Saturday, November 24, 2007

'Black Hebrews' getting kibbutz

The move will be another milestone for the Black Hebrews
JTA News Agency
Israel's "Black Hebrews" are getting their own kibbutz.

Dimona Mayor Meir Cohen, whose cramped Negev town has been home to the so-called Black Hebrews since their founders emigrated from the United States in the 1960s, announced this week that the community had been allotted a tract of nearby desert land on which to found a kibbutz.

The move will be another milestone in the Black Hebrews' efforts to be recognized by the Jewish state.

Identifying itself as "African Hebrew Israelite," the 3,000-member community claims descent from the Ten Lost Jewish Tribes, but this has long been rejected by rabbinical authorities as baseless.

The Black Hebrews are strict vegans and polygamists, and they practice some Jewish rites. They said their kibbutz will feature tourist attractions like a health spa and restaurant.


Inquirer said...

Why a veggan diet?

Yahshuah was a meat eater (like me) as shown in New Testament, Luke 24:41-43.

He drank wine and the Apostles determined that all comestibles given in the Holy Name were acceptable and were to be received with gratitude.

I accept your congregation's belief in polygyny but not vegetarianism as there is no biblical basis for it.

Respectfully yours ......

Prinzess Yohann said...

I don't get the first commentator!How could you not get vegetarianism,but get polygamy, it does not add up.And to what standing do you get polygamy? Carnally or Perceptionally?Cause if carnally then I would overstand why you get polygamy and not vegetarian( any thing you think has to do with "flesh" you get). Does not the animals you eat have life? Did not Yahweh allow the flesh of an animal to be eating after the flood when all vegetation was destroyed? And now that vegetation is alive and well(if not chemicalized)don't you think we should return to the original meal plan?

Inquirer said...

Reply to the prinzess,

First you have a beautiful name.

Second, I specifically agreed that polygyny is acceptable -- NOT polygamy which is the practice of having multiple spouses.

The Bible specifically allows 7 women to propose marriage to a man all at once as per Isaiah 4:1. Each woman comes with her own dowry and means of support. In the New Testament, Yahshuah did not ever address polygyny or concubinage where a man is allowed to have an unlimited amount of secondary wives. If the Messiah wished to ban these practices He would have said so. But He never addressed these issues and said that He affirmed Mosiac Law!!

Therefore, Mosaic Law subject to certain alterations made under messianic Law are allowed to stand. On that basis, polygyny, concubinage, and meat eating are permissable.

I await proof from anyone that the Bible teaches anything that would refute what I have just written.

Eternal Blessings to all ...

Azaniyah said...

Why not a vegan diet?
You said it yourself, the apostles determined that all foods given in the Holy Name were acceptable. Although the decision was incorrect ,they reached a determination.
If we all are aware of the damage to our bodies caused by eating flesh, (clogged arteries, hypertension, stroke , migraines, colon cancer and the likes thereof) should we continue to slowly kill ourselves by eating flesh.
Deu 30:19 I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that I have set before thee life and death, the blessing and the curse; therefore choose life, that thou mayest live, thou and thy seed;
Knowing the benefits of maintaining a vegan diet why would you choose a slow death instead of a long life. The scripture don't teach common sense but it offers some clues,