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Black Jews and Hebrew Israelites’ View of “Mainstream” Judaism’s Racism

Is Racism in Judaism against Black people inherent or injected? After reading a social media post, made about Jews, or more specifically about Black Jews of ‘African American descent’ that proclaimed, “Jews are not real or original Hebrews of the land of inheritance” based upon the …

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Watch Live Now! Rabbi Yehudah BenLewi On “Black Jews in America”

Mordekai Gordon, Rabbi Yehudah BenLewi and other members of the African American Jewish community  introduce us to the development of the Hebrew – Israelite  and/or Black Jewish Congregations.  This group evolved from the late Chief Rabbi Wentworth Arthur Matthew’s Commandment Keepers Congregation in Harlem.  Lectures, reading materials, …

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Something Old, Something New: The Story of Hanukkah

West African Jews of the Diaspora: Black Jews, Hanukkah Articles, History, Lessons, Entertainment & Recipes

The story of Hanukkah is nothing new to those of us who grew up in Jewish households. The years of our youth are filled with the memories of playing dreidel, receiving gelt, and lighting Hanukkah candles. This is how I would describe the celebration of …

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