On the evidence, no, although traditional beliefs among the Falasha Jews is that they are from the tribe of Dan.
A 1999 study of the DNA of 38 unrelated Beta Israel (Falasha Jew) males living in Israel and 104 Ethiopians living in regions located north of Addis Ababa demonstrated that the male ancestry of Falasha Jews was from Ethiopia, not Palestine.
A 2002 study of Mitochondrial DNA (which is passed through only maternal lineage to both men and women) showed that the most common mtDNA type found among the Ethiopian Falasha sample was present only in Somalia. Thus the female ancestry of Falasha Jews was also not from Palestine.
The ancestors of Falasha Jews were converts to the religion.
The term "Falasha" is an insult, and should be avoided. These people are called Beta Yisrael, and nearly all of them now live in Israel and have adopted Israeli Jewish practices.
The cast of Falasha - 1983 includes: Simcha Jacobovici as Narrator
Some of them are. The Falasha of Ethiopia self-identify as Jews and have many Jewish traditions. There's plenty of evidence of small groups of Jews fleeing south into Africa after various disruptions. The Lemba, a group spread across southern Africa, has both oral history and genetic arguments to show that they are connected to a group of Yemenite Jews who fled south during a war in that region. The Ethiopian community is older, its folklore is less clear, but they have more Jewish traditions.There are some who hold that Ethiopia as a whole was Christianized and that today's Ethiopian Jews originated as a Judaizing sect of Christians. The Falasha reject this theory out of hand.
No, they're white.
No. Blacks are not Semitic.
Fanny Catzman has written: 'Tribulaciones de un falasha'
Both Jews and Christians share the Old Testament from the Bible. However, for Jews, only its original Hebrew text is holy.
Hebrew: the language of the Torah and of Jewish prayers to this day.
Jews i tell ya!
No, the concept of 'original sin' is Christian in origin. Judaism teaches that we are all born innocent and good.
Muslims believe that Jews and Christians corrupted the Scriptures given to them with the purpose of strengthening their power.
anything that does not involve the work done to build the original tabernacle.
No, Jews do not believe in the concept of 'original sin'. This concept is a creation of the Christian Church. Although the Christian Old Testament was based on the Jewish Bible (the Tanach), the OT was altered to support the teachings of Christianity. The story of Adam and Chavah are interpreted very differently by Jews and Catholics.
Jews living outside Israel. Generally the spread of any people from their original homeland
the original idea was that it was a mercy to them, rather than letting them starve to death.
To a ghetto within Sighet.
The Jews received the Torah from God written in Hebrew, and significant numbers still read and study Torah in the original Hebrew to this day.
A Zionist is a person who favors the return of the Jewish people to biblical Israel (Zion). A Sephardic Jew is a Jew who is a descendant of the Jews who lived in Spain until they were expelled in 1492 CE by the Spanish monarchs. The two terms (Zionist & Sephardic) are not mutually exclusive. There are many types of Jews: 1) By diaspora origin a few of these are: Sephardic (from Spain), Ashkenazic (from Eastern Europe), Mitzrahi (from the Middle East), Falasha (from Ethiopia), Bene Israel (from India), also from central africa, asia, Yemen, and other areas). 2) By Jewish religious affiliation the main are: Rabbinical Orthodox, Rabbinical Conservative, Rabbinical Reform, Rabbinical Reconstructionist, Rabinical Renewal; non-Rabbinical are the Karaites, the Samaritans, the Ethiopian Falasha. [The non-Rabbinical denominations do not historically recognize the Oral Law / Talmud, although most Ethiopian Falasha did accept Orthodox Rabbinical Judaism when they migrated to Israel]. So, you can have any combination of #1 and #2 (at least theoretically speaking). And a person of any such combination can be Zionist or non-Zionist.
Ashkenazi Jews are Jews from Europe. Over the centuries, many European pagans and Christians converted to Judaism, and their descendants are referred to as Ashkenazi Jews. Of course, there had always been some Jews in Europe who were descendants from the original immigrants from Judea. Apart from those who fled to Spain to avoid persecution, their descendants are also called Ashkenazi Jews.
because that's the language it was originally written in. (Only Christians choose to read the Bible in translation. Jews prefer the original Hebrew.)
The original language of the Hebrew people was Hebrew. This was related to Canaanite, Moabite and Aramaic. This reflected the regional origin of the Hebrews, who were later to become known as Jews. Following the establishment of the Persian Empire, Aramaic became the language common to the entire Near East. Aramaic was adopted by the Hebrews and remained the language of the Jews well into the post-biblical era.
A:Paul was a Jew, and Jews do not accept the concept of original sin, which was developed by Augustine of Hippo, who lived 354-430 CE. So Paul is unlikely to have known of or understood the concept of original sin.
See (for example) the end of Proverbs ch.1 in the original Hebrew and translation.
Olive oil (which is what many Orthodox Jews still use today).