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Jewish Rabbinical Court Ruled That Igbos Are Descendants Of Ancient Israelites. by hammer567: 1:09pm On Apr 19
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IGBO ARE DESCENDANTS OF ANCIENT HEBREW.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pj27KETQIS0



Jewish Rabbinate rules Igbos are Israelites


Published Feb 16, 2022
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On the 14th day of January 2022 [12 Shebat 5782], the Jewish Rabbinate of the Obadya Alliance [Dayan Jacob de Oliveira, Dayan Eliezer Tabor, Dayan Yehonatan Elazar-DeMota, Rabbi Hananiah Cohen, and Rabbi Haim Ovadia] ruled that the Igbos of Nigeria are descendants of ancient Israelites. According to the Rabbinate, “the presence of Israelites along the Niger River had been known by Jewish authorities in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Lithuania, and Suriname. Rabbinic letters addressed to the Igbos by Chief rabbis: Dr. Solomon Hershel Lewin, David Meldola, and the Gaon of Vilna (Elijan Zalman), support the idea that there was contact between European Jewish communities and Igbo Israelites. All of the correspondence from the aforementioned rabbinic authorities address the Igbos as “brethren of the Children of Israel.” Accordingly, there is no doubt of their origins, nor of their halakhic status as Israelites.”

According to the Rabbinate, while there is yet an exhaustive academic genetic study of the Igbos, the data of the majority of those who have reported their autosomal and y-chromosome DNA, supports that their ancestors migrated from the Levant Basin, sharing genetic links with Sephardic and Ashkenazi Jews alike. The Rabbinate noted the fact that rabbinic authorities during the Songhai Empires were aware of Israelites in Igboland, which leads to the logical conclusion that they treated Igbos as Israelites.

The final conclusion of the Obadya Alliance Rabbinate was that “Igbos are to be treated as Israelites, in every sense of the word, and also their priestly and Levite lineages should be upheld as valid.” The Rabbinate advised that upon the return of the Igbos to Omenana (what you do in the Land), they should be circumcised [if they hadn’t performed it already], say the sheheḥeyánu afterwards, and partake in the kola nut ceremony with their brethren, as is customary among Igbos.

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My personal joy with this ruling is the attention it may draw, which may also trigger more scholars to do more research about Igbos, what the Igbos offered the world in the past, what they are offering the world now, and what they would offer the world in the future. As democracy is under assault, the Igbos are democratic to the core and stand out as the most culturally democratic ethnic entity globally. The world may have a look at the Igbo traditional system of government, which has survived despite many years of British rule and Nigeria’s deliberate marginalization.

It is interesting that the Obadya Rabbinate addressed Igbos as Israelites, not as Jews. They also affirmed Omenana (what you do in the Land) as the authentic original religion of the children of Israel. Dr. James Horton Africanus Beal had, in his 1868 book, West African Countries and Peoples, British and Native: And a Vindication of the African Race, described Igbo religion as Judaism mixed with pagan practices. In another book, The story of the Niger: A record of travel and adventure from the days of Mungo Park to the present time, Published 1888, author Robert Richardson observed, "The religion of the natives is almost pure idolatry; but some slight traces of Judaism may be discovered in it - a circumstance which seems to indicate that some stray wanderers of the Hebrew race must long ago have found their way to these regions, and in the gradual course of time become assimilated to the natives both in appearance and customs, leavening the races around them, however, with a few of their own ideas."

With this validation of Omenana as Israelite religion, Jewish and Igbo scholars should come together to fill in the gaps created by years of exile between Omenana in Africa, and Judaism in Europe. With Omenana poised to go mainstream, this learning process between Jews and Igbos would be invaluable for both groups, as they compare notes, as there could well be traces of Christianity in both modern Judaism and modern Omenana.

The Igbo Osu practice (Nethinim), which is rooted in Omenana has been both obdurate and pertinacious to modern Igbo society. These were temple servitors known from the books of Ezra, Nehemiah, and Chronicles. Scholars are divided as to whether they were actually slaves or property of the Temple. While Ezra 8:20 says that they had been set apart by David “to attend the Levites,” 1Chronicles 9:1-2 describes them simply as servitors like the Levites. To the Igbo, Nethinim or Osu are a "caste" that should not intermarry with free-born Igbo. Unfortunately, despite 200 years of Christianity in Igboland, with the creed “There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus” (Galatians 3:28), the Osu still suffer discrimination.

