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A CHILD OF AHAYAH

Absecon, NJ

#94802 Apr 10, 2014
The Igbo Festival of The New Yam!!!!!!! Essentially, the harvest of yam and the celebration of the deity of the land given the New Yam festival consist in expression of the people's religious belief in the supreme deity as a giver of yam and donor of good harvest. With the coming of the new moon in August (onwa ano or onwa asato), marked is the preparation for the grand iri ji ohuru festival; but again the time and mood of preparation varies from one autonomous community to another. The New Yam festival is such a highly appealing event to the extent that dominant religions such as Christianity, in particular, Catholic Dioceses and Parishes have enculturated iwa ji and iri ji ohuru in Christian worship and celebration (cf. Chris Manus 2007). Informants referred to cases where Iri Ji Festival is called Ji Maria, Ji Madonna and Ji Joseph to venerate the Holy Virgin Mary as the Mother Earth and of whole produce to glorify God. This is a development that shows how dynamic cultures are embraced for change and continuity. Typically, New Yam Festival provides a heritage of dances, feasting, renewal of kinship alliances, as well as marks the end of one agricultural season with a harvest to express gratitude and thanksgiving to the society, gods, friends and relations. Thanks to IPUNA, it is a fabulous New Yam Festival in Edmonton of Alberta for the Igbo and their friends. New Yam Fest is as cultural as it brings life, identity renewal, solidarity and progress! Enjoy. Igbo Kwenu!
lmao

Bowie, MD

#94803 Apr 10, 2014
African AE wrote:
<quoted text>Only in your dreams!!! INDIGENOUS Middle Eastern people have less than 3% black African DNA and are more related to NEANDERTHALS!
Please provide a link to back up this BS. History has shown us that the only clown dreaming up here is you! I've never seen anyone enjoy getting their @$$ handed to them as much as you.
A CHILD OF AHAYAH

UK

#94804 Apr 10, 2014
Lol , someone break this info down for me, if you will ???? One he is what they called a Jew, we will not argue about that term , we will skip the first point???? Two he was from far down South???? Three he spoke an unknown Hebrew, meaning Ancient Hebrew and had his own Hebrew books ??? Fourth he had the Oral Traditions of the sages , which means the Ancient knowledge of Our Ancient Ancestors!!!! To prove the antiquity and authenticity of their own claims, the Beta Israel cite the 9th-century CE testimony of Eldad ha-Dani (the Danite), from a time before even the Zagwean dynasty was established. Eldad was a Jewish man of dark skin who suddenly turned up in Egypt and created a great stir in the Egyptian Jewish community (and elsewhere in the Mediterranean Jewish communities he travelled to) with claims that he had come from a Jewish kingdom of pastoralists far to the south. The only language he spoke was a hitherto unknown dialect of Hebrew. Although he strictly followed the Mosaic commandments his observance differed in some details from Rabbinic halakhah, so that some thought he might be a Karaite, even if his practice differed from theirs too. He carried Hebrew books with him that supported his explanations of halakhah, and he was able to cite ancient authorities in the sagely traditions of his own people
A CHILD OF AHAYAH

Absecon, NJ

#94805 Apr 10, 2014
NUBIA

THROUGH THE AGES

The earliest of the Nubian cultures (the A-Group and C-Group) were located in northern Nubia. Until recently it was thought that A-Group people were semi-nomadic herdsmen. However, new research suggests that a line of kings 1ived in Qustul in northern Nubia as early as, or perhaps even earlier than, the first pharaohs of Egypt. The people of these early cultures buried their dead in stone-lined pit graves, accompanied by pottery and cosmetic articles. At this time, Nubia was known to the Egyptians as "Ta Sety," the "Land of the Bow," because of the fame of Nubian archers.
By 1550 B.C. kings at Kerma were ruling Nubia. They were buried in huge round tombs, accompanied by hundreds of sacrificed retainers. People of the Kerma culture were accomplished metal workers, and they also made thin-walled pottery on a wheel. This was a time of increased contact between Egypt and "Kush," as Nubia was then called.
Got Dimmit

Atlanta, GA

#94806 Apr 10, 2014
13 African-American Jews may be facing deportation from Israel

The High Court of Justice will hear an appeal Thursday against a decision by the state to deport 13 African-American Jews from Israel on the grounds that their conversion was bogus.

The appeal was submitted a year ago by the Israel Religious Action Center, an organization affiliated with the Reform movement and that advocates on behalf of religious pluralism in the country.

The 13 African Americans, originally from Kansas City, Missouri, are all members of one extended family. A court order prevents publishing their names because some are minors.

According to sources familiar with the case, the adult members of the family underwent a Reform conversion in the United States five years ago. Israeli law requires the government to recognize as Jewish, for the purpose of immigration, anyone converted abroad by a rabbi in a recognized congregation, regardless of its affiliation.

