"A people without the knowledge of their history is like a tree without roots." - Marcus Garvey
The Children of Israel were flushed out of the land of Canaan, the country known as Israel today, (which still is, and actually was originally in the continent of Africa...the term "Middle East" just refers to a region) fleeing persecution, slavery and starvation from the Romans in the Jewish-Roman War 66-70 A.D., which marked the end of the original Hebrew Israelites as a nation.
The Israelites who did manage to survive that war were mostly of the Kingdom of Judah. Israel was split into two kingdoms; the northern kingdom, who kept the name Israel, and the southern kingdom called Judah (1 Kings 12 & 2 Chron 10). The attacking Romans came from the north, so the Israelites living in the northern kingdom, or Israel, were attacked first. The escaping Israelites, mostly of the southern kingdom Judah, migrated south and west into Africa...in the opposite direction of the attacking Roman army. The farther west they went, the safer they believed they were since the Romans were coming from the east and north (Rome, Italy). So they migrated on to Africa's west coast. Africa's west coast was the safest place in the world at that time for them. On a map dated 1747, the "Kingdom of Juda" is clearly seen on the west coast of Africa.
The Hebrew Israelites were in fact strangers living amongst Africans, and even though they looked so much alike that they were often mistaken all through the Bible as Egyptians (Africans)...they were not the same people, and its documented that they were called "The Children of the Book" by the African tribes. The indigenous Africans were the ones who first sent word to the Portuguese that the Children of the Book were there in much numbers...and are cursed to be slaves (Deut 28:41,48 & 68)
And like they say...the rest is history!
For more Israelite history tidbits such as the one above, See: The World's Best Kept Secret - Facebook page.
Disclaimer: **This is not an attack on Africans at all, just simply clarifying history.
"The Great Roman-Jewish War: A.D. 66-70" by the ancient historian Flavius Josephus;
"The Truth About Black Biblical Hebrew-Israelites" (1982) by Ella J. Hughley;
"From Babylon To Timbuktu" (1969) by Dr. Rudolph R. Windsor
Did you know that the Hebrew language (modern Hebrew) that is spoken today in the land of Israel is actually not the original language of our forefathers and foremothers? Our people knew and understood "ancient" Hebrew (Lashon HaKodesh) a picture language, similar to Egyptian hieroglyphics. And surprisingly, it has several different dialects.
This is what ancient Hebrew looked like:
The first five books of the Hebrew Bible, called the Torah (a Hebrew word meaning "teaching" and "instruction"), are the foundation of Israelite life, culture and belief system. While there are many Torah books available, most use the modern form of Hebrew which only dates back to the 1st century. With the Ancient Hebrew, the Torah/Tanakh can be read and studied through the original pictographic script from the time of Abraham and Moses. Each letter in this ancient script is a picture, where each picture represents a complete thought or idea.
See the ancient Hebrew alphabet below:
The 3rd columns are the modern Hebrew letters. The first two are the earliest forms of the language. You can see that the ancients used a picture of an ox head to represent "God," meaning "power", and a shepherd staff, representing authority. These two letters, when combined into a word, mean "one of power and authority." When the Torah is read from this perspective, the text comes to life. We get the full meaning and impact of ideas.
As most of us already know, the meaning gets lost in the translation from the Hebrew into English. It is also important to realize that those who translated the Hebrew scrolls knew little about the actual culture of the people, which also resulted in many translation errors.
For Quality Torah Study Resources, see below:
By Dr. Boyce Watkins, PhD
If you do some research, you might notice some of the same things I’ve seen in this ghetto-fied hood drama: Pimps, hoes, thugs, gangsters, emasculated black men, and all kinds of other kinds of stereotypical coonery that many of us have grown tired of seeing portrayed on-screen. Lee Daniels is apparently the man responsible for this televised monstrosity, and I wonder if a day will ever come that the majority of us will refuse to support directors who pimp their people to help bigots like Rupert Murdoch get rich from modern day minstrel shows.
Read More at Financial Juneteenth.
I hope everyone had a great Shabbat and wonderful fellowship. As we approach closer to the feasts of Passover and Unleavened Bread, many of our thoughts turn to concepts of freedom and liberation. Me and the children are cleaning all around the place, getting rid of old toys, garments and what have you. We are also preparing donations to charity, and giving away things of which we no longer have any use. This we do every year at this time, and while we tend to feel like we cannot let go of certain things ( we have become attached to them) we find that when we are able to do so, we feel liberated.
I say this to make the point about being free. To me, the Passover season is a good time to reflect upon the ways we personally keep ourselves in chains and enslaved, which brings me to a discussion about hate among our people. This too, works to keep us in perpetual bondage. Hate holds us back.
There are many groups in our midst teaching our people hatred of the Caucasian people. We frequently hear, "Whites are devils!" The main point we should remember, I think, is that our purpose as Israelites is to be set-apart which is accomplished by being Torah-observant. Are we consistently discriminated against? Absolutely. This has been the case throughout Hebrew history. Our people have been catching hell for thousands of years, and Caucasians have been at the helm of that movement to this very day. That is an irrefutable fact. However, we cannot lose sight and do as they (The Nations of The World) do. Their ways are not our ways. The Torah teaches us this. The key is our set-apartness.
The reality is, you can be a born Hebrew but if you are not following Torah, you are in transgression and are living against The Most High and will be held accountable. Being Torah-observant must be the focus of the Hebrew Israelite and that is what we must cling to. Torah is what we are to be teaching our children. They learn best by example and they do what they see us doing.
Anyone who is not following Torah, regardless of their skin tone, race or ethnicity is living against the Almighty Elohim. We cannot become yoked with people like this, no matter who they are.
"Do not loathe an Edomite, for he is your brother. Do not loathe a Mitsrite, because you were a stranger in his land." ~Debarim 23:7
"And YHWH spoke to Mosheh saying, "Speak to the Children of Yisra'el, and say to them, I am YHWH your Elohim. Do not do as they do in the land of Mitsrayim, where you dwelt. And do not do as they do in the land of Kena'an, where I am bringing you, and do not walk in their laws. Do my right-rulings and guard my laws, to walk in them. I am YHWH your Elohim."~Wayyrika 18:1, The Scriptures Bible
African-Americans are the fastest growing homeschooling demographic in the United States. There are 200,000 Black American children currently being taught at home (NHERI).
About the Author of this Site:
Rebekah Netanyah M.S., is a Homeschooling mother (Torah-based Israelite) with 15+ years of homeschooling experience.
© 2014 - 2019 Hebrew Israelite Homeschool. All Rights Reserved.
Lions are on the brink of extinction. Learn how you can help save them.