The Black Jews Of Africa

Author : Edith Bruder
ISBN : 9780195333565
Genre : Religion
File Size : 55.22 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 855
Read : 1222

Over the last several decades, an astonishing phenomenon has developed: a Jewish rebirth of sorts occurring throughout Africa. Different ethnic groups proclaim that they are returning to long forgotten Jewish roots and African clans trace their lineage to the Lost Tribes of Israel. The Black Jews of Africa addresses the elaboration and the development of Jewish identities by Africans, and presents one by one the different groups of Black Jews from western central, eastern and southern Africa and the ways in which they have used and imagined their oral history and traditional customs to construct a distinct Jewish identity.
Category: Religion

Black Jews In Africa And The Americas

Author : Tudor Parfitt
ISBN : 9780674071506
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 89.60 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 446
Read : 428

Tudor explains how many African peoples came to think of themselves as descendants of the ancient tribes of Israel. Pursuing medieval and modern race narratives over a millennium in which Jews were cast as black and black Africans were cast as Jews, he reveals a complex interaction between religious and racial labels and their political uses.
Category: Social Science

We The Black Jews

Author : Yosef Ben-Jochannan
ISBN : 0933121407
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 78.43 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 653
Read : 179

Dr. Ben destroys the myth of a "white Jewish race" and the bigotry that has denied the existence of an African Jewish culture. He establishes the legitimacy of contemporary Black Jewish culture in Africa and the diaspora and predates its origin before ancient Nile Valley civilizations.
Category: Social Science

African Zion

Author : Edith Bruder
ISBN : 9781443838689
Genre : History
File Size : 74.14 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 328
Read : 952

Over the last hundred years, in Africa and the United States, through a variety of religious encounters, some black African societies adopted – or perhaps rediscovered – a Judaic religious identity. African Zion grows out of a joined interest in these diversified encounters with Judaism, their common substrata and divergences, their exogenous or endogenous characteristics, the entry or re-entry of these people into the contemporary world as Jews and the necessity of reshaping the standard accounts of their collective experience. In various loci the bonds with Judaism of black Jews were often forged in the harshest circumstances and grew out of experiences of slavery, exile, colonial subjugation, political ethnic conflicts and apartheid. For the African peoples who identify as Jews and with other Jews, identification with biblical Israel assumes symbolical significance. This book presents the way in which the religious identification of African American Jews and African black Jews – “real”, ideal or imaginary – has been represented, conceptualized and reconfigured over the last century or so. These essays grow out of a concern to understand Black encounters with Judaism, Jews and putative Hebrew/Israelite origins and are intended to illuminate their developments in the medley of race, ethnicity, and religion of the African and African American religious experience. They reflect the geographical and historic mosaic of black Judaism, permeated as it is with different “meanings”, both contemporary and historical.
Category: History

Hebrewisms Of West Africa

Author : Joseph J. Williams
ISBN : 1580730035
Genre :
File Size : 22.59 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 479
Read : 731

Williams challenges the reader by concluding that Hebraic traditions must have swept across "Negro Africa" and left its influence "among the various tribes." While Williams presents a strong case, his evidence also builds a powerful argument for the reverse-that an indigenous, continent-wide belief system among African people stands at the very root of Hebrew culture and Western religion.
Category:

Africa

Author : Yosef Ben-Jochannan
ISBN : 0933121253
Genre : History
File Size : 89.41 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 535
Read : 860

In lecture/essay format, Dr. Ben identifies and corrects myths about the inferiority and primitiveness of the indigenous African peoples and their descendants. Order Africa Mother of Western Civilization here.
Category: History

From Babylon To Timbuktu

Author : Rudolph R. Windsor
ISBN : 9781463411299
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 74.95 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 761
Read : 649

Until comparatively recent times, knowledge that black Africa was the seat of highly evolved civilizations and cultures during a time when Europe stagnated was limited to a small group of scholars. That great empires such as Ghana, and later, Mali flourished for centuries while Europe slept through its dark ages almost has been ignored by historians. Thousands of years before that, as Rudolph R. Windsor notes in this enlightening book, civilizations began with the black races of Africa and Asia, including the Hebrews, who in Biblical times were jet black. Then, western Europe had no nations as such, and its stone age inhabitants had but the crudest tools and lived in caves.Because of the scarce literature on the contributions of blacks to world civilizations, most people today hold the erroneous opinion that the black races have little real history. It was not known, for instance, that the ancient Hebrews, Mesopotamians, Phoenicians, and Egyptians were black. Now, a growing body of literature is presenting the illustrious history of the blacks and their enormous contributions.This carefully researched book is a significant addition to this vital field of knowledge. It sets forth in fascinating detail the history, from earliest recorded times, of the black races of the Middle East and Africa. Dr. Windsor's discussion of Islamic civilization and the movement of the black Hebrew to all parts of Africa is edifying and absorbing. Readers, regardless to race, will find this factual story of a noble heritage a valuable enrichment to their knowledge of world history.
Category: Social Science

The African Origin Of Modern Judaism

Author : José V. Malcioln
ISBN : UOM:39015038522895
Genre : History
File Size : 75.51 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 867
Read : 568

This book has a two-fold purpose; to demonstrate to Black and White Hebrews and Jews their undeniable kinship and to encourage a better relationship among Israelites through understanding of that kinship. In this seminal work, Dr. Malcioln attempts to answer the fundamental question of the relationship between Africa and the Hebrews or Jews. This historical study will show the contributions made before and after certain periods of Jewish dispersion from Africa.
Category: History

The Black Jews Of Ethiopia

Author : Durrenda Nash Onolemhemhen
ISBN : 0810834146
Genre : History
File Size : 50.11 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 254
Read : 276

During the past 15 years, 40,000 African Jews have left their homes to resettle in predominantly white Israel. This book examines the past of Ethiopian Jews, the only group of Africans practicing Judaism, in order to understand their present life in Israel.
Category: History

Black Jews Jews And Other Heroes

Author : Howard M. Lenhoff
ISBN : 9652293652
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 60.15 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 481
Read : 842

Seldom has a small grass-roots organisation polarised American Jewry as did the American Association for Ethiopian Jews (AAEJ) and seldom has a grassroots organisation been so successful. How were five governments persuaded that it was to their interest to allow the threatened Jews of Ethiopia to fulfil their dream of rejoining their brethren in Israel? From 1974 through 1991, active AAEJ members demonstrated that it was possible to rescue black Jews from Africa. They enlisted the support of college students, American Rabbis, editors of the Jewish press and other Zionists. Lenhoff's memoir provides many untold stories behind this historic drama: How Israeli Ethiopian Jews and Americans Jews worked secretly to rescue over 1,000 Ethiopian Jews. How Jerry Weaver masterminded Operation Moses -- the first mass exodus of black Africans as free people -- not as slaves. How two gutsy American women set up a situation allowing Israel to rescue 14,000 Ethiopian Jews in one day of Operation Solomon. There is more: the intrigues in Israel between the politics of religion and the Law of Return; the daring heroic adventures of courageous Ethiopian Jews as they trekked from Ethiopia to Sudan. These are the stories of activists who challenged the establishment and won! Black Jews, Jews, and Other Heroes is written from the first-hand experiences of one of the AAEJ's three Presidents, scholar-activist Howard Lenhoff. Lenhoff and Gefen Publishing House are especially pleased to present also as part of this book, the untold story of "righteous gentile", Jerry Weaver.
Category: Biography & Autobiography