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THE REAL JEWS ARE BLACK: meet רעב דבר (The Hunger)

27 July 2010

Author : jeanne-salome-rochat

(Undertitle: Socrates, Mozart, Queen Elizabeth, and these guys)

רעב דבר (The Hunger) is on Myspace.

Originally looking for something completely different, I came accross this article about The Israelite Church of God in Jesus Christ, apparently very famous, whose disciples claim to be “the true biblical and ethnic Jews.” The foundation of the ICGJC doctrine consists in the following statement: everything we’ve been taught is a lie: The real Jews are black.

The article was written by Ms Angela Valdez and published in The Washington City Paper on March 21th, 2008.

Following a pretty simple explanation (obviously), we end up facing the possibility that Hebrews actually had and still have “skin as dark as the earth”. The article is directly linked to stories the journalist apparently experienced herself. Extract:

The teacher calls upon his reader to recite from the Song of Solomon, Chapter 1, Verse 5.

“I am black.”

“Read it again,” the teacher says.

“I am black.”

“Read it backwards,” the teacher says.

“Black am I.”

“Read it again,” the teacher says.

“I am black.”

Here is the entire verse from the King James edition: “I am black, but comely, O ye daughters of Jerusalem, as the tents of Kedar, as the curtains of Solomon. Look not upon me, because I am black, because the sun hath looked upon me: my mother’s children were angry with me; they made me the keeper of the vineyards; but mine own vineyard have I not kept.”

Whereas the psychological, philosophical, cultural and theatrical reasons why we keep looking for new explanations of our more or less conventional being on earth (may our skin carry a color that is more or less close to its) are most of the time either exhausting or boring to discuss, the resulting (but indeed, not only) aesthetical aspect of it is most usually an thrilling delight.

רעב דבר (The Hunger), at home.

Real Jews might be black, yes, just as much as True People are hedonists.

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