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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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1714 – Commentary Confirms Judaism was the Religion of the Ancient Africans

1714 – Commentary Confirms Judaism was the Religion of the Ancient Africans

Source: For Africa ; Containing What is of Most Use in Bleau, Varenius, Cellarius, Cluverius, Baudrand, Brietius, Sanson, &c. ; With The Discoveries and Improvements of the Best Modern Authors to this Time (etc.): 4 (Nutt, John) 1714 A.D. - pg. 39 Page 39 - Left Side Page 39 - Right Side This source confirms the notion that Judaism has been native to Africa for thousands of years.
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In 1665 A.D. A Portuguese Jew in Jamaica was Called A “Black Jew”

In 1665 A.D. A Portuguese Jew in Jamaica was Called A “Black Jew”

Source: Fascinating 'Malata Jue' Story in Marcus' New York  (The Detroit Jewish News) 1969 A.D. This newspaper story tells of a Jew from 1668 America. Solomon was listed as a "malata Jue". The source tells us that the Englishmen of that time period thought the Jews were dark-skinned. The source then tells us in 1665 that a "respectable Portuguese Jew" in Jamaica was called "a black Jew". The source tells us that F.L. Cardozo, a famous Jew in America during the Civil War time frame, was of Negro descent. The source also tells us that the term "mulatto" was occasionally…
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Mathias de Sousa was Possibly a Portuguese Jew in Colonial Maryland

Mathias de Sousa was Possibly a Portuguese Jew in Colonial Maryland

Source: Defining race and identity in early Md. (The Baltimore Sun) 2001 A.D. From the source, " BLACK HISTORY Month offers an opportunity to spotlight the history and achievements of African people and their descendants in America. In Maryland, we celebrate the lives of men and women like Benjamin Banneker, Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman. It may seem ironic that in observance of the first Black History Month of the millennium, we question the identity of an official Maryland first: Mathias de Sousa -- widely celebrated as the first black man to vote in the Maryland legislature. We do not question…
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In 1827 A.D. , It Was Noted That The Black Jews of Loango Were Possibly Descendants of Portuguese Jews-Their Tombs Are Ornamented With Hebrew Inscriptions

In 1827 A.D. , It Was Noted That The Black Jews of Loango Were Possibly Descendants of Portuguese Jews-Their Tombs Are Ornamented With Hebrew Inscriptions

Source: Universal Geography: Or A Description of All Parts of the World, on a New Plan, According to the Great Natural Divisions of the Globe, Volume 3 (New York Public Library-A. Finley) 1827 A.D. Note: Page 40 of the source. This source is powerful because once again it asserts and confirms the Portuguese and Spanish Jews were exiled to Africa and that they were black. Another thing to note is the fact that the tombs of the black Jews were ornamented with Hebrew inscriptions.
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1891 – Jews Inhabited Whydah and 16,000 – 18,000 Were Taken Annually

1891 – Jews Inhabited Whydah and 16,000 – 18,000 Were Taken Annually

Source: The Encyclopædia of Missions: Descriptive, Historical, Biographical, Statistical. With a Full Assortment of Maps, a Complete Bibliography, an Lists of Bible Versions ... (Funk & Wagnalls) 1891 A.D. - pg. 329 Dahomey, a section of the Slave Coast, West Africa, between Little Popo and Porto Novo. It is now a Portuguese protectorate, though the king is still absolute monarch. The chief city, Whydah (Glehweh, Fida, Heveda, Uida), was formerly called Juda, and its inhabitants were said to be Jews, while the river Allala (Efra) was spoken of as the Euphrates. During the slave trade Dahomey was famous, 16,000 - 18,000…
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1890 – The French Referred To Whydah As Juda Because The People Were Believed To Be Lost Tribes of Israel

1890 – The French Referred To Whydah As Juda Because The People Were Believed To Be Lost Tribes of Israel

Source: Société Languedocienne de Géographie. Auteur du Texte - 1890 French (original) "Whydah (Fida, Hwedah, Ouida, Juda ou Ajuda) est une villeancienne, fréquentée depuis le xvi" siècle par les négriers portu-gais, qui lui donnèrent son nom. Ses habitants étaient dits les«Judalques», et on les considérait en effet comme un reste detribus dispersées d'Israël; au Nord, la rivière d'Allala, dont levrai nom est Efra, était devenue l'Euphrate pour les érudits." English (Translation) "Whydah (Fida, Hwedah, Ouida, Juda or Ajuda) is a city old, frequented since the sixteenth century by Portuguese slavers who gave it its name. Its inhabitants were said to…
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