacob prophecy in the Torah. However originally the scientists thought this event could happen sometime between 2018-2020 but have since updated their prediction of the stellar event to a year either side of early 2022. It is interesting that Conchita spoke about two stars colliding and producing a great light many years before this discovery of the scientists.

I find it interesting that these stars are on the wing of the Celestial Swan and thus allude to both the concept of the wings of the Shekhinah and Revelations 12 where the woman on the wings of the great bird (eagle) is taken into the wilderness for 3 and a half years. Did the Celestial line up of the Woman with the twelve Stars giving birth on September 23 2017 begin the seven years of Jacob's Trouble and does the warning come in the midst of this with a "star of Jacob" event?  If so then this collision could occur around Feb/March in 2021 rather than 2022. Thus the Miracle could occur in 2021 or 2022. Does this mean that the prophecies of a coming Comet (mentioned in some Catholic prophecies) and the two stars colliding event are two different events or are they interconnected in some way?

Tony Kissane writes: "We know that the state of the world before the warning will be in turmoil. The Catholic Church will undergo a terrible trial. The Church will seem to disappear, it will be difficult for priests to say Mass. When asked by the children what this trial was Our Lady said “Communism”. We know that belief in the apparitions of Garabandal before the warning will fall away." Thus if this scenario is correct then the Church in Europe and the West will pass through a terrible crisis in the next few years. I think we all can see that the new politically correct marxism is rapidly taking over the West through the leftist elites controlling the organs of government and the media. Mari Loli another of the Garabandal visionaries said the Warning will come: “when Russia will unexpectedly and suddenly overrun and overwhelm a great part of the free world. God does not want this to happen so quickly. In any case the Warning will come when you will see that Holy Mass cannot be celebrated freely anymore; then it will be that the world will most need the intervention of God.”

The prophet Daniel speaks about the sacrifice being cut off in the midst of the week which would be in this scenario around March-May 2021 which will be when the Mass will go underground and be cut off in the public churches in Europe. Thus the Warning and the Miracle will occur after that. Possibly the Warning with the collision of the stars will occur in either 2022 or 2023 followed by the Miracle in March - May 2023 or 2024. In 2023 April 13th is on a Thursday so would be the most likely date for the Miracle. This is the Thursday between Easter Sunday and Divine Mercy Sunday. The Jewish Passover concludes at sundown on April 13th 2023. However the Miracle occurs at 8.30 in the evening but sundown in Garabandal is at 8.58 pm on that date so in Spain Passover will not conclude until after the Miracle.

Thus the Warning may occur in 2022 (5782 in the Jewish calendar) as it occurs within 12 months of the Miracle. It is interesting that when we add the number of 5782 it equals 22. It may be in 2020 that the new Pope (possibly Pius XIII) flees Rome. This may be preceded by the first coming of the Comet as a warning with the death of the two Popes on the same night. When the Pope flees Rome a false anti-Pope will be elected who will change the sacrificial nature of the Mass in 2021. Then the new Pope (Pius XIII) will die a cruel death in exile in 2021. It will not be until 2023 that a new valid Pope will be elected in the underground Church who will see the Miracle from wherever he is hiding. Some believe this Pope will be of recent Jewish ancestry or/and background. He may also take the name Francis II.

 Apparently a friend of Marie Loli said that the Warning would be in an even year and others say that Conchita said that the Miracle would be in an odd year. This would fit this scenario if the Warning came in 2022 an even year and the Miracle in 2023 an odd year. As I have said before I think the worst will begin after the deaths of our beloved Queen and the two Popes. Trump and Putin are also in their own ways holding off the total control of the marxist cultural elites over society. Efforts will be made to remove or neutralize them. Both Trump and Putin have been described as Cyrus figures. Is the US the great nation of Manasseh and Russia (with the other slavic nations) the nation and commonwealth of nations of Ephraim the birth right tribe? Great efforts are being made to remove Trump or to make sure he is only a one term President by the elites on both sides of American politics. The next American election for President will take place in November 2020. The next Russian Presidential election is on March 18 2018. On May 19 2018 one day later Prince Harry will be married at Windsor Castle. Prince Harry is a descendant of the Tsars of Russia through his paternal grandfather Prince Phillip Duke of Edinburgh.

