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Beth Bnai Abraham is : House of Abraham’s children (children as sons and daughters not necesseraly young)
How are they connected to Judaism? We have a small Afro-American community here in Israel, guess that’s them.
Are these people connected to typically incredibly racist black Israelite groups?
me: scanning desperately to find the rabbi
me eventually: oh
It’s… all about the bass? No treble??✡️??♂️
Here’s some much needed context: https://www.blackjews.org/biography-of-rabbi-arnold-josiah-ford/
It doesn’t look like this community was either born Jewish (a la Ethiopian Jews) or converted into it. Looks like it was just an independent group of people that decided to practice Judaism. The Rabbi claimed to be able to trace his ancestry back but that’s pretty doubtful. Anyway it was a short-lived synagogue that no longer exists.