King Ayi of Togo says everyone in his West African nation has long known they were Jews, having long kept Jewish biblical customs, such as various kosher dietary laws, circumcision on the 8th day after birth, & observing the Sabbath.
By Israel Today
King Ayi of the West African nation of Togo arrived in Israel on Sunday with an unusual request – he wants the Jewish state to officially recognize his people as a lost tribe of Israel.
The king, who has become well known among the Orthodox Jewish community, met with Religious Affairs Minister David Azulai, who told the African ruler that Israel’s Chief Rabbinate will have to investigate his claims to being descended from Israel. Continue Reading »