Film: “Falasha – Exile of the Black Jews (גלות של יהודי אתיופיה ביתא ישראל) Beta Israel” (1984) – Simcha Jacobovici

Shalom, everyone! The following is a film called “Falasha – Exile of the Black Jews,” which tells the heart-wrenching story of the plight of Jews of Ethiopia. The film, written, directed and produced by renown historian and journalist Simcha Jacobovici, was first released in 1984. It is important to […]

Film: “The Jewish Kingdom of Kush” – Beta Israel (Ethiopian Jewish) History – Documentary – Ibrahim Omer

Shalom, everyone! The following is a documentary about the ancient Jewish Kingdom of Kush, presented in 2013 by researcher Ibrahim Omer at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey in Monterey, California. The research supports the theory that the Ethiopian Jewish (Beta Israel) community are direct descendants of the tribe of […]

The Tanakh – Hebrew Bible

The Tanakh is the canonical collection of 24 Hebrew texts that form the Hebrew Bible. The word “Tanakh” is really an acronym of the first Hebrew letter of each of the three major traditional subdivisions of the Hebrew Bible in the Masoretic Text: Torah (“Teaching” or the Five […]

Geography: The African Diaspora

Shalom, everyone! The African Diaspora, a term coined in the 1990s, refers to communities throughout the world that have resulted from the movement throughout history of peoples from Africa. These dispersed African communities are found primarily in the Americas (North America, the Caribbean, Central America and South America), […]

Welcome to TwelveTotems.org!

Shalom world! Welcome to TwelveTotems.org, a blog created to facilitate the return of the Ehveh (African/Hebrew) people to the path of a correct relationship with the Creator of the Universe through Torah. In African culture, a totem serves as an emblem or a symbol of a group of people […]