African Culture

WATCH: The Migration from Israel to West Africa (2018) – Rabbi Akwetey Amaah/Hebrew Nation Building

Shalom, everyone! The following is a lecture by Rabbi Akwetey Amaah on the migration of the Ehveh people from Israel to West Africa. This lecture was given at the recent Passover celebrations hosted by Hebrew Nation Building in Selma, Alabama. The Ehveh migration occurred over a course of over 2,000 years. The migration route stretched from Israel to Assyria and then south along the Nile River into EgyptEthiopia (Abyssinia), and Kush (Meroe), and then west into West Africa, and even south into southern Africa. Along the way, the Ehvehs splintered into many more tribes and developed numerous dialects. The Israelite tribes of Judah, Levi, Gad, and Dan are currently in West Africa. Millions of their members were kidnapped and enslaved during the Transatlantic Slave Trade, and are now known today as African-Americans and African-Caribbeans.

Rabbi Akwetey also shows pictures of Passover/Homowo celebrations in Ghana, showing how the holiday is still being celebrated according to the pre-exilic customs; and also reveals the real reason why the House of Israel went down to Egypt to be sold into slavery, as YAH prophesied to Abraham. The narrative in the Torah is our history, not just a Bible story:

Rediscovering the Book of Exodus -Passover – Rabbi Akwetey Amaah/Hebrew Nation Building

Video from Hebrew Nation Building/YouTube


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