The family of the man accused of stabbing five Hasidic Jews at a Hanukkah party in Monsey blame his alleged actions on mental illness.
David Anderson also believed Jews controlled the police and were therefore responsible for law enforcement shootings of black people.
One neighbor said that after Francine Graham met David Anderson in 2017, she underwent a “Jekyll and Hyde” transformation.
“They view Jews as false worshippers of God, as liars. They think that black Jews are the true chosen people and are racially superior.”
Most Hebrew Israelites are not violent, but there are sects connected to black nationalist and anti-Semitic ideology.
Jersey City mayor Steven Fulop said the two suspects had “targeted” the store.
Young Gravy is a hebrew school teacher, rapper, and proud Zionist.
Smollett was beaten and endured a chemical attack from strangers who allegedly shouted racist and anti-gay slurs.
“We were there to teach, to teach the truth of the Bible, to show them our real history,” on Hebrew Israelite told the Post.
Black Jewish writers and leaders embody an alternative to a Jewish identity based in strictly policed in-marriage and ethnic ties.