Bob Marley was a very spiritual man and a renowned devotee of The Rastafari Movement. So I was a bit surprised when I came across a few photos of Marley wearing Jewish jewelry. First there is this photo of Marley smoking a joint with his jacket zipped down exposing a Jewish Chai necklace.
Then there is this out of focus photo of Marley wearing a “Star Of David” ring.
Here’s a close=up of the ring…
Which leads to the question, Was Bob Marley Jewish?
According to the website Jew or Not Jew – Marley is “Barely A Jew”. Bob’s father Norval Sinclair Marley was the son of Ellen Broomfield, a white Syrian Jew. They started out in the Middle East, made their way to England, and ended up in Jamaica thus making Robert Nesta Marley “Barely A Jew”.