jewish history http://kcur.org en KU Prof Explores Black Israelite Roots In Kansas http://kcur.org/post/ku-prof-explores-black-israelite-roots-kansas <p>Blacks and Jews have historically had a complicated relationship in the United States.&nbsp; And it’s perhaps the most evident when they claim the same religion, or historical ancestry. The development of Black Israelite or Black Jewish faith has its roots in Kansas, according to the book <em>The Chosen People: The Rise of American Black Israelite Religions</em> by University of Kansas history and American studies professor, <a href="http://news.ku.edu/2013/01/31/book-explores-race-identity-ancient-israelites" target="_blank">Jacob Dorman. </a></p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 20:27:18 +0000 Susan B. Wilson & Monica Sandreczki 34744 at http://kcur.org KU Prof Explores Black Israelite Roots In Kansas KC History: Friends Of The Sheffield Cemetery Prepare For Ed Asner Fundraiser http://kcur.org/post/kc-history-friends-sheffield-cemetery-prepare-ed-asner-fundraiser <p>The Sheffield Cemetery is the second largest Jewish cemetery in the Kansas City area and certainly one of the oldest, but until recently, it didn&#39;t look like such an area of prestige. Thu, 10 May 2012 17:14:58 +0000 Charlie Upchurch 17440 at http://kcur.org KC History: Friends Of The Sheffield Cemetery Prepare For Ed Asner Fundraiser