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“If I was brought into this world only to help the Ethiopians that is enough for me.”

The Israelite Board of Rabbis joins with much of the world in mourning the death of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef. His brilliance as a Torah sage is well known and his accomplishments are legendary. Most obituaries have focused on his role as a founder and leader of the Shas political party which was created to protect the interest of Sephardi and Mizrahi Jews who were not being adequately represented by the Ashkenazi ruling elite in Israel. Through their yeshevot they fought to preserve Sephardi culture, traditions, and above all an ancient tradition of Torah learning and independent Bet Din (rabbinic court).

We pay special tribute to Rabbi Ovadia Yosef for the wisdom and courage he displayed in 1973. Though he was only in his first year as the Sephardi Chief Rabbi of Israel, he took the bold step of recognizing the Jewishness of Beta Israel (the black Jews of Ethiopia). The Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi, Shlomo Goren, initially rejected this decision and the Chief Rabbinet of Israel, which was under Goren’s control, required that “pro forma” conversions be done. Rabbi Yosef opposed this position. He subsequently became an ardent defender of the Beta Israel; he spoke out against discrimination and segregation in Israeli religious schools. He even threatened to “fire any principal” and withhold funding from any Shas school that refused to admit Ethiopian children on an equal basis. Having been born in Baghdad and having lived for a time in Egypt, he had a profound understanding of the challenges that Jews from the Mediterranean and Africa face in the larger Jewish world.

“May his soul be bound up in the bond of eternal life”.

Dr. Beno Rothenberg, director of the Institute of
Archaeo-Metallurgy, University College London, has written books
including An Archeaological PassoverHaggadah.
In an attempt to prove that the Hebrews were enslaved and traveled to
Israel as the Bible says, Dr. Rothenberg offers numerous pieces of
evidence, such as this wall painting from the tomb of Rekmire 15th
Century B.C.E. that purports to show Semitic people at work. Though it
was not his intention, the evidence that he and other scholars present
make a compelling case for the existence of a Hebrew presence in Egypt,
it also makes a strong prima facie case in favor of the proposition that
these Israelites in Africa were also black people.

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I JUST WANTED TO HIGHLIGHT THIS PARAGRAPH:

"Though it was not his intention, the evidence that he and other scholars present
make a compelling case for the existence of a Hebrew presence in Egypt,
it also makes a strong prima facie case in favor of the proposition that
these Israelites in Africa were also black people."

ROBERTPOWELL, I found my RABBI AND THERE ARE MORE OF THEM.

Sunday, August 2nd 2020 at 4:03PM
Deacon Ron Gray

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef: 1920- 2013

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1973....Chief Rabbi of Israel, he took the bold step of recognizing the Jewishness of Beta Israel

Jewishness of (the black Jews of Ethiopia).

Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi, Shlomo Goren..rejected this decision and the Chief Rabbinet of Israel,

which was under Goren’s control, required that “pro forma” conversions be done.

....Rabbi Yosef....spoke out against discrimination and segregation in Israeli religious schools.

He even threatened to “fire any principal” and withhold funding from any Shas school that refused

to admit Ethiopian children on an equal basis.

Having been born in Baghdad and having lived for a time in Egypt, he had a profound understanding

of the challenges that Jews from the Mediterranean and Africa face in the larger Jewish world.

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef: 1920- 2013 http://www.blackjews.org/archive/

Posted By: Deacon Ron Gray
Sunday, August 2nd 2020 at 6:16AM
You can also click here to view all posts by this author...

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".....I JUST WANTED TO HIGHLIGHT THIS PARAGRAPH:

"Though it was not his intention, the evidence that he and other scholars present
make a compelling case for the existence of a Hebrew presence in Egypt,
it also makes a strong prima facie case in favor of the proposition that
these Israelites in Africa were also black people."

ROBERTPOWELL, I found my RABBI AND THERE ARE MORE OF THEM....."

Sunday, August 2nd 2020 at 4:03PM
Deacon Ron Gray

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OK.....I would NOT have Commented on this silly blaggette had MY NAME not be mentioned....

....I, Robert Powell, agreed to my BIA membership agreement to combat Racist Ignorance

I READ all that is possible of BIA, Subjects and Pride Education as a solution to Misconceptions.

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So; does deaCON; deceased Rabbi still give deaCON advice.....?

...If he does; did HE consider himself....COLORED'..blackHebrewIsraelite'......LIKE deaCON?

OR did HE consider himself.................COLORED..'whiteHebrewIsraelite'

OR did HE consider himself.................COLORED'..oliveHebrewIsraelite'

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The challenges that María de la Soledad Teresa, African American BIA Genesis: posed to USA

is THAT American.... US-USA Citizens and 'our Racist Collective' SHOULD STOP IT....Like your Rabbi

....Whether Racist Ignorance-Lunacy is in USA or europe, russia or The State of Israel...IT must STOP!

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Como SIEMPRE....

....Gracias y lo más importante GRACIAS---María de la Soledad Teresa y Vote en 2020 por el cambio

כמו תמיד... תודה רבה והכי חשוב תודה---גברת מריה דה לה סולאבא תרזה או'בריאן והצביעו ב 2020 לשינוי

Monday, August 3rd 2020 at 10:24AM
robert powell
YOUR WORDS: So; does deaCON; deceased Rabbi still give deaCON advice.....?

MY REPLY: When you read through a history book, do you consider a dead author giving advice or giving a eyewitness account of a giving event?

