Exploring the Legend of the Ten Lost Tribes

Throughout its long history, the myth of the 10 Lost Tribes has served as a kind of signpost, a spotlight illuminating the 'right’ path to take in response to the most complex existential questions of Jewish history.

The legend of the 10 Lost Tribes of Israel, exiled from the Northern Kingdom during the reign of Assyrian King Shalmaneser V, is ancient. According to the narrative, the exiled Israelites were trapped behind the mysterious Sambation River, which rages with rapids and throws up sand stones six days a week and only stops flowing on the Sabbath − when Jews are not allowed to travel.