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July 13, 2015 9:30 am

Michelle Obama’s Cousin Nominated as First ‘Black Chief Rabbi’ of 21st Century

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Rabbi Funnye was nominated 'black chief rabbi." Photo: Beth Shalom B'nai Zaken Ethiopian Hebrew Congregation.

Rabbi Funnye was nominated to become ‘black chief rabbi.” Photo: Beth Shalom B’nai Zaken Ethiopian Hebrew Congregation.

A cousin of U.S. first lady Michelle Obama has been nominated to become the first “black chief rabbi” of the 21st century, according to JTA.

Rabbi Capers Funnye of Chicago will serve as the “titular head of a worldwide community of Black Jews,” according to a statement from the International Israelite Board of Rabbis.

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