It will be interesting to see what will happen at next year's Russian Election. Will Putin win or will we see a new leader arise in Russia? Already there have been calls to boycott the Elections. Will the Russians' attack on Europe occur in March of 2020 with the Pope fleeing Rome at this time and going into exile? Before this the revolutions or civil wars would need to break out in England, France and Italy if this scenario is correct. The English King would need to be assassinated (according to the prophecy of Ven. Bartholomew Holzhauser) and the rest of the royal family flee into exile at the time of the revolution in England.

An English version of the Peshitta translates Apocalypse 8:13 as: "And I beheld, and heard an eagle having a tail red as it were blood, flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe to those who dwell on the earth, by reason of the other sounds of the trumpets of the three angels which are yet to sound!" Thus it seems to link 2021 with the coming of a comet (tail of blood) but also may allude to one who lives in Divine Will at the highest zenith (a certain Eagle) who will become a Cardinal (red tail) in a time of martyrdom of the priests and Pope as foretold by Our Lady in the Third Secret of Fatima. Is this Cardinal one of the four Cardinals that flee Rome over the dead bodies of the priests in the Vatican? Is he the Pope that proclaims the final three Marian dogmas?Is he the Pope who will totally approve and promote the teaching about living in the Divine Will as found in the writings of the Servant of God Luisa Piccarreta?

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Daughters of Shem: mt-dna Tree

It would seem that all women descend today in their direct female lineage from Lebab the Righteous (Tzedeklebab) the wife of Shem one of the sons of Noah. The direct female lineages of Adan the wife of Japheth (Neanderthal) and Nahal the wife of Ham (Denisovan) would seem to have died out. All humans today descend from the three great-granddaughters of Shem and Lebab - Luba, Medea and Neshema the Queen (Milka). Luba married a black descendant of Ham and Nahal, Medea married a red-yellow skinned red haired descendant of Japheth and Adan and Neshema Milka married a white skinned fair haired descendant of Shem and Lebab.

Luba is the ancestress of L3 mt-dna from whom L0, L1 and L2 mt-dna descend. Medea is the ancestress of M mt-dna from whom C, Z, D, E, G and Q descend. Neshema Milka is the ancestress of N mt-dna from whom S,O, R, A, W, I, X and Y mt-dna descend. The Hebrew Matriarch's Leah and Rachel belong to N mt-dna and the Hebrew Matriarch's Bilhah and Zilpah belong to M mt-dna. Asenath the wife of the Patriarch Joseph (R1a y-dna) was the daughter of Dinah who was the only daughter of Jacob and Leah. From Dinah and Asenath descend the haplogroups of W, I, X, N1b and R mt-dna.
(From MITOMAP: A Human Mitochondrial Genome Database, 2008).
This diagramme makes it easier to see that the African L3 and its descendants L1, L0 and L2  with N and M.  L3 mt-dna Eve  may be the top of the mt-dna tree and she may have not lived in Africa at all but one of her L3 descendants (Luba) moved there from Pangaean Australasia and became the African Matriarch among the Hamites. 
Ruth the Moabite descends maternally from Asenath and is the ancestress of B, F, JT, HV, U and P mt-dna haplogroups. From Ruth is descended on the direct maternal line Queen Nefertiti of Egypt. Her daughter Neferneferauten was a female Pharoah who after fleeing Egypt with her daughter to Jerusalem embraced Judaism and became the ancestress of JT mt-dna haplogroup. Another daughter of Queen Nefertiti was Ankhesenamun who was the ancestress of HV mt-dna haplogroup.

From Neferneferauten's daughter Jecoliah the Queen Mother of Judah (JT) descends Princess Jecoliah of Judah a daughter of King Amon of Judah and Queen Mother Jedidiah. From Princess Jecoliah of Judah's daughter Princess Jerusha of the Libyan Milesians (Ma) comes J mt-dna haplogroup and from her other daughter Nehushta descends the T mt-dna haplogroup.

From Ankesenamun's daughter Nefer Hrere Queen of Kush (HV mt-dna) descends Nekaute Kandake (Nekauba) Queen of Egypt and Kush. Her daughter Hephzibah (Hatshepsut) was the Queen Mother of Judah and the ancestress of H mt-dna, another daughter Maatkare Maloteral the Queen of Kush was the ancestress of V mt-dna through her descendant Kara Maat a Libyan Milesian Princess or Queen.

