The 1899 Moorish Zionist Temple founded (3 decades) after the United States Civil War
Moorish Jews, 1929. (James VanDerZee/Getty Images)

The 1899 Moorish Zionist Temple founded (3 decades) after the United States Civil War

"In 1899 Leon Richlieu established the Moorish Zionist Temple in Brooklyn. Rabbi Richlieu, as he was called, maintained that he was of Ethiopian origin and that his congregation was composed…

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