By Yvonne Chireau, Nathaniel Deutsch
Black Zion explores the myriad ways that African American religions have encountered Jewish traditions, ideals, and areas. The collection's unifying argument is that faith is the lacking piece of the cultural jigsaw puzzle, that a lot of the new turmoil in black-Jewish relatives will be greater understood, if no longer alleviated, if the spiritual roots of these family members have been illuminated. towards that finish, the participants glance a few provocative subject matters, together with the idea that of the selected humans, the typological id of blacks with Jews, the particular id of blacks as Jews, the sacredness of house and logos, the significance of scriptural interpretation in growing theology and self realizing, the dialectic of exile and redemption in communal heritage, and the combination of ethnicity and faith in developing staff identification. starting from the kingdom of Islam to the Hebrew Israelites and from Abraham Joshua Heschel to Martin Luther King, Jr., the publication sheds gentle on a bit tested yet extremely important measurement of black-Jewish kinfolk in the United States: faith.
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Rabbi Arnold Ford taught that the "real" Jews were black people, while Jews of European descent were said to be "offshoots" of the original lineage of black Jews or converts who had received the religion secondhand from Africans. Black Jewish dogma, as represented by the statements of these leaders, expounded tenets of spiritual and cultural provenance that foreshadowed the beliefs of later religious movements with racially exclusive, nationalist concerns, such as the Nation of Islam,19 The idea that black American Jews were descendants of the ancient tribes of Israel was corroborated by an elaborate schema that chronicled the beginnings of humanity, the genealogy of the Hebrew people, and the origins of racial categories.
10 The notion of chosenness, or divine favor of a particular people, would be articulated in a variety of ways by African Americans in the United States and abroad during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Ethiopianism—the name that was given to this racialist discourse—gave a powerful philosophical impetus to movements as diverse as Marcus Garvey's Universal Negro Improvement Association, the Nation of Islam, and the Ras Tafarian Brethren in Jamaica. At the heart of Ethiopianism was the belief that the descendants of the inhabitants of Africa (Ethiopia) were specially selected to effect God's great plan of redemption.
1 They had remained in close contact since then, frequently lamenting their shared sense of isolation—but also contemplating their tremendous possibilities—in a society where hostility between blacks and Jews was widely viewed as the natural state of affairs. This weekend was the culmination of their ongoing conversations. 2 Funnye and his guests hoped to establish a permanent forum in which black Jews could simply find each other, share their experiences, and begin to foster a sense of common identity.