Eliyahu Hershkovitz

Israeli authorities suspect that African-American Reform converts make aliyah to join the Black Hebrews community in Dimona.Photo by Eliyahu Hershkovitz
The family has been living in the southern coastal town of Ashkelon, which has had a small, but established community of African-American converts since September 2011. They are members of the Netzach Israel congregation there, which is affiliated with the Conservative-Masorti movement.

In December 2011, when their tourist visas expired, the family members applied for Israeli citizenship with the Interior Ministry and were turned down.

Asked to comment on the case, the Interior Ministry said the family’s request was rejected because of “serious doubts” raised, based on material presented to representatives of the Population Registry “about their conversion process and its purpose.”

Sources familiar with the case said the ministry officials also raised questions and concerns about the family’s possible ties to the Black Hebrew Israelites, a community of African Americans in Dimona, most of them originally from Chicago, who maintain they are descendants of the Tribe of Judah but are not recognized as Jews by the state.

Rabbi Andrew Sacks, the director of the Conservative-Masorti movement’s Rabbinical Assembly in Israel, said he was convinced such concerns were raised only because the family in question was African-American.“It is as though blacks must prove to be good Jews &#8722; something not required of others &#8722; and prove they have no connection to the Black Hebrews even though there really is no credible evidence that this is the case here,” he said.

Sources familiar with this case and others involving converts to Judaism said this was the first time the Interior Ministry has challenged the validity of a conversion performed abroad by a rabbi in a recognized Jewish community. The outcome would therefore have significant and more widespread ramifications, they noted.

The African-American family &#8722; a mother, her two sons, their spouses and children &#8722; initially tried to immigrate to Israel through Nefesh B’Nefesh, an organization that handles immigration of Jews from North America and the United Kingdom for the Israeli government. They were told, however, that it would best if they dealt with the Interior Ministry directly. Based on this recommendation, they decided to come to Israel on tourist visas and apply for citizenship once they had arrived.

In recent years, African-American converts have come under intense scrutiny by Interior Ministry officials. According to sources who have been present at meetings held between the two sides, these converts are frequently questioned by ministry officials about their possible connections to the Black Hebrew community. The ministry appears to be concerned that they may be using their conversion as a way to get status in Israel in order to join the Black Hebrews in Dimona.

http://www.haaretz.com/news/national/.premium...
African AE

Cape Town, South Africa

#94807 Apr 10, 2014
A CHILD OF AHAYAH wrote:
Lol , notice that the new genetic studies show that the previous conclusions were incorrect and that the history of Beta Israel Predates The Askenazi Jews and that it predates Askumite and is from Sudan and thus debunks Glimmers claim as well?Genetic evidence
In recent years, DNA studies have shown the conventional historical theory endorsed by Kaplan (1995) and Quirin (1992b) to be very much unreliable. An in-depth analysis of genetic research by Entine (2007, p. 149) states:
The Falasha may have been a rump group that remained true to its historical roots when the Ethiopian king converted to Christianity in the fifth century. For centuries, the Black Jews maintained separate traditions from their Christian countrymen. While most Ethiopians ate raw meat, drank heavily, and rarely washed, the Falasha cooked their meat and were scrupulously sober and relentlessly hygienic.
Although the precise relationship between the ancient Jews of Aksum and the contemporary Beta Israel community has not been clearly understood by geneticists, studies have already confirmed some historical continuity within the group (Entine, interview, July 7, 2013). Thus, the widely accepted theory among geneticists, as proposed by Entine (2007) and supported by research and subsequent studies (Saey, 2010; Ostrer, 2012), suggests that the group was formed as early as the fourth to sixth centuries period. The fact that studies found the Beta Israel to be genetically so diverged from other Jewish communities (e.g. Lucotte & Smets, 1999) may suggest that the group was initiated by Jewish settlers who converted a majority of local people to Judaism more than two thousand years ago (Begley, 2012). Accordingly, Entine (2013) concludes,“That would mean that Ethiopian Jewry predates Ashkenazi Jewry”(interview, July 7); however, this does not necessarily suggest that the Beta Israel descent can be specifically traced to the Fertile Crescent.
Moreover, despite the fact that the genetic distance between the Beta Israel and other contemporary Jewish groups is large, studies have already cited cases of Ethiopian Jews with genetic markers common in other Jewish populations (Hammer, et al., 2000).
The wide range of historical evidence available on the Beta Israel points to the survival of an ancient Jewish heritage within the group. Furthermore, sources suggest the establishment of the Beta Israel settlements in their contemporary Lake Tana locations to be much earlier than the fourteenth to sixteenth centuries period some historians have suggested. In addition, the African ethnicity of the Beta Israel appears to be more complicated than just Ethiopian, and seems to reflect a strong Northern Sudanese element as corroborated by the wide range of mentioned historical observations and the peripheral geography of the population.
We need more historical investigation on the origin of the Beta Israel that is not dictated by concepts of the conventional historical theory. Recent genetic studies have already confirmed an ancient heritage within the contemporary Beta Israel population. Hence, the approach suggested by the traditional historical theory in simplifying the origins of the group to local and former-Christian converts is neither geographically persuasive nor convincing from a historical point of view.
PLEASE USE MODERN LINKS:
Ethiopians ARE CONVERTS WITH NO ISRAELITE DNA! This also INCLUDES THE LEMBA:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genetic_studies_on_Jews
African AE

