>Israel National News is reporting the Michelle Obama’s first cousin is a Rabbi. According to the news report, he is the Rabbi of a black Israelite congregation in Chicago. The new report says:
Barack Obama’s wife’s cousin is a Rabbi, according to the Jewish magazine Forward. Michelle Obama’s first cousin once removed, Capers Funnye, shepherds the flock at a mostly black Israelite synagogue on Chicago’s South Side, the Beth Shalom B’nai Zaken Ethiopian Hebrew synagogue.
Although Rabbi Funnye’s congregation refers to itself as Ethiopian Hebrew, it is not connected to the Ethiopian Jews who have come home to Israel en masse in past decades.
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