We Are Hebrew, [Ibo] First Born, the Inheritance of God: What Are You and What Is Your Inheritance

In my recent article on Hebrew [Ibo] in Nigeria , I was intrigued by numerous responses that followed this deep conversation thereafter - including emails from around the world Nigeria and Diaspora on this topic. The interest is indeed overwhelming to say the least.  This writer congratulates all who have contributed in the conversation insofar, NVS and other website gridlocks. Alas, the writer did not escape anti-Semites or antagonizers, as they responded in their multitudes, however. Essentially, it is kind to remark that these responses actually balanced things out to almost perfection to meet objectives: awareness of who we are to our nation and to other nations in Nigeria and beyond.

Recently, I have been privileged to lay my hands on yet additional anthropological, archeological and spiritual documentations and, decided to use this space and time to act on them thus facilitating this production: WE ARE HEBREW [IBO] FIRST BORN, THE INHERITANCE OF GOD: WHAT ARE YOU AND WHAT IS YOUR INHERITANCE [PART THREE].  

Hopefully, this additional information will elucidate better climate for a better understanding of Ndi-igbo [Ndi-Hebrew] in Nigeria and our fathers land - Jerusalem. Again, this conversation is about the nation: Igbo. Nothing against other nations in Nigeria - but rather, this paper will assist us live/understand each other better and together with this understanding build stronger and God fearing habitation[s] for one another.

Preserving our Heritage, tradition and Yahaduth [Judaism] in far land - Nigeria

Information has it that even before the arrival of colonial masters in Niger area now known as Nigeria-state - Igbo practiced their religion and worshiped God unadulterated until they intermingled and mix-cultures with ingenious people called Kwa or Kwa-people.  This bastardization or adulteration of our religion, a-washed with local pagan-practices, and lose of Torah and more interrupted Jewish practice among Ndi-igbo. Worshiping of foreign gods was antithetical to the pure worship of a true and a living God, not a dead god.

About 1500, record show that they [Ndi-igbo or Ndi-Hebrew] built and consecrated their sanctuaries unto God and for lack of name called it - " Traditional Church ." In fact, a lot of things happened. Even its name were corrupted - from, Ivri to Ibo or Igbo. It is important that we visit some achieves:

"There are two theories in regard to the Jewish heritage of the Igbos. One theory states that as early Ivrim (Hebrews) migrated into Nigeria , the moniker by which they were called by outsiders was corrupted from Ivri to Ibo or Igbo. A second part to this theory has it that Igbo is derived from the name of a Semitic ancestor of the Igbo people. A similar name (Aibo) can be found in the name of the amora Rav Abba Ben Ibo (better known as Rav) founder of the great yeshivas at Sura in Bavel ( Babylon ). [i][2] The second theory is that Igbo society may have been already established before Jewish migrations into the region. This theory goes on to state that as Jews made their way into West Africa and that they intermingled with certain Igbo ethnic groups and thus only certain Igbo families have Jewish descent while others may have converted or were influenced by the Jewish presence in the society.

Most Igbos profess a belief system about which a partial description of can be found in the writings of Olaudah Equiano titled, "Interesting Narratives of Olaudah Equiano or Gustavus Vassa the African, 1789." This belief system is believed to be that of an early form of the Israeli faith before and during the early stages of when the people of Israel settled in Canaan . This system, as described by Olaudah Equiano, has for some Igbo been fused with Christianity due to the push of missionaries into West Africa . Yet, there was a minority group that still clung on to the older purer version, which is believed to be the core of the Igbo Jewish heritage." Please find enclosed pictures for your use in this direction and perhaps it will help all to review and make their individual and or collective-assessments for further studies and inquiries.

