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Black Hebrews – Israel

Uploaded on Dec 22, 2008 by Journeyman Pictures

Meet the African Hebrew Israelites of Jerusalem. They emigrated from the US in the sixties in search of their spiritual home. They found it in Israels Negev desert.

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Black Hebrew Israelites (also Black HebrewsAfrican Hebrew Israelites, and Hebrew Israelites) are groups of people of African ancestry situated mainly in the United States who believe they are descendants of the ancient Israelites. Black Hebrews adhere in varying degrees to the religious beliefs and practices of mainstream Judaism. They are generally not accepted as Jews by the greater Jewish community, and many Black Hebrews consider themselves—and not mainstream Jews—to be the only authentic descendants of the ancient Israelites. Many choose to self-identify as Hebrew Israelites or Black Hebrews rather than as Jews.

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