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Jewish Barbados? Reading about Pirates, Rum and Slavery

I had a great time doing the background reading for my piece on Jewish Barbados, which is now up on the Huffington Post. Here are my suggestions to learn more.

  • For more on Jewish history in the Caribbean, check out Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean, by Edward Kritzler, (Doubleday 2008). Lately, visitors to the Nidhe Israel cemetery get excited when they see skull and crossbones iconography on several of the Jewish graves, but that was a common island gravestone motif, and the buried were not pirates.
  • For more on the history of rum, And a Bottle of Rum (Crown 2006) by Wayne Curtis provides a lively look at the elite planter’s life on the island, and the connection between sugar and rum production. He cites no less than Adam Smith, in The Wealth of Nations, who explained that rum and molasses would defray the entire cost of production of a sugar crop, making the sale of actual sugar pure sweet profit.
  • A Brief History of the Caribbean by Jan Rogonzinski (Plume 200)  hardly mentions the Jews, but does provide a sobering look at the human toll exacted on the slaves who were involved in sugar production.

If you’re looking for images, here’s the link!

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4 thoughts on “Jewish Barbados? Reading about Pirates, Rum and Slavery

  1. Just to drop a line to indicate that I have published an article on the Jews of Barbados in the local journal, the Journal of the Barbados Museum and Historical Society (J.B.M.H.S)
    Best Wishes
    Pedro Welch

  2. traced my ancestors back to a jewish man b.1647 in Barbados, Lorentz Springer. Do you have any info that may help me further my search

  3. Hi Connie,
    I would suggest that you get in touch with the Nidhe Israel Museum in Bridgetown. 246-436-6869.

  4. *Bible Concerning the Ashkenazi Jews Who are NOT God’s People Living in Israel today Since 1948*

    *The New Temple Will NOT be MADE with the Hands of Men*

    *Revelation 21:1-2*
    And *I saw a new heaven and a new earth* : for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.

    2) And *I John saw* the holy city, *new Jerusalem* , coming down *from God out of heaven* , prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

    *Isaiah 65:18*

    But *be ye glad and rejoice for ever in that which I create* : for, *behold, I create Jerusalem* a rejoicing, and *her people* a joy.

    *Who Are Jerusalem?* *Her People*

    *Revelation 21:12*

    12) And had a wall great and high, and had *twelve gates* , and at the gates *twelve angels* , and names written thereon, which are the names of *the twelve tribes of the children of Israel* : *Read On and Find Out Who Are the True Israelites of the bible*

    *Below* I will Show *Bible Facts ONLY Regarding those People that Call themselves Jews* that Occupy the Land of Israel without even mentioning the Word *Black* .

    *You Are the Seed of your Father, NOT the Mother* , You don’t have to go thru endless *Genealogies or Generations* , only 1 – 2 is Enough ( Father- Grand Father)

    *Numbers 1:18*
    And *they assembled all the congregation together* on the first day of the second month, and they *declared their pedigrees* after *their families* , *by the house of their fathers* , according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, by their polls.

    *First Of All You Must Have 2 or 3 Witnesses to Back Any Points You Are Making, otherwise its False*

    *1 Corinthians 13:1*
    This is the third time I am coming to you. In the mouth of *two or three witnesses shall every word be established*

    *Christ Made a Statement in Revelations*

    *Revelation 1:3*
    *Blessed is he that readeth* , and they that hear the *words of this prophecy* , and keep *those things which are written therein* : for the time is at hand.

    *Christ Stated That A People Were in His Land that Are NOT His People*

    *Revelation 2:9* ( Christ Speaks Concerning the *Real Jews that are Scattered and Poor All Around the World Today* )

    *I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty* , ( but thou art rich) and I know *the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews* , and are *not*, but are the *synagogue of Satan*

    *Matthew 23:33*
    Ye *serpents* , ye generation of *vipers* , how can ye escape the damnation of *hell?*

    *They are NOT related to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob or any Semitic people*

    They are sons and daughters of *East Europeans Khazars that converted to Judaism in around 740 AD* . Before they were called “Jews”, *they called themselves Serpent People* .

    Note: Just as if you were a Chinese, *you CANNOT Convert to European* . *To be a Jew is to be of the Blood Line of the Father* . ( Book of Number Chapter 1 verse 18 ) *The Seed is of the Father ONLY*

    The *City of Tel AViv Is in the Bible* Regarding GOD’s *Destruction of Ashkenazi “ the Present Day *State of Israel* ”

    *Zechariah 9:6*
    6) And *a bastard* shall *dwell in Ashdod* , and I will cut off the pride of the Philistines.