Photo 1: The Honorable Cheif Onwuesi Ibe zs"l" wearing an Tallit circa 1951

The Return to Judaism  

It is relevant to know that many Igbo and their kinsmen across the East [from Benue down to Calabar, Rivers and its environs.   Indeed, Calabar actually are mispronunciations. According to researchers it should be pronounced Caleb-Abbar: meaning descendant of Caleb or sons of God. Caleb led the Israelite into the Promised Land and Abbar means God. There many synagogues across Nigeria that many Nigerians know little or heard little about. And they have quietly continued to work hard, study and teach each other through the help of American and Israelis Jews who have continued to make investment in the East because they recognize them as their blood lines and inheritance of God. These synagogues are open to non-Igbo to show you how open they are to accept other tribes into the kingdom. The synagogues are increasing and spreading:  

"Currently there are thriving Maghrebi (North-West African) Jewish communities in various parts of Nigeria , which crosses ethnic lines. The most notable synagogues in the region are the Gihon Hebrew Research Institute in Abuja , Beith Kenesseth Siyahh Yisrael in Garki-Abuja, and Beit Kenesset Ohr Vaderekh Yisrael in Akwa Ibom state. The two most formal synagogues have several special honors attached to them. The Gihon Hebrew Research Institute is currently completing building on a new Synagogue for its services, and the Ohr Vaderekh Yisrael Synagogue has the special honor of possessing a 150 year-old kosher Moroccan Torah scroll. With the help of Jewish organizations in the United States there is now a Hebrew Centre dedicated to Judaic study and Torah instruction.

Photo 2: Remy Ilona and Hartley Springman visiting the members of the Gihon Beith Kenesset

With the current resurgence of traditional Jewish practice amongst various Nigeria men and women desiring to return to the international Israeli and Jewish community, the Maghrebi Jewish culture in the region is still a young and growing one with Hebrew and Torah study once again becoming more of the norm. There are currently more than 26 Igbo and non-Igbo synagogues within Nigeria performing normal Shabboth (Sabbath) and High Holy Days services and that number is growing. Jewish visitors and organizations from Israel , Canada , and the United States are currently aiding this growth in the Nigerian Jewish communities. There also is a growing number Nigerian descended Igbos returning to Judaism through Giyyur Khelqi (Return Conversions) to Orthodox and Conservative streams. Most of the religious environment is closer to the mannerisms of Modern Orthodox or Sephardic culture. Nigerian Jews are open to Jews of all streams and levels of observance and are always welcoming to quests."

The communities are in need of assistance from Jewish organizations, Rabbis, and Jewish scholars. There is an enormous interest amongst the various Jewish communities in Nigeria to learn Torah, Hebrew, and the furthering of Jewish education. The communities have been helped so far in terms of resources from the Conservative, Reform, and Reconstructionist movements and more assistance is needed from the Orthodox, Sephardic, and Mizrakhi Jewish communities in order to fill in the cultural gap.

"The Igbo Jews of Nigeria are the descendants of Maghrebi and Mizrakhi Jews who made their way into West Africa . Their history in the region of Nigeria goes back 1500 years according to the Kohanim of Nri. There are currently 26 known synagogues in Nigeria , and about 30,000 practicing Jews. Many of the communities are currently Benei-Anusim returning to Judaism, and there are a lot of exciting developments taking place in West Africa . This web site is a growing resource for the history of the Jewish presence in West Africa, and specifically of Nigeria ." Also you can go to these web pages for further guardiance and resource. I found it real interesting and exciting for our Igbo brothers and sisters in Nigeria who have actually started practice and studying Judaism quietly.

 Many elderly Igbo wear or dome red hat or red with white strips over their heads without really understanding its meaning or its relevance. Well, it is exciting that the red hat represents the Leviticusical priesthood authority and every male child in Igbo ought to bear one on to show their priesthood lineage of Levi - brother to Moses in the Bible.   Ndiigbo sees this attire as traditional. But the big question is traditional for what? Ndiigbo are believed to have descended from Levi lineage and observed this priesthood practice or observation until it was corrupted by intermingling with locals.

