Examining Biblical Sister Cultures & Multiple Wives in the Torah

Examining Biblical Sister Cultures & Multiple Wives in the Torah

For the past decade or more, the topic of polygyny and its present cultural appropriation has intrigued me, to say the least. Over the years I have engaged in hours of study, meditation and private/public conversations about this very controversial and sometimes divisive topic. What is polygyny? It is a relationship model that transcends religious or…

Emancipation Day 2017. The Naked Truth, Reflecting on Controversial Statues Erected Fourteen Years Ago in Kingston

Emancipation Day 2017. The Naked Truth, Reflecting on Controversial Statues Erected Fourteen Years Ago in Kingston

Jam rocks social foundation shook unexpectedly during the 165th anniversary of Jamaica’s emancipation celebration some fourteen years ago. The unveiling of a long-awaited statue revealed two stark naked images. These pieces were the brain child of one white Jamaican woman’s interpretation of emancipated ‘Africans’. The male statue stood at eleven feet tall towering over his…

Parties, Prayers, Passes and Plantation Police, 200-year-old Hit Song about Police Brutality Found in Archives

Parties, Prayers, Passes and Plantation Police, 200-year-old Hit Song about Police Brutality Found in Archives

“License and identification please”, even today those words seem to strike fear into the hearts of the most innocent of people. The dread that comes over you, the way your imagination runs wild, you can’t seem to stop playing the worst case scenarios over and over again in your head. What is the worst that…

Hebrewisms Before Youtube, Enslaved ‘Africans’ Shared Social Memories of Being Biblical Israelites

Hebrewisms Before Youtube, Enslaved ‘Africans’ Shared Social Memories of Being Biblical Israelites

A simple search on a metropolitan street corner or a few key strokes on Youtube will produce a plethora of voices rising to a crescendo, the chant, ‘Ani Israel.’ Men, women, and children of all ages and understandings publicly voice their opinions, disagreeing on different aspects of the ‘walk,’ yet one point connects them all; the…

“The Vilest That Every Saw the Sun,” The House of Bondage Book Review

“The Vilest That Every Saw the Sun,” The House of Bondage Book Review

‘It was bad,” or “it was so long ago, get over it,” are some of the cliché responses that one would hear at the very mention of slavery. Yes, I said it slavery, slavery, slavery the trans-Atlantic slave trade was the most horrific mass trafficking of human bodies in history and it deserves more attention…

Behind the Scenes,  Working Women and the Struggle to Submit at Home

Behind the Scenes, Working Women and the Struggle to Submit at Home

All the women who are independent throw your hands up and tell the truth. In the ‘Black’ community there is a long-standing much-contested statistic that states, 70% of professional ‘black’ women are single. Does more independence equal fewer opportunities for stable marriages and long-term relationship, if so why? Women are the number one consumers of…

Do Random ‘White’ People Unapologetically Invade Your Space?

Do Random ‘White’ People Unapologetically Invade Your Space?

What would happen if an elderly ‘black’ man walked up to a ‘white’ thirty-something-year-old woman in a supermarket and started whispering to her? Even more what if his conversation went something like this; “you better guard your children closer or I am going to take them home with me.” In the midst of his warning,…

Blissfully Ignorant (Poetry)

Blissfully Ignorant (Poetry)

Blissfully Ignorant Obstinately Defiant Choosing to ignore all facts that don’t mesh with your theory Seeking, speaking , living truth makes you weary A marathon not a sprint Refreshing yourself  at the water station of life Cool taste of wisdom or sweet folly Which will you choose to quench your undying thirst to know Which…

Seven Cardinal Bad Breed Sins (Spoken Word)

About Author Emunah Y’srael is an expert in DIY Soul Improvement with over 20 years actively dedicated to her own soul journey. She is the creator of the a myriad of self-improvement projects. Emunah has authored to date four books, all available on amazon. For question or comments on the contents of this article feel…

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