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What would have been the nature of the religion of Galileans in the second temple period?

This understanding of the verses in Hoshea loses sight of the framework of the first chapters of Hoshea. As the Talmud in Pesachim 87 put it (emphasis mine): "The Holy One, Blessed be He, said ...
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Rabbi Saadia Gaon on the 10 Lost Tribes

Okay, it was tough, but I found the text of the quote: In Me'asef Nidachim by Avraham Harkavy, he writes: "בכתאב אלמהאצרה (אשכל הכפר) לר' משה בן עזרא יביא את דברי הרס"ג אודות שכחת לה"ק ...
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Should the Ten Tribes observe Chanuka and Purim?

It seems that it is generally agreed that they would have to celebrate Chanukah and Purim (as is the case nowadays with Ethiopian Jews and Bnei Menashe and other groups). The Chida wrote in Devarim ...
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Rabbi Yosef Maman and the Bukharian Jews

So it turns out that there are a number of books that discuss the history of the Bukharian Jews including this important turning-point in their history, such as: מסע בארץ הקדם by אפרים ניימארק ...
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Is everyone today from two or three tribes?

There are two sources I can think of that clearly show that there are Jews from other tribes even after the Ten Tribes were exiled: The first is from the Talmud: הַהוּא דְּאָמַר: דּוּנוּ דִּינִי. ...
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Is everyone today from two or three tribes?

Medrash Talpiyos - page 162 from the same author as the Sheivet Musar says that Askenazic Jewry is mainly from Binyamin. I have heard that the Chida writes that Ashkenazi Jewry mainly comes from ...
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Maharal of Prague on 10 Lost Tribes of Israel

Perhaps you are referring to the passage in Netzach Yisrael Chapter 34 where he explains that the ten tribes will only return during the final ingathering of the exiles, and that we're not concerned ...
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Rabbi Saadia Gaon on the 10 Lost Tribes

I'm unaware of any such quotations by RaSaG (זצ"ל), but there is indeed a popular opinion that the Ten Lost Tribes may be in some of those areas, especially Afghanistan: https://ohr.edu/ask_db/...
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