Finally, the excitement of this historical, spiritual findings are so intriguing that this writer felt is significant to share with all Igbo out there who, for whatever reason, still do not know themselves and their relationship with God. This writer is calling on each of you to please return to the God of Abraham [Chukwu abiama] God Isaac, and God of Jacob today.  Even all your names point to Chukwu-abiama: Chukwuma, Chukwudi, Chidi, Chukwuemeka, Okechukwu, Noyellum, Akanuibiam, Nnamdi, Uchechukwu, Nnaji, Akanna, Igwebu-ulom, Nwaanyinna, Odinakanna, Ahamefula, Chijioke, Nwachukwu, Nnabu-ugwu, Ikemefula, Ikenna, Ezemora, Chinwendu and so forth.

We do not really have any further excuse for not turning to Chukwu-abiama, for we have all these information for ourselves to support us, our children, and our families; and families, children of our neighbors who wish to recognize God, the redeemer of Israel . As you read this it will stand as a witness against us tomorrow.

In humility I would like to sound this warning and or advice all Igbo public officer out there, past and present: medical practitioners, science practitioners, , legal practitioners, educational practitioners, religious practitioners, traditional rulers and more who have serviced in government of Nigeria, and participated in looting and plundering the country called Nigeria. You are advised to confess and return these loots today the authorities that present the people were such exist and or in alternative make arrangement to negotiate restitution to the appropriate authorities or member state in other to starve-off the wroth of God from falling upon you. If you any [he/she] in the aforementioned professions refuse to heed to this warning or advice when the wild-wind cometh and knocking on the door, there is possibility that he/she will disappear in the thin air.

Also, other members of Nigerian society in the past and present leadership involved in any form of looting are advised to do likewise while there is today. A word is enough for the wise. Ndi-igbo behold your God today and live.


I will end with this important announcement: There will be a Seminar on Igbo - Jews of Nigeria on February 5, 2006 at 9:00 am – 11:00 a.m.

For further information please contact:

Ehav Eliyahu, Jewish Nigeria Phone: 914-949-4717 E-mail: Info@nykolami.org http://www.jewishnigeria.cjb.net

Congregation Kol Ami 252 Soundview Avenue White Plains , New York 10606 http://www.nykolami.org/PubPages/Directions.asp


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Carlisle U.O. Umunnah Is a New York Based Freelance Writer Contact: cuu1_liberties@yahoo.com January, 2006 



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Re: .We Are Hebrew, [Ibo] First Born, the Inheritance of God: What Are You and What Is Your Inheritance [
Ogbuefi posted on 01-29-2006, 22:55:01 PM
Ogbuefi Umunnah -

Here you go again. Where come get all these pictures? Research go kill ooo oo, Carl.
Great piece ojare! I will try and attent that White plains seminar. on February 5, 2006. keep fit.

Ogbuefi
Re: .We Are Hebrew, [Ibo] First Born, the Inheritance of God: What Are You and What I
Abraxas posted on 01-30-2006, 00:23:22 AM
Hi, Mr. Carlisle U.O. Umunnah:

Please cut the crap!

OK, Igbos are Hebrews, (and, maybe, Izon are from Zion, Fulanis are from Saudi Arabia, Yorubas are from Europa) ... and so what?

Why indulge in such brazen expression of inferiority complex and self-devaluation? I hope you know that not even all bona fide citizens of Israel are Jews or Hebrew. I hope that you are also aware that there is another school of thought that claims that Igbos actually migrated from Arochukwu to present day Israel, and not the other way round!

What precisely are you trying to say, or prove? That Ndigbo are a chosen race? That all other Nigerians are gentiles? Let us know what this impudent brandishing of inferiority complex is all in aid of, beyond doing unto others, exactly what you would not like others do unto you, please.

There are more pressing issues to discuss in the Nigerian Village Square that idle speculative gossip (a.k.a. NJAKIRI, in Igbo parlance).

Please cut the crap!

