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Black Hebrews


  • Here are entered works on those groups (or individuals belonging to those groups) of African Americans or blacks who consider themselves Jewish or Hebrew in religion and ethnicity, but are not recognized as such by the Jewish community in general. Works on African Americans who are Jewish and are recognized as such by other Jews are entered under [African American Jews.]

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  • Scheme Membership(s)

  • Collection Membership(s)

  • Variants

    • Black Israelites
    • Black Jews (African American religious sects)
    • Black Judaism
  • Broader Terms

  • Closely Matching Concepts from Other Schemes

  • Sources

    • found: Work cat.: 97013610: Landing, J.E. Black Judaism : spread of a movement, c1997.
    • found: Melton ecyc. Amer. relig.(Black Judaism, 10 groups)
    • found: Am. alternative rel., 1995:p. 277+ (black Jews)
    • found: Encyc. Am. rel. hist., 1996:p. 73, under Black Jews ("The term Black Jews, or Hebrews, refers to several African-American religious movements that proclaim Judaism as the true religion of African-Americans, claiming a racial connection with the tribes of Israel ..." "various Black Hebrew movements.")
    • found: Encyc. African Am. rel., 1993:p. 89+ (Black Judaism, Black Jews)
    • found: Direct. Afr. Am. rel. bodies, 1995:p. 97+ (Hebrews: lists individual bodies African Hebrew Israelite Community (also known as Black Hebrews); Church of God and Saints of Christ (also known as Church of God Temple Beth El); Church of God (Black Jews); Commandment Keepers Congregation of the Living God; House of Judah; Nation of Yahweh (also known as Hebrew Israelites or Temple of Love); Rastafarians)
    • found: WWW Homepage of the Alliance of Black Jews, essay by Sholomo Ben Levi, "General Description of the Black Jewish or Hebrew Israelite Community"("some [of these groups] reject the term "Jews" because it connotes, in the minds of most people, a white ethnic group. ... The groups who feel this way prefer the term Hebrew or Israelite ... groups that describe themselves as either Black Jews, Hebrews, or Israelites")
    • found: WWW Black Messianic Hebrew Home Page(Black Jews/Hebrews)
  • LC Classification

    • BP605.B64
  • General Notes

    • Here are entered works on those groups (or individuals belonging to those groups) of African Americans or blacks who consider themselves Jewish or Hebrew in religion and ethnicity, but are not recognized as such by the Jewish community in general. Works on African Americans who are Jewish and are recognized as such by other Jews are entered under [African American Jews.]
  • Example Notes

    • Note under [African American Jews]
  • Change Notes

    • 2000-11-06: new
    • 2003-10-06: revised
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