Source: History in Black African-Americans in Search of an Ancient Past (Routledge) 2001 A.D. Note: Page 183 of the source. Note: Page 228 of the source. Professor Shavit's work notes that a medieval theory did exist regarding Jews being black. He also noted the account of Spinoza being described as having "skin somewhat black, black curly hair". I do not agree with all of the professor's commentary, so please utilize discernment on what you choose to accept and reject.