Abraxas.
Re: .We Are Hebrew, [Ibo] First Born, the Inheritance of God: What Are You and What Is Your Inheritance [
Papa Chimamanda posted on 01-30-2006, 01:52:26 AM
I for one have not bothered to dignify this latest farcial concoction from Mr. Umunna with a reading. He is basically a sick man who needs our sympathy. Ndigbo have produced tens of celebrated historians and anthropologists, including Professor Adiele Afigbo, Professor Elizabeth Isichei, Professor M. A. Onwuejeogwu and so many others. How come NONE of them have ever found those fables, with their various competing versions, worth of their scholarly engagement? What now qualifies this "researcher" that everywhere displays crass ignorance for the basics of a historical research? This is not a work of history anyway, and to be fair to our "researcher" I have not read him make such a claim.
This is a product of "divine revelation", "prophesy" or perhaps hallucination!
Re: .We Are Hebrew, [Ibo] First Born, the Inheritance of God: What Are You and What Is Your Inheritance [
NaijaPRO posted on 01-30-2006, 06:11:22 AM
I really won-der with this revelation. The part that is most amusing is the piece about the "red and white striped hats" that Ndiigbo wear! Where the @*#! did you get that one from - that it is not based on tradition. Oh well! Whatever you say!
Re: .We Are Hebrew, [Ibo] First Born, the Inheritance of God: What Are You and What I
Naija for life posted on 01-30-2006, 07:24:38 AM
Umunnah,

Whatever anybody says about you, no one can ever accuse you of not speaking your mind. I give you credit for your earnestness. That, unfortunately, is the only good thing I can say about your latest piece. This is nothing but inferiority complex run amok. Be advised though, that when your non-Igbo Jewish brethren reject you, as they surely will (remember the experience the Ethiopians had with Israel), just remember you will always find a brother in me.

I am deeply saddened to see that you have descended to the same practise of our nothern brothers, many of whom are darker than the night is black, and who iddentify with Arabs rather than Negroes. Darfur has since thought us that the arabs do not subscribe to the same misconception.

What is your inheritance, you ask? Mine is a heritage native to the negro race that occupies the greater part of West Africa, and more specifically, the southern part of Nigeria. As best as I have been able to ascertain from anectodes from my grandfather, there exists no anthropological or cultural bonds with any group of people removed from our shores.

The writings of missionaries and explorers like Mary Slessor and David Livingstone, while not being entirely shorn of racism, present largely objective narratives of their observations of negroes and our proclivities. These writings paint a picture of our (or perharps I should say my) race that I do not rejoice in, but if that is how I am, that is how I am. My grandfather's accounts of his early life in the previous century also coincides with the missionaries' impressions.

It is not my place to decide what you should call yourself, but it sure is sad to see a man of your intelligence overtaken by such a degrading delusion.
Re: .We Are Hebrew, [Ibo] First Born, the Inheritance of God: What Are You and What I
Palamedes posted on 01-30-2006, 09:19:25 AM
Is this the same Carlisle U.O. Umunnah who was calling for a revolution in Nigeria or is it his double? See "REVOLUTION REVISITED ... [Part 1]"

Mr. Umunnah, sir, you are using up energy that could best be used in the fight to flush out the "old order" in Nigeria and return its people to unity, prosperity, peace, happiness and decency.

A true revolutionist transcends ethnicity and occupies himself with matters and affairs for the common good and welfare of all men. True revolutionists do not do tribe. A call for revolution in Nigeria and a quest for a separation on ethnicity is mutually exclusive i.e. you cannot belong to both platforms at the same time.

The article itself is a work of fiction, a hoax, a Jewish scholar friend of mine tells me, and I agree, it is a harmless fun. I hope you yourself do not believe its contents, because if you do, I shall be asking myself whether you are on drugs or simply gone barmy.
Re: .We Are Hebrew, [Ibo] First Born, the Inheritance of God: What Are You and What Is Your Inheritance [
Adeo posted on 01-30-2006, 09:42:26 AM
I think he got his facts upside down. It was the Nigerians or Igbo that spread to that part of the world. Go back to your research and read it to understand not to divide us. Complex is a dangerous thing.
Re: .We Are Hebrew, [Ibo] First Born, the Inheritance of God: What Are You and What Is Your Inheritance [
HEBREW posted on 01-30-2006, 10:24:16 AM
Another 419 coming from a a Nigeria n*g*er.