Cape Town, South Africa

#94808 Apr 10, 2014
African American Jews ARE NOT REAL JEWS!!! They DO NOT go through a conversion with a proper recognized Rabbi! Not only that, but the make racist remarks about the Jews of Israel claiming they are fake!!!! K*CK THE B*TCHES OUT ISRAEL!!!!!
African AE

Cape Town, South Africa

#94809 Apr 10, 2014
A CHILD OF AHAYAH wrote:
Lol , someone break this info down for me, if you will ???? One he is what they called a Jew, we will not argue about that term , we will skip the first point???? Two he was from far down South???? Three he spoke an unknown Hebrew, meaning Ancient Hebrew and had his own Hebrew books ??? Fourth he had the Oral Traditions of the sages , which means the Ancient knowledge of Our Ancient Ancestors!!!! To prove the antiquity and authenticity of their own claims, the Beta Israel cite the 9th-century CE testimony of Eldad ha-Dani (the Danite), from a time before even the Zagwean dynasty was established. Eldad was a Jewish man of dark skin who suddenly turned up in Egypt and created a great stir in the Egyptian Jewish community (and elsewhere in the Mediterranean Jewish communities he travelled to) with claims that he had come from a Jewish kingdom of pastoralists far to the south. The only language he spoke was a hitherto unknown dialect of Hebrew. Although he strictly followed the Mosaic commandments his observance differed in some details from Rabbinic halakhah, so that some thought he might be a Karaite, even if his practice differed from theirs too. He carried Hebrew books with him that supported his explanations of halakhah, and he was able to cite ancient authorities in the sagely traditions of his own people
PROBABLY a convert claiming to be a real Jew like some other idiots I know!
A CHILD OF AHAYAH

Orlando, FL

#94810 Apr 10, 2014
Lol , why would the Ancestors of Ancient African Jews need to be converted???? If they did their homework , they would know and not need to be converted by the 13th Tribe????

“THE TRUTH MUST BE TOLD! ”

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#94811 Apr 10, 2014
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neanderthal
African AE wrote:
<quoted text>Only in your dreams!!! INDIGENOUS Middle Eastern people have less than 3% black African DNA and are more related to NEANDERTHALS!
Neanderthals are considered to be hominids aka monkey man... The Bible does not talk about monkey man!!!

There and technically and scientifically speaking there is no such thing as black DNA as you put it, its human DNA. You decided that you are a monkey so why are you even here trying to be a part of this discussion???

“THE TRUTH MUST BE TOLD! ”

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#94812 Apr 10, 2014
African AE wrote:
African American Jews ARE NOT REAL JEWS!!! They DO NOT go through a conversion with a proper recognized Rabbi! Not only that, but the make racist remarks about the Jews of Israel claiming they are fake!!!! K*CK THE B*TCHES OUT ISRAEL!!!!!
I don't see the Israelis turning down that African American money that they get every year... You know it comes out of their taxes the 10 billion or however much they get compared to all of the other countries who get USAID??? Not once have they ever turn down those African American dollars have they???

If you're going to call those African Americans fake Jews... You may as well do the same for those who were airlifted into Israel from Eastern Europe... You know the KAZARIS...who converted to JUDAISM ninth century (800s A.D.)????????

And what about your second century and 5th century Talmuds?????????? The first being from Babylon and the second being from Israeli... IN THE COMMON ERA...NOT BIBLICAL TIMES?????????? YOU USE THOSE AND PRACTICE THAT TALMUDIC RACISM DAILY IN THESE AFRICAN FORUMS!!!!!!!!!!

