Testimony of Blossom Onyegbula
Former employee of the Nigerian embassy tells of her encounter of speaking to the Israeli embassy in Nigeria about Igbos.
Why I Do Not Engage in Online Debates
I just deleted comments from and blocked a person on my facebook profile who attempted to draw me into a useless debate. Debates, especially on fb or like medium is utterly foolish and a waste of time. I may be passionate about Yeshua and Natsari Judaism and Ndi Igbo but that does not mean I will debate about it, for all I wish to say or needs to be said is on my websites and in my books. Let a person come and research and decide for themselves about these matters. Also, I have a busy life outside of the ministry and my passions and therefore do not have hours to wastes in foolish online debates. Being a Husband and a Father with a job on top of being a Minister leaves me with little time to waste and I refuse to be a poor steward of HIS time. Besides two people who are set in there opinions and beliefs get nowhere and change no ones mind, no one wins, and the debate becomes and endless diatribe where nothing is built up but negativity.
November 14th, 2013
Igbo ndị ọma ekelee m unu.
Onye nwe mmadụ nọnyere ụnụ. Ọ bụ site na mmasị pụrụ iche ka m jiri were Igbo na-ekele onye ọ bụla. Aha m bụ Mazị Emeka Agbaka. Ihe gbasara Igbo na-ahụ m ọkụ n'obi dị ka o si ahụkwa ụfọdụ ndị Igbo dịkwa iche iche. Eleghị anya ọ ga-abụrụ gị ihe ọchị na-ịgụ asụsụ gị siiri gị ike nke ukwu, esogbula n'ihi na ihe mmadụ amaghị karịrị ya ma cheta na onye mụrụnụ ga-amụta. Ihe ndị Igbo jiri karichaa bụ na o nweghị ihe ha kpọrọ mkpa ha agaghị emeli dịka ịmụ asụsụ dị iche iche. Anyị na-aga mba ụwa dị iche iche biri soro ha na-asụ ma na-edekwa asụsụ ha nke ọma. Asụsụ Igbo esika, ajụjụ m wee bụrụ ma ị gbaala mbọ ịmụta ya ma o kweghị gị mmụta? Bekee dị anyị mfe n'ọnụ maka na anyị tinyere uchu na ya nke ukwu. Ndị òtù UNESCO na-eti mkpu na asụsụ Igbo ga-ada mmiri tupu afọ iri ise na-abịa abịa, ma ọ na-efe anyị efe na ntị. Asụsụ bekee na-achọ ịgbagburu anyị asụsụ Igbo n'ime oke osimiri. Ndị ọma, ọ naghị adị mma ọ dọbie ezokọọ n’ihi na ọ naghị ezuzi òkè.
Anyị bụ ndị Igbo ñụtara asụsụ bekee were ya na-ata atụ, na-awụ ahụ, na-arahụ ụra, na-eri ya ka nri ma na añụkwa ya ka mmiri. Ndị Igbo ka anyị ghara ichezọ na onye nñụñụ ọgọdọ anaghị agbasi egwu ike n'ọgbọ. Oge eruole mgbe anyị ga-akwụsị iji onye kara mara asụ maọbụ ede bekee eme tụụtụụgaagaa, maka na garagara dị mma, ma gadanga bụ agwụ. O ruole oge ndị Igbo ga na-ámà áká onye ga-asụkarị ibe ya Igbo na-etinyeghị ótù mkpụrụ bekee na ya. Asụsụ bụ ihe e ji ama agbụrụ ma ọ bụ mba. Igbo bụ asụsụ anyị, bụrụ agbụrụ na ala anyị. O nweghị nke ga-agawa hapụ ibe ya.
Arịrịọ m wee bụrụ ka anyị bụ ndị Igbo ghara ịkpọ ọba anyị mkpọkọrọ ọba maka na onye kpọọ ite ya mkpọkọrọ ite ndị iro ewere ya kpoo ntụ ụtụtụ. Ndị Shaịna kwuru na onye chọrọ ịchị mmadụ ma ọ bụ obodo ọchịchị ụwatụwa ya mụgosị ya/ha asụsụ nke ya. Bekee bụ asụsụ anyị mụtara n'aka ndị ọbịarachịwa ma ọ na-achọ ịnapụ anyị asụsụ nke anyị na-agbanyeghị na ndị Igbo kwuru na nke anyị (Bekee) bụ nke anyị ma nke m (Igbo) bụ nke m. Biko ndị Igbo ibe m, anyị agaghị ekworonụ maka na agụ na-emeri enwe sị na ụdara nwa enwe ga-abụzi ụdara nwa agụ. Mba niile ndị bekee chịrị mgbe ochie sokwa asụ asụsụ bekee dị ka anyị. Ma 'na' dị na ya bụ na ha na-ewere bekee dị ka asụsụ abụọ ha gbadosie ụkwụ ike n'asụsụ ha.