Please everyone know that we true Jews (white) do not want any blacks in Israel. All the blacks do is mess a society.

Just ignore this guy, he is a scam artist . He is trying to make money from all these so called Jew in Europe and Ameria that we in Israel dont even like.
You can try your 419 scam everywhere else but dont let me see you in Israel.

I will have to send your name to security to make sure you dont bring your scam to Israel!
Re: .We Are Hebrew, [Ibo] First Born, the Inheritance of God: What Are You and What Is Your Inheritance [
Umunnah posted on 01-30-2006, 11:57:32 AM
Dear commentators and villagers -

I am feeling your vibes already and that makes even more interesting and much so a platform for conversation. I respect each of you and your exciting views in this conversation. However, i disagree to any comdemnation of its altruism as we do not all the facts we are work in progress. But why is it that our forefathers practiced Judaism and allowed it to be corrupted by kwa people? these are all documented it is no hoax brothers and sisters.

Dear Hebrew:
thank you very much for your remark. "Another 419 coming from a a Nigeria n*g*er.

Please everyone know that we true Jews (white) do not want any blacks in Israel. All the blacks do is mess a society.

Just ignore this guy, he is a scam artist . He is trying to make money from all these so called Jew in Europe and Ameria that we in Israel dont even like.
You can try your 419 scam everywhere else but dont let me see you in Israel.

I will have to send your name to security to make sure you dont bring your scam to Israel!"

But the bible also said that the original jews at the present occupiers of Israel or what is it. Tell me. I have neither money nor anything of such. but it is Israelis in conjunction with Igbo that building the synagogues everywhere even Rivers, Calabar et al. For me, I don't see anything wrong in knowing your roots maybe that will our corruptive society or corruption ridden society. We have abandoned God now corruption is widespread and increasing; who knows it will assist us reconnect ourselves to God for a better society were all can live in peace with one another if there is such called peace. Some research works show that Negroes or Ethiopia means darkskin or black. So why do you have problems with it. I guess truth is being told and people are afraid to hear the truth just as they afraid in our government to hear criticism to better our society. what more, few have our billions of petro-dollars starched in foreign accounts; were these few righteous our petro-dollars will remain here and use to develop our land but they are unrighteous and evil/wicked people. How is that! I appreciate your views anyways.

Dear Adeo -

Your argument could be right. If you read material propertly you will see you arguement included the piece. That it could be that true jews actually moved from Igbo land and move to the present day Israel et al. Adeo perhaps you could come up with a rejoinder to my project and help villagers and commentators revisit the conversation from your perspective and research work. For me, this materials are available on the websites that i included in the article and in fact, there is a seminar for those that live around the tri-state area: New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Thank you Adeo for the sweep but a refjoinder will vindicate you and make look better rather comment and walk away.

Dear Palamedes -

I appreciate you my brother your views are strong and understandable but tell me what is not understandable in today's country called Nigeria. some say they are Biafrans, some Arewans, some Ijawnations and what not. Apparently their Plamedes, things are seems filled with complexicity than you and i can handle. "Is this the same Carlisle U.O. Umunnah who was calling for a revolution in Nigeria or is it his double? See "REVOLUTION REVISITED ... [Part 1]"

Mr. Umunnah, sir, you are using up energy that could best be used in the fight to flush out the "old order" in Nigeria and return its people to unity, prosperity, peace, happiness and decency.

A true revolutionist transcends ethnicity and occupies himself with matters and affairs for the common good and welfare of all men. True revolutionists do not do tribe. A call for revolution in Nigeria and a quest for a separation on ethnicity is mutually exclusive i.e. you cannot belong to both platforms at the same time.

The article itself is a work of fiction, a hoax, a Jewish scholar friend of mine tells me, and I agree, it is a harmless fun. I hope you yourself do not believe its contents, because if you do, I shall be asking myself whether you are on drugs or simply gone barmy."

