Topic Author
Posts: 5058
Joined: Thu Mar 28, 2002 6:36 pm

Jews And Rastafarians

Fri May 30, 2003 11:13 pm

I was speaking to a friend yesterday who told me that Rastafarians descend from one of the 12 tribes of Israel, and are therefore classified as Jewish enough to seek residence in Israel.

I was quite surprised - I did not know about this - can any Jews and/or Rastafarians comment on this?
I used to think the brain is the most fascinating part of my body. But, hey, who is telling me that?
Posts: 1604
Joined: Wed Nov 03, 1999 12:13 pm

RE: Jews And Rastafarians

Fri May 30, 2003 11:16 pm

This reminds me of the "Organ Donor" scene in "Meaning of Life".
"I told you I was ill ..." Spike Milligan
User avatar
Posts: 969
Joined: Tue Oct 02, 2001 12:11 am

RE: Jews And Rastafarians

Fri May 30, 2003 11:34 pm

Rastafaris come from Ethiopia, note that in the word Rastafari you have Ras (Province governor in Ethiopia)) and Tafari (name of the governor) named later Halie Selassie, Emperor of Ethiopia until 1975 (I think). This guy claimed to be descendent of the dinasty of Salomon coming from Israel, and Rastafaris had Halie Selassie as their god. Also there are still in Ethiopia a few Jew tribes.

I explained this as exact as I remember, but I don't remember very well, so I may be wrong, or missed something, but more or less, is like this...

Anyone to explain it better than I?

Posts: 2134
Joined: Fri Aug 11, 2000 8:22 am

RE: Jews And Rastafarians

Fri May 30, 2003 11:41 pm

As far as I know Rastafaris are a religious sect from Jamaica. Although they regard Haile Selassie as their redeemer, they really have nothing to do with Ethiopia. They were born in Jamaica, lived there, have never even visited Ethiopia in their lives, so therefore are as Jewish as I am French.

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: mmo, petertenthije and 43 guests

Popular Searches On Airliners.net

Top Photos of Last:   24 Hours  •  48 Hours  •  7 Days  •  30 Days  •  180 Days  •  365 Days  •  All Time

Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe

Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos