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  METRO VALLEY
African Americans were here in significant numbers even before the 1860's, due to the presence of a slave population associated with the saline industry.
African Americans have lived in West Virginia from the very beginning of the settlement period, but there are only a few larger communities dating to before the coal boom.
African Americans have a rich history in the Metro Valley, and the contemporary community is broad and diverse.
www.wvculture.org /arts/ethnic/metrovalley.html   (4735 words)

  
 Jew - The real meaning from Timesharetalk wikipedia
Jews (Hebrew: ?????????, Yehudim; Yiddish: ?????, Yidn) are followers of Judaism or, more generally, members of the Jewish people (also known as the Jewish nation, or the Children of Israel), an ethno-religious group descended from the ancient Israelites and from converts who joined their religion.
Defeats in the Jewish-Roman Wars in the years 70 CE and 135 notably contributed to the numbers and geography of the diaspora, as significant numbers of the Jewish population of the Land of Israel were expelled and sold to slavery throughout the empire.
Jews were subject to expulsions from England, France, and the Holy Roman Empire throughout the Middle Ages, with most of the population moving to Eastern Europe and especially Poland, which was uniquely tolerant of the Jews through the 1700s.
www.timesharetalk.co.uk /wiki.asp?k=Jew   (6193 words)

  
 Congressman John Lewis - Proudly Serving Georgia's 5th Congressional District
In the last Congress, Jews in the House were with the NAACP on 89 percent of the votes they scored, while white non-Jewish Members agreed on only 51 percent.
Jews should recognize that when some fl elected officials advocate a peaceful resolution to the conflict in the Middle East, that does not make necessarily them anti-Israel.
He is the only Jew ever elected to Congress from Texas, and the only one ever elected to the leadership of either house of Congress.
www.house.gov /johnlewis/oe_jewish_african.html   (871 words)

  
 Maghan Keita | Africans and Asians: Historiography and the Long View of Global Interaction | Journal of World History, ...
The vision imposed on Africans is temporally and geographically fixed: movement to the western hemisphere in the wake of the Columbian voyages.
Africans themselves were evident as early as 977 C.E. Their physical presence and stature allowed them to fill a mythic-historical niche that had existed in China since the fifth century.
There are African flora and fauna in their presence; they are excited by the image and imaging of Africa and the African; the African is accorded both the mundane and the prestigious welcome.
www.historycooperative.org /journals/jwh/16.1/keita.html   (10935 words)

  
 Unique Facts about Africa: African Jews
The Beta Israel of Ethiopia were recognized by the Israeli government as "official" Jews in 1975, and many of them were air-lifted to Israel during the time of Prime Minister Menahem Begin; significant immigration continues into the 21st century.
According to local legends Dialliaman (Za-al-Ayaman) was a member of one of the Jewish colonies transported from Yemen by the Abbysinians in the sixth century C.E. Dialliaman is said to have traveled into West Africa along with his brother, and eventually established a local Jewish community in Northern Nigeria.
The largest influx of Jews to Africa came after the Spanish Inquisition and expulsion of the Jews in Spain in 1492, and Portugal and Sicily soon afterwards.
www.sheppardsoftware.com /Africaweb/factfile/africauniquefact23.htm   (803 words)

  
 ISLAM-NEITHER BLACK NOR AFRICAN
Muslim activists have been trying to convince both native Africans and African Americans that Islam is the religion of the fl man, that Islam is African and that Mohammed was fl.
Africans were most likely either Christians or Animists at the time they were brought to America.
Mark, the writer of the Gospel of Mark, was a North African Jew who preached the Gospel in Egypt.
www.geocities.com /islam_facts/ENGLISH/african.html   (1163 words)

  
 Jewish diversity | www.somethingjewish.co.uk   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
As Jews we are a small global community, maybe 13 million, maybe a few more or even a few less but how often can we as Jews in our own community talk about the work we do in uniting ourselves.
As Jews, we talk so much about the importance of tolerance and of respect to others, but within our own communities the power struggles that religious organisations have for the control and influence they seek to maintain is leading to bitter conflict among members of the community.
As Jews, we have enough problems from anti-Semitism, anti-Israel and other negative issues, so to allow our own internal problems to develop without being resolved is nothing short of a catastrophe facing us with which a bit of thought, could be resolved.
www.somethingjewish.co.uk /articles/1763_jewish_diversity.htm   (707 words)

  
 Jew - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Hebrew for Jew, יהודי, is pronounced ye-hoo-DEE.
Jews praying in the Synagogue on Yom Kippur.
By the third century BCE, Jews of the diaspora were speaking Greek.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Jew   (6355 words)