YOUR WORDS: ...If he does; did HE consider himself....COLORED'..blackHebrewIsraelite'......LIKE deaCON?

MY REPLY: ROBERTPOWELL, "NO!!!" His skin color was NOT the issues but what Dr. Beno Rothenberg, The Director of The Institute of Archaeo-Metallurgy, University College London, has written books including An Archeaological PassoverHaggadah.

In an attempt to prove that the Hebrews were enslaved and traveled to
Israel as the Bible says, Dr. Rothenberg offers numerous pieces of
evidence, such as this wall painting from the tomb of Rekmire 15th
Century B.C.E. that purports to show Semitic people at work. Though it
was not his intention, the evidence that he and other scholars present
make a compelling case for the existence of a Hebrew presence in Egypt,
it also makes a strong prima facie case in favor of the proposition that
these Israelites in Africa were also BLACK PEOPLE. "

ROBERTPOWELL, if you can not conceive the evidence material presented before you, then you can not follow the lead of María de la Soledad Teresa, YOU robertpowell, becomes the problem and a sticking point to the growth of the knowledge of the Black American on this website.



Tuesday, August 4th 2020 at 10:33AM
Deacon Ron Gray

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef: 1920- 2013

SUBJECT

Rabbi seems a Great Rabbi of Africa Asia...I do not believe I ever met him....

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deaCON what was the purpose of deaCON response to my comments above....?

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"......I JUST WANTED TO HIGHLIGHT THIS PARAGRAPH:

.....Though......Hebrew presence in Egypt.....the proposition that these Israelites

in Africa were black people."

ROBERTPOWELL, I found my RABBI AND THERE ARE MORE OF THEM...."

Sunday, August 2nd 2020 at 4:03PM
Deacon Ron Gray

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...Wasn't that a deaCON message to me?..deaCON ..selfIdentifies as 'blackChristianHebrewIsraelite'

I, Robert Powell, always thought; as Irish-Cuban American BIA Genesis María de la Soledad Teresa,

presented in 2007...that the skin and culture of an American is Insignificant AND "the problem"..

....AND that for America to solve..."the problem"... in 2007(what a visionary Mrs.Obrien) ....

we MUST as a Nation of One People-Citizenry...STOP it..STOP this deaCON COLORED'identification'

STOP this LUNACY of dividing America with COLORED'whiteRedBlackYellow' NONSENSE and divisive

language nonsense of LatinoEnglishNativeChinese....NO deaCON I understand...I BEEN WOKE...!

.....Rabbi Ovadia Yosef seems a GREAT Rabbi....he seemed WOKE

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...BUT; as USUAL at BIA, deaCON RETORTS to Racistly Ignorant LYIN NONSENSE>.....

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"....ROBERTPOWELL...did HE consider himself....COLORED'..blackHebrewIsraelite'......LIKE deaCON?

....if you can not conceive the evidence material presented before you,

then you can not follow the lead of María de la Soledad Teresa.............

YOU robertpowell, becomes the problem and a sticking point to the growth of the knowledge of

the Black American on this website....."

Tuesday, August 4th 2020 at 10:33AM
Deacon Ron Gray

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Welcome to BlackInAmerica.com!

BIA, is an online community for African American men, women, and families, and want to shatter

negative stereotypes and misconceptions.

This platform stimulates positive ideas, dialogue and solutions.

This site....does compliment their "Black In America" special reports.

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Mrs. Maria de la Soleda Teresa Obrien NEVER said; the deaCON words... "Black American"

....I believe I can comprehend the BIA, African American Family Preamble well...

AND BIA, Genesis María de la Soledad Teresa Obriens' attempt to WAKE America from SYSTEMIC Virus

and Viral Racist Beliefs....(she was dismissed from CNN after this EARLY-American WAKENING)

....HAD AMERICANS stopped LYIN-Nonsense-Misconceptions of COLORIZATION that deaCON ALWAYS enables

Americans may not have had to wait to 2020...to "SEE" the VIRUS and see American Cities ruined....

....I, AS Mrs. Maria de la Soledad Teresa Obrien POINT OUT....SYSTEMIC Virus Racist Misconceptions

STOP deaCON from enabling-PASTING SYSTEMIC Virus and Viral Racist Beliefs of COLOREDS


Wednesday, August 5th 2020 at 11:07AM
robert powell
ROBERTPOWELL, Did you read with understanding the words of Dr. Beno Rothenberg, director of the Institute of
Archaeo-Metallurgy, University College London, has written books, including An Archeaological PassoverHaggadah.

Were is this so-called LYIN-Nonsense-Misconceptions of COLORIZATION that deaCON ALWAYS enables in these words:

"In an attempt to prove that the Hebrews were enslaved and traveled to Israel as the Bible says, Dr. Rothenberg offers numerous pieces of evidence, such as this wall painting from the tomb of Rekmire 15th Century B.C.E. that purports to show Semitic people at work. Though it was not his intention, the evidence that he and other scholars present make a compelling case for the existence of a Hebrew presence in Egypt, it also makes a strong prima facie case in favor of the proposition that these Israelites in Africa were also BLACK PEOPLE. "

Where is the LYIN-Nonsense-Misconceptions of COLORIZATION that deaCON ALWAYS enables?

ROBERTPOWELL, do you actually believe that the bloodline of the original Hebrews of The Holy Bible was Caucasians?

Wednesday, August 5th 2020 at 9:58PM
Deacon Ron Gray
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