The first section deals with black Jews. There are two basic trends here. The first is African-Americans who are born Jewish (for instance, as the child of a marriage between a Jewish mother and an African-American father) or who convert to mainstream Judaism. African-American Jews have usually found it difficult to be accepted by the Jewish congregations they join, while some African-Americans may regard them negatively for their association with white Jews. They find that very few people realize that it is possible to be both African-American and Jewish at the same time. It was interesting to compare this with the experience of African-American converts to orthodox Islam. Although African-American and immigrant Muslim groups often seem to work in parallel rather than in concert, African-American converts to Islam have found much more acceptance from Muslim communities than African-American Jews have found from Jewish communities.
The second trend is black Jewish groups who have their own interpretation of Judaism and declare themselves to be Jewish according to that. These latter groups bear much the same relationship to Judaism as the Nation of Islam does to Islam. They tend to call themselves "Black Hebrews" or "Black Israelites" to distinguish themselves from contemporary Jews. They believe that black people are the true Children of Israel by descent and that white Jews are either the products of intermarriage or (in some interpretations) are imposters who are "not really Jews"; some interpretations also consider whites (including white Jews) to be a separate and inferior creation. This is similar to the NOI's interpretation that black people are the true Muslims and that whites are a separate and inferior creation. Some Black Hebrew groups adhere fairly closely to mainstream Jewish rituals and practice, others follow their own interpretations of the Torah along with the teachings of their founder. Again, this is similar to the NOI and offshoot groups in terms of how much to how little they adhere to orthodox Islamic rituals and practice.
This first section of the book also provides an historical overview of African-American identification with the Jewish people and with Judaism. The stories of the Children of Israel in slavery in Egypt have long had deep resonance for African-American slaves and their descendants. In the last decades of the 1800s, African-American groups developed that mixed Jewish elements into Christian prcatice. The Black Hebrew movement seems to date largely from the 1910s, 1920s, and 1930s as do its parallel Black Muslim movements.
The second section of the book looks at the encounters of African-American Muslims with Judaism. Specifically, there is a chapter about the Nation of Islam and its views of Jews and Judaism, and one on a group called the Nubian Islamic Hebrews, who mix Islamic, Jewish, Christian, and New Age doctrines, practices, and symbolism. The chapter on the NOI is very thoughtful and worth reading for those who are interested in this question.
The third section of the book then looks at the encounters of African-American Christians with Judaism. This section is the most eclectic. It includes an essay on African-American Christian interpretations of the Book of Nehemiah in the Bible, an essay on the friendship of Martin Luther King, Jr., with Jewish leaders, a study of African-American congregations who have moved into buildings that formerly served as synagogues but which were deserted as the ethnic and racial make-up of the neighborhoods changed, and a look at Haitian blacks and the role of Jewish characters in Catholic passion plays and Voudoun re-interpretations of these plays
There is much confusion on definitions concerning Jews, Judaism, Zionism, and Israel. I sense that the water has been muddied on purpose. There is a foggy, murky dimension to defining a Jew. In this essay I will attempt to clarify definitions based on logic and reason. Please post comments with your ideas.
What is the Torah and Talmud?– A collection of Rabbinic-written/war-making documents.
The claim that the god of creation wrote the Torah is ludicrous–what kind of creator god writes destruction? If the Talmud is admittedly written by Rabbis, why would a Rabbinic-written document supercede omniscient god-written documents? They wouldn’t. What makes sense is that the Torah, Talmud and other Jewish holy books, including the Protocols, are all written by power-seeking Rabbis.
If God wrote Genesis then how could every verse of Genesis be disproven by modern evolutionary science? Much of the Torah/Old Testament is plagiarized, more proof that the origin is man made, not god made. Take the fictional god out of the Torah and what is left? How to hate and make war on non Jews. The Jewish holy books are about superiority, subversion, dominance, control, genocide, in other words how to practice evil while claiming divinity. Clearly a “creator” god did not write any Jewish book. God the Creator does not teach war, Rabbis impersonating god do.