In Talmudic times the Nethinim were put on a level with bastards, and their descendants, male and female, were interdicted from marriage with Israelites for all time (Yeb. ii. 4, viii. 3); this is said to have been established by David (Yeb. 78b) or by Ezra (Num. R. viii.). Nethinim were allowed to marry only proselytes, freedmen, bastards, and foundlings (Ḳid. viii. 3). In tables of precedence they are reckoned very low, coming after bastards in Yer. Hor. iii. 5 and Yer. Yeb., viii. 5. The Igbos may learn how to solve the Osu problem from the Jews. Since Christianity did not solve this problem, maybe Judaism will.

For someone who has worked on this subject for decades, digesting this ruling and its ground-shattering significance would be like peeling the multiple layers of an onion, with tears in your eyes. The most significant, in my opinion, is that the genocide against the Igbos between 1968 and 1970 would now be addressed as genocide against Israelites, highlighting the shared destiny of both Jews and Igbos as descendants of one father, Jacob, whom God renamed Israel.

The Igbos have suffered more genocide, perennial massacres, ethnic cleansing, discrimination, and marginalization in Nigeria. Igbos are perceived as a market-dominant minority, a resented “outsider” ethnic group. In a White House memo dated Tuesday, January 28, 1969, to President Nixon, former Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger described the Igbos as “the wandering Jews of West Africa, gifted, aggressive, westernized, at best envied and resented, but mostly despised by their neighbors in the federation.” Just as the world was called upon to answer the Jewish Question, the world has neglected to even entertain the Igbo Question. My hope is that this ruling may draw global attention thereto.

The ruling was signed by Dr. Dayan Yehonatan Elazar-DeMota, who has a Master’s degree in Anthropology and Religious Studies from Florida International University, and a PhD in International Law from the University of Amsterdam.

You may find the original copy of the ruling here - Obadyah: Igbos Are Israelites



Yeah I'm pretty much convinced
https://www./jewish-rabbinate-rules-igbos-israelites-eugene-emeka-maduewesi-ll-m-

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Re: Jewish Rabbinical Court Ruled That Igbos Are Descendants Of Ancient Israelites. by hammer567: 1:12pm On Apr 19
Please this thread if for my fellow Igbos.

I copied and pasted the snippet below from one of the justification points of the Jewish Rabbinical Court that ruled that Igbos are Israelites.

I also googled and found out that people having the same or related y-chromosomes means that they are descended from the same male ancestor. In the Igbo case, this male ancestor must be Jacob (whose name was also Israel).
Anyone that understands DNA may want to shed more light on this matter.

The ruling also insinuates that Umu Nri are descendants of Levi, thus their traditional role of providing levitical services to the Igbo race and beyond.


Genetic studies of the y-chromosome of Igbo men demonstrate that they originated in the Levant basin, sharing genetic links with Sephardic and Ashkenazi Jews alike. While there is yet an exhaustive academic genetic study of the Igbos, the data of the majority of those who have reported their autosomal and y-chromosome DNA, supports that their ancestors migrated from the Levant Basin into East Africa, and then settled in West Africa.

Moreover, Igbos are organized according to clans. The elders transmit genealogies orally, back to our patriarch Jacob. Indeed, many Igbos descend from Kohanim and Levites. These facts attest to the ancient Israelite origin of the Igbos.



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Re: Jewish Rabbinical Court Ruled That Igbos Are Descendants Of Ancient Israelites. by helinues: 1:12pm On Apr 19
Toh

So when are they relocating back to their original home country?

grin

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Re: Jewish Rabbinical Court Ruled That Igbos Are Descendants Of Ancient Israelites. by michlins(m): 1:22pm On Apr 19
Alụ gbaa afọ, ọ bụrụ omenala.


Look at how these people have continued with this lie and it's looking like truth. Igbo people are Igbo people and not children of Israel for goodness sake.

What type of colonization is this?

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Re: Jewish Rabbinical Court Ruled That Igbos Are Descendants Of Ancient Israelites. by hammer567: 1:23pm On Apr 19
IGBO PEOPLE GENETICS HAVE ALWAYS STOOD OUT IN WEST AFRICA.


THAT OUR LIGHT SKIN ALONE IS UNAFRICAN.


WE BEEN SOMEWHERE ELSE BEFORE RETURN.


WE CAME FROM THE LEVANT.



THERE ARE SIMILAR TRIBES TO IGBO ALONG OUR MIGRATION ROOT FROM EAST AFRICA, BEYOND ETHIOPIA, SUDAN, AND CAR.



