Black Jews : The Awakening of a Historical Journey from the Continent of Africa to the Americas
Greenstone, Jackson F.
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Over the years in Africa and the United States, through a variety of religious encounters, some black African societies adopted, or possibly rediscovered, an Israelite religious identity and heritage. This project grows out of an interest in these diversified encounters with Judaism, specifically in the United States, their common beginning& and characteristics, and their relationship to the larger Jewish community. In this work, I will be exploring traces of Judaism and black Jews in Africa as well as investigating the spiritual and prophetic nature of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. From this investigation, I will be showing that out of this forced migration, a group emerged that relate their identity to biblical prophecy and the lost sheep of the house of Israel. Largely, I will do a critical examination of the claims of identity of this group and conclude on whether this claim is instrumental or primordial.