-During the reign of Rechovam the kingdom split in two.
-The tribes of Yehuda and Binyomin remained under the house of Dovid.
The remaining ten tribes, under the kingdom of Ephraim.
-Sanchariv eventually exiled the ten tribes long before the remaining
-Here is what happened to these tribes….1-There were members of
all ten tribes living in the land of Yehuda. In addition many escaped
there during the war.
2-Yermiyah the prophet, brought back members of the tribes unifying them
with the rest of the nation.
3-Jews who were exiled to areas close to Bavel eventually regrouped with
4-There were groups that lost their tradition and intermarried. These
were the descendents of the biggest sinners, those responsible for the
5-There were groups that lost their tradition but only married amongst
themselves. These are the groups claiming to belong to the tribes, some
have customs loosely resembling Judaism.
6-The rest were placed behind the Sambatyon, a mystical river in the subterranean
earth. Sancherev knew one of the openings. This group retains full knowledge
of the kabalistic mysteries.
-Most Jews are descendents of Yehuda, Binyamin, Cohanim and Leviem. There
are also a number from all ten tribes.
-In addition, now a days, yichus and mahus (lineage and essence) are separated,
one might have the essence of a tribe that he does not descend from.