Black Jewish Congregations Get Their Own Prayer Book, After Nearly A Century

At Tablet, Sam Kestenbaum reports on the creation of the first-ever siddur, or prayer book, prepared specifically for Black Jews. Rabbi Yehuda Moshe Benlewi, the book’s creator, views Judaism as “an African religion.” “I realized that history is written by the victors. We have no real written history of who we are,” Benlewi said.

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