Hephzibah the Queen Mother of Judah was the H mt-dna ancestress of Tzaddah the last Queen of Judah and Kushi the last Queen of Israel. From Tzaddah's daughter Princess Tamar Tia of Tahpanhes in Egypt descends H1 mt-dna haplogroup and from her other daughter Princess Asenath the Beautiful (Scota/ Istnofret) descends H2 mt-dna. From Kushi descended the Chinese Amazon Queens of Zhou of H7 mt-dna and from the Chinese Amazon Duchesses of Zhou of H6 mt-dna. H6 and H7 entered Europe through the Queens and Princesses of the Turks, Mongols and Khazars.

Queen Esther of Persia is the ancestress of I mt-dna and her ancestresses were the maternal line of Benjaminite Princesses who belonged to N1b mt-dna. The maternal descendants of Queen Esther were Bactrian Princesses also descended from Alexander the Great and one maternal lineage of I1b settled in the Hunza Valley as the mystical religious Jewish Queen-Priestesses of Ultar Sar. 

Ruth of Moab had a daughter Tamar Tjani who married Sobekhotep the Prince of Thebes in Egypt. She is the ancestress of Ursa (Ursula) the Princess of Kush whose daughter Eglah of Atlantean Gatherius in Spain was a wife of King David of Israel. Her daughter Dova (Ursa) was the ancestress of U1 and U5 mt-dna and Eglah's sister Adina was the ancestress of U6 mt-dna. Another daughter of Eglah who married Shaushtatar the King of Mitanni (R1a y-dna) is the ancestress of U2 mt-dna through her daughter who married Eriba- Hadad (I2 y-dna) King of Assyria.


The Chronology used here is based on the insights of Velikovsky and Heifetz and the Jewish Seder Olam. The destruction of the First Temple is dated to 460 BC which is around the time of Nebuchanezzar and Rameses II. Pharoah Akhenaten reigned from 743-726 BC. The Exodus of the Hebrews from Egypt occurred in 1350 BC in the time of the13th Dynasty Pharaoh Sobekhotep IV Khaneferre. The Exile of the Lost Tribes began in 600 BC.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Jewish R1b DF27 and the Tribe of Simeon: A Hebrew Catholic Interpretation

 Lopo Vaz Sampayo Portuguese crypto-Jewish Governor of India

My mother told me many years ago long before the advent of dna testing or the internet that her father's paternal ancestors came to Norfolk in England from Spain. He thought they had been Spanish Jews or Gypsies. They had arrived in Norfolk from Spain in the 16th century and in 1843 my mother's great-grandfather James had left home as a 16 year old boy for a life in Western Australia.

In order to find out my grandfather's y-dna I had my cousin tested and  we at first were told it was R1b SRY2627 which is a Spanish y-dna which I believe to descend from the Tribe of Simeon that moved into southern France and Northern Spain. Over time with more studies  SRY2627 was found to be a subclade of R1b DF27 which is the marker for the Tribe of Simeon. SRY2627 is a Jewish branch of  the Tribe of Simeon. Deeper dna testing demonstrated that my cousin was R1b FGC11245 which descends from R1b CTS4299. Another Norfolk family called Muse was also CTS4299 that was descended from the Spanish crypto-Jew Bartholmew Mewes (aka Moses (Mousa) Bertran) and was a brother of my grandfather's ancestor Llorens (Luria) Bertran (aka Laurence Bartram b.1538). Their parents were Yochanan Luria (b.1505 Spain) and Antonina Judith Henriquez Bertran of Alayor on Minorca Island near Spain. 

The R1b Jewish project reveals a small cluster of Jewish families from Hungary descended from the Schonberg or Schoenberg family that belonged to the brother clade of CTS4299. This group was R1b BY16148. This Schoenberg family descended from the Spanish Jewish family of Belmonte. Both Schonberg and Belmonte mean Beautiful Mountain or Hill. Abraham Schonberg or Schoenberg was born in Szecseny in Hungary in 1812 and his grandfather was Jacob Abraham Belmonte (aka Franz van Schoonenberg) of Amsterdam (born 1757). 