  
 BLACK HEBREW ISRAELITES (via CobWeb/3.1 planet03.csc.ncsu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
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.
The Black Jews from Ethiopian were not allowed to immigrate to Israel until they agreed to undergo a ceremonial conversion to white Judaism (which was tantamount to a denial of their own Hebrewness) and embrace the Talmud.
However, many Ethiopian Jews, particular 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.
www.angelfire.com.cob-web.org:8888 /sd/occultic/hebrew.html   (1536 words)

  
 RCAJA Western Hemisphere Afro-Sephardim
From that point, inner Africans were neglected by the Sepharade community to the effect that all their offspring, whether having an Iberian mother or father or not, assimilated into the non-Jewish Black community.
Nonetheless, in the city or the bush, inner African Sepharadiym cherish their heritage though congregating for Kippur is nearly all that is left of it for most.
Left to their own devices, African Jews of the United States and African Jews from the Caribbean fell into founding a Jewish community of their own.
www.fortunecity.com /millenium/zebedee/67/hist.htm   (891 words)

  
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And in 1995, when a history of the Jews of Chicago was written by a noted historian, the sizable fl Jewish community was not even mentioned.
In a recent article in People magazine, it was mentioned that the respected fl author Jamaica Kincaid, who became a Jew four years ago, is now the president of her synagogue, in a Vermont town that does not have a large fl population.
As more people of color become actively involved in Judaism (or re-claim their involvement, since a number of fl Jews trace their ancestry back as far as when Moses married the Cushite woman in Numbers, Chapter 12), Robin Washington and others are certain that acceptance by the greater Jewish community will continue to grow.
www.jewishfamily.com /jc/holidays/martin_luther_king_day/black_jews.txt   (1018 words)

  
 South African Jews Polarized Over Israel (washingtonpost.com)
Written by two Jewish heroes of South Africa's liberation struggle against the white government's apartheid system, and signed by 220 Jews, the document asserts that Israel's occupation of Palestinian territories is the cause of the escalating violence in the Middle East and denounces Israel's campaign of violence.
The document has triggered a raging debate among South Africa's 80,000 Jews that many here said is unrivaled in the years since South Africans of all races went to the polls for the first time and abolished apartheid.
But while many Jews accommodated the apartheid system with silence, many others were instrumental in its downfall, surrendering lives of comfort and privilege to financially support and even join the fl majority's preeminent liberation organization, the African National Congress.
www.mafhoum.com /press2/saj75.htm   (814 words)

  
 The Participants   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
Jen Chau is a Chinese-American Jew of Ashkenazi heritage.
Yavilah McCoy is a an African-American Jew of Sephardi heritage.
She is the founder of AfrAmJews, a listserve for Jews of African & Asian descent, and she is the Vice-President of the gift boutique for Kulanu, an organization dedicated to finding and assisting lost and dispersed remnants of the Jewish people across the globe.
www.loolwa.com /jmcp/advisory.html   (1821 words)

  
 Canadian Jewish News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
Jewish leaders’ policy of inaction was based on the backlash they thought they would have received from their own people for placing them in harms way, said Shimoni, who holds Hebrew U’s Shlomo Argov chair in Israel-Diaspora relations.
He suggested that since South African Jews are not considered to have been active participants in apartheid, “in hindsight, it seems that despite the moral failure of this policy, the community’s decision not to act seems to have been vindicated.”
But Shimoni said he believes that Jewish people — with a long history of facing prejudice from the rest of the world — should have provided the South African government with a better example, instead of hiding behind the fact they were marginal outsiders.
www.cjnews.com /viewarticle.asp?id=7488   (489 words)

  
 Jewish and Israel News from New York - The Jewish Week
Not knowing any other non-white Jews, and wanting their new son not to feel isolated as an African-American Jew, they started reaching out to others, and Be’chol Lashon was born.
There are about 400,000 Jews of color in the United States, or about 7 percent of the total population of over 6 million, according to a study done by the Institute, whose findings are to be published next month in a book on ethnic and racial diversity in the Jewish community.
The African Jews present —— from Uganda, Nigeria, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Burundi and Ethiopia —— decided to follow up on an idea floated at last year’s gathering and create a Pan African Jewish Association with the goal of organizing and empowering Jewish leadership around the continent.
www.thejewishweek.com /news/newscontent.php3?artid=10560   (1465 words)

  
 Islam Review - Presented by The Pen vs. the Sword Featured Articles . . . Islam: the Facade, the Facts The rosy picture ...
Muslim activists have been trying to convince African American citizens that Islam is the religion of the Black man, that Islam is African and that Mohammed was Black.
African Americans were most likely either Christians or Animists at the time they were brought to America.
I wouldn't want to be a Muslim because Islam is anti freedom, which is one issue so close to the hearts and minds of African Americans, considering the inequities they have suffered in their past.
www.islamreview.com /articles/neitherblacknorafrican.shtml   (1127 words)