I did not go barmy or anything. I strive for purity and perfection as a follower of Elohim and truth wherever it is found. Regarding Revolution piece everybody knows that we need revolution otherwise we will continue to go in circles repeatedly which in my view is a shame. Big Shame! Your Jewish scholars who told you that it is a harmless fun, did you ask him where he from. Maybe Russian or other European nations. But be that as it may this piece is not against any race rather it will help Ndiigbo know themselves better and there relationship with their God. Like i said if any of them participated in lootiing Nigeria let them return it and do other restitutions to aviod the wrote of God. I extended the same olive leave to the rest of nations in Nigeria otherwise we are in dear deep sea. Just watch!

I am not doubleful fo anything for any thing is possible in that plate called Nigeria. After all said and done it is a bastard entity; a cocoction for British that served their interest. But British is gone can't we as intelligent people sit down and talk whether to be or not to be. Keep it going openingly and secretely the whole east and are you telling me that we shouldn't find out who we are and go from there before it is too late my brother. The whole land is awashed with thieves and plunderers. i am not occupying myself with matters and affairs that is based on ethnicity. but at the end we have our leanages and heritages. Now do we have to abandon our inheritance. For me inhertiance and revolution are interlated. Revolution for what? of course to take back my heritage from criminals and share, allocate resources fairly and equitably. How is that! Again, revolution is still on track and there is no mixmassage thereof. Our heritage rather rather upholds them. As long as i respect you each of you and your view, i also wonder how you respect the views of your white or jews co-worker and do not believe your brother across the river East of the Niger. In fact, I appeal that you send in a rejoinder to butteress your position otherwise it is a time well wasted. I am waiting to hearing from brother Palemedes. Next!

Dear Naija for Life -

You know deep down that i respect whether positive or nagative why because i see you as an intelligent brother or sister. i do not see you as blank. never!
I see you view and respect them as well. But lets face it squarely there is a a seminar coming in February 5, 2006. i did not organize the seminar. Over 30,000 practicing jews in Nigeria; over 28 synagogues built already. Haba, this is cannot just be another joke. it is real and the pictures speak for itself. This communication with pictures were sent me from people like you who see my research truth and strong and they ended up sending me materials that I have never seen all my life and i decided to share with the whole world. For me, there is nothing wrong with that. All am asking for is man repent, man know you God do good always. chekena!
"I am deeply saddened to see that you have descended to the same practise of our nothern brothers, many of whom are darker than the night is black, and who iddentify with Arabs rather than Negroes. Darfur has since thought us that the arabs do not subscribe to the same misconception.

What is your inheritance, you ask? Mine is a heritage native to the negro race that occupies the greater part of West Africa, and more specifically, the southern part of Nigeria. As best as I have been able to ascertain from anectodes from my grandfather, there exists no anthropological or cultural bonds with any group of people removed from our shores.

The writings of missionaries and explorers like Mary Slessor and David Livingstone, while not being entirely shorn of racism, present largely objective narratives of their observations of negroes and our proclivities. These writings paint a picture of our (or perharps I should say my) race that I do not rejoice in, but if that is how I am, that is how I am. My grandfather's accounts of his early life in the previous century also coincides with the missionaries' impressions.

It is not my place to decide what you should call yourself, but it sure is sad to see a man of your intelligence overtaken by such a degrading delusion."

Dear NFL - i beg do not be saddened it is a research piece. And by the way, in any smoke you there is always a fire. Please NFL stay strong and think about these and if your Igbo pray about it and get back to the villagers; if have contratrary materials send to me or to the villagers and commentators worldover for review. As long as this piece is concerned it is self-evident; speaks for itself. you see brother the words you put into use: perhaps, my grandfather, maybe, previous century et al. These are research hypothesis maybe putting them together as a rejoinder would do the magic. But you are strong man/woman and i really respect you feeling but again it is up to us to decide who we are. As for am Prince, a chosen son and would always work within my powers to live, strive to meet these challenges. I do not know that helps otherwise. Shalom! Again, there is nothing degrading thereof rather these are anthropological, theological and spiritual capacities a food for thought for all of us including me. Nothing delusional otherwise i would n't shot for it. Again, thank you my brother/sister for your commentaries. Next!