What is a Jew?–Someone who practices Judaism, which means someone who reads and believes in the Torah and other Jewish holy books. For example someone born Catholic is not necessarily a Catholic, a Catholic is someone who practices Catholicism, if someone born Catholic chooses not to believe or practice Catholicism then they are no longer a Catholic. Same for a Jew. Jews are not a race because many different races comprise the whole of the Jews and Judaism.
What is a Secular Jew? –Over half of American Jews do not attend temple, they are atheistic and may celebrate Jewish holidays. A secular Jew does not believe in the Torah as a defining guide to their life.
What should we call a non-practicing Jew? –Human of course. A non practicing Jew, someone who rejects the psychopathic god of the Torah/Bible and is trying to be a compassionate person cannot be a Jew because practicing Jews that follows the Torah are taught to be ruthless toward others. Someone who has come to their senses about the evil called Judaism should not be blamed or lumped together with practicing religious Jews anymore than a non-practicing Catholic being blamed for the evils of the Pope and the Vatican Church state.
Over 100,000 Ethiopian Jews live in Israel, no Ethiopian Rabbi can be a top Rabbi, white Jews discriminate heavily against black Jews in Israel.
How can anyone claim that the Jews are a race?
Eastern European “white” Ashkenazi Jews:
Recent DNA genome tests confirm that Palestinians are the most pure Shepardic Jews. The great irony of the genocidal policies of Israel is that Ashkenazi controlled Israel is busy killing off the most authentic Hebrew people.
The real “blood” Shepardic Jews in this picture are the Palestinians being intimidated by an IDF soldier:
If Jews are NOT a Race then why are so Many Rabbis Racist? –Good question. Religions are memeplexes based on a collection of unproven and contradictatory memes. It makes no sense and doesn’t have to make sense because Israel is a theocratic state. Remember when the Catholic Church made the law, you could be accused of being a witch, no proof was needed.
Under Rabbinic law, a child born of a Jewish mother is automatically and legally a Jew even if that mother does not practice Judaism. Based on this, practicing Jews unable to prove lineage may not be able to legally marry in Israel. For instance, an male Asian practicing Jew may not be able to emigrate to Israel or marry a Jewish woman.
Can you imagine that if in America you had to get approval to marry from a white racist Evangelical Southern Baptist preacher? That’s what living in Israel is like, religious insanity caused by allowing Rabbis to determine civil law. Israel is a theocratic state, there is no distinction between civil and religious law.
What is a True Torah Jew? Jewish apologists like to claim that “good” Jews follow the Torah unlike the more modern and more racist Jews who follow the Talmud which superceded the Torah. The Torah, however, is racist and ethnocentric and the source reference for the Talmud. There are no good practicing Jews, the only way for a Jew to be good, that is compassionate and human, is to abandon all Jewish holy books. In fact many authors, including myself, believe that Christianity was the new consciousness of the Age of Picses giving the Jews an out to the old consciousness.
What is “antisemitism”? A political smear tactic. Antisemitism is used a political weapon, the “racist” card, played to quell criticism of criminal Jewish activities. When someone points out crimes of Jewish people it is not racism but the Jews spin it as racism so that they can continue committing crimes. Anyone who uses the slur “antisemitism” is either a dupe or a criminal since the term antisemitism makes no logical sense. Arab semites far out populate Jewish semites and most Jews are not even semitic but other races. Zionist Jews responsible for 9112001 are antisemitic because that false flag blamed on Muslims has led to the deaths of tens of millions of semitic Middle Easterners.
For example as investigators of 9112001 false flag and coverup learned of nearly 100% Jewish involvement the ADL defamed them as antisemites because the ADL is part of Jewish racketeering criminal syndicate running cover for other Jewish criminal organizations like Wall Street banks and the Federal Reserve. When a Jewish spy, like Jonathan Pollard, is caught stealing national secrets for Israel, the ADL screams antisemitism for saying the spy was a Jew. The ADL lobbies for the release of Jewish spies that did damage to the host nation America, the ADL is involved in spying. If you point out ADL director Abe Foxman’s anti American treasonous behavior you will be of course labeled a racist antisemite.
