Tag: Cohanim

THE OTHER DNA PROBLEM: BLACK AFRICAN JEWS AND THE PRIESTHOOD

For thousands of years, African tribes in Mozambique and Zimbabwe have claimed Jewish heritage and priesthood lineage. Their religious practice has included monotheistic worship, circumcising male children, and dietary practices closely resembling those prescribed in the Old Testament, including eschewing the eating of pork. Although some scholars have dismissed the tribes’ ancestral claims, new DNA …

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