Where in the Bible that Moses practice racism as you do what's your Talmud?????????? HUH...YA RACIST HATE MONGERING SEINE??????????
Brown beauty

London, UK

#94813 Apr 10, 2014
Big up all the West Indians.
African AE

Cape Town, South Africa

#94814 Apr 10, 2014
JOHNS ON TOP OF IT wrote:
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki /Neanderthal
<quoted text>
Neanderthals are considered to be hominids aka monkey man... The Bible does not talk about monkey man!!!
There and technically and scientifically speaking there is no such thing as black DNA as you put it, its human DNA. You decided that you are a monkey so why are you even here trying to be a part of this discussion???
Um.....Middle Eastern indigenous people are related more to neanderthals and look like their neanderthal ancestor!!!! ANOTHER REASON THE MIDDLE EAST AND EUROPE WAS NEVER BLACK!!!!!
African AE

Cape Town, South Africa

#94815 Apr 10, 2014
JOHNS ON TOP OF IT wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't see the Israelis turning down that African American money that they get every year... You know it comes out of their taxes the 10 billion or however much they get compared to all of the other countries who get USAID??? Not once have they ever turn down those African American dollars have they???
If you're going to call those African Americans fake Jews... You may as well do the same for those who were airlifted into Israel from Eastern Europe... You know the KAZARIS...who converted to JUDAISM ninth century (800s A.D.)????????
And what about your second century and 5th century Talmuds?????????? The first being from Babylon and the second being from Israeli... IN THE COMMON ERA...NOT BIBLICAL TIMES?????????? YOU USE THOSE AND PRACTICE THAT TALMUDIC RACISM DAILY IN THESE AFRICAN FORUMS!!!!!!!!!!
Where in the Bible that Moses practice racism as you do what's your Talmud?????????? HUH...YA RACIST HATE MONGERING SEINE??????????
LOAD OF AFRONAZI RACIST RUBBISH!!!! Im a RACIST????LOL EXTREMELY LOUD!!!! What African American money???? Israel gets money from the US government for research into weapons!!!!!
lmao

Virginia Beach, VA

#94816 Apr 10, 2014
JOHNS ON TOP OF IT wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't see the Israelis turning down that African American money that they get every year... You know it comes out of their taxes the 10 billion or however much they get compared to all of the other countries who get USAID??? Not once have they ever turn down those African American dollars have they???
If you're going to call those African Americans fake Jews... You may as well do the same for those who were airlifted into Israel from Eastern Europe... You know the KAZARIS...who converted to JUDAISM ninth century (800s A.D.)????????
And what about your second century and 5th century Talmuds?????????? The first being from Babylon and the second being from Israeli... IN THE COMMON ERA...NOT BIBLICAL TIMES?????????? YOU USE THOSE AND PRACTICE THAT TALMUDIC RACISM DAILY IN THESE AFRICAN FORUMS!!!!!!!!!!
Where in the Bible that Moses practice racism as you do what's your Talmud?????????? HUH...YA RACIST HATE MONGERING SEINE??????????
Not to mention the biological warfare that the murderers have inflicted upon the Ethiopians whom they invited, secretly ran experiments on them to make them sterile, and once that was done, now they want to deport them.
African AE

Cape Town, South Africa

#94817 Apr 10, 2014
Israel must make it much harder for people to immigrate to Israel. Only genuine Orthodox Jews who have been practising for hundreds of years and Jews who have converted through a RECOGNIZED ORTHODOX RABBI must be allowed into Israel. And even then, only a certain amount of converts allowed in. All others must be chased out!!!! ISRAEL FOR JEWS ONLY!
African AE

Cape Town, South Africa

#94818 Apr 10, 2014
A CHILD OF AHAYAH wrote:
Lol , why would the Ancestors of Ancient African Jews need to be converted???? If they did their homework , they would know and not need to be converted by the 13th Tribe????
BUMBO you are a typical dumb Afronazi who never looks at DNA! Why?????Because it throws out your idiot lies! Israel needs to k*ck out all African Americans because they are RACIST B*TCHES WHO HATE THE JEWS OF ISRAEL!
African AE

Cape Town, South Africa

#94819 Apr 10, 2014
lmao wrote:
<quoted text>
Not to mention the biological warfare that the murderers have inflicted upon the Ethiopians whom they invited, secretly ran experiments on them to make them sterile, and once that was done, now they want to deport them.
Thare million times better off in Israel then that sh*thole Ethiopia! Israel gives them birth control. Maybe youve heard of it????AND RIGHTFULLY SO!
African AE

Cape Town, South Africa

#94820 Apr 10, 2014
DNA MAP OF THE WORLD SHOWING WEST AFRICANS/AA HAVE NO MIDDLE EASTERN DNA:
www.scs.illinois.edu/~mcdonald/WorldHaplogrou...
A CHILD OF AHAYAH

Absecon, NJ

#94821 Apr 10, 2014
Lol , why would the Ancestors of Ancient African Jews need to be converted???? If they did their homework , they would know and not need to be converted by the 13th Tribe????
Lol , this is to easy, remember the video that showed us the Palestinians being of Canaanite descent???? Listen to this gentleman from Israel share the TRUTH!!!! http://m.youtube.com/watch...

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