  
 African Jew - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Scattered African groups who have not historically been part of the international Jewish community, but who assert descent from ancient Israel or other connections to Judaism and who practice Jewish rituals or those bearing resemblance to Judaism.
The South African Jews, who are mostly Ashkenazi Jews, descended from pre-Holocaust immigrant Lithuanian Jews.
The Jews of Rusape, Zimbabwe claim ancient Hebrew tribal connections—in fact, they claim that most Black Africans (especially the Bantu peoples) are actually of Ancient Hebrew origin.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/African_Jew   (3252 words)

  
 Those African clicky noises - Uncyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
Many Africans were forced to drop Those African Clicky Noises when those bastard white men arrived with their "dandy" and "encyclical." But many slaves kept the dialect alive, telling stories in their native Those African Clicky Noises.
In 1304, at the height of Bob Dylan's powers as a songwriter and Jew, African-Americans across Africa-America began revolting against their white owners, again, because they just wouldn't be still.
For the first time, Those African Clicky Noises were seen as a liability to those in the African-American community, specifically because they could not get hired as phone operators for callers constantly thought they were being hung-up on.
uncyclopedia.org /wiki/Those_African_clicky_noises   (678 words)

  
 The Band
North American Jew's Harp Festival where they were to perform their unique brand of music that combined electric and/or acoustic guitar with jew's harp, African drums and didjeridu (among many other instruments).
Jews harps he had seen and heard before - indeed his grandfather had played one - Bluegrass, Folk, and American standards had always used them.
NOW - guitarists and in particular electric guitarists are not well received at the Jews harp festival because they drown out the Jews harps - Michael's work was cut out for him - mostly uphill - dragging people along - just like he had been dragged into the Jews harp festival.
www.oddtones.com /band.htm   (763 words)

  
 FRONTLINE/WORLD . France - Play it Again, Maurice . Interview With Marco Werman: In the Mix | PBS
On the one hand -- this was in the 1950s -- he became a great musician and one of the very few Jews to be accepted in the world of Arab musicians.
The French government gave citizenship to all Jews in its colonies -- which in the North African colonies created great resentment among Arabs, who weren't granted the same status.
Jews make it, Greeks, Moroccans, Lebanese, and everyone argues about whose is better, which is the real kind, the kind with parsley or with coriander, the Greek kind or the Turkish kind.
www.pbs.org /frontlineworld/stories/france/werman.html   (1766 words)

  
 RSA-Overseas - The Expat Portal: Weekly Magazine
The special focus of the art exhibition is on the diverse group of African Jews who live on the African continent in the North, South and countries in between.
South African painter Emdon, focuses on the landscapes of South Africa across the planes and the human form.
The Department accordingly advises South African citizens against visiting the territories and centres in question until the violence has been brought under control, as well as to exercise caution if visiting the border area between Israel and Lebanon, in view of a recent military incident in that region.
www.rsa-overseas.com /weekly/old15a.htm   (3917 words)

  
 Neither Black nor African
Muslim activists have been trying to convince our African American citizens that Islam is the religion of the fl man, that Islam is African and that Mohammed was fl.
St. Mark, the writer of the Gospel of Mark was a North African Jew who preached the Gospel to Egypt.
Eastern African was converted to Christianity through the ministry of a cabinet member of Queen Candance of Ethiopia whom Phillip the evangelist baptized (Acts 8:6-40).
www.blackapologetics.com /blacknorafrican.html   (1192 words)

  
 Multicultural Workshops   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
Given the way Jewish heritage has been taught and presented for decades, when we say the word "Jews," the vision that pops into our mind is not the fl faces of Ethiopian Jews or the dark brown skin of Yemenite Jews.
Throughout the region, today’s equivalent of billions of dollars worth of Jewish property was confiscated and nationalized, as 900,000 Jews were forced to flee from their homes of thousands of years.
Purim celebrates the liberation of Jews in Persia, but most American Jews know nothing about how the holiday was celebrated in the lands under Persian rule.
www.loolwa.com /multiculturalism/programs.html   (2167 words)

  
 JewishJournal.com
Nell Carter, the African American Jew best known for bawdy turns in the Broadway musical “Ain’t Misbehavin‚” and the 1980s sitcom “Gimme A Break!” died Jan. 23 of uncertain causes.
She converted while married to her first husband, a Conservative Jew and the son of Holocaust survivors, despite his attempts to dissuade her.
She regularly attended services, sustained memberships at Temple Shalom and Temple Emanuel and was raising her two adopted African American sons Jewish.
www.jewishjournal.com /home/preview.php?id=10014   (348 words)

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