First, in response to the quotes out of context which those who contend this position take not only from the Torah (in translation, of course, the "Hebrews" can't read Hebrew) but also from the "New Testament" (which no real Jew would give any credence to), Torah says this:
" And Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Cushite woman whom he had married; for he had married a Cushite woman. " - Numbers 12:1That is *why* Miriam was turned leprous white, a point that those who quote this passage out of context neglect to mention – and what they hope you don't know. Luckily, we real Jews *do* know what Torah says.Furthermore, it is most certainly true that light-skinned people can be seen to be ill if their skin turns chalk white. Just last week I read about a little Swedish boy who had a severe adverse reaction to a swine flu vaccination. His mother reported that he turned dead white and that is how she knew something was very wrong with him.
Torah also says: "Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots?" - Yermiyahu 13:23
Blacks contend that they are the original ancient Hebrews. Where are the Blacks' Biblical commentaries *in Hebrew*? We Jews can show Biblical commentaries *in Hebrew* in every generation.Why can't most Blacks even learn to speak Hebrew fluently? Even those *born here in Israel* don't speak Hebrew very well. I know the community in Dimona. They are lovely people, but they can't get Hebrew for the life of them. I know, as my Husband tried to teach them Hebrew.Why would God give an alpha-numerical language to people who have low literacy and numeracy skills?
The Ethiopian Jews, in contradistinction to the American Blacks who came to Israel and claim to be Hebrews, are very good at both Hebrew and math - like all Jews - no surprises there.
How can we take a group of people who can't learn Hebrew seriously when they insist they are the real Hebrew?If you want to know just how ridiculous the claims of American blacks are to being Jews, just ask the Ethiopian Jews.Not only do they not embrace you as their own, they are more vehement that you are not Jews than White Jews are because they saw African idol worship first hand and are profoundly sickened by it.
I know it is terrible to have lost your language and culture. But trying to steal ours will not solve your problem. It will compound it. Do you really wish to have the same guilt of stealing cultures on your hands that the Whites are now sufferring the tortures of the damned for having done to others? Do you really wish to live the life of a cultural vampire on this Earth? Why condemn yourselves to the existence of the living dead.I suggest that you look into the Seven Laws of Noah. Those are the laws that are meant for all humankind. When you follow those laws, you will find yourself.Trust me, we are the real Jews. No one would volunteer for what we have been through for over 3000 years.
I am not a racist. I am good friends with the Community in Dimona. I have been there a number of times. My Daughter is pregnant with a baby of one of their sons and we are delighted about that. But they are not Jews. Her baby will be Jewish becuase his *Mother* is Jewish. Jews just don't lose their language and their traditions and their practices. That is why God chose us. Nothing ever separates us from our Soul. It takes more than a slave ship to separate a Jew from Hebrew. About 3,300 years have gone by (that is the accepted European phraseology for saying having served God in many configurations) and the true Hebrew People still speak Hebrew and have a singular aptitude for the language.
The Blacks who call themselves Hebrews make many allusions to the Ethiopian Jews. Why don't you try to actually reach out to them? We know why you don't and you know why you don't – you would be firmly put in your place as the descendants of idol worshippers of the most crude variety and the charade would be over.
Have the Ethiopian Jews ever reached out to the community in Dimona? Would the community in Dimona be so brazen as to try to tell the Ethiopian Jews that they are also "Hebrews", the *original* and true Hebrews? Certainly not. You run that on ignorant Euro-Gentiles, your White counterparts who are as unknowing of who they are as you are.
The Ethiopian Jews *do* intermarry with all of the other ethnic Jewish groups in Israe, as is known. I have seen a number of children of couples in Israel where one parent is Ethiopian. The children invariably come out *much* lighter than do the children of a White and a Black gentile and their features are semitic, not Negroid. The features of the Ethiopian Jews are also very different than the true Negroids.This is not a racist issue. It is a matter of protecting our heritage from whoever it is who is manipulating you to believe this nonsense. This is most definitely some kind of Xian manipulation because the Blacks who say they are "Hebrews" on the net as well as the community in Dimona all read the New Testament and quote Revelation extensively. *No* Jew would do that. If you came at an Ethiopian Jew with the New Testament he would run, not walk, to get away from you. As all Jews, the Ethiopian Jews have a built-in instinct that makes them flee from all forms of idol worship.
I know it is terrible to have lost your language and culture. But trying to steal ours will not solve your problem. It will compound it.I suggest that you look into the Seven Laws of Noah. Those are the laws that are meant for all Humankind. When you follow those laws, you will find yourself.BTW: My Daughter is pregnant from a young man from that community in Dimona. This is not a racist issue. They are lovely people. They are just not Jews. The father of my Daughter's baby is a prime example of what I mean about Blacks not having the built-in affinity for Hebrew that Jews have. He was born here. Yet, his Hebrew, of course better than the older generation, is nowhere near the fluency of a born Jew in Israel, or even mine, though I arrived here when I was 25. And he's not good with numbers, as most Blacks are not (the few exceptions prove the rule). Hebrew is an *alpha-numerical* language. And the Jews have those specific talents more than any other people on Earth.
I can't help but notice that when Blacks try to use Torah to "prove" they are the real Hebrews (in translation, always in translation) they speak in the past tense about the past and about "history". The first lesson to learn in Torah is that it is eternally true and eternally occurring. That is the reason why when we get to the "last" word of Torah at the end of our yearly cycles of Torah readings, we immediately start with the "first" word again. Everything you say tells me you are not in a Hebrew state of consciousness.
As to their claim that they fulfilled the Biblical prophecy of their being enslaved for 400 years:
"Slavery in the United States began soon after English colonists first settled Virginia  and lasted until the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution ."
"From 1654 until 1865, slavery for life was legal within the boundaries of the present United States."
1865-1607 = 258 [absolute max possible yrs of slavery in the US]
Allow me to anticipate the next trick. You'll say that not all affliction is slavery.There are many, many White gentiles that are afflicted in the US over that time period too - most in fact. White gentiles just l-o-v-e to afflict - even one another.
*All* Jewish groups have some individuals carry the Cohen gene because we strictly followed the laws of marriage of the Cohenim. That is how the Lemba were identified as Jews. The Cohen gene, as well as Semitic markers, were found in their genes.All Jewish groups have very specific genetic markers. Some of the Palestinians have them too and those same Palestinians know they are Jews but keep up a Muslim face for political reasons.
The very fact that people claim that a group of Jews are less Jewish because they *might* be Khazar converts shows that person is neither of the seed of Avraham nor the faith of Avraham and has no concept of what Avraham is and represents.Avraham was the first convert to Judaism and HaShem loved him for that. To be a convert is to be more like Avraham than a born Jew is.
Genetic tests done on my Mother when she was ill showed that she was Sephardiah Tehora. In fact, her bloodline was so pure Sephardi Tahor that her doctors questioned her about her origins because they had never seen a blood sample like that in North America. Yet, though I know my Jewish ancestry is very ancient, I say to you: any real Jew would be prouder to be the child of converts than of born Jews. It is a higher level of devotion to God - a free choice to give oneself and one's progeny to God as a Jew. The fact that you try to degrade and diminish Jews by saying they are converts in a derogatory manner, shows you are not of the true Jewish faith and not in covenant with the God of Yisra'el or you could not say that. You would be ashamed to say such a thing.
Doreen Ellen Bell-Dotan, Tzfat, Yisra'el