Dear NaijaPRO -

Good remarks. Like others i respect these views and would like us to tender reivews or rejoinders if you alternative to these evidence[s]. Otherwise, they stand and i stand by them.

"I really won-der with this revelation. The part that is most amusing is the piece about the "red and white striped hats" that Ndiigbo wear! Where the @*#! did you get that one from - that it is not based on tradition. Oh well! Whatever you say!"

That's the truth i use to see my elders each time they are preparing to head from the home if they miss there red hat, believe this they will turn back to find it. Why? there is something special about it. My brother, the red hat mean or designated as Priestly authority tracable to Levi or levisticusical power. But alas, overtime, our people lose the Tora, even built churches before Europeans came and for lack of name called these churches "traditional church". traditional what! Remember, I don't know how old you are but remember the red hat or the one with white strip and red colors is one and the same thing and a male child wears it. Untill the whole society got corrupted by foreign gods and we forget and today in darkness. I am only calling our people to wake up and claim or take back their priestly attires and if any of these sons of Ndiigbo participated on looting and plundering the land dry must return the loot today. I have also issued the similar warning to other nations in Nigeria-state to do like wise. Otherwise a storm is coming and it is coming soon to sweeep aways corruption by any means necessary. God is our witness, history is our witness and you are a living witness today by reading this peace. Next!

Dear Papa Chimamanda -

I respect you views just like other views in the village on this topic . Neither your do dignification or non-dignification do it any good. Over all, is a well taken position. but you didn't offer any alternative. I mean the evidence are there; the work is actually being projected by Isrealis or jews in America and Israel and you are telling me that you have beef with that. Amazing! i doubt it! Truths are coming out in all nook and crannies.

"I for one have not bothered to dignify this latest farcial concoction from Mr. Umunna with a reading. He is basically a sick man who needs our sympathy. Ndigbo have produced tens of celebrated historians and anthropologists, including Professor Adiele Afigbo, Professor Elizabeth Isichei, Professor M. A. Onwuejeogwu and so many others. How come NONE of them have ever found those fables, with their various competing versions, worth of their scholarly engagement? What now qualifies this "researcher" that everywhere displays crass ignorance for the basics of a historical research? This is not a work of history anyway, and to be fair to our "researcher" I have not read him make such a claim.
This is a product of "divine revelation", "prophesy" or perhaps hallucination!"

Your named professors are well respected but maybe who knows they didn't deep enough and maybe there focus was not on their heritage perhaps they were busy with the tired colonial historical stories; mongo Park and Lord Lugard stories. How is that! I guess with internet, the new digitial age many of these earlier scholars need continuous adult education; all of us do need additional education. in fact, it is called global world schooling or Life long learning. You do not bag PH.D and go back and sleep time and space will pace you by. Because if you wake up like me you will discover that lots of what they thought them in those day are purely miseducation. We have to discover our education forge our own curricular not the prepackage curricular by Europeans. For me with exception Chinua AChebe and few others with all due respect the rest need to go back to research work, you can say go back to school. My friend our people have been miseducated for decades. this is pure reinuissance. New discoverings; new intelligence; new enligtment and new civilization; true civiliztaion. Tell me why ethiopia civilization and Egypitizan civilization and or Igbo civilization should be abandoned for foreign pre-package-civlization of our peoples. enough is enough. Tell me something that i don't know or post a rejoinder to make your case. I waiting for any further contratrary evidence otherwise this authentic and strong until refuted or debunked. thank you and stay strong. Next!

Dear Abraxas -

Thank you for feeling good and for commentating in the new era of discoverings. I respect you view just like others. But you still show us any alternative refutable evidence or position other than "cut the crap" hypothesis. Can you refute those pictures or the 1889 chief with jews drap? Of course no. Well it is readers like you that sent in that piece. I do not have any of it in my position. These individuals read previous "WE are Hebrew" and responded because they were moved by it.

"OK, Igbos are Hebrews, (and, maybe, Izon are from Zion, Fulanis are from Saudi Arabia, Yorubas are from Europa) ... and so what?