IGBOLAND





https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ka7ML2T54gI



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDUkjV3YvE0&t=232s

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Re: Jewish Rabbinical Court Ruled That Igbos Are Descendants Of Ancient Israelites. by hammer567: 1:32pm On Apr 19
Nsude pyramid

ANCIENT PYRAMIDS IN IGBO LAND SUGGEST A WEST AFRICAN ORIGIN OF EGYPTIAN CIVILIZATION
Wrong and false dating of Nigerian artefacts have been the norm since the dawn of Archaeology in Nigeria. As a matter of fact the British colonialists had also found ten step pyramids in the area of Nsukka, each the size of a single storeyed building, when they first arrived in Igbo land!
Certainly it was not an accident of History, but a well orchestrated plot aimed at extinguishing Igbo links with Egyptian civilization, that the pyramids which were located in the village of Abaja in Nsude town, near Nsukka, in Northern Igbo disappeared without a trace and without any official entry being made of them in any archive or historical record by the otherwise very meticulous British anthropologists, colonialists and missionaries.
Since the discovery of the Nsude pyramids, black and Afro-centric scholars all over the world have seen them as the long sought-after missing link to a Black African origin of Egyptian civilization.

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Re: Jewish Rabbinical Court Ruled That Igbos Are Descendants Of Ancient Israelites. by hammer567: 1:33pm On Apr 19
WHERE DID IGBO PEOPLE LEARN TO BUILD PYRAMID?

WHERE DID THEY SEE PYRAMID IN COLONIAL TIMES?

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Re: Jewish Rabbinical Court Ruled That Igbos Are Descendants Of Ancient Israelites. by Babalegba(m): 1:34pm On Apr 19
So they are relocating to Israel with all their deities

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Re: Jewish Rabbinical Court Ruled That Igbos Are Descendants Of Ancient Israelites. by banku: 1:35pm On Apr 19
Why are Africans, the original man clamoring to be those they gave life to if not inferiority complex.

Especially in countries where they are humiliated and discriminated against. No wonder they tell the world they are from the zoo.

So they put them in cages for display or locked up where they make up less than 15 percent of the population but over 50 in prison.

Nigerians are different though, all they do is buy themselves into these countries with their fortunes.

Please which country can one go with a billion naira?

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Re: Jewish Rabbinical Court Ruled That Igbos Are Descendants Of Ancient Israelites. by hammer567: 1:37pm On Apr 19
IGBO LITERALLY TRANSLATE TO ANCIENT.


IGBO IS CORRUPTION OF HEBREW



OUR LANGUAGE IS ANCIENT HEBREW


ALOT OF ANCIENT HEBREW WORDS

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Re: Jewish Rabbinical Court Ruled That Igbos Are Descendants Of Ancient Israelites. by nabiz(m): 1:41pm On Apr 19
michlins:
Alụ gbaa afọ, ọ bụrụ omenala.


Look at how these people have continued with this lie and it's looking like truth. Igbo people are Igbo people and not children of Israel for goodness sake.

What type of colonization is this?
so can you tell us where igbos migrated from. If you can't tell then keep quiet

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Re: Jewish Rabbinical Court Ruled That Igbos Are Descendants Of Ancient Israelites. by Christistruth00: 1:44pm On Apr 19
If Yorubas claim to be anything but Black Africans it is like a Crown Prince rejecting a Royal Crown and Throne
God Almighty was preparing him for
We are the most Black African of all , Past present and future

We are the proudest Black Africans with our full Chest we are still Thanking Jesus for Creating
us Black Africans
On the day God Almighty Created Yorubas to be part of the black Race
his Angels in Heaven went wild with dancing, thunderous applause and Victorious Praises
and the whole earth was trembling at their dance moves


“Iwo ni Imole gbo gbo adu lawo”

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Re: Jewish Rabbinical Court Ruled That Igbos Are Descendants Of Ancient Israelites. by Melagros(m): 1:54pm On Apr 19
COMRADES, okay
Re: Jewish Rabbinical Court Ruled That Igbos Are Descendants Of Ancient Israelites. by Raskimonojendor: 1:56pm On Apr 19
Lol. 🤡s

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Re: Jewish Rabbinical Court Ruled That Igbos Are Descendants Of Ancient Israelites. by hasyak(m): 1:57pm On Apr 19
I honestly believe Igbo have a lot in common the Jews, that a look at how they think?
Re: Jewish Rabbinical Court Ruled That Igbos Are Descendants Of Ancient Israelites. by hasyak(m): 1:58pm On Apr 19
hasyak:
I honestly believe Igbo have a lot in common the Jews, that a look at how they think?
It is either they are the special one or always the victims??

