The Lost and Captive Jewish Child and their Return to Jewish identity and the Land of Israel
Rav Avraham ben Ya’acov reveals the Talmud statement about the ‘Lost or Captive Jewish Child.’ This child was created by the capture and exile of a Jewish woman from the Land of Israel through the centuries by Assyria, Babylon, the Roman Empire and on and on.
Many are led back today by HaShem through a yearning to ‘accept’ Judaism and Torah in their lives. They are mixed unrecognizably with millions of ‘Lost Ten Tribers’ who were exiled centuries before the 1st Temple destruction and also waking up to the Promised Divine Call today.
The question now arises re. the treatment by Judah of these Lost Jews who seem to be ‘re-awakening’ around the world today. If indeed, there rests an obligation on Judah to rescue such a ‘lost and captive’ Jewish soul, then we have to face the question: “What makes a ‘lost’ Ten Triber (who’s patriarchs stood with Judah at Mt Sinai and were citizens of King David and Solomon’s Israelite Empire) any different from such a ‘lost Jew?