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    I was wondering if anyone has ever seen or know any black jews. I have yet to come across one, nor have I seen any.
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    I've seen some on TV but I don't think there are many in the UK, even in the cities with large Jewish communities like London.
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    Only a few- and I'm Jewish!!!
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    I think there are a couple of ethiopians.
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beta_Israel
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    I know one. He has an afro.
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    Yeah, but I've spent several summers in Jerusalem, no surprise..

    There's Ethiopian jews and all sorts.

    Read: http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1077094.html
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    I can't edit my post ^^, so also

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    (Original post by WhatIsAUsername?)
    I was wondering if anyone has ever seen or know any black jews. I have yet to come across one, nor have I seen any.
    Yes. My former MP Oona King was one.
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    There was the fuss in the states a few months back about that Black Jewish convert who became a black rabbi...so yeah, they exist.

    Plus that whole theory about the black jews out of egypt.
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    (Original post by ttx)
    Yes. My former MP Oona King was one.

    Not the MP for Bethnal Green and Bow, was she?

    Oona I didn't know she was a jew.
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    (Original post by WhatIsAUsername?)
    Not the MP for Bethnal Green and Bow, was she?

    Oona I didn't know she was a jew.
    Yes. It was quite notable at the time for the contrast, a constituency where the electorate was heavily poor, non-black, male and muslim elected a middle-class black female jew.
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    (Original post by Peregrine)
    There was the fuss in the states a few months back about that Black Jewish convert who became a black rabbi...so yeah, they exist.

    Plus that whole theory about the black jews out of egypt.

    Yeah Egypt, I love that country!!
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    (Original post by Bubbles*de*Milo)
    I can't edit my post ^^, so also

    lol he even has the jewish nose thing going on.
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    yup.
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    I bought a Lenny Kravitz cd once. Was good.
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    One of my dad's friend is a black jew who used to live in Israel, now lives in the UK, although he is the only person I met who was black and jewish!
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    A few. I know some Asian Jews.
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    (Original post by ttx)
    Yes. It was quite notable at the time for the contrast, a constituency where the electorate was heavily poor, non-black, male and muslim elected a middle-class black female jew.
    I think there reason for her getting elected was more because of her Labour tag. The area is mostly Bengali's living on benefits, who thought the only way to continue receiving those benefits was to vote Labour.
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    yes I know a black jew

    he doesn't hold up a sign saying he is a 'black' jew
 
 
 
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