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Yemenites Are Unique
Tue, 07/08/2014 - 20:00

Regarding the “Sephardim In New York” (June 27) section: As a Yemenite Jew living in New York City, I am not only offended but also shocked that people believe that all Jews are either Ashkenazi/white or Sephardim and dark-skinned. Yemenites are Mizrachi and we are a one of a kind.

In Jewish history, Yemenites came directly from Israel under the orders of King Solomon, who was interested in the resources available in Yemen to build the Temple. Since that time, Jews have been in Yemen, also due to the fact that Queen Sheba converted parts of her kingdom to Judaism because she was interested in the wisdom that the king of Israel held.

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