Friday, February 29, 2008

Yom L’mokireem

By Yehuda H. Cohane
KNN Staff

Around the world this week, many are celebrating Yom L’mokireem (a day of appreciation). The festive season / day, being officially inaugurated in Jerusalem sunset 27 February 2008, will find family, loved ones, admirers and well-wishers alike exclaiming “Khag Samayahk” or “Yom L’mokireem Samayahk”, loosely translated from Hebrew to mean have a happy joyous day of appreciation.

All too often we as members of the human family take each other for granted. Never really taking time to convey our gratitude or display in the midst of one another a great attitude towards the creator for blessing us with wonderful family and friends.

That is why contained in the Hebrew root (Yud, Koof, Resh =Yakar) from which the word mokireem derives, the Hebrew thought causes us to glean understanding when we take a cursory glimpse at the subsequent definitions that grow out of that root:

From Yud, Koof, Resh = valuable, expensive, dear, costly, beloved, rare, scarce, precious, dignity, to respect, to honor, to appreciate, to elevate the price of.

We must take a moment this season to introspect and inquire of ourselves if any of these aforementioned definitions truly embellish our thoughts of our brothers and sisters in this great-extended human family of ours. For thoughts such as this are the seedbeds of a heavenly new world.

Yom L’mokireem Samayahk

Thursday, February 28, 2008

African Hebrew Israelites

American black community finds spiritual home in the Negev
By John L. Jackson, Jr.
and Ahmadiel Ben Yehuda

African Hebrew Israelites, often referred to as Black Hebrews, are the largest organized group of African-American expatriates living anywhere in the world. The African Hebrew Israelites are the followers of Ben Ammi Ben Israel, who they believe received a vision in 1966 in which he was directed to return African-American descendants of the ancient Israelites to the Promised land, and to establish the long-awaited Kingdom of God on earth.

By 1967, Ben Ammi convinced approximately 400 African-Americans (largely from Chicago) to leave, America (known as the "Lands of the Great Captivity"), and travel to Israel. The first group of "returnees" arrived in Israel in 1969, after a brief sojourn in the wilderness of Liberia.

The movement can be understood in the context of the "great awakening" to historical roots and cultural identity that African-Americans underwent in the 1960s. The Hebrew Israelites maintain their return was not just to their ancestral homeland of Israel (which they consider northeastern Africa), but to a way of life that would testify to the power of God.

While only approximately 3,000 saints (as they call themselves) reside in Israel, thousands live across the US, Caribbean, Europe and Africa and identify with the community, living according to their doctrinal tenets.

Members of the community are vegans. Tobacco, drugs, and alcoholic beverages aside from naturally fermented wines are avoided. Regular exercise (three times weekly) is mandatory for all adults, as is a monthly massage. No-salt days, sugarless weeks, and live food weeks dot their calendar. According to the community's belief system, the choice of relationships, clothing, and music all matter where health is concerned, and every effort is made to create an environment conducive to healing. This consciousness is woven into the lifestyle, resulting in an admired comprehensive health literacy. In 2006, Ghana's Ministry of Health summoned a team from Dimona to assist in the development of a health and nutrition program crucial to that West African country.

See Complete Article: African Hebrew Article

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

The Ramle Seven-Book Tour

The Ramle Seven Book is now on sale

Their confidence and calm belied the fact that they carried on their shoulders the hopes and fears of a people. And while some had never been to a jail before they were not afraid. This was their time to prove God was with them and no matter what… they were up to the challenge.

The incredible, inspiring story of the Ramle 7 recounts one of those rare moments in history when the principled stand of a few encapsulates the longings of generations. It is a testimony of when courage and commitment to righteousness yields the fruit of its seed and becomes the platform for the re-birth of heroism in a resurrected people.

Book Tour featuring Prince Rahm Ben Yehuda-Tour Schedule

ATLANTA Sunday, February 24, 2008 @ 2:00pm
Soul Vegetarian Restaurant
879 Ralph Abernathy Blvd - Atlanta, GA
tel: 404-752-5194

WASHINGTON-BALTIMORE METRO Saturday, March 8, 2008 @ 2:00pm
Everlasting Life
9185 Central Avenue, Capitol Heights, MD
tel: 202-797-8110

CHARLESTON, SC Sunday, March 23, 2008 @ 2:00 pm
Soul Vegetarian Complex 3225-A Rivers Ave. -
North Charleston, SC

CHICAGO, IL Saturday, March 29, 2008 @ 2:00pm
Soul Vegetarian Restaurant
205 East 75th St., Chicago, IL
tel: 773-224-0104

TALLAHASSEE, FL Sunday, April 13, 2008 @ 2:00 pm
Florida A & M University Tucker Hall, Room 200
3102 Martin Luther King Blvd. - Tallahassee, FL

Order a copy of your book today at:

Airline in first biofuel flight

The first flight by a commercial airline to be powered partly by biofuel has taken place
BBC News

A Virgin Atlantic jumbo jet has flown between London's Heathrow and Amsterdam using fuel derived from a mixture of Brazilian babassu nuts and coconuts.

Environmentalists have branded the flight a publicity stunt and claim biofuel cultivation is not sustainable.

Earlier this month, Airbus tested another alternative fuel - a synthetic mix of gas-to-liquid.
Virgin boss Sir Richard Branson said the flight marked a "vital breakthrough" for the entire airline industry.

"This pioneering flight will enable those of us who are serious about reducing our carbon emissions to go on developing the fuels of the future," he said.

But he said fully commercial biofuel flights were likely to use feedstocks such as algae rather than the mix used on the passenger-less flight.

Virgin's Boeing 747 had one of its four engines connected to an independent biofuel tank that it said could provide 20% of the engine's power.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Special Holy Day Series - The Biblical High Holy Days

Special 3-Disc Set is now available
KNN Staff

Yah Khai!!!! Shalom Family. As you know the Holy Day season for 2008 is swiftly approaching.

To aid you in getting a more in depth understanding of these sacred Holy Days, KNN in conjunction with Yehuda Ha Cohen has produced an exhaustive teaching and study aid on the meaning of the Sacred Days.

Don't miss out on the opportunity to get your own personal set for his years Holy Days.

If you are interested in obtaining your 3-disc set please contact Ahtur Keymah at for more details.

"Now these are the commandments, the statutes, and the judgments, which your Yah commanded to teach you, that ye might do them in the land whither ye go to possess it:

That thou mightest fear thy Yah, to keep all his statutes and his commandments, which I command thee, thou, and thy son, and thy son's son, all the days of thy life; and that thy days may be prolonged.

Hear therefore, O Israel, and observe to do it; that it may be well with thee, and that ye may increase mightily, as the Yah of thy fathers hath promised thee, in the land that floweth with milk and honey.

Hear, O Israel: the Lord our Yah, is one: And thou shalt love thy Yah with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.

And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.

And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes. And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates.

Deuteronomy 6:1-9

U.S. sees largest meat recall in history

The subject of an animal-abuse investigation, that provided meat to school lunch programs
By Greg Risling
Associated Press Writer
Sbmitted by Laviyah E. Nahum-KNN

LOS ANGELES - The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Sunday ordered the recall of 143 million pounds of frozen beef from a California slaughterhouse, the subject of an animal-abuse investigation, that provided meat to school lunch programs.

Officials said it was the largest beef recall in the United States, surpassing a 1999 ban of 35 million pounds of ready-to-eat meats.

"Today marks the largest beef recall in U.S. history, and it involves the national school lunch program and other federal food and nutrition programs," said U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin, chairman of the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry. "This begs the question: how much longer will we continue to test our luck with weak enforcement of federal food safety regulations?"