Ka anyị na-àzọ́ onwe anyị, ka anyị ga na-azọkwa asụsụ anyị bụ Igbo n’ihi na ọ bụ dike na-azọ ala, ala a na-azo dike. Anyị agaghị anọ bekee agbagbuoro anyị ya n’ime osimiri maka na okenye anaghị anọ n’ụlọ ewu amụọ n’ọgbịrị. Ka anyị chetanụ na ọ na-abụ ejula kpụrụ ọ kpụrụ ikikere ya. Ka anyị tinye anya na ihe gbasara ụtọasụsụ Igbo kpọọ ya mkpa maka na o si taata dị mma na ọ dịbara gboo.
Ụtọasụsụ Igbo dị mkpa ụmụaka anyị ịmụta, were bekee kpọọrọ ya aka maka na ọ̀kwà gwara ụmụ ya, ha tụrụ ji ha tụrụ mkpọrọgwụ maka ụbọchị onye nwe ji ga-egwuru ji ya ka ha tụrụwa mkpọrọgwụ. Sụwakwa Igbo!
Isi okwu m wee bụrụ na Igbo ga-adị.
Presented by Mazị Emeka Agbaka
Igbo-Hebrew Connection Seminar 2013
IGBO- HEBREW CONNECTION SEMINAR 2013
Igbo Progressive Union (IPU) Greater Manchester cordially invites the presence of you and your family to our forthcoming End of Year Celebration on the 16th of Nov 2013. Time 6pm till 2am. Venue: Sol House, 117 Fairfield Street, Manchester, M1 2WG. Events includes, a seminar on historical, archaeological and biblical prove of Ndi Igbo's as a lost tribe of Israel delivered by Rabbi Yehudah Tochukwu Ben Shomeyr, keynote speech on the Unity of Ndi Igbo delivered by Mazi Obi Okoli from National Congress of Igbo Leaders London. High life music by Headline Act Wilson Nwanne (after a successful launch his Alaigbo album in London), live afro-beat dance, and live gospel band. It will be a round table event celebrating our historical and cultural heritage, great source of pride and sense of identity for us all and our children. Please indicate if you and your family would be attending to help us with our planning. Thank You. Prince on behalf of IPU planning committee. Remain blessed. Dalu
Attention England and the U.K.!
ATTENTION ENGLAND and the U.K.!
THE IGBO- HEBREW CONNECTION
IGBO PROGRESSIVE UNION MANCHESTER- CORDIALLY INVITES YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS TO THE IGBO HISTORY LECTURE BY RABBI YEHUDAH “TOCHUKWU” BEN SHOMEYR.
THIS POWERFUL PRESENTATION WILL INCLUDE:
• The Igbo-Hebrew Connection: Origins of Ndigbo
• Understanding Black Hebrews as it pertains to the Bible.
• Understanding Slavery as it pertains to Ndigbo and the Restoration of Ndigbo.
• Igbo and Israel’s Parallel Histories.
• The Old Path of Omenana and Hebraism.
• Igbo Friends of Israel – Its work among Ndigbo at home and abroad.
• Rabbi’s visits to Igboland 2010, 2011 and his engagements at the World Igbo Congress 2011, 2012.
Mazi Obi Okoli –Speaks on Igbo Unity and the challenges facing the Igbos in the 21th century.
Special Guest of Honor: Chief Dr Uzoalor- President Ohaneze Ndigbo UK & Ireland
WHEN: 16th NOVEMBER 2013 PLACE: SOL HOUSE, 117 FAIRFIELD STREET, MANCHESTER M1 2WG
TIME: 6pm Till Dawn
PLEASE DO NOT MISS THIS ONCE IN A LIFETIME EVENT!
New Inductee to the Ohanaeze of Canada
Congratulations are in order for Rabbi Yehudah "Tochukwu" ben Shomeyr who, as of Oct. 19, 2013 has been made and official member of the Ohanaeze Society of Canada.
"I am deeply humbled and grateful as well as consider it a great and unique privilege to be accepted into Ohanaeze of Canada.
As I travel to Europe this November, I will extend a hearty greeting to the Ohanaeze societies of Germany, U.K. and Ireland in which I will be meeting." - R. Yehudah "Tochukwu" ben Shomeyr
Nigeria's Igbo Jews: 'Lost tribe' of Israel? By Chika Oduah, for CNN
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News, Information and events regarding the ministry of Rabbi Yehudah "Tochukwu" ben Shomeyr and Igbo Friends of Israel among Ndi Igbo at home and in the diaspora.