I have little to offer this thread, except to note that I’ve dealt with the Black so-called Hebrew Israelites for over 20 years. I don’t think they have anything to do with actual Judaism, but kstarted with some con man in the late 1800s who decided he was the reincarnation of Yeshua of Nazareth. Anyway, some sort of black-only cult that decided they were the real Jewish people.
From my point of view, I think their main activity is to go around and beat the crap out of any Hasidic Jew they find off by themselves. If it’s a crowded place, they limit their activities to a hard shoulder and muttering “f—g Jew.”
Lots of videos of them in action recently, thanks to NYC’s omnipresent cameras.
Occasionally, they hang out outside shuls and scream obscenities at the Jewish people going in, trying to bait people into fights.
When they get older, they hang around subways and scream incoherently at Jewish people or, if not obviously Jewish people are available to harass, they scream at white people and Asians.
So, whatever people are saying they did, I unequivocally believe it without hesitation.