Why indulge in such brazen expression of inferiority complex and self-devaluation? I hope you know that not even all bona fide citizens of Israel are Jews or Hebrew. I hope that you are also aware that there is another school of thought that claims that Igbos actually migrated from Arochukwu to present day Israel, and not the other way round!

What precisely are you trying to say, or prove? That Ndigbo are a chosen race? That all other Nigerians are gentiles? Let us know what this impudent brandishing of inferiority complex is all in aid of, beyond doing unto others, exactly what you would not like others do unto you, please.

There are more pressing issues to discuss in the Nigerian Village Square that idle speculative gossip (a.k.a. NJAKIRI, in Igbo parlance). "

I don't see anything inferior with the piece but rather superior materials that you should take and run with it. Give the villagers an alternative views rather sleep on "cut the crap piece". Until then i respect you views but the material is authentic and I would ask you to sit back and review and research further. We are lucky to live in this land that you can dip deep and get information, sometimes unadulterated info. Corruption an inquity have destroyed our peoples and our land. and we are or am calling on our people wherever they maybe to clean up, return the looots and plundered feasts and we can begin again.

What do you think make people steal and get corrupted? lack of character and lack of God fearing, greed and avarice. All these negativties exist because we have refused to relate with the giver of life and knowledge and descended so low ans shamelessness. look at you IBB he said he wants to govern you again after 8 years of plunder and loot. Funny right.

How does that make you feel. Look at East that produce everything is nothing but crass society. Anyways, i challenge you to send in a rejoinder if you are not feeling good abou the piece. Send it in and we will sit and talk. Otherwise, call your professors to send alternative material and i will throw this away quickly. The material is engaging and this part of our heritage and inheritance. First born yes we are!

Dear Ogbuefi -

Thank you my brother! i am working hard everyday and every I try to do my best for humanity. I actually brother Shoko Bangosho NVS admin. to send in the update a repackaged piece of it. I do not know if he got my email. Shoko is a detribalized brother and i respect that.

"Here you go again. Where come get all these pictures? Research go kill ooo oo, Carl.
Great piece ojare! I will try and attent that White plains seminar. on February 5, 2006. keep fit. "

I will do my best everyday. Thank you for your remarks and hopefully we see at the seminar at White Plains. Otherwise, if i run amock, pennyless and will send the guy questionaries for him to response to. Otherwise, God willing I will be there. Stay strong and be well. thankyou villagers, NVS, commentators for tasking me with inquiries.


I hope i did my best. My best might not be good enough but at least i did try. Thank you every and please remember to who whom you are. For it is after you know whom you are that you will will be able to factor where you are going. I learn and teach from what we already know.

CUO UMUNNAH
IN NEW YORK
AUTHOR
Re: .We Are Hebrew, [Ibo] First Born, the Inheritance of God: What Are You and What I
Abraxas posted on 01-30-2006, 16:31:31 PM
Hi, folks!

The tell-tale signs were all over Mr. Carlisle U.O. Umunnah's earlier, rather bogus article titled, "REVOLUTION REVISITED (Part 1)". His histrionic responses to the surprisingly, and undeservedly hyperbolic appraisals of his rather radically flat posturing, and the "neither-here-nor-there" kind of pseudo-revolutionary exuberance displayed in that article, spoke volumes about the instability of the central nervous system of the author.

At long last, he has removed any iota of doubt that may still reside in the mind of any sane observer that, indeed, he, Mr. Carlisle U.O. Umunnah, is operating at the stratospheric fringes of Cloud Coockooland, way, way beyond Cloud 9! In simple English, I know my Nigerian Hebrew friend, Mazi C.U.O. Umunnah, has simply gone raving bananas!

See what living in a certified banana republic can do to your cerebellum? See what living under General Obasanjo's cock-eyed nascent democracy has done to my good friend Mr. Carlisle Umunnah, the Hebrew, of New York?

Fellow Nigerian Villager Squarers, let us discuss some more pressing national issues, please.

Thanks.

Abraxas
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