What is the ADL and SPLC? The Anti Defamation League is the most rabid defamatory organization on the planet. The wealthy Southern Poverty Law Center defames anyone critical of Jewish money and power. Both pretend that the Jews are an oppressed minority who rights are threatened by white racists.
They are Jewish supremacist organizations, they have appointed themselves as the guardians of American thought, both anti-freedom, anti-first amendment, anti-second amendment smear and defamatory organizations working in the the interests of Jews world wide, Israeli state, and especially Jewish control of the United States. Criticizing Jews is allowed under the First Amendment that is why the ADL and SPLC are busy trying to get hate laws that will outlaw free speech. According to Jewish supremacist Abe Foxman, criticizing Jewish crimes is hate speech.
There is no known or proven connection of the ADL or SPLC to Rockefellers or the Rothschilds like Jewish apologist David Icke claims.
What is a Zionist? Someone who approves of the Israeli state, a Jewish homeland. This can be someone non Jewish such as an Evangelical Christian, in fact Christian Zionists probably outnumber Jewish Zionists because there are over 75 million American Evangelical Christians in the United States alone. The great irony is that many Christian Zionists are funding the returning Jewish diaspora, believing all the while that Israel will be wiped out, 2/3 of Israel killed in end times battle of Armageddon.
What is Zionism? The political expression of Judaism. It is the only expression possible for Judaism. Whoever tells you that Zionism is bad and Judaism good has never read and comprehended the Old Testament or is a paid shill to muddy the water.
What is Israel? A Jewish war-making state based on the Torah. Israel can not exist outside of it’s holy books since the holy books are the source of its legitimacy. The Torah is the foundation of Israel, without the Torah, Israel could not have the “Star of David” as it’s flag. The Israeli flag is racist, it means “Jews only”. Since the Torah is exclusionary and racist, it is a war making document. Israel can only exist in a state of war unless Israel becomes non theistic which is highly unlikely.
Israel is becoming more theistic, thus more racist and more violent. Israel is a militant “national socialism” state, i.e. fascist. Any Jew that thinks they will experience freedom in Israel is sadly mistaken, Israel is the most fascist state in the world and becoming more militant everyday. Loyalty oaths the new trend. What an irony, the Jews who escaped Nazi Germany are now trapped in a Rabbinic fascist nightmare.
What is the Menorah? The Menorah is a phallus based icon representing permanent erection. It is the prime symbol of Judaism because it represents male dominance of a patriarchal religion. Jewish feminists are fools to have a menorah in their domain.
The donkey penis inverted is the exact size, shape, curvature, thickness of the menorah.
Animals with large penises have trouble maintaining erection so the curved semi-erect
donkey penis that seems flaccid is inverted to represent ultimate male power.
Can there be Peace in the World? The western world is in a state of war because Jews control the monetary and political systems of the major western states, namely the USA and the UK. Christians that pray to the Jew god hoping for peace are severely deluded, the Jew god is a god of war. There can be no peace for the west so long as Israel exists, there can be no peace for Jews so long as the Torah exists.
See the Torah for what it is, a war-making document written by power-mad Rabbis. Judaism is a war-making, tribal religion… it makes war on all things outside of the tribe, not just other nations but plants and animals, even the earth itself. Israel exists in a state of war because Israel is the first order expression of Judaism. There is no peaceful state of being for practicing Jews or Israel because their holy books are about making war and destroying god’s enemies, which is everyone non Jewish. Jews are waging war on the entire world, there is no identity for Jews outside of war, they are god’s chosen war mongers.
IDF Soldiers in Prayer with Torah & Tefillin
A Minyan and Torah Reading in a War Zone.
Chabad Yeshiva students bring a Torah scroll to an IDF unit.