Happy Hanukkah! Black Celebrities Who Are Jewish

November 27, 2013  |  


From The Grio 

While African-Americans are overwhelmingly Christian, there is a sizable black and Jewish population and some of our favorite starspractice Judaism.

For instance, rapper Drake’s 2012 music video “HYFR” promoted a proud identification with his Jewish roots.

As the Hanukkah holiday kicks off, check out the slideshow below to see some of the most prominent Jews of color.

See which black celebrities are Jewish at TheGrio.com 

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  • Keland

    Nearly all of the celebrities on the list are biracial with a Black parent.
    Drake is not African American.
    Shyne is Belizean.

    • Fiya_Burnz

      Drakes father is black so he is black, you are what your father is according to the bible…

      • TC

        Wrong. It’s from the mother. If your mother is Jewish, you’re a Jew. Fact.

        • Fiya_Burnz

          Wrong, that is how the fake jews hide their true Identity. God said it goes by your father period. christ was from the seed of david it does not one time reference a woman when it comes to who you are.. you have no idea of real biblical truth, FACT, jewish people are not jews they are converts. Christ was not jewish but he was in fact a JEW. learn before you talk, when all of the tribes gathered they all were identified by their father it was never about the mother..the man carries the seed

    • Brandon

      He’s an African-Canadian

      • Keland

        No he isn’t.