The very words cause many people to grin
at what appears to be simply a play on words. No one reads about such people in European authored history books and there
are only a few references to "Ethiopian Jews" in white "Jewish" sources.
Yet Black Hebrews have existed since biblical
times since they are the original or proto-typical Hebrews.
Their story begins with the Patriarch Abraham
(2117-1942 B.C.), a native of the Sumerian city of Ur in ancient Mesopotamia. Archaeological discoveries have
proven that the earliest inhabitants of southern Mesopotamia were members of the "Brown Race,"
i.e., the Negroid branch of humanity.
It has been confirmed that the ancient Sumerians
were akin to the modern Black Dravidians of India. The Sumerians also had an affinity with a people known as the Elamites,
the very first Semitic group mentioned in the Bible (Gen. 10:22). The Elamites were a black-skinned and woolly-haired people
as the colorful glazed artwork on the royal palace walls of the ancient Persian city of Susa
Thus Abraham, the native of Sumerian and
the founding father of the Israelite nation, was a black man.
The black racial origins of the Patriarchs
is not based on mere conjecture, it is in complete agreement with the picture one gets from examining the identity of the
earliest inhabitants of southern Mesopotamia.
This truth is grossly neglected, suppressed,
and distorted in most European and American historical texts which are flavoured with race prejudice.
Fortunately, however, there are enough well
authored and highly researched works by Black historians that challenge the Eurocentric revisions of history and correct the
various erroneous views regarding the ethnic identity of the Hebrews.
Biblical history relates that the descendants
of Abraham, namely Jacob (Israel) and his twelve sons and their wives,
70 in all, migrated from Canaan to Egypt
around the year 1827 B.C. During their sojourn in Egypt
the Children of Israel multiplied from being a family of 70 souls to a nation of over 3 million people at the time of the
Exodus which took place in 1612 B.C.
This astounding number of people in so short a time can only be adequately explained
by plural marriage which was a normal marriage form within the black culture then and now.
It is an established fact that the ancient
Egyptians were also black African people.
The biblical Hebrews were indistinguishable
from native Egyptians and Ethiopians.
The Bible has many examples which demonstrates
this, and even ancient secular historians remarked of the physical appearances of the Hebrews.
The historian Tacitus, for example, stated
that it was a common opinion among the Romans that the Yuhadim "were an Ethiopian race."
In Roman times Palestinian Israelites were
classed among Black Africans because it was almost impossible to tell them apart.
Hence, the Eurocentric notion of the Black
Hebrew as a kind of Johnnie-come-lately in Hebraic history does not accord with the facts.
On the contrary, the historical record is
abundantly clear that the majority of white European Jewry are not Hebrews in the biological sense but are actually the descendants
of converts to Judaism during Greco-Roman to Mediaeval times.
Professor Roland B. Dixon states emphatically
that: "The great majority of all Jews [Ashkenazi] to-day are 'Semites' only in speech, and their true ancestry goes back not
so much to Palestine and Arabia as to the uplands of Anatolia and Armenia, the Caucasus and the steppes of Central Asia, and
their nearest relatives are still to be found in these areas to-day" (Racial History Of Man, p. 175).
Caucasian Jews are not the lineal descendants
of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Nor do they constitute a separate race but rather a religious fraternity which adheres to the
ethnic tradition of a people whose origins are inextricably linked to Black Africa.
But if the original Hebrews were black,
where are their descendants in the world today? Are all black people Hebrews? The answer to the latter question is obviously
no. The Israelites were only one of several black people existing in ancient the ancient world. Nevertheless, it is certain
that the ancient Hebrews customs and practices who's legacy originated in Africa, were adopted by that of white Jews in Europe.
Very little is heard about the hundreds
of thousands of Black Hebrews living in various parts of the world such as Africa, Europe, Britian, Asia, India, Arabia, the
Caribbean islands, South America, and North America.
The history of Black Hebrews in North America
is perhaps one of the most important chapters in US
history which has yet to be fully written.
The ancestors of African Americans came
from West Africa during the era of slavery. That particular region of Africa was once home
to a number of Black Hebrew tribes that migrated from North and East Africa over many centuries.
In speaking of these migrations, Dr. Yoseph
A. A. ben-Yochannan writes that: "In North Africa, just before the period of Christianity's legal entry into Rome - due to
Constantine "the Great" conversion in the 4th century - there were many Hebrew (Yahudim) 'tribes' that are of indigenous African
(the so-called 'Negroes') origin.