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Re: Jewish Rabbinical Court Ruled That Igbos Are Descendants Of Ancient Israelites. by hammer567: 2:02pm On Apr 19
Raskimonojendor:
Lol. 🤡s

TOILET PAPER!

OUTDATED!

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Re: Jewish Rabbinical Court Ruled That Igbos Are Descendants Of Ancient Israelites. by hammer567: 2:03pm On Apr 19
hasyak:

It is either they are the special one or always the victims??


HEBREW ISRAELITES CARRY GOD CHOSEN PEOPLE ANNOINTING


THAT IS WHY.


ALL HEBREW ISRAELITES FEEL THAT WAY, SCATTERED ALL OVER GOD EARTH
Re: Jewish Rabbinical Court Ruled That Igbos Are Descendants Of Ancient Israelites. by cocolacec(m): 2:07pm On Apr 19
Biafrans can now relocate to the new country of Israel like the Ethiopia Jews.
Congratulations Biafrans leave the zoo for us.

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Re: Jewish Rabbinical Court Ruled That Igbos Are Descendants Of Ancient Israelites. by OfoIgbo: 2:09pm On Apr 19
banku:
Why are Africans, the original man clamoring to be those they gave life to if not inferiority complex.

Especially in countries where they are humiliated and discriminated against. No wonder they tell the world they are from the zoo.

So they put them in cages for display or locked up where they make up less than 15 percent of the population but over 50 in prison.

Nigerians are different though, all they do is buy themselves into these countries with their fortunes.

Please which country can one go with a billion naira?

You are the one showing inferiority by imagining ancient Israelites were not dark in complexion.

Igbos are Hebrews. Anyone that claims to be Israelite or Jewish, must be related to the Igbos, otherwise that person's Jewishness or Israeliteness must be withdrawn, unless the person underwent the Jewish conversion process.

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Re: Jewish Rabbinical Court Ruled That Igbos Are Descendants Of Ancient Israelites. by CrossRhodes: 2:10pm On Apr 19
hammer567:
IGBO LITERALLY TRANSLATE TO ANCIENT.


IGBO IS CORRUPTION OF HEBREW



OUR LANGUAGE IS ANCIENT HEBREW


ALOT OF ANCIENT HEBREW WORDS
Can you point to articles or more information about these?
Re: Jewish Rabbinical Court Ruled That Igbos Are Descendants Of Ancient Israelites. by hammer567: 2:10pm On Apr 19
IT'S IN THE BIBLE


WHO WAS THE BIBLE REFERING TO, THAT MIGRATED THROUGH ETHIOPIA/SUDAN WESTWARD?


WHO COULD THEY BE? IGBO
Isaiah 18:1-2, the prophet Isaiah refers to a country beyond the rivers of Cush

Zephaniah 3:10
Audio Crossref Comm Hebrew
Verse (Click for Chapter)
New International Version
From beyond the rivers of Cush my worshipers, my scattered people who live beyond the rivers of Ethiopia will bring me offerings
Re: Jewish Rabbinical Court Ruled That Igbos Are Descendants Of Ancient Israelites. by tollyboy5(m): 2:10pm On Apr 19
This guy is gone lol grin cheesy

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Re: Jewish Rabbinical Court Ruled That Igbos Are Descendants Of Ancient Israelites. by Bulldozer90: 2:11pm On Apr 19
helinues:
Toh

So when are they relocating back to their original home country?

grin
ronus have now abandoned "renewed hope agenda" which used to be their "life long ambition" to wail over Igbo matter. Fixing the country was never their goal but inferiority complex and the need to measure up was the motivation of fighting for presidency.

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Re: Jewish Rabbinical Court Ruled That Igbos Are Descendants Of Ancient Israelites. by OfoIgbo: 2:12pm On Apr 19
Christistruth00:
If Yorubas claim to be anything but Black Africans it is like a Crown Prince rejecting a Royal Crown and Throne
God Almighty was preparing him for
We are the most Black African of all , Past present and future

We are the proudest Black Africans with our full Chest we are still Thanking Jesus for Creating
us Black Africans
On the day God Almighty Created Yorubas to be part of the black Race
his Angels in Heaven went wild with dancing, thunderous applause and Victorious Praises
and the whole earth was trembling at their dance moves


“Iwo ni Imole gbo gbo adu lawo”

I appreciate the fact that you mentioned and thanked our Jewish brother, the Messiah of you and me.

