Rav Capers

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Funnye.jpegIt turns out that America’s leading African-American rabbi, Capers Funnye of Beth Shalom B’nai Zaken Ethiopian Hebrew Congregation on Chicago’s South Side, is a first cousin once removed of Michelle Obama. On the case is the Forward, which describes him as “well-known in Jewish circles for acting as a bridge between mainstream Jewry and the much smaller, and largely separate, world of black Jewish congregations, sometimes known as black Hebrews or Israelites.” I’m kind of astonished that Rav Capers hasn’t been put on Obama’s bagel-and-lox circuit long since. Yo, campaign!