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✡ Chief Rabbi Wentworth A. Matthew Memorial Day ✡

Greetings in the name of His & Her Imperial Majesties Qedamawi Haile Sellassie I & Itege Menen Asfaw,

 

I welcome you all to yet another posting here on Ras Tafari Renaissance, for the a memorial in acknowledgment of the Chief Rabbi and head of the Black Jews in America, the pioneer; Rabbi Wentworth Authur Matthew.

rabbi wentworth a. matthew (photo by james van derzee)

So much can be said about this wonderfully gifted and blessed individual, but we will try to leave most of the more in-depth points of this man’s life up to your research.  Rabbi Matthew, wasn’t a completely complex individual especially, to those who knew him well, or knew of his work.  A leader, teacher, innovator, poised and extremely aware the world around him and at large.

rabbi wentwerth a. matthew and member of the commandment keepers congregation

To those who have yet to take a look into this great man’s life and his life’s work, you are in for a treat as you will find that he was steadfast in his teachings, loyal to those around him.  But, in most of all very truthful in his analogies, appropriations and actions.

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So, today we do him his well-deserved honor as a brother, teacher, scholar, organizer of men, and pioneer among many.

We give thanks to the father for him, coming to leave a legacy, and work of love for his people.

Chief Rabbi Wentworth A. Matthew

Rabbi Wentwerth A. Matthew

We here at Ras Tafari Renaissance, are happy to announce that a compilation of film production has been found to be in the works and as per research, reportedly in the postproduction phase.  We lend our full support to the finalization of this project for the cataloguing of the lives of the participants of the Commandments Keepers Congregation of the Living God, Inc; the Rabbinical College of the Royal Order of the Ethiopian Hebrews otherwise known as the “Black Jews of Harlem.”

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This film is said to be produced and directed by Marlaine Glicksman, & hopefully if word makes it to her and the organization supporting this work; we encourage, and exhort the efforts brought forward to this point.  We also firmly stand with the information that is surely to be revealed, as per our own research and findings into this once vibrant and far-reaching community, as well as its remnant in complete solidarity.

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✡ Sukkot(סֻכּוֹת)_ Das Be’Al ✤ (ዳስ በዓል) _ “Tabernacles/Booths” ✡

Greetings in the name of His & Her Imperial Majesties Qedamawi Haile Sellassie I & Itege Menen Asfaw,

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This is Lidj Yefdi, wishing everyone a very blessed Sukkot! Ras Tafari Renaissance apologizes for not posting for this memorial earlier, as the Sukkot celebration began for this year.  Other names for this High Holy Day, are the “Festival of Booths,” the “Tabernacles,” and the “Ingathering.”

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The Festival of Sukkot begins on the 15th, of the Hebrew month of Tishrei & is observed for seven days. (five days after Yom Kippur) 

[Lev. 23: 34- ; Deut. 16: 13-15]

Hebrew-Feasts

Sukkot is the third, of the Shalosh Regalim or the “Three Pilgrimage Festivals of Israel.”

Shalosh Regalim- Three Pilgrimage Festivals; in which an emphasis on men of the Hebrew lineage were to make for the God of Israel.

Shalosh Regalim- Three Pilgrimage Festivals; in which an emphasis on men of the Hebrew lineage were to make for the God of Israel.

Sukkot is a very joyous festival/feast day, & there are various ways of maintaining observances.  In the final of day of the memorial of Sukkot, the day is referred to as HoShanna Rabbah, which is a special observance with the use of bundling willow branches.

Sukkot_4 Species

Sukkot_4 Species

Sukkot, in summation is the children of Israel residing in a temporary state, resembling & calling to remembrance the time in the wilderness post-Exodus but, pre-entering into the Land of Promise.

Hebrew Sukkah - L, & an Ethiopian Tekul - R.

Hebrew Sukkah – L, & an Ethiopian Tekul – R.

STUDY NOTES:

Leviticus 23: 33-36

Deuteronomy 16: 13-16

http://www.mechon-mamre.org/jewfaq/holiday5.htm

http://www.jewfaq.org/holiday5.htm

http://www.hebrew4christians.com/Holidays/Fall_Holidays/Sukkot/sukkot.html

✡ Acknowledgment of OUR Ethiopian(Black)/African Hebrew Teachers ✡

Greetings in the name of His & Her Imperial Majesties Qedamawi Haile Sellassie I & Itege Menen Asfaw,

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I welcome you all to yet another posting here at Ras Tafari Renaissance Revelations!  We thank all that have shown their support for this platform (in the name of Yeshua HaMesHIHa) & pray that the Father continues to bless all of you with a bountiful life going forward.

We interrupt our usual posting schedule to bring you updates from in & around the Hebraic communities of our affinity.  As we continue to seek the guidance Abba-Father, we take a moment to reflect on the generation that has built upon the foundations that have been laid before us.  We recognize our patriarchs (not withholding any honor to OUR matriarchs) for their service and diligent determination to continue the work of Hebrew generations to come.

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We initially refrained from posting on the immediate passing of these influential brethren but, in lieu of, their sequential transitions we now would like to make mentions of their contributions in the spirit & the truth to shed more light on the Teshub(v)a-“return” to the Father that has been taking place so rapidly.

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We make mention to acknowledge Ras Seymour McLean (transitioned Oct. 2014), Rabbi Hailu Moshe Paris (Nov. 2014), & most recently Ben-Ammi Ben-Ysrael (Dec. 2014 – as reported by the immediate African Hebrew Israelite Community [Dimona] of Jerusalem; Israel) 

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We honor these valiant brethren and elders to us here RRR, for their service, their brotherhood, and spiritual guidance in the special time that we currently are living in today.

We also make way for the spirit of God to continue to be a lamp in the darkness of this world or turmoil as we seek to transition from out of God’s way and return to Law & Grace.

We encourage those who are willing and able to honor our Hebraic patriarchs who have passed on to the spirit world in this wilderness wandering generation.  We also hope that we have your prayers and sentiment as we continue in the way set for us in this world.  (YH willing)

Shalom / Selamta family!!!

 - from (L) to (R)  Ras Seymour McLean, Rabbi Hailu Moshe Paris, & spiritual leader Acki Ben-Ammi ben-Ysrael

– from (L) to (R)
Ras Seymour McLean, Rabbi Hailu Moshe Paris, & spiritual leader Acki Ben-Ammi ben-Ysrael

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below gives info on each individual, feel free to browse at your leisure

• http://www.rastafarigroundation.com/pt/10017-Ben-Ammi-Ben-Ysrael—Spiritual-leader-of-African-Hebrew-Israelites-transitions–OFFICIAL-STATEMENT-from-Community-10017/blog.htm

• http://tlv1.fm/so-much-to-say/2014/12/28/abba-hagadol-the-leader-of-the-african-hebrew-israelites-passes-on/

 http://forward.com/articles/208669/rabbi-hailu-moshe-paris-revered-leader-of-americas/?p=all

• http://www.blackjews.org/Bio%20of%20Black%20Rabbis/Rabbi%20Paris%20Biography.htm

• http://rastafari.tv/digital-memorial-documentary-loving-memory-ras-seymour-mclean-faithful-comrade-book-liberator/

 http://ethioinfodesk.com/true-ethiopia-friend-ras-seymour-mclean-passes-away/