Keep rejoicing. Nothing wrong with your happiness.
Re: Jewish Rabbinical Court Ruled That Igbos Are Descendants Of Ancient Israelites. by OfoIgbo: 2:14pm On Apr 19
hammer567:


TOILET PAPER!

OUTDATED!

The nigga was posting ancient history. grin grin
Re: Jewish Rabbinical Court Ruled That Igbos Are Descendants Of Ancient Israelites. by Bulldozer90: 2:16pm On Apr 19
Christistruth00:
If Yorubas claim to be anything but Black Africans it is like a Crown Prince rejecting a Royal Crown and Throne
God Almighty was preparing him for
We are the most Black African of all , Past present and future

We are the proudest Black Africans with our full Chest we are still Thanking Jesus for Creating
us Black Africans
On the day God Almighty Created Yorubas to be part of the black Race
his Angels in Heaven went wild with dancing, thunderous applause and Victorious Praises
and the whole earth was trembling at their dance moves


“Iwo ni Imole gbo gbo adu lawo”
it is a lie. You guys are not "proud blacks" Yorubas are the biggest "suckers" for fair skin in the world.
There have been several laughable attempts to link Yorubas to ancient Israel without a single ounce of evidence, or at least, to make an inclusive claim that all southerners in Nigeria are Jews, all ending as failure.

Even on nairaland, such thread abound.

If you are proud and don't have inferiority complex, you shouldn't be in a thread about Igbo origin where Yoruba is not mentioned.

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Re: Jewish Rabbinical Court Ruled That Igbos Are Descendants Of Ancient Israelites. by OfoIgbo: 2:17pm On Apr 19
cocolacec:
Biafrans can now rekocate to the new country of osrael like the Ethiopia Jews.
Congratulations Biafrans leave the zoo for us.

Iyasikwa

We are keeping every grain of sand from the northernmost part of Anambra and Enugu states, to the southernmost tips of Bonny and Opobo.
From the westernmost part of Anioma to the easternmost part of Ebony state

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Re: Jewish Rabbinical Court Ruled That Igbos Are Descendants Of Ancient Israelites. by hammer567: 2:24pm On Apr 19
OfoIgbo:


The nigga was posting ancient history. grin grin


ISAIAH 19 1-2 IS EVEN MORE SPECIFIC

Igboland is the home of the Igbo people and it covers most of Southeast Nigeria. This area is divided by the Niger River into two unequal sections – the eastern region (which is the largest) and the midwestern region.




Isaiah 18:1-2 New Century Version (NCV)
That land sends messengers across the sea; they go on the water in boats made of reeds. Go, quick messengers, to a people who are tall and smooth-skinned, who are feared everywhere. They are a powerful nation that defeats other nations. Their land is divided by rivers.

Re: Jewish Rabbinical Court Ruled That Igbos Are Descendants Of Ancient Israelites. by hammer567: 2:27pm On Apr 19
In this map beyond the rivers of Cush/Ethiopia, the only people that their land is divided by River Niger and River Benue is the Igbo people.


The bible is true today, yesterday and forever.


It tell you where to find the Lost tribes of Israel.



Zephaniah 3:10 ►
Audio Crossref Comm Hebrew
Verse (Click for Chapter)
New International Version
From beyond the rivers of Cush my worshipers, my scattered people who live beyond the rivers of Ethiopia will bring me offerings
Re: Jewish Rabbinical Court Ruled That Igbos Are Descendants Of Ancient Israelites. by hammer567: 2:33pm On Apr 19
OfoIgbo:


The nigga was posting ancient history. grin grin


The bible is specific, migration is done along the banks of the River.

They followed the River and then continued westeward with the River through congo.

Their land is divided by River.

Beyond the River of Cush and Ethiopia, the only land divided by Rivers is Igbo land. and Igala land.

Remember our Oral history makes it clear that Igala are our kith and kin.

Re: Jewish Rabbinical Court Ruled That Igbos Are Descendants Of Ancient Israelites. by OfoIgbo: 2:33pm On Apr 19
hammer567:



ISAIAH 19 1-2 IS EVEN MORE SPECIFIC

Igboland is the home of the Igbo people and it covers most of Southeast Nigeria. This area is divided by the Niger River into two unequal sections – the eastern region (which is the largest) and the midwestern region.



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