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The Black Jews of Africa: History, Religion, Identity

Edith Bruder


Over the last several decades, an astonishing phenomenon has developed: a Jewish rebirth of sorts occurring throughout Africa. Different ethnic groups proclaim that they are returning to long forgotten Jewish roots and African clans trace their lineage to the Lost Tribes of Israel. This book addresses the elaboration and the development of Jewish identities by Africans. Africans have encountered Jewish myths and traditions in multiple forms and under a number of situations. The context and circumstances of these encounters produced a series of influences that gradually led, within some African ... More

Keywords: Jewish roots, Lost Tribes of Israel, Jewish identity, Jewish myths, Black Jews

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195333565
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195333565.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Edith Bruder, author
University of London UK