These African Jews, as all other Romanized-African of this
era, were caught in a rebellion in Cyrene (Cyrenaica) during
115 C.E. against Roman imperialism and colonialism. This rebellion also marked the beginning of a mass Yahudim migration
southward into Soudan (Sudan or West Africa) along the way of the city Aer (Air) and into the countries of Futa Jalon and
Senegal (Sene-Gambia) which lie below the parabolic curve of the Niger River's most northern reaches, where the City of Tumbut
(Timbuktu, Timbuctoo, etc.), Melle (Mali) presently stands." ("African Origins of the Major Western Religions," 1970, p. 76).
Ben relates that Black Israelite immigrants from northern and eastern Africa merged with indigenous groups in western
Africa to become the Fulani of Futa Jalon, Bornu, Kamen, and Lake Chad. They also formed the parent-stock of groups such as
the Ashanti, the Hausa, the B'nai Ephraim
and the Bavumbu (Mavumbu or Ma-yomba). All of these groups suffered tremendous population decreases during the years the Atlantic
slave trade was in operation, others were completely eliminated.
Thus, every so-called African American has Israelite
ancestry in their family tree whether he or she knows it or not. Even in the very crucible of slavery the descendants of West
African Hebrew captives in America, struggled
to keep their heritages from being obliterated by forced assimilation and acculturation. Their distinctive traditions became
submerged in Christianity but always remained a part of the oral tradition via the so-called Negro Spirituals which praise
the memory of ancestors and kinsmen like Moses, David, Joshua, and Daniel.
Black Israelite groups are decentralized and varied
in ideology. Unlike white Orthodox Jews, Black Hebrews utterly reject the Talmud, a collection of commentaries, as being on
a par with the Hebrew Scriptures (Bible) and so they do not conform to rabbinical judgments which emphasize the need of conversion
to Talmudism in order to be considered "truly" "Jewish".
Since the Bible recognizes patrilineal as well as matrilineal
descent, Black Hebrews do not of course place any significance on having a "Jewish" mother as do Orthodox Jews. Another
major reason why the Talmud is rejected is due to its role in creating the so-called Hamitic Myth which is the doctrine that
teaches that all black-skinned people are the cursed descendants of Ham in the Bible.
It was the promulgation of this
erroneous myth, passing under the guise of "Jewish" talmudic scholarship, which provided the moral pretext for European slavery
The Talmud was not the product of ethnic Hebrews but
of proselytized Babylonian sages who worked on editing it from the 3rd to in the 6th century A.D. It should not be used as
the litmus test on Hebrew identity, particularly since it was of men who were clearly prejudiced of Blacks, Israelites or
A major dilemma facing many Black Hebrews who wish to settle in Israel has to do with the Talmud and the fact that conversion is a mandatory prerequisite
for gaining Israeli citizenship to this "Jewish" society.
The Black Jews from Ethiopian were not allowed to immigrate
to Israel until they agreed to undergo
a ceremonial conversion to white Jewdaism (which was tantamount to a denial of their own Hebrewness) and embrace the Talmud.
However, many Ethiopian Jews, particularly in the aftermath of the recent blood scandal in Israel, are seriously rethinking their decision to adopt the Talmud because it
has not given them equal status with other white Israelis.
Ethiopian Yahudim occupy the bottom rung of Israeli
society today because they are black and are not considered "true" Hebrews because of their blackness. Black Hebrews
living outside of Israel wanting to join their Ethiopian brethren feel that the Israeli Law of Return is unjust because it
forces recognition of a racist text (the Talmud) in order to be considered eligible for citizenship.
It is truly ironic that the descendants of the
original Hebrews are not considered to be Hebrews even in their own land because they happen to look like their distant forebears.
As you will discover
here in this site, we look at the history surrounding the original Hebrews, the conspiratorial reasons for neglected, suppressed,
and distorted European and American historical texts. We also look at the role of European Jewry as the Johnny-come-lately, the
real meaning of "Zionism" and the history of "Zionist" Jews. We look at the state of Israel. We look at the Israel Lobby and
how the so-called Jewish influence has been involved in world changing events over history.
These articles are
not racist and do not intend to be. They are historical truths which are open to scrutiny and discussion to people who love
truth, integrity, honesty and openness.