    *Google the Word Ashdod* you Get Modern Day *Tele Aviv* which is the *City of the State of Israel*

    *Destruction is Promised to Them that are in the Land of Israel*

    *Amos 1 : 8*
    8) And *I will cut off the inhabitant from Ashdod* , and him that holdeth the *sceptre from Ashkelon * , and I will turn mine hand against *Ekron* : *and the remnant of the Philistines shall perish* , saith the Lord GOD.

    *Google the Word Ashkelon* and you get a *City in the State of Israel South of Tele Aviv*

    And *Yes the Philistines Will Be Destroyed Also* ( Ekron is a City in the Philistines )

    *Plot Get Thicker Read On* – The People of Ashkenazi and Philistines will be Driven Out

    *Zephaniah 2: 4 – 5*
    4) For *Gaza shall be forsaken* , and *Ashkelon a desolation* : they shall *drive out Ashdod* at the noon day, *and Ekron shall be rooted up* .

    5) *Woe unto the inhabitants of the sea coast* , the nation of the Cherethites! the word of the LORD is against you; O Canaan, *the land of the Philistines* , I will even *destroy thee*, that there shall be *no inhabitant* .

    *In the Year 1948 the Balfour Agreement was Signed and the State of Israel was Born, ONLY to suffer a Damming Death of Torments*

    *Ezekiel 36: 5*
    *Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD*; Surely *in the fire of my jealousy* have *I spoken against the residue of the heathen* , and *against all Idumea* , *which have appointed my land into their possession with the joy* of all their heart , *with despiteful minds* , to cast it out for a prey.

    *Ezekiel 35:15*
    *As thou didst rejoice at the inheritance of the house of Israel* , because it was desolate, so will *I do unto thee : thou shalt be desolate* , *O mount Seir, and all Idumea* , even all of it: and they shall know that *I am the LORD* .

    *What More Proof do you Need ? *

    *Future Prophesy* – *Who Suffered Hard Bondage ( *Slavery* ) From the Babylonia Empire to the European Empire, *Over 100 Million Negroes Shipped WorldWide in Cargo Slave Ships*

    *Will NATIONS of People Enter the New Jerusalem On Christ Return?*

    *Revelation 21:10-12*

    10) And *he carried me away in the spirit* to a great and high mountain, *and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God* ,

    11) *Having the glory of God* : and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal;

    12) *And had a wall great and high* , and had *twelve gates* , and at the gates twelve angels, *and names written thereon* , *which are the names* of the *twelve tribes of the children of Israel* :

    [ * Where DO You SEE Other Nations Written on those Gates ?* ]

    *Christ Who Will Sit As King Over the World Came from the Tribe of Judah*

    For *it is evident that our Lord sprang out of Juda* ; of which tribe Moses spake nothing concerning priesthood.

    *Below Shows The Next World Power and l the Other Nations Service to Israel*

    *Isaiah 14: 1 -3*
    1) For *the LORD will have mercy on Jacob* , and will *yet choose Israel* , and *set them in their own land* : and *the strangers shall be joined with them*, and they shall cleave to the house of Jacob

    2) And *the people* (Real Jews) shall take them, and bring them to their place: and *the house of Israel shall possess them in the land of the LORD for servants and handmaids* : and they shall *take them captives, whose captives they were* ; and *they shall rule over their oppressors* .

    3) *And it shall come to pass in the day that the LORD shall give thee rest* from thy *sorrow, and from thy fear* , and *from the hard bondage wherein thou wast made to serve* ,

    *For The Record Christ Hair and Skin Color is Describe in Revelations, John was in a Vision As He Saw Christ*

    *Revelation means to Reveal*

    *Revelation 1*
    1) *The Revelation of Jesus Christ* , which God gave unto him, *to shew unto his servants* things which must shortly come to pass; and *he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John* :

    13) And *in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man* , clothed with a *garment down to the foot* , and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.

    *Christ Hair and Feet Was Exposed*

    14) *His head and his hairs were white like wool* , as *white as snow* ; and his eyes were as a flame of fire;

    *White is a Color* , And *Wool is a Texture* , only One Type of Race on the Planet Has Woolly Hair, this Excludes the Caucasian or Present day so called Middle Eastern Arab for Sure, *The Negroes* ( *Israelites* ) have *Wooly Hair* and the Ethiopians who are NOT Israelites has Woolly Hair also.

    *His Eyes a Flame is Fire, Simply Means He Drank Wine*

    *Genesis 49:12*
    *His eyes shall be red with wine* , and his teeth white with milk.

    *Continuing Revelations*

    *Revelations 1:15*

    And *his feet like unto fine brass* , as if they *burned in a furnace* ; and his voice as the sound of many waters.

    *Any Colored Object Throw in a Furnace Comes our BACK*

    *Concerning All Other Nations of the Entire Earth*
    *Isaiah 60:12*
    12) *For the nation and kingdom that will not serve thee shall perish* ; yea, those *nations shall be utterly wasted* .

    *The Above Scripture is PAY-BACK*

    *Peace*

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