A Large Community of Black Jews Lived In Dahomey After WWI

A Large Community of Black Jews Lived In Dahomey After WWI

Source: Blacks Jews The Religious Challenge (Cambridge University Press) 1987, pg. 232 "Closer to our time Dr. J. Krepel noted some time after the First World War, that a large community of Black Jews existed in the interior of Dahomey. These Jews had the five books of Moses written on old parchment in Hebrew."
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1862 – 2,500 Slaves Shipped From Whydah In Six Weeks

1862 – 2,500 Slaves Shipped From Whydah In Six Weeks

Source: Parliamentary Papers (Great Britain Parliament House of Commons) 1862 AD - pg. 68 "The Alecto hove up for Lagos to meet the mail. I learn from Commander Raby, who is a very active office, and of considerable knowledge in Coast matters, that the Slave Trade is now at its full height at Whydah: legal trade is completely stopped, and they allow no intercourse with men-of-war." "The slavers come down the coast under the American flag, and lay off the place, making their arrangements under their noses, and as soon as the cruizers leave for Lagos, they ship their slaves…
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The Ibo Jews Descend From the Tribe of Gad, Zevulun, Menashe, Levitical Migrants, Judeans, and Asher

The Ibo Jews Descend From the Tribe of Gad, Zevulun, Menashe, Levitical Migrants, Judeans, and Asher

Source: Nigeria Virtual Jewish History Tour (Jewish Virtual Library) 2020 A.D. From the source, "According to oral traditions, the Ibo have resided in “Iboland,” a region of modern-day Nigeria, for over 1500 years. Before that, the tradition asserts that they were migrants from ancient Israel. There exist a number of theories that explain from whom the Ibo are descendant, and how they came to reside in Nigeria. One theory contends that the Ibo are the descendants of one of the lost tribes. Ibo Jews The Ibo of Benei Gath are said to have descended from Gath (Gad), the eighth son of Jacob. The…
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Ten Tribes of Israel are in Africa

Ten Tribes of Israel are in Africa

Source: Encyclopedia of the Jewish Diaspora: Origins, Experiences, and Culture (ABC-CLIO, LLC) 2008 A.D. Note: Page 449 of the source. Note: Page 451 of the source. Note: Page 453 of the source. Note: Page 454 of the source. Note: Page 493 of the source. This source is powerful because it is a credible piece of Jewish literature that ties together many different elements of Israelites transitioning into the northern regions of Africa and then eventually into West Africa. Israel is literally scattered all-throughout Africa from Northeast Africa to West Africa to South Africa. Israel has been dispersed throughout Africa, especially…
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Igbos: The Lost Tribes

Igbos: The Lost Tribes

Source: Igbo Jews of Nigeria (Shavei Israel) 2011 A.D. In Igboland / Negroland / The land of the Jews , West Africa you can find descendants Of Gad, Manasseh, Zebulon and other family's of the Northern Kingdom. Descendants of Eri Sometime in Middle East, famine struck and Jacob moved with his family and about 70 other relations to Egypt. But before then Joseph (which was 11th son of Jacob) had already been sold to Egypt by his brothers, where he was made Governor General under a King Pharaoh. As time goes on when the Pharaoh that knows Joseph died, they…
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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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Jews Inhabited Both Sides of The Niger River

Jews Inhabited Both Sides of The Niger River

Source: Africa being an accurate description of the regions of Ægypt, Barbary, Lybia, and Billedulgerid, the land of Negroes, Guinee, Æthiopia and the Abyssines - John Ogilby 1600-1676 (University of Michigan) - Page 34 "Many Jews also are scatter'd over this Region; * some Natives, boasting themselves of Abrahams seed, inhabiting both sides the River Niger (Niger River): Others are Asian Strangers, who fled thither either from the desolation of Jerusalem by Vespa∣sian; or from Judea wasted and depopulated by the Romans, Persians, Saracens, and Christians: Or else such as came out of Europe, whence they were banish'd, viz. Out…
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Nigerian Jews Spoke A Mixture of Maghrebian Arab, Ancient Hebrew and Local Patois

Nigerian Jews Spoke A Mixture of Maghrebian Arab, Ancient Hebrew and Local Patois

Source: Blacks Jews : The Religious Challenge or Politics Versus Religion (Cambridge University) - Page 235 "In Southern Nigeria the natives call Black Jews the strange people on the Emo Yo Quaim. They are called the B'nai Ephraim the sons of Ephraim. They claim that their ancestors came from Mo rocco and this is supported by Godbey who noted that their language is a mixture of Maghrebian Arab, ancient Hebrew and local patois: for example abu meaning father became y aba, umm for mother is close to the Hebrew word. These Emo Yo Quaim Jews live in the ondo district…
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