R1b FGC11245 mutation has obviously occurred in the Bartram family within the last 500 years (unlike the riduculous estimates found on the y-trees based on an evolutionary or molecular clock dating methodology). R1b CTS4299 was formed some time before 1550 but after 1300. The most recent common ancestor (TMRCA) of the Bartram, Muse and Schonberg families was Yechiel Luria (b.1300) of Portugal. Thus Yechiel Luria (aka Joao Peres) belonged to the subclade R1b Z207 of R1b DF27. The Parrish family of Norwich in Norfolk descends from Llorens Bertran and his wife Angela Peres a Spanish crypto-Jewish couple. Parrish is an English version of the surname Peres. The Parrish family is also of R1b FGC11245 y-dna. Another son of Yochanan Luria and Antonina Judith Henriques Bertran was Chanan Chai (Channce) Bertran Luria whose son was Cristofer Channce of Hadzor in Worcestershire in England. His descendants used the names Chance, Chancey, Chancy and Chauncey.

Jacob Abraham Belmonte's ancestor Guido Emanuel Belmonte was also known as Guido Schonenberg who was born in 1560. They took the name Belmonte from their ancestress Simcha Belmonte (Guiomar de Eca) who was married to Lopo Vaz Sampayo (1473-1538) 6th Portuguese Governor of India. Strangely he is also my 14 x great-grandfather on my father's maternal side. My paternal grandmother on her father's side descends from Esther Belmonte (b.1663). Lopo in turned on his direct male line descended from Vasco Pires de Sampaio (born 1360) 1st Senhor de Vila Flor whose father was Pedro (Pinchas) de Sotomayor. Pedro was the son of Joao Peres whose Jewish name was Yechiel Luria and was also the ancestor of Yochanan Luria (b.1505) of Minorca from whom my maternal grandfather descends. 

Yechiel Luria (b.1300) was descended from Moses Aaron Luria (b.1200) of Orleans in France. Moses was the grandson of Yechiel of Loire from which the surname Luria derives. Yechiel of Loire's wife was descended from the Jewish Davidic Kings of  Narbonne and his mother from the Davidic Jewish Nasiim of Barcelona. Yechiel was the son of Isaac Bar Shimon (Ibn Shimon) and Chaya bat Yechiel. Chaya's father Yechiel descends from the Barcelona Nassim whose ancestor Hezekiah II ben David was a Babylonian Exilarch. Many claim Davidic status for the Luria family and they do have Davidic status through female Davidic lines but are of the Tribe of Simeon on their male lineage.

The descendants of SRY2627 are not the only Jewish cluster of DF27. The largest cluster is R1b FGC20747. Another Jewish cluster is found under ZZ51. There is also another small cluster under S16864. However the R1b Jewish project has mainly Ashkenazi Jews in these groups and there may be many Sephardi Jews who belong to DF27 and its subclades. 

The Schoenberg's are Ashkenazi Jews who belong to SRY2627 but this is originally a Sephardi Jewish group. My ancestors who belonged to this group were of Sephardi origin. It is common for crypto-Jewish Sephardi families to marry into other crypto -Jewish or Jewish families. This was the case in my grandfather's family. His grandfather James married a crypto-Jewess whose father was of Sephardi Marrano ancestry and her mother a daughter of an Ashkenazi Rabbi. James' grandmother Anna Modin was born an Italian Jewess. My grandfather himself married a wife who was of both Ashkenazi and Sephardi Jewish origin.

These few DF27 clusters are Jewish and many of their descendants were crypto-Jews and are today Catholics or Christians. Not all DF27 is Jewish. The majority of DF27 is from the paganised Tribe of Simeon who embraced the Christian religion at a latter date. They are not Jews and are not of Jewish ancestry but they are Israelites from the Lost Tribes. Not all Belmonte's are descendants of the Tribe of Simeon as they have taken their surname Belmonte from their mother just as the family discussed here took it from a female ancestress. So one would expect a number of clusters of Belmonte in any future Belmonte dna project. The Belmonte surname was taken from the Portuguese town of Belmonte which has been a centre of Jewish and crypto-Jewish activity since medieval times. In recent years many of its members have returned openly to their Jewish heritage.

The largest group of y-dna found among Western European Jews, Spanish Jews and Sephardi crypto-Jews is R1b y-dna but they are often left out of the estimates for the amount or percentage for R1b found among Jews as they are automatically assumed to be descended from converts. This is not always the case. The R1b Jewish project is mainly made up of those families of Ashkenazi Jewish background who have no known convert in their male line. There is also a R1b Cohane project which has demonstrated that claimants to Cohen status belong to a two R1b Z2103 subclades that goes back to Temple times.


