The History of Black Jews Goes Back 2600 Years

The History of Black Jews Goes Back 2600 Years

Source: New world A-Comingʼ: Inside Black America (Ottley, Roi) 1943 A.D. pg. 138 - 140 "As to be expected, the history of the Black Jews goes back a long way. The legend - according to Jewish authorities - is that about twenty-six hundred years ago a band of Jews, fleeing from Palestine, which was then under oppressive rule of the Babylonians, sought refuge in Egypt and along the cataracts of the Nile." "when Christianity was adopted by Ethiopia in 333 A.D., the lot of the Black Jews changed radically. Thousands of them were ruthlessly slaughtered and many compelled to embrace…
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Professor Bodenheimer’s Article On How In The 1840s A.D. British Rabbis Knew Descendants of the Ten Tribes of Israel May Have Been In The Niger Delta In West Africa-This Was Before The Process of Jewish Acceptance of Beta Israel Began

Professor Bodenheimer’s Article On How In The 1840s A.D. British Rabbis Knew Descendants of the Ten Tribes of Israel May Have Been In The Niger Delta In West Africa-This Was Before The Process of Jewish Acceptance of Beta Israel Began

Source: In Favor of Politicizing Jewish Identity It is impossible to rationally explain why the Igbos of Nigeria are not recognized as Jews when Ethiopian Beta Israel are. (Haaretz) 2011 A.D. From the source "It is impossible to rationally explain why the Igbos of Nigeria are not recognized as Jews when Ethiopian Beta Israel are. Today, Israeli politics - at least in terms of its relationship with the Palestinians - is focused on having them recognize Israel's Jewish character. There are also calls for Israel's non-Jewish citizens to take an oath of loyalty to the Jewish state. Foreign workers are…
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Judaism Continues To Grow and Thrive In Africa

Judaism Continues To Grow and Thrive In Africa

Source: What’s Happening in Africa: Cameroon, Kenya, Ghana, Uganda, Zimbabwe (Kulanu.org) 2013 Judaism continues to grow and thrive in Africa. In small villages, often with few amenities of the modern world (electricity, plumbing, running water) and far from major urban centers, Jewish communities are somehow taking root and flourishing. In Uganda, for example, where Kulanu has been actively involved in the community for 18 years, there are now seven villages with seven synagogues and close to 1500 Abayudaya Jews. The largest village of Nabagoya Hill sits a few miles outside of the town of Mbale, northeast of the capital city…
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Judaism and Christianity Present In West Africa Before The Transatlantic Slave Trade

Judaism and Christianity Present In West Africa Before The Transatlantic Slave Trade

Source: Blacks Jews : The Religious Challenge or Politics Versus Religion (Cambridge University) - Page 233 "J. Leighton Wilson was a missionary for eighteen years in Africa. In his work Western Africa: its history, condition and prospects (London 1856), he states that in Senegambia, religion was a mixture of paganism, Judaism and Islam and that it is difficult to define the areas of influence of each of the three religions. In northern Guinea paganism and Judaism were closely intertwined and in the south there were more traces of Christianity. He based his conclusions on the existence of some customs which…
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