Beth Eliyahu Synagogue in Belmonte today

Friday, November 10, 2017

Gedmatch, Eurogenes and Shifting Ethnicity

 

I had my double cousins and my dna tested. We tested with Familytree Dna.  When we had our at-dna examined with them for ethnicity we got very different and strange results eventhough we share all four grandparents. Familytree dna then changed how they read our results for ethnicity three times which drastically changed our ethnicities and their amounts. I also tested the results with My Heritage and Dna.land and again very different results. 

I then joined Gedmatch and at last got results that seemed to make more sense. We got these results for George and I from Eurogenes K13 which seems to give us more similar dna ancestry than the  any other algorithms.  I have 48.50% North Atlantic and George 50.12%; I have 23.42% Baltic and George has 25.89%; I have 12.34% Western Mediterranean and George has 11.57%; I have 7.95% West Asian and George has 4.66%; I have 3.81% Eastern Mediterranean and George has 3.88%; I have Red Sea 1.35% and George has 0.35%; I have 0.58% South Asian and George has 1.24%, I have 1.75% American Indian and George has 1.74%; and I have 0.31 Oceanian and George has 0.56 %. 

I must say that this test is the first that gives George and I similar dna ancestry and seems to confirm our genealogy research and even the rumour of our part Western Australian aboriginal ancestress six or seven generations back with our South Asian result and our possible Tasmanian ancestress with the Oceanian results. The Western Mediterranean and American Indian results confirms our Spanish-Mexican crypto-Jewish ancestry in which one of our ancestors General Diego de Ayala was descended from Montezuma. It also confirms our West Asian or Middle Eastern ancestry from our Syrian Jewish ancestry back about 7 generations. The Baltic results would reflect our Eastern European Jewish ancestry. Our Dutch Jewish and R1b Jewish ancestry would be included in the North Atlantic category along with our Anglo-Gaelic (English, Scottish and Irish) ancestry.

Gedmatch is a wonderful free service and I was able to confirm that in my direct male line that I have no non-paternal events back to 3x great grandfather Edward Bloomer who was born in Tartu Estonia in 1798 to an Irish soldier family. His mother Miriam Reizel (aka Mary Rose) had a brother Joseph Rose whose descendant shared some dna with me. Gedmatch indicated we were probably related about 5.2 generations ago. This was pretty accurate. Even though my cousin is also genealogically descended from the Rose family he did not share any at-dna with our 5th cousin. However he did share at-dna with another distant cousin who descends from the uncle of our 3x great grandmother Catherine Thompson b.1804 but I didn't. Gedmatch said he shared a common ancestor with this cousin about 4.7 generations ago. I were able to do this because these relatives had their family tree linked which then helped me to identify our connections. 

I also found another relative on my paternal grandmother's side who descends like us from James Nunn and his wife Sarah Wyeth. She shared quite a bit of  at-dna with my cousin and I and our common ancestor was estimated to be 3.4 generations ago. My amount of shared at-dna was 7 cM = 132.5 cM and my cousin 7 cM = 122.8 cM.

In the end I have worked out that my cousin and I, after examining all the dna results and our genealogy, are about 24% English; 12% Irish and Scottish; 12% Dutch Jewish, German and French; 23%  Eastern European (Baltic) Jewish; 12% Spanish Jewish; 8% Middle Eastern Jewish; 4% Italian and Greek Jewish; 2% Egyptian or Arabian; 1% Western Australian Aborigine (south Asian); 1% Native American and 1% Tasmanian Aboriginal (Oceanian).

I did a little counting of the countries where my ancestors were born and they were certainly mobile. All four of my grandparents were born in Australia. Of my eight great-grandparents 3 were born in Australia; 3 in Ireland; 2 in England. Of my 16 2x great-grandparents 2 were born in Australia; 6 in Ireland and 8 in England. Of my 32 3x great-grandparents 1 was born in Australia; 19 in England; 4 in Ireland; 5 in Eastern Europe; 2 in the Carribean and 1 in Palestine. Of my 64 4x great-grandparents 3 were born in Australia; 3 in America; 2 in Germany; 23 in England; 2 in Holland; 2 in Italy; 5 in Barbados; 1 in Scotland; 6 in Ireland and 1 in Syria. Of my 128 5x great-grandparents 4 were born in Australia; 7 in America; 27 in Eastern Europe; 49 in England; 2 in France; 6 in Italy; 2 in Scotland; 5 in Germany; 6 in Holland; 4 in Barbados; 3 in Mexico; 9 in Ireland and 2 in Syria.